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June 13, 2009

Britney Spears Tour

The Briteny Spears tour carries on across the world. Britney Spears is touring with her new show "Circus" and is taking in parts of the world that she's never been before. A cynic might say that there is a Britney Spears tour because the records aren't selling all that well. The Britney Spears tour thus provides an income of a different sort, one that allows the whole circus to stay on the road.

Britney Spears announced on her website today that she'll tour Australia for the first time in her career.  "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" - which first debuted in New Orleans in March and features dancers, magicians, clowns and acrobats - will go Down Under beginning Nov. 6.

"I've wanted to tour Australia for quite some time and now it's finally happening," Spears says on the website. "My Circus tour is the best show I have ever created, and I can't wait to perform it for all of my Australian fans. See you guys soon!"

The Britney Spears tour is of course also taking in parts of the world where she's been before:

The troubled singer’s comeback tour will gross $100m. But is it a return to form or just another blip on her downward spiral?

Britney has divorced, lost custody of her children and suffered a very public breakdown — prompting fears that her latest renaissance is just a flash in the panOnce upon a time — it seems like an age ago — a 16-year-old dancer from backwoods Louisiana was lucky enough to record a serviceable piece of Swedish pop, make a saucy video for it sporting a sexed-up school uniform and watch the resulting confection, Baby One More Time, shoot to the top of the charts across the Western world.

That was the Britney Spears of then — the young, not-so-innocent, blond pop idol adored by teens and pre-teens alike. She might have had only a so-so voice, but she was certainly blessed with all the right moves.

Over the next few years, as she hit the celebrity stratosphere with her follow-up hits Oops! I Did It Again and Toxic, Britney’s mother insisted with a straight face that she was still a virgin and also insisted, with an even straighter face, in spite of ample photographic evidence to the contrary, that she had never, ever had breast implants.

Actually, that piece there about the Britney Spears tour is even more cynical than I am .....something wrong, surely, when a newspaper is more so that I am.

Britney Spears has another reason to keep touring other than restoring her reputation and replenishing her purse.

When on tour, she gets to spend more time with her children. The pop princess has two kids, Sean, 3, and Jayden, 2, with ex-husband and would-be rapper Kevin Federline.

The TMZ website says: “Lawyers for Britney and Kevin Federline have

filed docs with the family law Commissioner Scott Gordon, stating they have

reached a new temporary custody arrangement.”

It reports Britney can have custody of her children while on her Circus tour more than 50 per cent of the time.

The celebs' lawyers have agreed which days each of them get the kids, and when the tour ends the custody returns to a 50/50 split.

How about that? As a result of the tour Britney gets to share custody of her kids. That'll save some of the money she's been having to pay Kevin as well, won't it?

Britney Spears, as famous for generating tabloid headlines as she is as a worldwide pop music icon, will be in Grand Forks on Sept. 12 as part of her new “Circus” concert tour, an event some believe could be as big as the 2002 Cher concert in the Alerus Center.

“This is so big, it has its own zip code,” an elated Steve Hyman, executive director of the Alerus Center, said of Wednesday’s announcement.

Spears is in the middle of an eight-night run of her “Circus” tour in London, to be followed by arena shows in other European cities. She’ll launch the second leg of her tour Aug. 20 in Hamilton, Ont., followed by shows on the East Coast and in the South.

She’ll be in Detroit on Sept. 8, Chicago on Sept. 9, Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 11, the Alerus Center in Grand Forks on Sept. 12 and Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 15. That’s it for shows in the Midwest. She will not be appearing in Fargo or Winnipeg, chief among Grand Forks’ competitors for big shows.

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