Britney Spears is back with a new CD, a new tour, and a new attitude. After shaving her head, being hospitalized, and fighting for custody of her children, Britney is back on her feet and ready to sing.
Debuting with her chart-topping song “Womanizer”, Britney continued to make her comeback known with her two other hits, “If U Seek Amy” and “Circus”. “Circus”, which illuminates Britney’s drive to be in the spot light, is the theme for her ongoing tour.
All eyes on me in the center of the ring just like a circus
When I crack that whip, everybody gonna trip just like a circus
Don’t stand there watching me, follow me, show me what you can do
Everybody let go, we can make a dance floor just like a circus
-“Circus” chorus lyrics.
Britney’s tour includes elaborate costuming, shows, props, and stunts. For the majority of her tour, Britney is wearing a circus ring-leader type uniform that is more edgy than risqué, and with masculine shoulder pads and a whip, she dominates the stage.
Joining her on stage is a mass of different people in various intricate costumes, including clowns, animals, and showgirls, all with a sexual and modern twist. Her back-up performers can be seen jumping through hoops, juggling, performing acrobatic tricks and stunts, and of course, dancing with Britney.
All of the costumes and performers have a sexual sadistic/masochistic theme. At one point during her performance, Britney peels off her dominating Ring Master costume, to reveal a raunchy three-piece corset and panty set. She is then “thrown” into a cage with leather clad men wearing muzzles. Around her are chained acrobats, tight-rope balancing women in scant clothing, and shirtless muscle men. All in all, Britney’s show is wild.
Tickets for Britney’s concerts have been a hot item since they went on sale in January, and all but a few are sold out. Those who still need tickets have a slim chance of obtaining them unless they can find a local seller, or multiple radio stations are giving away Britney tickets in contests.
Fans have been eagerly anticipating Britney’s tour, some even going so far as to buy near-matching costumes to look like Britney’s Ring Master outfit. Others have dressed in corsets, thigh-high vinyl boots, and top hats to keep with the Circus theme of the concert.
The official Britney Spears’ website lists a few ways to copy Britney’s Circus look, including where to find most the pieces at local retailers such as Forever 21. Costume site Yandy features a Lion Tamer costume that strongly resembles Britney’s Ring Master costume.
Britney’s tour runs through March 3rd, 2009 to June 17th, 2009 with tickets available through Ticket Master. More information can be found at Britney Spears’ Tour Site.