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Britney Spears Unveils Sneak Peek at "Circus" Tour With Video, Set List

March 2, 2009 5:12 PM ET

Though Britney Spears has made headlines for legal dust-ups over the past week, today her camp sought to swing discussion about the pop star back to her career by releasing a video sneak peek at rehearsals for her upcoming Circus tour and the show's anxiously awaited set list. The video (watch the 40-second version above; a full-length clip is due this evening) posted on Spears' MySpace Celebrity page confirms reports that the tour will be staged in three rings and feature a variety of circus-style acrobatics. The clip features multiple costume changes, elaborate lighting, large prop pieces and a lot of tight choreography.

According to the set list, the show is broken into four parts — Circus, House of Fun (Anything Goes), Freakshow/Peepshow, Electo Circ — and an encore. Up-tempo tracks dominate the entire set, and the first three-quarters are heavy on material from Spears' last two albums, Circus and Blackout, including singles "Piece of Me," "Radar" and her latest, controversial song "If U Seek Amy." Britney reaches back to 2001's Britney for "Boys" and grabs a mash-up of "Breathe on Me" and "Touch of My Hand," both from 2003's In the Zone. The only song from her breakout 1999 debut ...Baby One More Time on the list is a remix of the title track. Other reworked tracks set for the show include a remix of "Circus" and a Bollywood rendition of "Me Against the Music" — no word if Madonna will repay Britney's favor and make an appearance at one of Spears' shows, since the Material Mom guests on the song and video from In the Zone. As he's reported repeatedly on his own Website, Perez Hilton was invited to film a cameo as "The Ringleader/ Queen Elizabeth I" in the tour's opening video by tour director Jamie King.

Here's the tour breakdown, from Spears' official Website:

CIRCUS
Perez/Parade Intro
Circus (Funky Remix)
Piece of Me
Thunderstorm Segue
Radar

HOUSE OF FUN (Anything Goes)
Martial Arts Segue
Ooh Ooh Baby/Hot as Ice
Boys
If U Seek Amy
Me Against the Music (Bollywood)

FREAKSHOW/PEEPSHOW
Everybody's Looking for Something
Segue
Freakshow
Get Naked
Britney's Hotline
Breathe on Me/Touch of My Hand

ELECTRO CIRC
Break the Ice Segue
Do Something
Slave
Dancer Solo Segue/Heartbeat Segue
Toxic
Baby One More Time (Remix)

ENCORE
Womanizer (Extended Remix)
Circus Reprise: The Bow

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