Kelis Checks Into Britney’s Onyx Hotel Tour

'Milkshake' singer opening all 25 dates of pop star's trek.

After most people get married they head off on a trip with their new mate, but Britney Spears isn’t most people. She ditched her mate and she’s taking a trip with Kelis.

The former Mrs. Alexander (see “Britney Single Again As Judge Annuls Marriage” ) has invited Ms. “Milkshake” to open all 25 dates of her Onyx Hotel Tour, which kicks off March 2 in San Diego and wraps up April 12 in New York (see “Britney Spears Lines Up Tour For In The Zone ). This will be the first major tour slot for the singer, who in December released her second Stateside album, Tasty.

Kelis’ idiosyncratic single, “Milkshake,” has been an overwhelming hit. Soon she’s slated to drop a second Tasty single, “In Public” (see “Kelis Has Plans For The Boys After They Get To The Yard” ), though reps for the singer said there could be a change in plans in the next two weeks.

Britney Spears tour dates, according to Jive Records:


  • 3/2 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena
  • 3/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Glendale Arena
  • 3/5 – Fresno, CA @ Savmart Arena
  • 3/6 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand
  • 3/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
  • 3/9 – Oakland, CA @Oakland Arena
  • 3/11 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
  • 3/12 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
  • 3/15 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
  • 3/17 – Omaha, NE @ Quest Center
  • 3/18 – Moline, IL @ Mark of the Quad
  • 3/19 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
  • 3/21 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
  • 3/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
  • 3/24 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Center
  • 3/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Arena
  • 3/28 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
  • 3/29 – Orlando, FL @ TD Waterhouse Centre
  • 3/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
  • 4/1 – Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena
  • 4/3 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • 4/4 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
  • 4/6 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
  • 4/8 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center
  • 4/10 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena