Britney Spears Announces World Tour

Today may be Britney Spears' 27th birthday, but the pop megastar was more interested in giving her fans a long awaited gift — a new world tour.

For the first time in five years, Spears will headline an arena tour beginning in 2009. The tour comes alongside the Louisiana native's much anticipated sixth studio album, "Circus," which was released today.

The album has already spawned the No. 1 hit single "Womanizer," which Spears performed on "Good Morning America" today.

Spears' tour will include 27 cities, beginning in her home state. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Dec. 6, and the

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well-choreographed Spears will begin rehearsing for next year's must-see tour in January.

As one of the top-selling artists of the last decade, Spears has seen her fame and musical accolades increase since she released her first song, "Baby One More Time" in 1999. Ten years later the blond bombshell still is a hot ticket in the industry.

For more information on her upcoming tour, check out her performance dates below.

For tickets, VIP packages and detailed tour information, fans can visit

For pre-sale tickets, use the password: iHeartBrit


March 2009

3 New Orleans, La.-- New Orleans Arena
5 Atlanta, Ga. -- Philips Arena
7 Miami, Fla. -- American Airlines Arena
8 Tampa, Fl a. -- St Pete Times Forum
11 Uniondale, N.Y. -- Nassau Coliseum
13 Newark, N.J -- Prudential Center
16 Boston, Mass. -- TD Banknorth Garden
18 Toronto, Ont. -- Air Canada Center
20 Montreal, Que. -- Bell Center
24 Washington D.C.-- Verizon Center
26 Uncasville, Conn. -- Mohegan Sun
27 Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Mellon Arena
30 Houston, Texas -- Toyota Center
31 Dallas, Texas -- American Airlines Center

April, 2009

2 Kansas City, Mo. -- Sprint Center
3 Minneapolis, Minn. -- Target Center
6 Edmonton, Alb. -- Rexall Place
8 Vancouver, B.C. -- GM Place
9 Tacoma, Wash. -- Tacomadome
11 Sacramento, Calif. -- Arco Arena
12 San Jose, Calif. -- HP Pavilion
14 Salt Lake City, Utah -- Energysolutions Arena
16 Los Angeles, Calif. -- Staples Center
19 Anaheim, Calif. -- Honda Center
24 Glendale, Ariz. -- Jobing.Com Arena
25 Las Vegas, Nev. -- MGM Grand Garden
28 Chicago, Ill. -- Allstate Arena