New York (Top40 Charts/ Jive Records) - Platinum-selling 19 Recordings/Jive Records artist Jordin Sparks
will join "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" as special guest on the second North American leg of the tour. Sparks will perform on the U.S. portion of the trek including dates in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Detroit, Chicago
and more before concluding on September
26 & 27 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. Previously announced opening act Kristinia DeBarge
will join the tour for all dates; while up-and-coming acts Girlicious
and One Call will appear in select cities (see full details below). For tickets, VIP packages and detailed tour information, fans should visit www.britneyspears.com or https://aeglive.com/.
19-year old star Jordin Sparks rose to fame in 2007 when she became the youngest contestant ever to win American Idol. She performed the national anthem to an audience of nearly 100 million viewers at Super Bowl XLII, and was named Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist at the American Music Awards. Her current sophomore album, Battlefield, is in stores now and features the title track as Sparks' latest single. Her previous release, Jordin Sparks, featured platinum-certified Top 10 single, "Tattoo," and smash hit single "No Air."
"Britney's show is incredible and for me to be a part of it is a great opportunity," said Sparks.
"The Circus Starring Britney Spears," a dazzling display of music, dance, magic and theatrics, kicked off in New Orleans on March 3 and is the highest grossing tour of 2009 in North America to date. With its cast of nearly 50 dancers, magicians, clowns and acrobats, and a traveling staff of over 200, the 50 million dollar extravaganza includes an unprecedented 60 tons of equipment in 34 trucks for what has already proven to be a sheer electrifying musical event. According to Reuters, "The pop star. . .pulled out all the stops before a sell-out crowd of 16,400 to launch her much anticipated world tour."
"The Circus Starring Britney Spears" Tour Dates:
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 26 New York, NY Madison Square Garden * + ^
August 29 Boston, MA TD Garden * + ^
August 30 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center + ^
September 1 Orlando, FL Amway Arena * +
September 2 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena * +
September 4 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena * +
September 5 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum * +
September 8 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills * +
September 9 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena * +
September 11 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena * +
September 12 Grand Forks, ND 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 24 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena * +
September 26 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center * +
September 27 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center * +
* with special guest Jordin Sparks
+ with special guest Kristinia DeBarge
@ with special guest Girlicious
^ with special guest One Call
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 at No. 1 in six countries including Canada, Switzerland, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and Top 10 in an additional seven countries.