.

Britney Spears Shacks Up in Sin City for 50-Show Run

Pop star plots two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas

Britney Spears performs in Los Angeles.
Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage
September 17, 2013 11:10 AM ET

Britney Spears will shack up at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas for a residency that will feature 50 concerts over a two-year period. Spears announced the residency, "Britney: Piece of Me," today on Good Morning America, arriving by helicopter in the Nevada desert where she was greated by a cadre of fans dressed like schoolgirls in the singer's ". . . Baby One More Time" video.

"I'm definitely ready," Spears said in an interview, adding that the concerts will include a mix of her biggest hits, plus new material, and that she's training five hours each day for the big show. "Piece of Me" will open December 27th; 16 dates have been announced so far.

Britney Spears and 24 More Teen Idol Breakout Moments

Tickets for "Piece of Me" will be available through Spears' website and will go on sale September 20th, with prices ranging from $59 to $179.

The news comes right on the heels of Spears' latest single, "Work Bitch," which leaked last weekend just a day ahead of its official release. The song is set to appear on Spears' upcoming eighth studio album, which was executive produced by will.i.am.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com