Flemish singer Natalia and Sportpaleis CEO Jan Van Esbroeck announced that a third edition of 'Natalia Meets...' will be held in January 2011, pairing the artist with Anastacia at the arena in Antwerp.
With over 130,000 tickets sold for Natalia meets the Pointer Sisters (2006) over 10 dates, and another 72,000 for six nights of Natalia meets En Vogue and Shaggy (2008), according to the venue, the 2011 edition is set to do decent business.
The arena's maximum capacity is around 17,000. Only two dates - Jan. 14 and 15 - have been announced so far.
Natalia finished second in the 2003 "Idool" TV music competition. Since then, she has sold 410,000 albums and DVDs in Flanders according to her manager Bob Savenberg at the Castle Company.
"We spent quite some time looking for the right musical match," said Natalia of the shows. "And the combination with Anastacia is perfect, and another step forward. I'm a big Anastacia fan myself and I'm convinced that we will be able to bring a perfect repertoire mix."
Anastacia is a strong seller in continental Europe. She will perform her own material and duets with Natalia. The release of a duet single was said to be under negotiation.
The show will be produced and promoted by PSE Belgium, which operates the Sportpaleis.