Britney Spears To Kick Off Circus Tour In March

Pop star announces 25 dates in North America and two in the U.K. next spring.

[artist id="501686"]Britney Spears[/artist] is hitting the road. After four years of sporadic live performances and no touring, the singer announced on “Good Morning America” Tuesday (December 2) the dates for a tour in support of her new album, Circus, which also drops Tuesday. The tour is slated to kick off on March 3 with a show at the New Orleans Arena in the singer’s home state.

The 25 North American dates represent the first string of live dates from Brit since a series of brief shows at the House of Blues last year , when she lip-synched to some of her biggest hits for 12-15 minutes at a time. The Pussycat Dolls will be the opening act on the tour, the American leg of which is currently slated to run through an April 28 show in Rosemont, Illinois. The tour will also include two June dates at the O2 Arena in London, according to BritneySpears.com.

Unlike her limited promotion for 2007′s Blackout album — for which Spears did practically no interviews or performances — Britney is going all-out for Circus, with a pair of high-gloss videos so far for the title track and the first single, “Womanizer,” her tell-all MTV documentary, “For the Record,” and a Rolling Stone magazine cover story.

Dates for the Circus tour, according to Ticketmaster:

· March 3 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
· March 5 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
· March 7 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
· March 8 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
· March 11 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
· March 13 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
· March 16 – Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Garden
· March 18 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
· March 24 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
· March 26 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
· March 27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
· March 31 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
· April 2 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
· April 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
· April 6 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Place
· April 8 – Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
· April 9 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
· April 11 – Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
· April 12 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion At San Jose
· April 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ EnergySolutions Arena
· April 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
· April 19 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
· April 24 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
· April 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Hotel
· April 28 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena

(Tell us what you thought of Britney’s documentary over on the Newsroom blog, or upload a video to YouRHere.MTV.com. “Britney: For the Record” will be re-airing throughout the week and will be available in its entirety on demand on MTV.com beginning Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.)

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