The Circus Starring Britney Spears

Start date: 3rd March 2009

End date: 9th December 2009
Number of shows: 14 in Oceania, 22 in Europe, 61 in North America (97 total)
Tour director: Jamie King
The Circus Starring Britney Spears is one of Britney’s most successful tours, set across three circular stages in the round of the arena. A giant cylinder video screen encompassed the main stage, with videos and backdrops, with magician Ed Alonzo appearing during the show. Due to demand in the UK, six more shows were added to the initial two, selling more than 100,000 tickets in a week; the show became the fifth highest-grossing tour worldwide, with a gross of $131.8 million.

Setlist

– Perez Hilton video
“Circus”
“Piece of Me”
“Radar”
“Ooh Ooh Baby”/”Hot as Ice”
“Boys”
“If U Seek Amy”
“Me Against the Music” (Bollywood Remix)
“Everytime”
“Freakshow”
“Get Naked (I Got a Plan)”
“Breathe on Me”/”Touch of My Hand”
“Do Somethin’”
“I’m a Slave 4 U”
“Toxic”
“…Baby One More Time”
“Womanizer”

*Britney included “Mannequin” during certain dates, as well as a cover of Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” during the second USA leg, and Duffy’s “I’m Scared” on the first night.

Tour Dates

Date City Country Venue
March 3, 2009 New Orleans United States New Orleans Arena
March 5, 2009 Atlanta Philips Arena
March 7, 2009 Miami American Airlines Arena
March 8, 2009 Tampa Tampa Forum
March 11, 2009 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
March 13, 2009 Newark Prudential Center
March 14, 2009
March 16, 2009 Boston TD Garden
March 18, 2009 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
March 19, 2009
March 20, 2009 Montreal Bell Centre
March 23, 2009 Uniondale United States Nassau Coliseum
March 24, 2009 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
March 27, 2009 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena
March 30, 2009 Houston Toyota Center
March 31, 2009 Dallas American Airlines Center
April 2, 2009 Kansas City Sprint Center
April 3, 2009 Minneapolis Target Center
April 6, 2009 Edmonton Canada Rexall Place
April 8, 2009 Vancouver General Motors Place
April 9, 2009 Tacoma United States Tacoma Dome
April 11, 2009 Sacramento ARCO Arena
April 12, 2009 San Jose HP Pavilion
April 14, 2009 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
April 16, 2009 Los Angeles Staples Center
April 17, 2009
April 19, 2009 Anaheim Honda Center
April 20, 2009
April 22, 2009 Oakland Oracle Arena
April 24, 2009 Glendale jobing.com Arena
April 25, 2009 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
April 28, 2009 Rosemont Allstate Arena
April 29, 2009
April 30, 2009 Columbus Jerome Center
May 2, 2009 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
May 3, 2009
May 5, 2009 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
June 3, 2009 London England The O2 Arena
June 4, 2009
June 6, 2009
June 7, 2009
June 10, 2009
June 11, 2009
June 13, 2009
June 14, 2009
June 17, 2009 Manchester Manchester Arena
June 19, 2009 Dublin Ireland O2
June 20, 2009
July 4, 2009 Paris France Bercy Arena
July 5, 2009
July 6, 2009
July 9, 2009 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
July 11, 2009 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium
July 13, 2009 Stockholm Sweden Globen Arena
July 14, 2009
July 16, 2009 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena
July 19, 2009 St. Petersburg Russia Ice Palace
July 21, 2009 Moscow Olimpiiski
July 25, 2009 Berlin Germany O2 World
August 20, 2009 Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum
August 21, 2009 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
August 24, 2009 New York City United States Madison Square Garden
August 25, 2009
August 26, 2009
August 29, 2009 Boston TD Garden
August 30, 2009 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
September 1, 2009 Orlando Amway Arena
September 2, 2009 Miami American Airlines Arena
September 4, 2009 Atlanta Philips Arena
September 5, 2009 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
September 8, 2009 Auburn Hills Palace of Auburn Hills
September 9, 2009 Rosemont Allstate Arena
September 11, 2009 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena
September 12, 2009 Grand Forks Alerus Center
September 15, 2009 Tulsa BOK Center
September 16, 2009 Houston Toyota Center
September 18, 2009 Dallas American Airlines Center
September 19, 2009 Bossier City CenturyTel Center
September 21, 2009 El Paso Don Haskins Center
September 23, 2009 Los Angeles Staples Center
September 24, 2009 San Diego San Diego Arena
September 26, 2009 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center
September 27, 2009
November 6, 2009 Perth Australia Burswood Dome
November 7, 2009
November 11, 2009 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
November 12, 2009
November 13, 2009
November 16, 2009 Sydney Super Dome
November 17, 2009
November 19, 2009
November 20, 2009
November 22, 2009 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
November 24, 2009
November 25, 2009
November 27, 2009 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
November 29, 2009 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre

 

Equipo

Music Director – Simon Ellis
Keyboard – Simon Ellis
Digital Audio/Keys – Marc Delcore
Bass – Steven ‘Styles’ Rodriguez
Drums – Chris Bailey
Guitar – Tim Stewart
Choreography – Michael Morobitto, Carla Kama, Dreya Weber
Dancers – Clayton ‘Chase’ Benz, Tiana C. Brown, Marc ‘Mercelous’ Inniss, Luke Broadlick, Justin M. De Vera, Laura M. Edwards, Wilfredo ‘Willie’ Gomez, Jose O. Hernandez, Jia W. Huang, George Jones Jr.. Jonathan Rabon, Valerie ‘Raistalla’ Moise, John-Paul ‘JP’ San Pedro, Ara Bernstine, Catalina Rendti, Joe Krausz

Tour Producer – Steve Dixon
Set Design – Steve Dixon, William Baker, Nick Whitehouse, Bryan Leitch
Stylist – Frank Strachan
Costume Designer/Style Director – William Baker
Wardobe – Latisha Yates, Mary Jane Hetrick, Hadassah Boyd, Ashley Wright-Drake, Melissa Agee, Zoe Smith
Hair and Makeup – Nereida Soot, Valeria Angelino