International Pop Icons Britney Spears and Enrique Iglesias Announce North American Summer Tour
LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Britney Spears and Enrique Iglesias, pop music superstars who have shaped pop music for more than a decade, have announced they will come together for the touring event of the summer. Combined they share countless awards, hit albums, hit singles and are known around the world for being two of the most captivating and successful entertainers of all time with their extraordinary live shows. The announcement comes today, the official release day of Spears’ highly acclaimed seventh studio album, Femme Fatale. The Live Nation produced tour is scheduled to begin on June 17th in Sacramento.
Tickets go on sale April 9th in San Jose, CA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Miami, FL; Detroit, MI; Uniondale, NY; East Rutherford, NJ; and Toronto, ON. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Additional on sale dates will be announced soon. The once in a lifetime event will make a 26 date trek through top arenas across North America.
CitiÃ‚® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private PassÃ‚® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
“Till The World Ends” is the recently released second single from Spears’ new pop epic Femme Fatale and the follow up to the smash debut single, “Hold It Against Me,” which has sold more than a million copies. “Hold It Against Me” also debuted at number one on both the Hot 100 Singles and Hot Digital Songs Charts, it currently ranks #1 on the digital singles charts in 20 markets globally and is the # 1 video on MTV and VH1 in the U.S.
During her 12-year career, Spears has had five albums debut in the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and she’s had 24 Top 40 hits on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart. Globally, Britney Spears is one of the top-selling artists of the past decade, dominating charts with her albums, selling an astonishing 67 million albums worldwide. Her previous albums include: …Baby One More Time (1999); Oops!… I Did It Again (2000); Britney (2001); In The Zone (2003); Blackout (2007); Circus (2008); and The Singles Collection (2009).
Iglesias is in the midst of an acclaimed European tour in support of his latest hit album, Euphoria, where he has performed to dancing and singing crowds at every stop, and recently received an astounding 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards nominations. Mega-platinum recording artist Enrique Iglesias recently made history with the most No. 1′s on the Billboard Dance Chart by a male artist, surpassing Prince and Michael Jackson with his double-platinum-selling single “Tonight” featuring Ludacris, his eighth single to reach #1 on Billboard’s Dance chart. Enrique also made headlines by simultaneously hitting No. 1 on both the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Chart (with “Tonight”) and the Latin Charts (with “No Me Digas Que No” featuring Wisin and Yandel). Both tracks appear on Euphoria, a star-studded affair featuring guest appearances by Akon, Juan Luis Guerra, Nicole Scherzinger, Usher and Wisin & Yandel and produced by RedOne (Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige), Mark Taylor (Nelly Furtado, Britney Spears) and Enrique’s long-time collaborator, Carlos Paucar. It’s the first Enrique Iglesias album to feature songs in both Spanish and English.
With more than 58 million copies sold worldwide, 23 Billboard No. 1′s, unbeatable records, countless awards and thousands of sold-out concerts around the planet, Iglesias continues to be one of the most successful artists in modern music.
BRITNEY SPEARS AND ENRIQUE IGLESIAS - NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES June 17 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion June 18 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion June 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center June 24 Anaheim, CA Honda Center June 25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand June 28 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena June 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome July 1 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena July 4 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre July 6 St. Paul, MN Xcel Center July 8 Chicago, IL United Center July 12 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center July 13 Houston, TX Toyota Center July 15 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena July 17 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena July 20 Orlando, FL Amway Center July 22 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena July 26 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena July 28 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills July 30 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center July 31 Washington, DC Verizon Center August 2 Uniondale, NJ Nassau Coliseum East Rutherford, August 5 NJ Izod Center August 8 Boston, MA TD Garden August 11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre August 13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Additional dates to be announced soon. Complete ticket and tour information is available at BritneySpears.com, EnriqueIglesias.com or LiveNation.com.
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