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SHE'S GOT THE BEAT
Britney Spears is back! The pop star kicks off her 32-city Circus tour Tuesday at the New Orleans Arena in Louisiana, where she thrilled fans for more than 90 minutes in a show that ended with her hit “Womanizer,” performed in a sexy cop getup.
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Opening the concert with her album’s title track, “Circus,” Spears descended from above in a red ringmaster-meets-dominatrix outfit designed by Canadian duo DSquared2. “We are enormous fans of Britney,” designers Dean and Dan Caten said in a press release, “and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to collaborate with her.”
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DON'T CAGE HER IN
The crowd rose to its feet as the singer – wearing a form-fitting bustier and lace-up boots – shimmied in a cage while being lowered from the rafters during the “Circus” opening number.
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THIS IS THE REMIX
Going beyond the tour’s circus theme, the designers say they wanted “to create something much more provoking and indecent … something animalistic and primal” for Spears’s multiple looks, including this sheer ensemble.
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She’s got the power! Wielding an oversized carnival mallet, the singer worked the stage at the 19,000-seat New Orleans Arena in coquettish pink-and-black lingerie and a feather bolero.
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During a Bollywood-inspired version of “Me Against the Music,” Spears showed off her toned form in a green-and-gold harem pants ensemble as she played off her backup dancers.
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With jugglers, acrobats, clowns and even a magician who made Spears disappear onstage, the concert tour promises to be a spectacle, and the costumes, say DSquared2, are an autobiographical tribute “for one that has always been in the spotlight: scrutinized, watched, imitated, photographed, criticized and loved.”
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