Pop princess Britney Spears unveiled her new album today, supplemented by a host of confirmed dates for her spring 2009 tour of North America....

Pop princess Britney Spears unveiled her new album today, supplemented by a host of confirmed dates for her spring 2009 tour of North America. The Circus Starring Britney Spears opens on March 3 at the New Orleans Arena in the singer’s native Louisiana and continues its coast-to-coast circuit through the April 28 closer at Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL.

The 27-city arena jaunt will make stops along the way for a March 16 concert at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA, a March 30 performance at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, and an April 16 show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The Pussycat Dolls will provide support for all dates on the North American tour leg.

Four dates in Canada are booked for the run, including a March 18 stop at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, and an April 8 show at GM Place in Vancouver, BC. Two European dates have already been announced for the singer’s world tour: back-to-back shows at the O2 Arena in London on June 3 and 4.

Each stop on the arena tour will be performed like a genuine circus in-the-round with limited “ringside seats” and general admission floor access, according to show details on Ticketmaster. Spears’s performance is being choreographed by Wade Robson, with rehearsals beginning next month. AEG Live is producing the tour.

Tickets for all dates of the tour are currently available through a special presale that ends December 5 at 10 p.m. Fans also have the option to buy “Toxic VIP Experience” or “In The Zone” ticket packages. The packages must be purchased in pairs and are available for pick-up through will-call on the night of the event only.

Spears is supporting her sixth studio album, “Circus,” which was released today (December 2), the performer’s 27th birthday. Digital music store iTunes had been offering a special pre-sale for the record in the weeks leading up to today’s release.

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Britney Spears itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

March 3New Orleans, LANew Orleans Arena
March 5Atlanta, GAPhilips Arena
March 7Miami, FLAmerican Airlines Arena
March 8Tampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
March 11Uniondale, NYNassau Coliseum
March 13Newark, NJPrudential Center
March 16Boston, MATD Banknorth Garden
March 18Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
March 20Montreal, QCBell Centre
March 24Washington, DCVerizon Center
March 26Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun
March 27Pittsburgh, PAMellon Arena
March 30Houston, TXToyota Center
March 31Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
April 2Kansas City, MOSprint Center
April 3Minneapolis, MNTarget Center
April 6Edmonton, ABRexall Place
April 8Vancouver, BCGM Place
April 9Tacoma, WATacomadome
April 11Sacramento, CAArco Arena
April 12San Jose, CAHP Pavilion
April 14Salt Lake City, UTEnergy Solutions Arena
April 16Los Angeles, LAStaples Center
April 19Anaheim, CAHonda Center
April 24Glendale, AZJobing.com Arena
April 25Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden
April 28Chicago, ILAllstate Arena