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12-City Tour Hits The Road In October

VIP Ticket Package Offers New Album Listening Party with Battistelli

Early Pre-Sale Tickets Available Nationwide Today and Tomorrow,
With Public On Sale Beginning Wednesday, July 18

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NEWS SOURCE: Southside Entertainment
July 16, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 16, 2018 – 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

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 Video

*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


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



Formed in 2007 as a mainstream pop band, today Stars Go Dim is the moniker for Christian pop artist and songwriter Chris Cleveland. After years at the helm of an acclaimed independent secular band and more than a decade leading worship at Tulsa’s Asbury United Methodist Church—one of America’s largest congregations—Cleveland found success in the Christian format with his self-titled debut album. The singer has garnered three Top 5 hits and a massive No. 1 radio smash with “You Are Loved.” In addition, Stars Go Dim has toured with for KING & COUNTRY, Lauren Daigle and Phil Wickham, among others, and has been featured on the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular. Poised to release new music throughout 2018, Stars Go Dim’s latest single, “Heaven On Earth,” is available now at all digital service providers.

For more information, visit



Founded in 1952, Compassion International is a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Compassion partners with more than 6,700 churches in 25 countries to deliver its holistic child development program to over 1.8 million babies, children and young adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. For more information, visit



For more info on Francesca Battistelli, visit the JFH Artists Database.


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