Britney Spears’ first Las Vegas residency was a wild success, in that the residency was extremely lucrative and Britney seemed to enjoy being in one place for weeks/months at a time. Britney had stability and she was making tons of money. The money issue led to Britney and Jamie Spears having to pay Kevin Federline even more in child support, but still, that was just a dent in Britney’s earnings. Britney’s first residency ended in December 2017, and I think Jamie Spears was like “well, that worked out great, we should do another one.” There were negotiations for months, and Britney recently announced a new “concert series” at the MGM in Vegas. The problem? Maybe people are a little bit tired of Britney? The ticket sales are not great, apparently.
Oops. She shouldn’t have done it again. A week after tickets went on sale for Britney Spears’ “Domination” concert series at the Park MGM in Las Vegas — fresh on the heels of a yearslong Vegas stint that ended last December — her first month of shows remains more than half unsold, sources told The Post. By comparison, a 27-show stint for Lady Gaga that begins Dec. 28 at the same venue nearly sold out in the first week tickets were available. An Aerosmith residency that starts April 6 was 85 percent sold out in a week, according to sources.
It was only last New Year’s Eve that the “Toxic” singer wrapped up her initial Las Vegas residency — a four-year, 248-show run at Planet Hollywood entitled “Piece of Me” — which with a $138 million gross has her in fourth place on Las Vegas’ residency register.
Spears is launching the “Domination” series on Feb. 13 despite the fact that “Piece of Me” stopped selling out after its first two years in Las Vegas, an insider said. The series was announced on Oct. 18 — less than a month after it was reported that 36-year-old Spears will have to pay thousands of dollars more a month in child support to ex Kevin Federline.
If you were in Las Vegas for a week, and you could only afford to see one MGM show, would you choose Aerosmith, Gaga or Britney? I’m honestly not sure who I would pick. I think the Aerosmith show would end up being a good time, and you would know what you are getting. Gaga’s show would be a spectacle, but I would actually put that last on the list. Britney’s show… feels like the kind of thing people will get tickets for at the last minute, when they realize she’s performing that very day. What I’m saying is that Britney’s the last-minute, budget choice, maybe? Her concert is not the one you build your Vegas trip around.
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