[artist id="501686"]Britney Spears[/artist] is gearing up for her circus. Last week it was announced that Perez Hilton would be joining Spears' Circus tour via a video cameo, and now Britney is revealing to fans that she had her first rehearsal on the tour stage.
"I rehearsed on the tour stage for the first time!" she blogged on her Web site. "It's cooler than I imagined & has a lot of moving parts — can't wait for you to see it!"
The tour starts March 3 in New Orleans (in Britney's home state of Louisiana) and continues through the end of April before hitting London in June. [artist id="1841713"]The Pussycat Dolls[/artist] are the opening act.
Until now, Britney had been rehearsing in the same space as Nine Inch Nails. "I can hear the thumping low end of Britney Spears," NIN's Trent Reznor commented on the site. "It's been a treat having them here the whole time we've been here."
Spears' manager, Adam Leber, said that Britney and NIN have been getting along "famously," adding, "Maybe we should ask Trent Reznor to remix 'Circus'?"
Britney also released a photo of herself getting ready to film her new video, "If U Seek Amy," and a clip of her dancers doing the moves from the video, shot last week near Malibu. "This video was shot in the bedroom where one of the super-hot scenes from the music video was filmed," the post reads. "You'll have to wait for the video to premiere to see the whole routine, but this should whet your appetite for now."
In the video, Britney takes on the role of a sexy 1950s housewife. Decked out in a blond wig, tight pink top and white skirt, Spears shot the clip in Pacific Palisades, California, near Malibu. "The video begins with Britney coming outside her house to hand the paparazzi an apple pie that she baked," a source told People magazine. "She acts like she wants to hook up. The video is very provocative."