After weeks of rumors, Britney Spears is coming to Las Vegas. Spears has signed a two-year, $30 million deal to perform in the PH Live showroom at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip. Her residency is set to begin Dec. 27, 2013.
“Yes it’s true,” Spears tweeted the morning of her announcement. “Proud to announce that I will be taking over Vegas @phvegas starting in Dec.
“I want to see all of your faces there over these next two years… I mean it!”
The announcement was made in an undisclosed location in the desert outside Las Vegas. About 1,3oo volunteers were transported by 28 buses to greet Spears when she arrived by helicopter.
The showroom is being renovated as a pop-style dance club and those attending the show will be able to purchase table and bottle service. Tickets start at $59 and go on sale Sept. 20.
Planet Hollywood President David Hoenemeyer said Spears’ Las Vegas show, “Britney: Piece of Me,” will be a reenactment of the most memorable times in her career. Spears is expected to perform 40 shows a year in buckets of four to six shows at a time, he said.
“I can’t let out too much about the show, but it will appeal to every age group that’s known Britney throughout the years,” he said.
Hoenemeyer said Spears has already started work on the production and has been secretive about the details.
“We hope to see something in a month or so,” he said.
For weeks, residency rumors have swirled. On the pop diva’s website, a clock counted down to the early morning hours of 5:30 a.m. Pacific on Sept. 17.
ABC’s “Good Morning America” teased to an “electrifying new career move. What will it be? Britney’s secret revealed” for their Sept. 17 show.
The main image on Spears’ website depicted her standing in a dressing room, dressed as a Vegas showgirl, with a miniature “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign tucked to one side.
A low-quality version of her new single, “Work Bitch,” was leaked before its scheduled Sept. 16 release, forcing Spears’ team to make the master version public 24 hours earlier than planned.