A month before Britney Spears’ “Circus” tour starts, the spectacle is already well under way. Today, Spears took to her website to kill rumors that the concerts may be cancelled because she and ex-husband Kevin Federline could not come to terms on whether their two son would travel with her.
A post on her website declares: “Britney is so excited to kick off her tour. She has been enjoying every moment of rehearsals and is looking forward to performing in front of a live audience again. Both Sean Preston and Jayden James will, in fact, be joining Britney throughout the duration of her tour.”
Tour designer Jamie King, who has also worked with Madonna, among others, gives details of the set: We’ve taken the idea of a traditional ‘big-top circus’ and given it a Britney Spears twist. This circus is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It’s sexy, fun, explosive, and full of surprises. We wanted the stage to resemble the design of a three-ring circus where multiple acts can take place simultaneously. While avoiding such traditional circus elements as live animals, we’ve created something innovative and exciting using contortionists, dancers, lighting, fire and other special effects. In the end, we just want fans to experience a unique and thrilling concert with Britney.”
The tour starts March 3 in New Orleans.