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Fantasia has been known for giving one of the best performances you will ever experience. Besides bringing her soulful, powerful voice, she brings an electrifying energy that captivates the crowd. While she enjoys being on the stage, she recently announced that she will not be going on another tour after she finishes her current one, The Sketchbook Tour.

While responding to questions on Instagram Live, the “Free Yourself” singer explained that giving her all during these performances has been quite draining to do on a consistent basis and she is taking a break from the stage.

“It’s been 16 years for me and the way that I perform and as much as I give and I cant help it, takes a lot out of me,” she said.

If you can’t catch her on the Sketchbook Tour, all hope isn’t lost. Even though she won’t be touring again, she may hit your city for a special one-night only performance.

“I’d rather prepare shows where there are spot shows and do it that way.”

Fortunately for her fans, this does not mean she won’t be releasing albums. Going on tour for weeks and months for an artist can be quite hectic and tiring, so her choice is definitely understandable. Even though the North Carolina native has called the stage her “sacred place” this hiatus is much needed.

“I’ve been blessed to perform all over the world and have never been as excited & hungry to hit the stage as I am for this tour,” Fantasia said in a statement when she announced the Sketchbook Tour. “The stage is my sacred place and where I feel most connected with people through my music. This tour is sure to be one that’s full of great surprises, incredible energy, and an absolutely great time for everyone who is able to come party with Rock Soul in the city nearest you.”

The Sketchbook Tour kicked off on October 17th and there will be upcoming shows in Houston, TX, Charlotte, NC, Savannah, GA and will wrap up in Los Angeles, CA on December 6th.

November – 17 – Shreveport, LA – Municipal Auditorium
November – 21 – Augusta, GA @ James Brown Arena
November – 22 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Casino
November – 23 – Tampa, FL @ Juengling Center
November – 24 – Columbus, GA @ Civic Center
November – 27 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Center
November – 29 – Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum
November – 30 – Savannah, GA @ Civic Center
December 1 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC
December 5 – Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
December 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theatre


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