26 September 2013

“Piece Of Me” selling well for initial Vegas dates

Despite negative reports, Britney’s Vegas shows are selling extremely well. TMZ industry estimates suggest 95% of the 73,600 tickets have already sold including the premium-priced VIP packages. Larry Rudolph said that it was not a financial decision to base in her Vegas, but a way to do something more interesting for her fans. “You’re selling 4,400 seats a night instead of 15,000 seats a night. So your revenues are less than a third of what they would be if you were out on tour. Your costs are lower, because you’re not trucking everything around. We said, “How can we do something more interesting for the fans?” And we came up with this idea.”
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19 September 2013

“Piece Of Me” news from VP at Caesars Entertainment

Kurt Melien, VP of entertainment at Caesars Entertainment, has spoken about “Piece Of Me,” Britney’s forthcoming Vegas show. Britney has been working on the show for months with Baz Halpin (who’s also worked on tours for Katy Perry, P!nk, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Swedish House Mafia) and is exclusive to Las Vegas for North America only (Melien says “if you live in the United States or Canada and you want to see Britney Spears in the next couple of years, Vegas is the place to do it.”).

Each show will be around 90-100minutes in length and will feature 21 of Britney’s biggest hits and songs from her 8th album with approximately three shows per week when she is performing (one mid-week and two at weekends). Each performance will be to 4,600 people with a big dancefloor at the front and projections all around the theatre acting as a “retrospective on some of the most iconic moments of her life, combined with the more contemporary stuff that she’s doing today.”

17 September 2013

8th album to be released on 2nd December

Britney has confirmed that her 8th album, which is as yet untitled and will include “Work Bitch!” and a ‘perfume’ track written with Sia, will be released on 2nd December and 3rd December in the USA.

“Piece Of Me” Vegas residency confirmed

Britney Spears will officially commence a two year residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on 27th December, taking in 48 shows in the venue (16 go on sale this week, including VIP and Meet-and-Greet packages). The show will be an action-packed performance filled with her greatest hits in an atmosphere that is somewhere between nightclub and theatre.

Britney appeared on “Good Morning America” to officially announce the show saying that it will feel as much like Broadway as a concert. “We wanted the environment to be that way so people could come and have a good time and stand up and feel like they’re in the show with me.” Britney added that she has been training for five hours a day to ready herself for the show.
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16 September 2013

“Work Bitch!” UK pre-order

“Work Bitch!” has soared to #1 in iTunes in over 40 countries and the UK release has now been confirmed as 3rd November 2013. Pre-order the track on UK iTunes here!

15 September 2013

“Work Bitch!” leaks and has early release

An unfinished version of” Work Bitch!” leaked online in the early hours of the morning and was able to be matched using iTunes Match with the final track. As a result, Britney and her team have moved up the release with radio premieres taking place worldwide today; the song will also be available on iTunes USA at midnight, with an international rollout forthcoming.
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13 September 2013

“Work Bitch!” reviews

“Work Bitch!” has been played to members of the media today and initial reviews are exciting, with the general consensus being that the song works as a companion piece to “Scream and Shout” with the attitude of “Blackout.” The lyrics and vocals are reportedly fun and playful, with Britney experimenting with her voice as she did on “Scream and Shout” and speaking from a place of experience as an artist (if you want what I’ve got… “you better work bitch!”).

12 September 2013

“Work Bitch” to be unveiled on 16th September

Britney’s brand new single will be entitled “Work Bitch!” and will be unleashed on 16th September 2013 to radio, with an iTunes USA release at 00:01am on Tuesday 17th September (UK release date is currently to be confirmed). The track was co-written by Britney and will.i.am with Otto Jettman, Anthony Preston and Ruth-Anne Cunningham. The video has been shot and has been directed by Ben Mor, who helmed her “Scream and Shout” video with will.i.am.