Britney Spears: Piece of Me Tour(Redirected from Britney: Live in Concert)
|Tour by Britney Spears|
|Start date||June 3, 2017|
|End date||October 21, 2018|
|No. of shows||
|Britney Spears concert chronology|
Britney Spears: Piece of Me Tour (also referred to as Britney: Live in Concert[not in citation given] and the Piece of Me: Exclusive Limited Tour) is the ninth concert tour by American recording artist Britney Spears. It largely mirrors her Las Vegas residency, Britney: Piece of Me, which concluded in December 2017 and also marks Spears' first concert tour in six years, the last being the Femme Fatale Tour in 2011.
On May 17, 2018, Spears confirmed she would be adding new songs and changing the show.
Rumors of a world tour began circulating in 2016, coinciding with the release of Spears' ninth studio album, Glory, when Spears expressed interest in performing internationally again. In March 2017, after numerous publications began leaking details about Spears' planned international shows, she confirmed the planned tour by announcing concert dates in the Philippines and Israel. Coincidentally, her show in Israel was held on the same day as the Labor Party's primary election, which caused the election to be moved the next day due to an insufficient amount of security and traffic congestion from Spears' concert. In the weeks following the announcement, Spears revealed additional Asian tour dates. Spears performed in the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Israel for the first time during the tour. A special tour edition of her ninth studio album was released on May 31st, to coincide with the start of the tour.
Following allegations of lip-syncing during her concerts, Spears addressed the accusations during an Israeli phone interview, stating: "I do have a little bit of playback, but there’s a mixture of my voice and the playback." However, critic responses to the veracity of these claims were mixed. Days after, Spears sang a live rendition of "Happy Birthday" during her show in Singapore.
On December 22, 2017, Spears announced she will be bringing the show to Denmark for the Smukfest. On January 23, 2018, Spears announced dates for North America and Europe. On February 13, 2018, due to overwhelming demand, Spears announced additional dates for the UK and Paris. Spears also announced Pitbull will join her across selected dates in Europe.
The local media reported that Britney performed for around 55,000 fans at Hayrkon Park, Tel Aviv, on July 3. Due to the concert, the Israeli Labor Party delayed their election for a new chairperson by a day. It was originally scheduled for July 3, the same day as Spears's concert, but party officials feared traffic jams and that party members would choose the concert over finding a polling station. The first show at Impact Arena, Bangkok, was sold out in 45 minutes[not in citation given] and due the high demand was added an extra date on June 24. According to Sony Music Japan, the first Yoyogi National Gymnasium show drew a sold-out crowd of 12,000 fans.
|Leg 1 — Asia|
|June 3, 2017||Tokyo||Japan||Yoyogi National Gymnasium||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 4, 2017|
|June 6, 2017||Osaka||Osaka-jō Hall|
|June 10, 2017||Seoul||South Korea||Gocheok Sky Dome|
|June 13, 2017||Taipei||Taiwan||Nangang Exhibition Center|
|June 15, 2017||Manila||Philippines||Mall of Asia Arena|
|June 23, 2017||Bangkok||Thailand||Impact Arena|
|June 24, 2017|
|June 27, 2017||Hong Kong||AsiaWorld–Arena|
|June 30, 2017||Kallang||Singapore||Singapore Indoor Stadium|
|July 3, 2017||Tel Aviv||Israel||Yarkon Park|
|Leg 2 — North America|
|July 12, 2018||National Harbor||United States||MGM National Harbor||N/A||—||—|
|July 13, 2018|
|July 15, 2018||Uncasville||Mohegan Sun Arena||—||—|
|July 17, 2018||Bethlehem||Sands Bethlehem Center||—||—|
|July 19, 2018||Atlantic City||Borgata Event Center||—||—|
|July 20, 2018|
|July 21, 2018|
|July 23, 2018||New York City||Radio City Music Hall||—||—|
|July 24, 2018|
|July 27, 2018||Hollywood||Hard Rock Event Center||—||—|
|July 28, 2018|
|July 29, 2018|
|Leg 3 — Europe|
|August 4, 2018[a]||Brighton||England||Preston Park||Louise||N/A||N/A|
|August 6, 2018||Berlin||Germany||Mercedes-Benz Arena||Pitbull||—||—|
|August 8, 2018[b]||Skanderborg||Denmark||Skanderborg Dyrehave||MØ||N/A||N/A|
|August 10, 2018||Oslo||Norway||Telenor Arena||Pitbull||—||—|
|August 11, 2018||Sandviken||Sweden||Göransson Arena||—||—|
|August 13, 2018||Mönchengladbach||Germany||Warsteiner HockeyPark||—||—|
|August 15, 2018||Antwerp||Belgium||Sportpaleis||—||—|
|August 17, 2018||Scarborough||England||Open Air Theatre||—||—|
|August 18, 2018||Manchester||Manchester Arena||—||—|
|August 20, 2018||Dublin||Ireland||3Arena||—||—|
|August 22, 2018||Glasgow||Scotland||SSE Hydro||—||—|
|August 24, 2018||London||England||The O2 Arena||—||—|
|August 25, 2018|
|August 26, 2018|
|August 28, 2018||Paris||France||AccorHotels Arena||—||—|
|August 29, 2018|
|August 31, 2018||Birmingham||England||Genting Arena||—||—|
|September 1, 2018||Blackpool||Blackpool Tower Headland||—||—|
|October 21, 2018[c]||Austin||United States||Circuit of the Americas||N/A||N/A||N/A|
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- Butler, Karen (April 10, 2017). "Britney Spears' 'Piece of Me' show to close at Planet Hollywood in Vegas". United Press International. News World Communications. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
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- Spears, Britney (22 December 2017). "Denmark!! See you at @Smukfest on August 8th!! #SMUK18pic.twitter.com/MI3yu6DKq7". @britneyspears. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
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- "Extra Britney Spears tickets for UK tour go on sale - when, where and how to buy". Metro. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
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- Moser, John J. (January 27, 2018). "Britney Spears sells out Sands Bethlehem show in seconds: 5 reasons why". The Morning Call. Tronc. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
- Bowman, Lisa (January 27, 2018). "Britney Spears adds extra UK date as tickets sell out and appear on eBay for over £1000". NME. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
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- Sources for tour dates in Asia:
- "Britney Spears to make first tour of Japan since 2002". Japan Today. GPlus Media Co. Ltd. April 2, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
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- "IT'S OFFICIAL: BRITNEY SPEARS TO TAKE STAGE IN TEL AVIV". The Jerusalem Post. March 28, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
- Sources for tour dates in North America:
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- Johnson, Zach (January 23, 2018). "Britney Spears Announces Piece of Me World Tour Dates in 2018". E! News. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
- Sources for tour dates in Europe:
- Picht, Jennifer (January 23, 2018). "Pop queen Britney Spears announces world tour dates for 2018". Time Out. Time Out Group. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
- Powell, Emma (January 26, 2018). "Britney Spears adds new London tour date amid huge demand for tickets". London Evening Standard. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
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