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Britney Spears: Piece of Me Tour

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Piece of Me Tour[1] (also referred to as Britney: Live in Concert[2] and the Piece of Me: Exclusive Limited Tour[3]) is the ninth concert tour by American recording artist Britney Spears. It largely mirrors her Las Vegas residency, Britney: Piece of Me, which ended in December 2017[4] and also marks Spears' first concert tour in six years. The tour began in the summer of 2017, when Spears performed 11 shows in Asia. The tour will continue in the summer of 2018 throughout various cities across North America and Europe.[5]

Piece of Me Tour
Tour by Britney Spears
Britney-spears.jpeg
Associated album Glory
Start date June 3, 2017
End date September 1, 2018
Legs 3
No. of shows
  • 11 in Asia
  • 18 in Europe
  • 12 in North America
  • 41 total
Britney Spears concert chronology

Contents

BackgroundEdit

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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] A special tour edition of her ninth studio album was released on May 31st, to coincide with the start of the tour.[9]

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.[10][11] Days after, Spears sang a live rendition of "Happy Birthday" during her show in Singapore.[12]

On December 22, 2017, Spears announced she will be bringing the show to Denmark for the Smukfest.[13] On January 23, 2018, Spears announced dates for North America and Europe.[14][15] 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.[16]

Shows in the United States are sponsored by PepsiCo[17], while the UK shows are sponsored by Britney Spears Fragrances.[18]

Commercial performanceEdit

The local media reported that Britney performed for around 55,000-60,000 fans at Hayrkon Park, Tel Aviv, on July 3.[19][20][21] 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.[22] The first show at Impact Arena, Bangkok, was sold out in 45 minutes and due the high demand was added an extra date on June 24.[23] According to Sony Music Japan, the first Yoyogi National Gymnasium show drew a sold-out crowd of 12,000 fans.[24] In 2018, it was estimated the Asian leg of her tour earned $9.3 million from ten concerts.[25]

The commercial success of the tour continued with the release of the 2018 shows. The concert in Bethlehem set a record for the venue (previously held by The 1975).[26] Demand in the United Kingdom saw ticket sites crashing, sparking Spears to add additional dates.[27]

Set listEdit

The following set list was obtained from the concert held on June 6, 2017; at the Osaka-jō Hall in Osaka, Japan. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.[28]

Tour datesEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening acts, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening acts Attendance Revenue
Asia[29]
June 3, 2017 Tokyo Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium 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 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
July 3, 2017 Tel Aviv Israel Yarkon Park
North America[30]
July 12, 2018 Oxon Hill United States The Theater 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
Europe[31]
August 4, 2018 Brighton England Preston Park Louise[32] [a]
August 6, 2018 Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena Pitbull
August 8, 2018 Skanderborg Denmark Skanderborg Dyrehave [33] [b]
August 10, 2018 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena Pitbull
August 11, 2018 Sandviken Sweden Göransson Arena
August 13, 2018 Mönchengladbach Germany SparkassenPark
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 Arena
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
Total

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Williams, Janice (July 3, 2017). "AHEAD OF CONCERT, BRITNEY SPEARS'S ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL SPARKS PURE CHAOS". Newsweek. IBT Media. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  3. ^ "IT'S BRITNEY B*TCH!". RTÉ 2fm. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Britney Spears Announces Summer World Tour". Broadway World. Wisdom Digital Media. March 28, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Britney Spears Announces 'Piece of Me' Tour in Summer 2018". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 2018-03-08. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Strunk, Delaney (April 6, 2017). "Israel postpones vote due to Britney Spears concert". CNN. Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved October 22, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Finally, Britney Spears is coming to Manila". The Philippine Star. PhilStar Media Group. March 28, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017. 
  9. ^ Stern, Bradley (May 1, 2017). "BRITNEY'S 'GLORY' IS GETTING A SPECIAL TOUR EDITION RE-RELEASE (IN JAPAN)". PopCrush. Townsquare Media. Retrieved October 22, 2017. 
  10. ^ Wass, Mike (June 27, 2017). "Britney Spears Says She Doesn't Get Enough Credit For Singing Live". Idolator. Hive Media. Retrieved July 16, 2017. 
  11. ^ Bond, Nick (June 28, 2017). "Renowned mime artist Britney Spears thinks she sings live". [news.com.au]]. News Corp Australia. Retrieved July 15, 2017. 
  12. ^ Drysdale, Jennifer (July 5, 2017). "Britney Spears Sings 'Happy Birthday' Live After Slamming Lip Sync Rumors". Entertainment Tonight. CBS Television Distribution. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  13. ^ Spears, Britney (22 December 2017). "Denmark!! See you at @Smukfest on August 8th!! #SMUK18pic.twitter.com/MI3yu6DKq7". @britneyspears. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  14. ^ Read-Dominguez, Jennifer. "Britney Spears' Piece of Me Tour is coming to the UK and Ireland for the first and last time ever". Digital Spy. Giant Digital. Retrieved January 23, 2018. 
  15. ^ Roth, Madeline (January 23, 2018). "BRITNEY SPEARS WILL GIVE YOU A PIECE OF HER ON NEW SUMMER TOUR". MTV News. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Extra Britney Spears tickets for UK tour go on sale - when, where and how to buy". Metro. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2018-03-06. 
  17. ^ Rossingnol, Derrick (January 23, 2018). "Britney Spears Is Taking Her Las Vegas Show On The Road". Uproxx. Uproxx Media Group. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  18. ^ Dinh, James (January 23, 2018). "Britney Spears Announces Summer 2018 'Piece Of Me' World Tour". iHeartRadio. iHeartMedia. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  19. ^ News, All-Noise. "Watch Britney Spears Performing In Tel Aviv for 60K Crowd". 
  20. ^ News, Direct Lyrics. "Massive: Britney Spears Performs For 60K Crowd In Tel Aviv, Israel". 
  21. ^ News, Times of Israel. "Britney Spears performs for 55,000 fans in Israel". 
  22. ^ "Oops! Britney Spears gig forces Israeli Labour party to delay leadership contest". The Guardian. 5 April 2017. 
  23. ^ "Britney Live In Bangkok". BEC-TERO. 14 May 2017. 
  24. ^ "Britney Live in Tokyo". Sony Music Japan. 5 June 2017. 
  25. ^ Sources for year end box office data
  26. ^ 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. 
  27. ^ 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. 
  28. ^ Tantiangco, Aya (June 9, 2017). "Britney Spears' set list in Japan will get you pumped for her Manila concert". GMA News and Public Affairs. GMA Holdings, Inc. Retrieved October 22, 2017. 
  29. ^ Sources for tour dates in Asia:
  30. ^ Souces for tour dates in North America:
  31. ^ Sources for tour dates in Europe:
  32. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5496319/Louise-Redknapp-lands-gig-supporting-BRITNEY-SPEARS.html
  33. ^ https://www.smukfest.dk/musik/kunstnere

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