Jamie King Named Tour Director, Simon Ellis Signed On As Musical Director



It's official! Jamie King will be directing Britney's "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" tour according to the McDonald Selznick Associates!

The MSA Agency, who represents Jamie King, posted a congratulatory note on their website, saying:

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"Britney's back and going on tour to promote her new album Circus! Congratulations to Jamie King who will be the tour's director. Simon Ellis will be the Musical Director for the tour."

Jamie King has directed / choreographed countless world tours including Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet Tour," Christina Aguilera's "Back To Basics" tour, and Britney's "Oops!... I Did It Again" tour (full list here.)

Simon Ellis has been named the tour's musical director by MSA. Ellis has worked on S Club 7 & The Spice Girls' tours as musical director / keyboard player, and has been described as a "Genius" by Simon Fuller, creator of American Idol and Pop Idol.

MSA is the global leader in worldwide representation of choreographers and dancers, and represent some of the finest stage directors and production designers in the business: "We furnish talent for feature films and television, music videos and tours, Broadway shows, corporate events, Las Vegas spectaculars, commercials, and more," says the agency on their website. "Whatever the genre - or the scale - or the venue, we get it right. MSA is the entertainment industry's one-stop shop for dance."

Wade Robson, the original director for the Circus tour, has reportedly quit, along with lead choreographer Andre Fuentes. No word on why the shake-up behind-the-scenes has ensued, but an inside source has revealed to BreatheHeavy.com that Wade has "had it."

Called it. Stay tuned...