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'The Circus Starring Britney Spears' Adds Special Guest Jordin Sparks for Leg Two of Hit North American Tour

Jive Records - 08/14/2009

Platinum-selling 19 Recordings/Jive Records artist Jordin Sparks will join "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" as special guest on the second North American leg of the tour. Sparks will perform on the U.S. portion of the trek including dates in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Detroit, Chicago and more before concluding on September 26 & 27 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. Previously announced opening act Kristinia DeBarge will join the tour for all dates; while up-and-coming acts Girlicious and One Call will appear in select cities (see full details below). For tickets, VIP packages and detailed tour information, fans should visit www.britneyspears.com or http://aeglive.com/.

19-year old star Jordin Sparks rose to fame in 2007 when she became the youngest contestant ever to win American Idol. She performed the national anthem to an audience of nearly 100 million viewers at Super Bowl XLII, and was named Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist at the American Music Awards. Her current sophomore album, Battlefield, is in stores now and features the title track as Sparks' latest single. Her previous release, Jordin Sparks, featured platinum-certified Top 10 single, "Tattoo," and smash hit single "No Air."

"Britney's show is incredible and for me to be a part of it is a great opportunity," said Sparks.

"The Circus Starring Britney Spears," a dazzling display of music, dance, magic and theatrics, kicked off in New Orleans on March 3 and is the highest grossing tour of 2009 in North America to date. With its cast of nearly 50 dancers, magicians, clowns and acrobats, and a traveling staff of over 200, the 50 million dollar extravaganza includes an unprecedented 60 tons of equipment in 34 trucks for what has already proven to be a sheer electrifying musical event. According to Reuters, "The pop star. . .pulled out all the stops before a sell-out crowd of 16,400 to launch her much anticipated world tour."

  "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" Tour Dates:
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  August 20              Hamilton, ON        Copps Coliseum + @ ^
  August 21              Ottawa, ON          Scotiabank Place + @ ^
  August 24              New York, NY        Madison Square Garden * + ^
  August 25              New York, NY        Madison Square Garden * + ^
  August 26              New York, NY        Madison Square Garden * + ^
  August 29              Boston, MA          TD Garden * + ^
  August 30              Philadelphia, PA    Wachovia Center + ^
  September 1            Orlando, FL         Amway Arena * +
  September 2            Miami, FL           American Airlines Arena * +
  September 4            Atlanta, GA         Philips Arena * +
  September 5            Greensboro, NC      Greensboro Coliseum * +
  September 8            Detroit, MI         The Palace of Auburn Hills * +
  September 9            Chicago, IL         Allstate Arena * +
  September 11           Des Moines, IA      Wells Fargo Arena * +
  September 12           Grand Forks, ND     Alerus Center * +
  September 15           Tulsa, OK           BOK Center * +
  September 16           Houston, TX         Toyota Center * +
  September 18           Dallas, TX          American Airlines Center * +
  September 19           Bossier City, LA    CenturyTel Center +
  September 21           El Paso, TX         Don Haskins Center * +
  September 23           Los Angeles, CA     STAPLES Center * +
  September 24           San Diego, CA       San Diego Sports Arena * +
  September 26           Las Vegas, NV       Mandalay Bay Events Center * +
  September 27           Las Vegas, NV       Mandalay Bay Events Center * +


  * with special guest Jordin Sparks
  + with special guest Kristinia DeBarge
  @ with special guest Girlicious
  ^ with special guest One Call

Britney Spears is one of the top-selling artists of the last decade, and to date she has sold in excess of 63 million albums worldwide: . . .Baby One More Time (1999); Oops!... I Did It Again (2000); Britney (2001); In The Zone (2003) and Blackout (2007). Her current album Circus, released on her birthday, December 2, 2008, debuted at No. 1 in six countries including Canada, Switzerland, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and Top 10 in an additional seven countries.

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices, and thirty state-of-the-art venues. The company is currently producing tours and productions including Bette Midler "The Showgirl Must Go On" and Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and The Color Purple. The concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, Leonard Cohen, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Hannah Montana, Britney Spears, Kenny Chesney, Paul McCartney and American Idols Live. AEG Live is the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. For more information, go to www.aeglive.com.

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CONTACT: For Britney Spears: Gina Orr, +1-310-272-2650,
gina.orr@sonymusic.com, or Holly Shakoor, +1-424-901-8742,
holly.shakoor@42west.net, or For Jordin Sparks: Tice Merriweather,
+1-212-833-6479, Ticeman.Merriweather@sonymusic.com, or For AEG Live: Eve
Samuels, +1-213-639-6160, esamuels@solters.com

Web Site: http://www.jiverecords.com/