Teen pop star Britney Spears will launch her first headlining tour -- a
summer-long swing through the United States and Canada -- June 28 in
Pompano Beach, Fla.
Spears will play mostly large clubs, amusement parks (such as Paramount's
King's Dominion in Richmond, Va., and Six Flags in St. Louis) and
state and county fairs, according to a 48-date itinerary announced Thursday (April 8) by Spears' label, Jive Recordings.
The tour is scheduled to end Sept. 5 in Allentown, Pa.
Before it starts, the 17-year-old singer of " … Baby One More Time"
will appear April 25 on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and May 26 on
"Late Show With David Letterman." She's also slated to appear on the
"Rosie O'Donnell Show" and "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee" in May.
She'll play scattered dates in Europe this spring, a Jive spokesperson
Spears' debut album, … Baby One More Time, is the best-selling
album of 1999, having sold more than 2 million copies since its release in
January. It's currently #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
The title track
(RealAudio excerpt) hit #1 on the singles chart earlier this year.
In February, Spears said her pop sound was what young people want to
hear. "There are just lots of teens who totally appreciate fun, good music," she said.
In late 1998 and early '99, she toured as an opener for the pop vocal
group 'N Sync.
As her star has risen, Spears has branched out into other endeavors. She
is set to appear on several episodes of the television show "Dawson's
Creek" and has struck a sponsorship deal with Tommy Hilfiger jeans.
But, she said in February, "Music is my main focus right now. All else I
Britney Spears Tour Dates:
June 28; Pompano Beach, Fla., Amphitheater
July 1; Atlanta, Ga., Civic Theater
July 2; Myrtle Beach, S.C., House of Blues
July 3; Richmond, Va., Paramount's King's Dominion
July 6; Washington, D.C., Constitution Hall
July 7; New York, N.Y., Hammerstein Ballroom
July 8; Hershey, Pa., Hershey Park -- Star Pavilion
July 9; Scranton, Pa., Montage Mountain -- Pavilion
July 10; Darien Lake, N.Y., Darien Performing Arts Center
July 11; Albany, N.Y., Palace Theater
July 13; Quebec City, Quebec, L'Agora
July 14; Montreal, Quebec, Verdun Auditorium
July 16; Ottawa, Ontario, Civic Center Theatre
July 17; Toronto, Ontario, Amphitheatre
July 20; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Concert Hall
July 21; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Centennial Auditorium
July 23; Edmonton, Alberta, Convention Theatre
July 25; Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Plaza of Nations
July 26; Seattle, Wash., Mercer Arena
July 27; Hillsboro, Ore., Washington County Fair
July 29; Oakland, Calif., Paramount Theater
July 30; Paso Robles, Calif., California Mid-State Fair
July 31; Los Angeles, Calif., Universal Amphitheater
Aug. 1; Las Vegas, Nev., House of Blues
Aug. 3; Brighton, Colo., Adams County Fairgrounds
Aug. 4; Denver, Colo., Paramount Theater
Aug. 6; Dallas, Texas, Six Flags
Aug. 7; Houston, Texas, Aerial Theater
Aug. 8; New Orleans, La., Saenger Theater/University of New Orleans Arena
Aug. 10; Memphis, Tenn., Mud Island
Aug. 11; Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
Aug. 13; St. Louis, Mo., Six Flags
Aug. 14; Omaha, Neb., Douglas County Fair
Aug. 15; Sioux Falls, S.D., Sioux Empire Fair
Aug. 17; Chicago, Ill., TBA
Aug. 18; Columbus, Ohio, TBA
Aug. 19; Lewisburg, W.Va., State Fair of West Virginia
Aug. 20; Adrian, Mich., Lenawee County Fair
Aug. 21; Orlando, Fla., Hard Rock Live
Aug. 24; Detroit, Mich., State Theater
Aug. 26; Cleveland, Ohio, Nautica Stage
Aug. 27; King's Island, Ohio, Paramount's King Island
Aug. 30; Essex Junction, Vt., Champion Valley Exposition
Sept. 1; Boston, Mass., Harborlights Pavilion
Sept. 2; Syracuse, N.Y., New York State Fair
Sept. 3; Wallingford, Conn., Oakdale Theater
Sept. 4; Baltimore, Md., Pier 6
Sept. 5; Allentown, Pa., Allentown Fair