Britney Spears announced last December her highly anticipated return to the stage with THE CIRCUS STARRING BRITNEY SPEARS 2009 TOUR, her first arena tour in five years, produced by AEG Live. Following hot on the heels of the December 2nd, 2008 release of her long-awaited sixth studio album, Circus, Spears began rehearsing for her incredible tour production this January.
Britney is launching the 27-city North American trek on March 3, 2009, in New Orleans with special guests The Pussycat Dolls. Spears will also dazzle British fans at London's O2 Arena on June 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, & 14 of 2009. Fans should visit BritneySpears.com
for tour and ticketing information.
Spears gave fans a special taste of what's to come on her Circus Tour during a live performance December 2, 2008, from the Big Apple Circus tent in Lincoln Center on ABC-TV's Good Morning America
On October 15, 2008, Spears' new single, "Womanizer," made a record-breaking jump to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and garnered first-week download sales of 286,000. This marked the biggest opening-week tally by a female artist since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking digital downloads in 2003. "Womanizer" is Spears' ninth #1 single on the Hot 100 since her 1999 debut ...Baby One More Time.
Spears' live comeback began on November 6, 2008, with a cameo appearance at the Dodger Stadium show of Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour. Midway through "Human Nature," Spears joined Madonna on stage. Previously, Spears re-entered the spotlight when she opened the MTV Video Music Awards on September 7th, her third appearance on the awards broadcast. Spears won Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Video Of The Year for "Piece of Me." On November 6, 2008, Spears won both "Album of the Year" and "Act of 2008" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008.
Britney Spears is one of the top-selling artists of the last decade, and to date she has sold in excess of 62 million albums worldwide. Her releases include: Baby One More Time (1999); Oops!... I Did It Again (2000); Britney (2001); In the Zone (2003) and Blackout (2007).