Manager: "We Have Amazing Sales"

Britney’s “Piece Of Me” show at Planet Hollywood is selling better then execs expected, despite tabloid reports claiming it’s not.

“Nothing could be further from the truth,” Britney’s manager Larry Rudolph tells regarding the poor selling tickets story.

“This is the best-selling show in the history of Vegas. We have a great thing going here. We have a great show we’re putting together. We have nothing but greenlights ahead of us. We have amazing sales.”

All of the highest-priced VIP packages for the first 16 shows that went on sale last week sold out “instantaneously,” Rudolph said. “There were more added, because of the demand.”

The next block of tickets will go on sale in the next several weeks, but Caesars Entertainment may push that up because of the “high demand.”

This all may sound like damage control, but TMZ has solid numbers to support the claims:

“For the first 16 shows … a total of 73,600 tickets were up for sale. The number of tickets actually sold are impressive — 70,242.

Of the available remaining 3,358 tickets, 2,887 are in the nosebleed section.”

“As we suspected, ticket demand for Britney Spears’ headlining residency at Planet Hollywood has been extraordinary,” Caesars chief marketing officer Tariq Shaukat said in a statement. “This is as strong an on-sale performance as we’ve seen for any of our iconic Las Vegas headliner shows.”

Several shows are already sold out three months away from the kick off date of December 27.

Britney said earlier this month, “We are going to have all the works — snow, water, rain, everything. Every time I do a show, I like to really bring it. I love to put on a show that will really entertain fans. We want the feeling that fans will be in the show with me. We’re going to have a cool set-up for them with a party vibe so they are really there with me.”