'The Circus Starring Britney Spears' Returns to North America; Tickets on Sale Beginning Friday, June 19


Britney Spears in association with AEG Live is bringing "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" back to North America. Currently touring Europe, Britney will return to Canada and the U.S. starting August 20, to perform in 20 cities.

"The Circus Starring Britney Spears" is a dazzling display of music, dance, magic and theatrics. With its cast of nearly 50 dancers, magicians, clowns and acrobats, and a traveling staff of over 200, the 50 million dollar extravaganza travels with an unprecedented 60 tons of equipment in 34 trucks for what has already proven to be the most electrifying musical event ever.

"The Circus Starring Britney Spears" kicked-off in New Orleans, LA on March 3, "The pop star...pulled out all the stops before a sell-out crowd of 16,400 to launch her much anticipated world tour," stated Reuters. To date, the Circus is the highest grossing tour of 2009 in North America.

Britney is currently touring Europe to rave reviews. "The Circus starring Britney Spears, the relentlessly high octane and superbly choreographed affair delighted 23,000 assembled fans" claims the UK's Daily Mail, and The Financial Times stating "...with costume changes, a mini-magic show and blingy bicycles, the presentation was a feast for the eyes."

"I'm so excited to bring The Circus back to North America. I've made some really cool changes to the show that I think my fans are really going to love. I also get to bring the show to some new cities we missed the first time around," says Britney.

  Tour dates are:

  August 20            Hamilton, ON           Copps Coliseum
  August 21            Ottawa, ON             Scotiabank Place
  August 24            New York, NY           Madison Square Garden
  August 25            New York, NY           Madison Square Garden
  August 29            Boston, MA             TD Banknorth Garden
  August 30            Philadelphia, PA       Wachovia Center
  September 1          Orlando, FL            Amway Arena
  September 2          Miami, FL              AA Arena
  September 4          Atlanta, GA            Philips Arena
  September 5          Greensboro, NC         Coliseum
  September 8          Detroit, MI            The Palace of Auburn Hills
  September 9          Chicago, IL            Allstate Center
  September 11         Des Moines, IA         Wells Fargo Arena
  September 12         Grand Forks, IA        Alerus Center
  September 15         Tulsa, OK              BOK Center
  September 16         Houston, TX            Toyota Center
  September 18         Dallas, TX             American Airlines Center
  September 19         Bossier City, LA       CenturyTel Center
  September 21         El Paso, TX            Don Haskins Center
  September 23         Los Angeles, CA        Staples Center
  September 26         Las Vegas, NV          Mandalay Bay
  September 27         Las Vegas, NV          Mandalay Bay

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, June 19. Fans can visit www.BritneySpears.com for tour and ticketing information.

Britney Spears is one of the top-selling artists of the last decade, and to date she has sold in excess of 63 million albums worldwide: ...Baby One More Time (1999); Oops!... I Did It Again (2000); Britney (2001); In The Zone (2003) and Blackout (2007). Her current album Circus released on her birthday, December 2, 2008, debuted No. 1 in six countries including Canada, Switzerland, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and Top 10 in an additional seven countries.

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