Britney Spears is taking her "Circus" act on the road.
In an appearance on morning television the pop star announced that her North American arena tour will open March 3 in New Orleans. Her new album, "Circus," arrived Tuesday, on her 27th birthday.
It is Spears' first tour in five years as she gains career momentum and stability in her personal life. Spears, who sang her hit "Womanizer" Tuesday morning on television," begins rehearsals next month.
Spears' 27-city itinerary includes Atlanta, Miami, Boston, Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. She'll close the tour April 28 in Chicago.
She will jump to London for performances on June 3 and June 4.
Tickets go on sale beginning Saturday.
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