It’s official: Nicki Minaj is going on tour with Britney Spears. The news about Britney’s Femme Fatale tour was announced in LA yesterday. It was announced the ‘Moment’s For Life’ singer would be joining Britney on the North American leg of the tour. This as Enrique Iglesias pulled out of the tour citing “scheduling issues”, when in actual fact many believe it was his ego that couldn’t handle opening for Britney. Nicki’s a better fit though wouldn’t you say? Here’s the official release:
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 12, 2011) – Pop music trendsetter Britney Spears, who has continually captivated crowds around the world with her live music events, today confirms special guest Nicki Minaj will join the Femme Fatale touring event of the summer. The all female line-up includes Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo on every tour stop. Spears has prepared an extraordinary show in support of the North American tour that begins on June 16th in Sacramento at the Power Balance Pavilion. Tickets for select markets go on sale beginning April 30th at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
“This is the Femme Fatale tour and I’m thrilled to have Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and Nervo join me and get everyone on the dance floor,” said Spears. “Can’t wait to take the Femme Fatales on the road.”
Spears continues to influence a generation of pop music fans with the release of her highly acclaimed, seventh studio album, Femme Fatale, which recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album chart, marking her 6th #1 album, and continuing her reign as one of the top-selling artists of the past decade. Spears has sold more than 67 million albums worldwide since her debut in 1999 and has generated more than 24 Top 40 Hits on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart.
“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 Chart, 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.
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Spears catalog of hit albums includes: …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).
FEMME FATALE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
June 16 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion On Sale April 30
June 18 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion On Sale April 30
June 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center On Sale April 30
June 24 Anaheim, CA Honda Center On Sale April 30
June 25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena On Sale April 30
June 28 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena On Sale May 7
June 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome On Sale May 7
July 1 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena On Sale May 7
July 4 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre On Sale May 7
July 6 St. Paul, MN Xcel Center On Sale May 7
July 8 Chicago, IL United Center On Sale April 30
July 12 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center On Sale May 7
July 13 Houston, TX Toyota Center On Sale May 7
July 15 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena On Sale May 14
July 17 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena On Sale May 7
July 20 Orlando, FL Amway Center On Sale May 7
July 22 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena On Sale April 30
July 26 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena On Sale May 7
July 28 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills On Sale April 30
July 30 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center On Sale May 7
July 31 Washington, DC Verizon Center On Sale May 7
August 2 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum On Sale April 30
August 5 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center On Sale April 30
August 8 Boston, MA TD Garden On Sale May 7
August 11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre On Sale May 7
August 13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On Sale April 30