Britney Spears came to Birmingham for a show at the Genting Arena, part of the NEC complex, on Friday, August 31. The singer brought her Piece Of Me tour to Brum before a show in Blackpool over the weekend. But despite giving a towering performance in the seaside town, her mind was clearly on Birmingham still. The show served as part of her UK tour, which had an “incredible demand”, according to promoters. Britney Spears performs in Taipei, Taiwan, in June 2017.
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It followed Britney’s record-breaking, four-year headlining residency Britney: Piece of Me at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
The 36-year-old singer appeared to be a little confused on Saturday night, however, when she asked the Blackpool crowd: “How you feeling, Birmingham?” Fans soon clarified her mistake and she added: “I mean Blackpool!”
As the first contemporary superstar resident in the city, Britney revitalised the programme of entertainment in Vegas. With over 250 shows, the record-setting residency was sold out on a regular basis, generating over $140 million gross revenue and selling nearly a million tickets.