Following the recent release of her brand new single and video, "The Breakup Song," (Curb/Word Entertainment), multiple award-winning artist Francesca Battistelli is announcing plans to headline The Breakup Tour this fall, headed to 12 cities during the month of October with special guest Stars Go Dim. Presented by Compassion International, the tour heads out in mid-October and will make stops in Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and more (see full list of dates below).
The Breakup Tour is offering an early pre-sale option for tickets in most tour markets beginning at 10 a.m. local time today and running through 10 p.m. local time tomorrow (July 17). The public sale will be unveiled on Wednesday, July 18, at 10 a.m. local time. An exclusive, limited VIP ticket package will include a new album listening party with Battistelli, early entry for best seats, crowd-free merchandise shopping, merchandise discount coupon, limited edition Breakup Tour tote bag, limited edition Breakup Tour journal, VIP tour-only laminate and a copy of Battistelli's new album when released. Ticket and concert information is available at www.FrancescaMusic.com.
The Breakup Tour takes its name from the new single, a powerful anthem that says goodbye to fear ("Fear, you don't own me... you will never be welcome here."). The much-anticipated tour marks the first time in 18 months that fans will have an opportunity to see the GRAMMY®, GMA Dove®, and K-LOVE Fan Award winner on tour since Battistelli took some much-deserved time off the road with her husband and four children.
"I'm so excited to get back on the road this fall with new music!" Battistelli shares, speaking directly to fans. "It's going to be so fun worshipping every night with Stars Go Dim and all of you! This new music has been a passion project of mine for the past two years, so if you're ready to finally kick fear to the curb for good, then come join me for The Breakup Tour this Fall!"
THE BREAKUP TOUR - FALL 2018
*Dates and venues subject to change
Oct. 11 - Elk City, OK
Oct. 12 - Lubbock, TX
Oct. 13 - Tulsa, OK
Oct. 14 - Amarillo, TX
Oct. 18 - Paducah, KY (on sale Aug. 10)
Oct. 19 - Chicago, IL
Oct. 20 - Holly, MI
Oct. 21 - Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 25 - Cleveland, OH
Oct. 26 - Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 27 - Lancaster, PA
Oct. 28 - Lexington, SC (on sale Aug. 20) *No Stars Go Dim
ABOUT FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI
GRAMMY award-winning artist Francesca Battistelli began writing and performing original songs at age 15. A childhood immersed in art, music, dance and theatre prepared her for a future career on the stage. Since her 2008 Gold-certified debut, My Paper Heart, Battistelli has propelled three consecutive studio projects to the top of Billboard's Christian Albums chart and notched seven No. 1 radio singles, including multi-format, 15-week chart-topper "Holy Spirit." The wife and mother of four has appeared on "Good Morning America" and "FOX & Friends" and has seen her music placed in a variety of high-profile films and television networks, such as ABC, NBC, FOX, TLC, MTV, Lifetime, TriStar Pictures' "Soul Surfer," Columbia Pictures' trailer for "Julie and Julia," and she also had a role in the film "Woodlawn."
In addition to one GRAMMY® win and four career GRAMMY nominations, Battistelli has garnered a Billboard Music Award nod, two K-LOVE Fan Awards, six Dove Awards, including being named the Gospel Music Association's Artist of the Year, a Gold album and three Gold certified singles. With total on-demand streams exceeding 228 million, YouTube views of 50 million, and total equivalent albums of two million, this singer/songwriter continues to be one of the strongest voices in Christian music. For more information, visit www.francescamusic.com.