Pop princess Britney Spears will launch an arena tour of U.S. cities
in March as part of her world tour.
Spears, who turned 18 earlier this month, will hit the road with
teen-pop group LFO, beginning March 8, in Pensacola, Fla. The outing
will move north and edge into the Midwest before returning to Florida.
The last scheduled date is April 9, in Ft. Myers.
LFO's label, Arista, provided the itinerary in a press release.
Spears' Jive Records spokesperson said she did not have confirmed
dates for the singer and that any announced dates were subject to
change. Spears will likely confirm her tour plans later this week,
the spokesperson said.
Spears performed her first headlining tour this summer and was the
top winner, along with the Backstreet Boys, at the 1999
Billboard Music Awards last week. She took home four trophies
recognizing her sales achievements, including Female Artist of the
Year and New Artist of the Year. The singer has sold more than 9
million copies of her debut album,
Time, which features the hit title track
excerpt) and the single "Crazy."
While she was backstage, after accepting one of her awards, Spears
reflected on her whirlwind year: "This year's been amazing," she
said. "I remember last year at this time, I was excited that my
single went gold, and now we just found out it went Diamond. Finally,
all the hard work has really paid off, and I just feel really
Sometimes she's reminded of her success in strange ways, she said.
"I go home and my little sister's playing with my Barbie dolls," she
said, referring to Mattel's Britney Spears Fashion Dolls collection.
"I'm like, 'Whooo, that's weird.' "
Spears, who also is up for three American Music Awards, plans to
release her second album in the spring or summer.
LFO's latest single, "Girl on TV"
excerpt), broke into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot
100 chart this week.
Britney Spears, LFO tour dates:
March 8; Pensacola, Fla.; Pensacola Civic Center
March 9; Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham-Jefferson Coliseum
March 11; Little Rock, Ark.; Alltel Arena
March 12; Memphis, Tenn.; Pyramid
March 13; Louisville, Ky.; Freedom Hall
March 14; Evansville, Ind.; Roberts Stadium
March 16; Cincinnati, Ohio; Firstar Center
March 19; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Van Andel Arena
March 20; Auburn Hills, Mich.; Palace of Auburn Hills
March 21; Madison, Wis.; Kohl Center
March 22; Moline, Ill.; Mark of the Quad Cities
March 23; Rosemont, Ill.; Allstar Arena
March 25; Worcester, Mass.; Worcester Centrum
March 26; Baltimore, Md.; Baltimore Arena
March 27; Albany, N.Y.; Pepsi Center
March 29; Richmond, Va.; Richmond Coliseum
March 30; Greenville, S.C.; Bi-Lo Center
April 1; Greensboro, N.C.; Greensboro Coliseum
April 2; Knoxville, Tenn.; Thompson-Boling Arena
April 4; New Orleans, La.; New Orleans Arena
April 6; Jacksonville, Fla.; Jacksonville Coliseum
April 7; Tampa, Fla.; USF Sun Dome
April 8; Sunrise, Fla.; National Car Rental Center
April 9; Ft. Myers, Fla.; TECO Arena