GRAMMY® Award-winning, Platinum-selling artist, Fantasia,
is set to perform at Van Andel Arena
on October 7 at 8PM with special guest, Joe.
Fans will have a chance to see the highly-celebrated artists perform their chart-topping hits for an unforgettable night.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, May 26 at 10AM. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 24 at 10AM. Tickets can be purchased at VanAndelArena.com.
Fantasia earned national acclaim in 2004 as the season three winner of "American Idol" (FOX). That same year, she released her platinum-selling debut album Free Yourself, becoming the first artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart to debut at #1 with her first single, "I Believe." Fantasia's 2006 eponymous second album featured the #1 R&B single, "When I See U," and reached gold status. In 2010, Fantasia released the critically acclaimed Back To Me, which featured the hit single "Bittersweet" that earned her first ever GRAMMY® Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song. In 2013, Fantasia released her fourth studio album, Side Effects of You which debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200.
In 2016, Fantasia released her fifth studio album, The Definition Of.... The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's R&B chart, #2 on the Overall Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and #6 on the Billboard 200 chart. The high chart entries mark Fantasia's third consecutive #1 R&B album debut, her fourth top ten debut on the Billboard 200, and earned her another GRAMMY® nomination for "Best Traditional R&B Performance."
In addition to being a mainstay in music, Fantasia adds author and actress to her growing list of accomplishments. In 2006, she released her New York Times bestselling memoir, “Life Is Not a Fairytale,” and starred as herself in the Lifetime movie of the same name. In 2007, Fantasia landed the coveted role of Celie in Broadway's “The Color Purple” for which she won a Theater World Award. Fantasia returned to Broadway in 2013 as the first celebrity engagement in “After Midnight,” a dance-focused musical that celebrated Harlem's iconic Cotton Club during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920's and 1930's. After receiving rave reviews, Fantasia joined the cast of “After Midnight” for a second run in May 2014. Up next, Fantasia will be reprising her role of Celie in Blitz Bazawule's forthcoming “The Color Purple” movie, slated for release in 2023.
Joining Fantasia is seven-time GRAMMY® Award nominee Joe, whose greatest hits include “I Wanna Know,” “All the Things” (Your Man Won’t Do), “Don’t Wanna Be a Player” and more. Rising to fame in Atlanta, Georgia, his music regularly hits on the pop and R&B charts, including number-one hit “Stutter.” In 2010, Billboard listed Joe as one of the Top R&B and Hip-Hop artists of the past 25 years. He has won a number of awards and accolades throughout the years including an ASCAP Award, a BET Award, a NAACP Image Award, and four Soul Train Music Awards. Show Details
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Venue: Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton Street W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
This performance is produced by North American Entertainment Group Inc., one of the leading independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States.
For more information on Fantasia, visit www.fantasiaofficial.com
and follow @tasiasword
on Instagram, @Fantasia
on Facebook, and @TasiasWord
For more information on Joe, follow @therealjoethomas
on Instagram, @MrJoeThomas563
on Facebook, and @JoeThomas4real
on Twitter. About North America Entertainment Group
North American Entertainment Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States. With more than 25 years in the industry and an extensive history in venue management, NAEG has consistently delivered the hottest concerts, comedy shows and theatrical entertainment to venues in more than 100 markets. Beyond the stage, NAEG has produced television specials, concert DVD’s, online content and branded merchandise. A company distinguished by creativity in tour packaging and marketing strategy, NAEG’s success resounds in the memories of those who have attended their events. North American Entertainment Group is an umbrella company of several popular, hit subdivisions. With experience in all types of entertainment (comedy, hip hop, jazz and more), North American Entertainment Group is always searching the horizon for pinnacles of new entertainment to deliver to cities around the country. For more information, visit northamericanentertainment.com
About ASM Global
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