Ciara is out and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks is in as opener for Britney Spears’ opener during the second leg of her North American “Circus” tour.
She joins One Call, Girlicious Kristinia DeBarge, the other supporting acts, who were previously announced.
According to Rap-Up.com, a spokesperson for Ciara said she’s no longer on the tour, though she opened a few dates in the U.K. No reason was specified.
Meanwhile, some of the only officially released footage from Britney’s Circus tour has hit Yahoo!, and features the bat-shit crazy lengthy opening sequence to the performance. And some botchy lip-syncing on the pop princess’ part.
Dates and video below.
August 20 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum + @ ^
August 21 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place + @ ^
August 24 New York, NY Madison Square Garden * + ^
August 25 New York, NY Madison Square Garden * + ^
August 26 New York, NY Madison Square Garden * + ^
August 29 Boston, MA TD Garden * + ^
August 30 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center + ^
September 1 Orlando, FL Amway Arena * +
September 2 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena * +
September 4 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena * +
September 5 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum * +
September 8 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills * +
September 9 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena * +
September 11 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena * +
September 12 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center * +
September 15 Tulsa, OK BOK Center * +
September 16 Houston, TX Toyota Center * +
September 18 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center * +
September 19 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center +
September 21 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center * +
September 23 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center * +
September 24 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena * +
September 26 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center * +
September 27 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center * +
*with special guest Jordin Sparks
+ with special guest Kristinia DeBarge
@ with special guest Girlicious
^ with special guest One Call