After rumors hit the Internet about Britney Spears’ forthcoming summer tour, on Tuesday morning (March 29), the singer confirmed the news. In between songs at her pretaped San Francisco show on “Good Morning America,” the singer made the huge announcement.
The tour is scheduled to kick off on June 17 in Sacramento and will run for 26 dates through North America, winding up on August 13 in Toronto. More details will be announced soon.
Hanging out backstage with her dancers, wearing a billowing white shirt and jeans, she told the show’s host, Robin Roberts, “I’m going on tour with Enrique Iglesias in June.”
Fans gathered at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to watch Spears shimmy her way through Femme Fatale tracks “Hold It Against Me,” “Big Fat Bass” and her latest single, “Till the World Ends,” in varying body-hugging sexy costumes.
“Thank you so much for all your love and support. You guys are beautiful,” she told the audience. “I love it. I love music. It’s my world. It’s my everything.”
Before Britney even hit the stage in San Francisco, the room was kept entertained by five local drag queens , who told MTV News after Spears left the building that the performer really proved that she is still the pop star everyone knows and loves.
“As a huge Britney fan, it was amazing,” Pollo Del Mar told us. “I was excited just to have Britney Spears here in San Francisco, but to participate and be a part of it was amazing.
“It shows why she’s a superstar and certainly, I think that the crowd response showed that she’s beloved. … The reason I love Britney Spears is, throughout her career, she’s shown she’s human, she’s fallible … I think that makes her someone people can rally behind and love.”
Spears’ Femme Fatale album drops Tuesday.
Britney’s tour dates with Enrique Iglesias, according to Live Nation Entertainment:
» June 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Power Balance Pavilion
» June 18 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
» June 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
» June 24 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
» June 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand
» June 28 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
» June 29 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
» July 1 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
» July 4 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
» July 6 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Center
» July 8 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
» July 12 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
» July 13 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
» July 15 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
» July 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
» July 20 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
» July 22 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
» July 26 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
» July 28 vDetroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
» July 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
» July 31 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
» August 2 – Uniondale, NJ @ Nassau Coliseum
» August 5 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
» August 8 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
» August 11 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
» August 13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Watch the trailer for the upcoming MTV special “Britney Spears: I Am the Femme Fatale” Tuesday night at 7:58 p.m.