Britney Spears will kick off a world tour June 17, starting at Sacramento’s Power Balance Pavilion. The first leg ends Aug. 13 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.
Spears’ rumored tour was confirmed this morning at “Good Morning America,” which featured taped pieces of Spears performing in San Francisco Sunday night. Spears’ new album, “Femme Fatale,” drops today. Read our review here.
Even before the first ticket for the Live Nation-produced out is sold, however, there seems to be some controversy. Touring partner Enrique Iglesias has already dropped out. Billboard reports that Iglesias, who is undergoing a bit of a career resurgence himself, was to have his own complete production, an unusual move for a support act. More as the story develops.
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Spears last toured behind her 2008 album, “Circus.” The 2009 tour grossed $120 million over 84 shows, according to Billboard.
In other Spears news, she will “guest host” Wango Tango, the annual concert put on by Los Angeles’ Top 40 station KIIS. This year’s concert will take place May 14 at the Staples Center. No word on whether Spears will perform, but we doubt it since promoters no doubt want to save the excitement for her concert at the same venue two months later.
June 17 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
June 18 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
June 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
June 24 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
June 25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand
June 28 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
June 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
July 1 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
July 4 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
July 6 St. Paul, MN Xcel Center
July 8 Chicago, IL United Center
July 12 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
July 13 Houston, TX Toyota Center
July 15 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
July 17 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
July 20 Orlando, FL Amway Center
July 22 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
July 26 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
July 28 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
July 30 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
July 31 Washington, DC Verizon Center
August 2 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
August 5 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
August 8 Boston, MA TD Garden
August 11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
August 13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
By Melinda Newman – Is Spears coming to your city?