25 January 2004

“Do Somethin'” UK release date change

The UK release date for “Do Somethin'” is now 28th February 2005, having been delayed by a week, according to an official BMG press release, which has been placed on the promotional CD case. Artwork and tracklisting have yet to be finalised.

24 January 2004

Britney phones “TRL” to premiere “Do Somethin'” video

Britney phoned in on “TRL” today to air “Do Somethin'” in the US for the first and only time, and also spoke about “Mona Lisa” and a possible new album. On “Do Somethin’,” Britney said, “it’s really kinda simple, it’s about going into a club and everyone’s staring at you and trying to get everyone to do something and get up and dance.”
Full story “Britney phones “TRL” to premiere “Do Somethin’” video”

21 January 2004

“Toxic” promotional appearances

Britney is currently in Europe and will be recording appearances for the following TV shows to promote “Toxic,” the second single to be taken from “In The Zone.”

Confirmed performances and interviews so far are:
– “Top Of The Pops” – 23rd January, BBC 1
– “The Saturday Show” and “Top Of The Pops Saturday” – 24th January, BBC 1
– “Blue Peter” – 30th January, BBC 1

Britney will also be appearing on ITV’s “Diggin’ It” and “CD:UK,” however airdates have not yet been confirmed.

20 January 2004

“Toxic” UK, Europe and Australia release dates

“Toxic” is due to be released on 9th February 2004 in Germany and central Europe, and on 23rd February 2004 in Australia. The UK release date is confirmed as 1st March 2004 at the moment, but this date is subject to change.

19 January 2004

“Dare For More” Pepsi campaign launched

Britney joins P!nk and Beyonce to battle against the evil Roman emperor Enrique Iglesias, in the new Pepsi advert, shot in late 2003 in Italy. Britney said, “I’m such a huge fan of P!nk and Beyonce. To be in their company is very cool.” The Pepsi ads will be shown worldwide on TV from 1st February.

16 January 2004

Britney becomes first artist to have video retire on UK “TRL”

Britney is officially the first artist to have a video retire on the UK version of the MTV show, “TRL.” “Me Against The Music” featuring Madonna retired on Friday, and during the next week behind the scenes clips from “Toxic” are being shown, with the UK premiere of the video on Friday, before it is added to other channels the next week.

15 January 2004

Second date at Wembley Arena added for The Onyx Hotel Tour

A second date at Wembley Arena has been announced for the UK leg of the Onyx Hotel tour, on Tuesday 4th May 2004, with pre-sales for the other four dates nationwide being available from ClearChannel. Tickets officially go on sale tomorrow, Friday 16th January 2004, at 9am.

13 January 2004

“In The Zone” DVD release details

The “In The Zone” DVD, to be released in April 2004, will now include the full ABC Britney special, “Gettin’ In The Zone,” along with live performances of “Me Against The Music” and “(I Got That) Boom Boom” on “TRL USA,” “Breathe On Me” at the Rain nightclub in New York, the videos to “Toxic” and “Me Against The Music,” a photo gallery, and the MTV “Making The Video” for “Me Against The Music.”

According to Britney’s record label in Japan, a bonus CD will be included featuring remixes of the two singles, as well as “Don’t Hang Up” and previously unreleased track “Tell Me What You’re Sippin’ On.”

10 January 2004

“In The Zone” tour renamed “The Onyx Hotel Tour”

Britney’s upcoming world tour has been renamed “The Onyx Hotel Tour” from its original title of the “In The Zone” tour. The press release for the tour says “an “onyx” by definition is a precious black gemstone that emits various colors of light depending on the light you shine into it. ‘The Onyx Hotel’ is a unique, mysterious hotel powered by an onyx stone. Each guest who enters this hotel shines their own light into the onyx, and in return, makes their fantasies come to life. It’s a vibrant, whimsical place where wondrous dreams are realized, and the darkest of secrets are revealed.”