Opening Act Announcement

"THE CIRCUS STARRING BRITNEY SPEARS" ANNOUNCES ISLAND DEF JAM ARTIST, KRISTINIA DEBARGE TO JOIN GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST, CIARA, IN OPENING ACT
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Los Angeles, CA - Britney Spears is bringing "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" back to North America with a little help from special guests, Kristinia DeBarge and Ciara. Both artists are set to open for Britney during her return to Canada and the U.S. beginning August 20th.

Ciara, the 24-year-old Grammy Award winning artist, most recently seen as the opening act for Britney in London, will be joined by Kristinia DeBarge in August for the 20-city tour.

Daughter of 80's pop star, James DeBarge, Kristinia got her start as one of the top 20 "American Juniors" when she was 13. She then went on to work with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and landed her record deal with Island Def Jam two days before her 19th birthday. DeBarge's current single, "Goodbye" can be heard on itunes and is featured in Nivea's national television campaign.

"Joining Britney Spears for her "Circus" tour will be an amazing and surreal experience for me. I have been dreaming of an opportunity like this forever, and can't wait," exclaims DeBarge.

"The Circus Starring Britney Spears" is a dazzling display of music, dance, magic and theatrics. With its cast of nearly 50 dancers, magicians, clowns and acrobats, and a traveling staff of over 200, the 50 million dollar extravaganza travels with an unprecedented 60 tons of equipment in 34 trucks for what has already proven to be the most electrifying musical event ever.

"The Circus Starring Britney Spears" kicked-off in New Orleans, LA on March 3, "The pop star...pulled out all the stops before a sell-out crowd of 16,400 to launch her much anticipated world tour," stated Reuters. To date, the Circus is the highest grossing tour of 2009 in North America. Britney is currently touring Europe to raves reviews. "The Circus starring Britney Spears, the relentlessly high octane and superbly choreographed affair delighted 23,000 assembled fans" claims the UK's Daily Mail, and The Financial Times stating "...with costume changes, a mini-magic show and blingy bicycles, the presentation was a feast for the eyes."

Tour dates are:

August 20 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
August 21 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
August 24 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
August 25 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
August 29 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
August 30 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
September 1 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
September 2 Miami, FL AA Arena
September 4 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
September 5 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
September 8 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
September 9 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
September 11 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
September 12 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center
September 15 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
September 16 Houston, TX Toyota Center
September 18 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
September 19 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center
September 21 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
September 23 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
September 26 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
September 27 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center

Tickets are currently on sale.

Source: BritneySpears.com