The singer will spend Thanksgiving overseas promoting her upcoming album

By Pernilla Cedenheim
Updated November 24, 2008 06:10 PM
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Although a long holiday weekend is right around the corner, Britney Spears is getting to work promoting her upcoming album, Circus, in Europe.

The singer boarded a flight from Los Angeles to Frankfurt, Germany on Monday for several appearances in support of the album, which is scheduled to be released Dec. 2.

Spears is traveling with several close associates and family members, including her father, Jamie, and manager Larry Rudolph. According to an eyewitness, the singer – dressed in a brown fedora, black sweatpants and a pink top – jumped out of her white Cadillac Escalade smiling and holding her dad’s hand at the airport.

After a short time in Germany, Spears is expected to appear on the French program, Star Academy, and on Simon Cowell‘s X Factor in England before returning to the U.S. next week. She is scheduled to go on a worldwide tour in the spring of next year.

Spears’s candid new MTV documentary, Britney: For the Record, airs Nov. 30.