After her debut on the pop music scene in 1998, a young Britney Spears almost instantly became the princess of pop. She gained a large following among children and teens which translated into album and ticket sales over the years.
As Spears grew up in the public eye, she lost more of her good-girl image, instead becoming a fixture in the tabloids. Her maturity translated in her music, but did not deeply impact album sales or radio appeal until a series of well-publicized personal crises in 2007 seemed to cement her downfall.
However, the late 2008 release of “Circus” and a subsequent 2009 tour seem to signal a comeback for Spears, personally and professionally. Ticket sales have been strong in comparison to similar tours, but disappointing overall in comparison to Spears’ tours from her earlier years, which were almost guaranteed sell-outs.
Today’s recap includes tour announcements, extensions, comebacks, reunions and more as compiled by TicketNews on September 30, 2008. At the top of today’s news, Britney Spears told listeners on Z100 in New York City that she hopes to launch a world tour in 2009 to back her upcoming album,... Read more
Last year at this time, Britney Spears was proceeding full-force in her downward spiral and facing public embarrassment after a less-than-stellar “comeback” performance at the Video Music Awards. This year, the chart-topping pop princess walked away from the same ceremony with three Moonman awards and plans for a full-length... Read more
Spears’ Manager Drops The Ticking Time Bomb A month after signing with him, and just over a week after her disasterous MTV Video Music Awards performanceBritney Spears and manager Jeff Kwatinetz of The Firm agency have parted company. The Firm, which boasts clients such as Korn, Mandy Moore, Snoop... Read more
Britney Hits a Sour Note In search of a comeback, a seemingly nervous and lethargic Britney Spears gave what many in the entertainment industry are saying was a less than stellar, lip-synced performance Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards. The “Oops… I Did It Again” singer looked... Read more
You could say Britney Spears showed her true colors. Part of the bad press “troika” with Lindsay and Paris, Spears has another fine mess on her hands. Published reports say the troubled singer won’t be using Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors’ (see tickets) L.A. stop Saturday to mount a comeback,... Read more
Britney Spears is set to “surprise” fans with a one-off appearance on Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors tour when it stops in Los Angeles on Saturday. The singer will perform one song at the Greek Theatre gig, which will also feature Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, The Dresden Dolls and The... Read more
TicketNews.com — The rumors were true, as TicketNews.com reported, Britney Spears played quick shows in California under the name The M+Ms. Below is a partial video of Britney performing “Toxic” at The House of Blues. For additional information on summer tickets, click here. Read more
According to various sources, Britney Spears, will be performing under the alias “The M+Ms” at several south-western House of Blues (HOB) venues in the upcoming week. After a cancelled performance at Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce in Hollywood, expected performance dates for Britney’s comeback concerts are the HOBs in San... Read more