Britney Spears announces Europe tour dates

Society Materials 30 April 2009 02:06 (UTC +04:00)

Pop star Britney Spears' first tour of Europe in five years begins in London June 3 and ends in Helsinki July 16, organisers said Wednesday, AFP reported.

"The circus starring Britney Spears" tour began March 3 in New Orleans with 39 concerts scheduled in the US and Canada until May 5, to be followed by eight in London between June 3 and 14 and one in Manchester on June 17.

Next stops will take the 27-year-old star to Dublin on June 19 and 20, Paris on July 5 and 6, Antwerp on July 9, Copenhagen on July 11, Stockholm on July 13 and Helsinki on July 16, the French organisers Nous Productions said.

The organisers said the 50-million-dollar concerts bring together more than 50 artists on stage, including dancers, magicians, clowns and acrobats.

Spears, a few years back said to be the world's most highly paid singer, is gradually getting her career back on track after a torrid period following her 2006 divorce from ex-husband Kevin Federline that culminated in her admission to hospital.

A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday ruled her ex-manager Sam Lutfi and the attorney Jon Eardley stay away from the singer and her family for three years.

The court had already issued a temporary order against Lutfi and Eardly in January. Lawyers for Spears father Jamie, who controls his daughter's estate, alleged the two men had caused the singer emotional distress.