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New European dates added to Britney Spears' tour

Los Angeles, CA. (April 28, 2009) - After an extraordinary run of 39 North American tour dates Britney Spears is bringing "The Circus Starring Britney Spears 2009 Tour" to Europe. The largest arena concert spectacular to ever tour Europe will begin its run with 8 nights at London's O2 Arena starting June 3. "The Circus Starring Britney Spears 2009 Tour" is a dazzling display of music, dance, magic and theatrics. With its cast of nearly 50 dancers, magicians, clowns and acrobats and a travelling staff of over 200, the 50 million dollar extravaganza will travel Europe with an unprecedented 60 tons of equipment in 34 trucks for what is sure to be the most electrifying musical event ever.

The North American leg of the tour started March 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is the highest grossing tour of 2009 in North America to date. As "The Circus Starring Britney Spears 2009 Tour" wound it's way across the U.S. and Canada, it garnered rave reviews from fans and media alike. MTV says "It's truly a sight to behold...the biggest show under one roof,"  "A fun spectacle that lives up to its 'Circus' title," claims the Baton Rouge Advocate and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram exclaims, "The textbook definition of a star certainly applies to the earthly Britney Spears...That description--blinding, scorching evanescence-- could also apply to her first tour in five years."

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).  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.

For ticket on sale information, VIP packages and detailed tour information, fans should visit

New European Tour Dates: 

  • June 19 - O2 Arena - Dublin, Ireland
  • June 20 - O2 Arena - Dublin, Ireland
  • July 5 - Bercy - Paris, France
  • July 6 - Bercy - Paris, France
  • July 9 - Sportpalais - Antwerp, Belgium
  • July 11 -  Parken - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • July 13 - Globen - Stockholm, Sweden
  • July 16 - Hartwell Arena - Helsinki, Finland

A group of Eastern European dates will be announced by the end of the week.