Britney Spears confirmed today (Apr. 12) that rapper Nicki Minaj will join the Femme Fatale tour this summer, along with opening acts Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo.
The all female line-up will play every tour stop.
“I’m thrilled to have Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and Nervo join me and get everyone on the dance floor,” said Spears. “Can’t wait to take the Femme Fatales on the road.”
Spears has reportedly prepared an extraordinary show for her North American tour. It kicks off June 16th in Sacramento at the Power Balance Pavilion.
Femme Fatale, Spears seventh studio album, is expected to debut at #1 on tomorrow’s Billboard album charts, marking her 6th No. 1 album, and continuing her reign as one of the top-selling artists of the past decade.
Femme Fatale N. Amer. Tour Dates
Date City Arena On Sale June 16 Sac,, CA Power Balance Pavilion April 30 June 18 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion April 30 June 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center April 30 June 24 Anaheim, CA Honda Center April 30 June 25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena April 30 June 28 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena May 7 June 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome May 7 July 1 Van., BC Rogers Arena May 7 July 4 Winnipeg MTS Centre May 7 July 6 St. Paul Xcel Center Sale May 7 July 8 Chicago, IL United Center April 30 July 12 Dallas, TX Amer Airlines Ctr May 7 July 13 Houston, TX Toyota Center May 7 July 15 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena May 14 July 17 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena May 7 July 20 Orlando, FL Amway Center May 7 July 22 Miami, FL Amer Airlines Arena April 30 July 26 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena May 7 July 28 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills April 30 July 30 Phil, PA Wells Fargo Center May 7 July 31 Wash, DC Verizon Center May 7 Aug 2 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum April 30 Aug 5 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center April 30 Aug 8 Boston, MA TD Garden May 7 Aug 11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre May 7 Aug 13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre April 30
Complete ticket and tour information is available at BritneySpears.com, Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
She recently released “Till The World Ends” from Femme Fatale. It follows the smash debut single, “Hold It Against Me,” which has sold more than a million copies.
“Hold It Against Me” also debuted at number one on both the Hot 100 Singles and Hot Digital Songs Chart.
It currently ranks No. 1 on the digital singles charts in 20 markets globally and is the No. 1 video on MTV and VH1.
The pop princess’s latest video for “Till the World Ends” debuted Apr. 6 on her YouTube channel.
It plays off the Apocalyptic day the world is supposed to end, Dec. 12, 2012, according to the ancient Mayans.
The video depicts the end coming in a hail of meteors, or possibly fallout from a huge volcanic explosion somewhere.
In any event, Spears and her crew keep the faith by dancing the end away.
The video evokes images of a Mel Gibson’s “Mad Max” movies, or the more recent “Book of Eli,” a post-Apocalyptic film starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson and Jennifer Beals.
According to Britney’s interpretation, humankind will be reduced to living like rats in dirty basements and underground parking garages.
Britney, however, looks none-the-worse for wear.
Spears has sold more than 67 million albums worldwide since her debut in 1999 and has generated more than 24 Top 40 Hits.
They include: …Baby One More Time (1999); Oops!… I Did It Again (2000); Britney (2001); In The Zone (2003); Blackout (2007); Circus (2008); and The Singles Collection (2009).