Spears revitalized the Las Vegas music scene in 2013 when she began her residency at the AXIS Theater (now Zappos Theater) in Planet Hollywood. Where Sin City was seen as a place that singers go to after hitting their peaks, Britney's high-grossing Piece of Me residency showed that current chart-dominating pop stars can go there too. Since then, acts like Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga have turned to Vegas for their own residencies.
After several contract renewals, Spears decided to close Piece of Me and perform the final shows in Dec. 2017. For fans on the east coast and in Europe that missed the action in Vegas, she took it on the road this past summer as the Piece of Me Tour. Following swirling rumors that Britney would return to Vegas, she confirmed the news on Oct. 18 with an elaborate announcement.
On Thursday night in Vegas, a mega-mix of Spears' greatest hits like "Toxic," "I'm a Slave 4 U," "...Baby One More Time" and "Till the World Ends" played as iconic moments from the music videos were projected onto the side of the Park MGM. The posters for her forthcoming Domination residency then appeared with Spears looking fierce in a black-and-white photo. Britney herself then did a quick strut through the crowd of fans to close out the announcement.
Spears' Domination residency at the Park MGM opens in February 2019. She will perform at the Park Theater when Lady Gaga is on a break from her Enigma residency.