List of Britney Spears live performances
American singer Britney Spears has embarked on six headlining concert tours, five of which have been worldwide. She first served as an opening act for NSYNC before starting her 1999–2000 headlining debut, the ...Baby One More Time Tour, which was based in North America only. Its success prompted an extension of dates entitled Crazy 2K. The tour was positively received by critics, but generated some controversy due to her racy outfits. Jae-Ha Kim of the Chicago Sun-Times commented that "Spears has that 'it' factor that worked for pinup queens of the past." In 2000–01, she performed on the worldwide Oops!... I Did It Again World Tour. It was critically appreciated for Spears' energy and performance, as well as the band. She then followed this with the Dream Within a Dream Tour in 2001–02, visiting Japan and Mexico for the first time. The performances were accompanied by many special effects, the pièce de résistance being a water screen that pumped two tons of water onto the stage during the encore performance of "...Baby One More Time." In a show in Miami, Britney stopped the show three songs into the setlist because it was too dangerous to perform in the rain storm. The Onyx Hotel Tour (2004) was her comeback tour after a 2-year break from music following her split from Justin Timberlake. Spears was inspired to create a show set in different areas of a hotel and mixed it with the concept of an onyx stone, that symbolized untapped desire. The tour was cancelled after Spears hurt her knee while shooting the music video for "Outrageous." The Onyx Hotel Tour grossed $34 million, in addition to $30 million of merchandise, making Spears the highest grossing merchandise female artist. Her next tour was The M+M's tour in 2007. This tour consisted of six short, 15 minute shows in House of Blues clubs around the US. A Miami show was planned at the Mansion Nightclub, but ultimately the show did not occur. She did not tour again until The Circus Starring Britney Spears in 2009. All the North American shows were sold out, and it broke attendance records in some cities. It went on to become the fifth highest grossing tour of 2009, as well as the fifth highest grossing tour ever by a female artist, with approximately US $131.8 million in ticket sales. As of September 2009, Spears has performed concerts for over ten million people. After the debut of her album Femme Fatale, Spears embarked on her Femme Fatale Tour, which visited North America, Europe, South America, and Asia.
On December 27, 2013, Spears began a multi-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The show, titled "Britney: Piece of Me," is performed three times a week. It was originally projected to run for two years, but Spears extended her contract with Planet Hollywood through 2017.
|1999||...Baby One More Time Tour||June 28, 1999 – April 20, 2000 (North America)||56|
|The ...Baby One More Time Tour was Spears' debut headlining concert tour, and promoted her similarly titled first album. Spears designed the stage and worked on the fashion with Gia Ventola. During the 1999 concerts, Spears sang a number of cover versions by well-known artists such as Madonna, Janet Jackson and Journey. A 2000 extension of 24 dates, titled Crazy 2K, included songs from her upcoming second album, Oops!... I Did It Again. The tour received mostly positive reviews from critics, who called Spears' performance "assured and energetic." She also received accusations of lip synching, which she neither confirmed or denied.|
|2000–01||Oops!... I Did It Again Tour||June 20, 2000 – September 20, 2000 (North America)
October 8, 2000 – November 21, 2000 (Europe)
January 18, 2001 (South America)
|The Oops!... I Did It Again World Tour was Spears' first world tour, reaching North America, Europe and Brazil. The show was more elaborate than her previous tour and included pyrotechnics and other special effects. Reviewers praised the tour, adding that "[the concert] proved that many [of her] criticisms are off-base observations from people who have never actually attended [her] shows." Concert promoters SFX Entertainment guaranteed Spears a minimum of $200,000 per show before the tour began, and many of the shows sold out in one day. The Oops!... I Did It Again World Tour grossed $40,500,000 and became the second highest-grossing tour of the year by a solo artist.|
|2001–02||Dream Within a Dream Tour||November 1, 2001 – December 21, 2001 (North America)
April 25, 2002 (Asia)
May 24, 2002 – July 28, 2002 (North America)
|The Dream Within a Dream Tour was the third concert tour by Spears, in support of her third studio album, Britney. Concert West was chosen as a promoter after a much publicized battle with Clear Channel Entertainment. A portion of the ticket and merchandise sales was donated to the children affected by the September 11 attacks. The name of the tour was based on Edgar Allan Poe's poem of the same name., and the theme was Spears' coming of age and newfound independence. The performances were accompanied by many extravagant special effects – during the encore, there was a water screen that pumped two tons of water onto the stage. Although critics argued that the innovations took attention away from the music, the tour was a commercial success, grossing $43,700,000.|
|2004||The Onyx Hotel Tour||March 2, 2004 – April 14, 2004 (North America)
April 26, 2004 – June 6, 2004 (Europe)
|The Onyx Hotel Tour was the fourth concert tour by Spears, in support of her fourth studio album, In the Zone. The show was majorly inspired by Broadway musicals and films by Joel Schumacher and Tim Burton. Critics appreciated the tour as a "theatrical extravaganza," comparing it to Madonna shows such as The Girlie Show World Tour. The tour was marketed to a more mature audience than her previous shows, resulting in slower ticket sales. Tour merchandise sold $30 million in total, making Spears the highest grossing female artist. It was cancelled after the second leg when Spears hurt her knee during a music video shoot. The Onyx Hotel Tour grossed $63,511,000 .|
|2007||The M+M's Tour||May 1, 2007 – May 20, 2007 (North America)||6|
|The M+M's Tour was the sixth concert tour by Spears, consisting of six brief shows at clubs in the United States. Spears expressed interest to tour again as early as February 2006. She started rehearsing for a show at House of Blues venues in secret, and pulled out of a surprise performance on April 25, 2007, at Los Angeles nightclub Forty Deuce. After a marquee reading "The M+M's" at the House of Blues in San Diego, California appeared in late April 2007, media sources identified the act as Spears, and the show quickly sold out. The tour marked the first time Spears performed live since the cancellation of The Onyx Hotel Tour in June 2004.|
|2009||The Circus Starring Britney Spears||March 3, 2009 – May 5, 2009 (North America)
June 3, 2009 – July 26, 2009 (Europe)
August 20, 2009 – September 27, 2009 (North America)
November 6, 2009 – November 29, 2009 (Oceania)
|The Circus Starring Britney Spears was the seventh concert tour by Spears, in support of her sixth studio album, Circus. The stage was set in-the-round to resemble an actual three ring circus. A week after the tour was announced, 500,000 tickets were sold, prompting promoters to add more dates. The tour also broke attendance records in many cities, and all the North American shows were sold out. With a gross of $131,800,000 it became the fifth highest grossing concert tour of 2009. The show generated controversy on the Australian leg after a reporter said that a great number of fans had walked out during the performances. However, this was later denied by Spears's management and promoters.|
|2011||Femme Fatale Tour||June 16, 2011 – August 25, 2011 (North America)
September 22, 2011 – November 9, 2011 (Europe)
November 11, 2011 (Asia)
November 15, 2011 – November 28, 2011 (South America)
December 1, 2011–December 10, 2011 (Central America)
|The Femme Fatale Tour is the eighth concert tour by Spears, in support of her seventh studio album Femme Fatale. The tour was number 19 on Billboard's Top 25 Tours of 2011. The magazine counted for 39 of the tour's dates (14 of which were sold out) with an overall gross of $37.1 million and 396,000 tickets sold. In the North America, the tour was the fourteenth highest-grossing tour 2011, with $38.3 million in ticket sales and 423,017 people attending at an average of 58,396 per show. Worldwide, the Femme Fatale Tour was also the eleventh highest-grossing tour of 2011, with a gross of $68,700,000 million. 697,957 people attended the shows worldwide, with an average attendance of 8,724 paying an average of $98.43.|
|2013–17||Britney: Piece of Me ($581,326,000)||December 27, 2013 – December 31, 2017 (North America)||174|
|Britney: Piece of Me is the first residency by Spears. The show, which takes place in a fully reconstructed theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, was initially expected to run two years. The show's first two legs were 100 percent sold out due to high demand of Spears' comeback to performing as her last performance was during the Femme Fatale Tour in 2011; ticket prices increased due to the demand for the show. Britney: Piece Of Me has shattered previous ticket sale records in Vegas. The show has been extended for an additional two years until 2017, due to the amount of success it has accumulated. Spears has been reported to be earning $475,000 per show. |
|1998||L'Oreal Hair Zone Tour||June 1998 – August 1998 (North America)||Unknown|
|After Spears finished recording her first album in Sweden, she embarked on a promotional tour in malls across the United States; the same method was used to promote 1980s female popstars such as Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. Spears performed a four-song set and was supported by two back-up dancers. She also met fans and magazine editors along the way, promoting a four-track demo from her upcoming album. The tour was deemed a success.|
|1998||NSYNC in Concert||November 17, 1998 – January 17, 1999 (North America)||40|
|Spears performed as the opening act for fellow Jive pop group, NSYNC. Spears opened for them in 40 U.S. cities, such as Atlanta, Cleveland, St. Louis and Minneapolis. Although Spears contrasted with the female audience chanting for their male idols, she won the crowds with her frenetic dance routines and high-energy songs.|
Recorded tour performances
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- Dream Within A Dream:Live In Las Vegas (2002) Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas
- The Onyx Hotel:Live In Miami (2004) The Onyx Hotel Tour#Broadcast and recordings
- Femme Fatale: Live In Canada (2011) Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour#Video release
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