Britney Spears Announces World Tour

Britney Spears embarks on world tour March 3. Check out concert tour dates here!

Dec. 2, 2008 — -- 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 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