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After a tumultous summer, "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino has announced plans to spend this fall on the road with her first headlining tour. The 30-city trek supporting third album "Back To Me" will kick off on Nov. 4 in Richmond, Va. and will conclude on Jan. 1 in St. Louis.

"This tour is going to be a real special, intimate experience for them and for me," says Barrino. Eric Benet and Kandi have been tapped as special guests for the tour.

The announcement arrives after "Back To Me" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 last month, following a sex tape scandal and suicide attempt that left the 26-year-old hospitalized.

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Pre-sale tickets for selected dates will be available Sept. 30, with subscribers to the singer's newsletter gaining access one day earlier.

Here are the dates for Fantasia's fall headlining tour:

Nov. 4 Richmond, Va. (Landmark Theater)
Nov. 5 Norfolk, Va. (Chrysler Hall)
Nov. 6: Philadelphia, Pa. (Tower Theatre)
Nov. 7: Baltimore, MD (Meyerhoff Symphony Hall)
Nov. 10: Savannah, GA (Johnny Mercer Theatre)
Nov. 11: Atlanta, GA (Fox Theater)
Nov. 12: Tampa, FL (Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center)
Nov. 13: Jacksonville, FL (Moran Theatre)
Nov. 14: Miami, FL (James L. Knight Center)
Nov. 17: Charlotte, NC (Ovens Auditorium)
Nov. 18: Greensboro, NC (War Memorial Auditorium)
Nov. 19: Columbia, SC (Township Auditorium)
Nov. 20: Birmingham, AL (BJCC Concert Hall)
Nov. 24: Los Angeles, CA (Nokia Theatre L.A. Live)
Nov. 26: San Diego, CA (Copley Symphony Hall)
Nov. 27: Oakland, CA (Paramount Theatre)
Dec. 2: Dallas, TX (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie)
Dec. 3: Southaven, MS (DeSoto Civic Center)
Dec. 4: New Orleans, LA (Kiefer Uno Lakefront Arena)
Dec. 5: Houston, TX (Reliant Arena)
Dec. 8: Indianapolis, IN (Murat Theatre at Old National Centre)
Dec. 9: Louisville, KY (Louisville Palace Theatre)
Dec. 10: Detroit, MI (Fox Theatre)
Dec. 11: Cincinnati, OH )Procter and Gamble at Aronoff Centre)
Dec. 12: Augusta, GA (Bell Auditorium)
Dec. 27: New York City, NY (Beacon Theatre)
Dec. 28: Washington, D.C. (DAR Constitution Hall)
Dec. 29: Cleveland, OH (State Theatre)
Dec. 30: Chicago, IL (Auditorium Theatre)
Jan. 1: St. Louis, MO (Fox Theatre)


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