Britney Spears UK tour 2018 - dates, venues and setlist
Pop fans thought their 2018 live music calendar couldn't possibly get any awesomer...
Enter Britney Spears to exceed expectations by announcing her Las Vegas show is on its way to the UK - with six dates including London, Manchester and… Scarborough?
Here’s everything you need to know about Britney Spears’ UK tour 2018, including dates, venues and setlist.
Britney Spears ‘Piece Of Me’ UK tour dates, cities and setlist
Well, this came out of nowhere… Britney Spears has announced a six-date tour of the UK, which features a warm-up show at Brighton Pride before kicking off the tour properly in Scarborough.
Yep, the ‘Toxic’ singer will launch her series of UK shows in the North Yorkshire seaside town before heading to more typical arena venues.
Here’s a full list of Britney Spears’ UK tour dates in 2018, including the extra date added at London's The O2 Arena due to popular demand:
- Brighton & Hove Pride, Preston Park (UK) - August 4
- Scarborough Open Air Theatre (UK) - August 17
- Manchester Arena (UK) - August 18
- Dublin, 3Arena (Ireland) - August 20
- Glasgow, SSE Hydro (Scotland) - August 22
- London, The O2 - (UK) - August 24
- London, The O2 - (UK) - August 25
- London, The O2 - (UK) - August 26
- Blackpool, UK Tower Festival (UK) . September 1
Brighton Pride tweeted "We are thrilled to announce that legendary pop icon Britney Spears will be the headline act for Pride on Sat 4th Aug."
Britney will also take the ‘Piece of Me’ tour to other cities in Europe - including Germany, Belgium and Sweden - after the North American and Asian legs.
This will be Britney’s first tour in eight years due to her hit residency in Las Vegas, which ran from 2013 to December 2017. Celeb fans of her recent shows include Beyonce, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. It was one of the most successful Las Vegas residencies of all time.
Prior to the tour’s announcement, Britney’s ex Justin Timberlake joked that a Las Vegas residency was a retirement plan for pop stars in an apparent slight at the singer.
Britney Spears setlist for UK concerts
Now her UK tour has begun, we now know what Britney is likely to perform (it's very similar to the setlist of her most recent Las Vegas shows).
Here's the setlist for the star's Dublin concert on August 20.
- Work Bitch
- Break the Ice / Piece of Me
- ...Baby One More Time / Oops!... I Did It Again
- If I'm Dancing
- Me Against the Music
- Gimme More
- Clumsy / Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes)
- Scream & Shout
- Do You Wanna Come Over?
- Work It / Get Ur Freak On / WTF (Where They From)
- Get Naked (I Got a Plan)
- I'm a Slave 4 U
- Make Me...
- Do Somethin'
- Magic Circus
- If U Seek Amy
- Breathe on Me
- Jungle Fever
- Stronger / (You Drive Me) Crazy
- Till the World Ends
Who is the support act for Britney's UK concerts?
It was likely that Britney would announce a fairly big name to open her UK shows - but we didn't expect PitBull.
The 'Timber' hitmaker will join Britney at all of her shows in the UK. We'll probably hear him perform some of his biggest hits including 'Rain Over Me', 'Give Me Everything' and 'International Love'.
Louise Rednapp is set to support Britney Spears as part of the Brighton Pride 2018 main stage lineup.
The former Eternal singer - who is just going by 'Louise' once again - joins Pixie Lott, Ella Eyre, M.N.E.K and Mabel at the 2018 event. Louise will also be performing at the Isle of Wight Festival.
Will Britney Spears release new music in 2018?
Apparently so! In an interview with Vegas Player Magazine in 2016, Britney talked about her most recent album ‘Glory’ and suggested a tenth studio album is very much on the way.
She said, “I’m not sure what I want the next album to sound like. I just know that I’m excited to get into the studio again and actually have already been back recording.”
If Britney has started work on the new album, it’s possible she could release new music before her summer shows begin.
Her previous album ‘Glory’ was praised by critics when it was released in 2016 and spawned hit singles ‘Make Me… (featuring G-Easy)’...
...and ‘Slumber Party (featuring Tinashe)’, which sees Britney parade around a party at a luxury mansion.
For those who haven’t been lucky enough to catch Britney’s ‘Piece Of Me’ show yet, this 2016 Billboard Music Awards performance is megamix of Britney's greatest hits and is sure to get you in the mood for her UK concerts.
Stay tuned to LineUp for the latest on Britney Spears’ UK tour and the possibility of a new album.