Britney Spears To Launch Summer U.S. Tour

Teen pop singer's 44-date trek beginning in mid-June to follow May release of Oops! ... I Did It Again.

Teen pop sensation Britney Spears will embark on a 44-date U.S. tour in June, following the May release of her album Oops! ... I Did It Again, the singer announced on Monday.

The tour will open June 15 in Charlotte, N.C., and end Sept. 10 in West Palm Beach, Fla. But first, Spears will kick off the second leg of her ... Baby One More Time Tour (RealAudio excerpt of title track) on March 8 in Pensacola, Fla.

Spears said that leg will include three new songs from Oops! ... I Did It Again, along with pyrotechnics and a bigger stage.

"And then the summer tour is going to be totally different," she said. "We're going to have totally different costumes and everything."

On Monday, Spears was in Los Angeles rehearsing for her Wednesday night Grammy performance. She is up for several awards, including Best New Artist, for which she is competing against fellow teen sensation Christina Aguilera and Kid Rock, among others.

Spears said her philosophy for her first Grammy Awards is to go in expecting nothing.

"I haven't even thought of an acceptance speech or anything," she said. "If something does happen, I'll be really happy about it. I'll just shoot for the moon, but if I don't land there, I'll land on a star and be happy."

Britney Spears tour dates:

June 15; Charlotte, N.C.; Blockbuster Pavilion

June 16; Raleigh, N.C.; Alltel Pavilion

June 17; Virginia Beach, Va.; Virginia Beach Amphitheater

June 18; Bristow, Va.; Nissan Pavilion

June 20; Columbia, Md.; Merriweather Post

June 21; Hartford, Conn.; Meadows Music Theatre

June 24; Hershey, Pa.; Hershey Park Stadium

June 27–28; Wantagh, N.Y.; Jones Beach Amphitheatre

July 2–3; Holmdel, N.J.; PNC Arts Center

July 5; Camden, N.J.; Blockbuster-Sony Center

July 7; Tinley Park, Ill.; New World Music Theater

July 8; Milwaukee, Wis.; Marcus Amphitheater

July 9; Clarkston, Mich.; Pine Knob Music Theatre

July 16; Maryland Heights, Mo.; Riverport Amphitheater

July 17; Kansas City, Kan.; Sandstone Amphitheater

July 19; Dallas, Texas; Starplex Amphitheater

July 20; San Antonio, Texas; Alamodome

July 21; The Woodlands, Texas; C.W. Mitchell Pavilion

July 26; Morrison, Colo.; Red Rocks Amphitheater

July 27; Albuquerque, N.M.; Mesa Del Sol Amphitheater

July 28; Phoenix, Ariz.; Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavilion

July 29; Irvine, Calif.; Irvine Meadows Amphitheater

July 31; Los Angeles, Calif.; Hollywood Bowl

Aug. 1; Concord, Calif.; Concord Pavilion

Aug. 3; San Diego, Calif.; San Diego Sports Arena

Aug. 4; Las Vegas, Nev.; MGM Grand Garden

Aug. 6; Sacramento, Calif.; Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre

Aug. 8; Mountain View, Calif.; Shoreline Amphitheatre

Aug. 10; Portland, Ore.; Rose Garden Arena

Aug. 11; George, Wash.; The Gorge

Aug. 14; Salt Lake City, Utah; Delta Center

Aug. 21; Burgettstown, Pa.; Star Lake Amphitheatre

Aug. 28; Mansfield, Mass.; Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts

Aug. 30; Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; NY Performing Arts Center

Aug. 31; Cleveland, Ohio; Gund Arena

Sept. 1; Cincinnati, Ohio; Riverbend Music Center

Sept. 2; Noblesville, Ind.; Deer Creek Music Center

Sept. 3; Columbus, Ohio; Polaris Amphitheater

Sept. 5; Antioch, Tenn.; First American Music Center

Sept. 6; Atlanta, Ga.; Lakewood Amphitheatre

Sept. 9; Orlando, Fla.; TD Waterhouse Centre

Sept. 10; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mars Music Amphitheatre