The Circus Starring Britney Spears

Start date: 3rd March 2009
End date: 9th December 2009
Number of shows: 14 in Oceania, 22 in Europe, 61 in North America (97 total)
Tour director: Jamie King
Costume designer: DSQUARED2
The Circus Starring Britney Spears is one of Britney’s most successful tours, set across three circular stages in the round of the arena. A giant cylinder video screen encompassed the main stage, with videos and backdrops, with magician Ed Alonzo appearing during the show. Due to demand in the UK, six more shows were added to the initial two, selling more than 100,000 tickets in a week; the show became the fifth highest-grossing tour worldwide, with a gross of $131.8 million.

Setlist

– Perez Hilton video
“Circus”
“Piece of Me”
“Radar”
“Ooh Ooh Baby”/”Hot as Ice”
“Boys”
“If U Seek Amy”
“Me Against the Music” (Bollywood Remix)
“Everytime”
“Freakshow”
“Get Naked (I Got a Plan)”
“Breathe on Me”/”Touch of My Hand”
“Do Somethin'”
“I’m a Slave 4 U”
“Toxic”
“…Baby One More Time”
“Womanizer”

*Britney included “Mannequin” during certain dates, as well as a cover of Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” during the second USA leg, and Duffy’s “I’m Scared” on the first night.