Fantasia coming to Ovens Auditorium Dec. 8, 2017

'Fantasia Christmas After Midnight' coming to Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte on Dec. 8

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2017) Ovens Auditorium will host the "Fantasia Christmas After Midnight" tour at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. at, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets are $59.50 to $79.50 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

Grammy Award winning and platinum-selling artist Fantasia will release her first-ever holiday album, "Christmas After Midnight." Recorded live in Los Angeles' iconic Capitol Studios and Nashville's famed Blackbird Studios, "Christmas After Midnight" is an inspiring and merry blend of rock, soul, jazz, funk and blues that will send holiday spirits soaring. The album also features a playful rendition of "Baby It's Cold Outside," featuring songwriter and producer CeeLo Green.

"This album pays homage to my grandmother and is a gift from me to all of those who remember their grandparents or parents putting up Christmas trees and being a blessing into people's lives," says Fantasia. "I'd also like to pay homage to the great singers like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles who stood strong in what they believed in - the music. I hope that it blesses you guys. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year."

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About Fantasia

North Carolina native Fantasia broke on to the scene in 2004 as the season three winner of Fox's "American Idol." Later that year, she released her platinum-selling debut album "Free Yourself" and became the first artist in the history of the Billboard's Hot 100 chart to debut at No. 1 with her first single, "I Believe." The singer's eponymous sophomore effort, released in 2006, featured the No. 1 R&B single "When I See U," and reached gold status. In 2010, Fantasia earned her first ever Grammy Award for the hit single "Bittersweet," off her critically acclaimed third album "Back to Me." "Side Effects of You" followed in 2013, debuting at No.1 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart and No. 2 on the Billboard's Top 200. On July 29, 2016, Fantasia released her fifth studio album, "The Definition Of....," which became her third consecutive No. 1 R&B album debut, her fourth top 10 debut on the Billboard's Top 200, and earned her another Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

About Ovens Auditorium
Ovens Auditorium, located adjacent to Bojangles' Coliseum, opened in 1955. With a seating capacity of approximately 2,400, Ovens has hosted more than 7,000 events including Broadway shows, symphony concerts, operas, dance recitals and nationally known speakers. For more information, visit