Six years after winning the third season of “American Idol,” R&B singer Fantasia Barrino is mounting her first headlining tour to promote her recent...

Six years after winning the third season of “American Idol,” R&B singer Fantasia Barrino is mounting her first headlining tour to promote her recent album “Back to Me.”

The 30-date itinerary opens with a November 4 concert at Landmark Theater in Richmond, VA, and closes with a New Year’s Day performance at Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO. The early part of the tour includes concerts on November 7 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, MD, and November 24 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

A two-week scheduling gap follows Fantasia’s planned December 12 concert at Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA. The tour will resume December 27 at Beacon Theatre in New York, NY, before moving on to a couple other major East Coast markets for concerts on December 28 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, and December 30 at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL.

Ticket presales begin today, September 30, while the initial round of public onsales starts tomorrow, October 1, in select cities. Ticket prices in most markets will start around the $47 mark and range up to $75, according to Ticketmaster.com, though prices start at $55 in Baltimore and go as high as $87 in Atlanta.

Fellow R&B artists Eric Benet and Kandi Burruss will serve as special guests on the Back to Me Tour. More details are available on Fantasia’s official Web site.

Fantasia’s 30-date tour announcement comes on the heels of a turbulent summer for the recording artist. She grabbed the headlines first with an affair scandal and then with news of a suicide attempt in early August.

But the season ended on a high-note for the young singer, whose August 24 release “Back to Me” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The second season of her reality TV show “Fantasia for Real” premiered on September 19.

Fantasia itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

November 4Richmond, VALandmark Theater
November 5Norfolk, VAChrysler Hall
November 6Upper Darby, PATower Theatre
November 7Baltimore, MDMeyerhoff Symphony Hall
November 10Savannah, GAJohnny Mercer Theatre
November 11Atlanta, GAFox Theatre
November 12Tampa, FLDavid A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
November 13Jacksonville, FLMoran Theater
November 14Miami, FLJames L. Knight Center
November 17Charlotte, NCOvens Auditorium
November 18Greensboro, NCWar Memorial Auditorium
November 19Columbia, SCTownship Auditorium
November 20Birmingham, ALBJCC Concert Hall
November 24Los Angeles, CANokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
November 26San Diego, CACopley Symphony Hall
November 27Oakland, CAParamount Theatre
December 2Grand Prairie, TXVerizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
December 3Southaven, MSDesoto Civic Center
December 4New Orleans, LALakefront Arena
December 5Houston, TXReliant Arena @ Reliant Park
December 8Indianapolis, INMurat Theatre
December 9Louisville, KYLouisville Palace Theatre
December 10Detroit, MIFox Theatre
December 11Cincinnati, OHAronoff Center for the Arts
December 12Augusta, GAWilliam B. Bell Auditorium
December 27New York, NYBeacon Theatre
December 28Washington, DCDAR Constitution Hall
December 29Cleveland, OHState Theatre
December 30Chicago, ILAuditorium Theatre
January 1St. Louis, MOFabulous Fox Theatre

Last Updated on October 1, 2010 by By Allison Reitz