Britney Spears to play Scarborough and Brighton Pride as part of UK tour

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 10:33 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 10:33 am

Britney Spears is bringing her Las Vegas 'Piece of Me' show to the UK with dates planned across the country, including Scarborough and Brighton.

The Baby One More Time performer is set to open her spectacular tour at Brighton Pride on August 4, before touring mainland Europe.

Spears will then return to the UK to play Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Manchester Arena, the SSE Hydro in Glasgow and the O2 arena in London.

Tickets go on sale 27 January at 9am to Live Nation members, before going on general sale at 10am.

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    Full European tour dates

    August 4, Brighton Pride Brighton, United Kingdom

    August 6, Mercedes Benz Arena Berlin, Germany

    August 8, Smukfest Skanderborg Denmark

    August 10, Telenor Arena Oslo Norway

    August 11, Goransson Arena Sandviken, Sweden

    August 13, Sparkassenpark Mönchengladbach, Germany

    August 15, Sportspaleis Antwerp, Belgium

    August 17, Scarborough Open Air Theatre Scarborough, United Kingdom

    August 18, Manchester Arena Manchester United Kingdom

    August 20, 3 Arena Dublin Ireland

    August 22, SSE Hydro Glasgow, United Kingdom

    August 24, O2 Arena London United Kingdom

    Reaction

    Response to the pop star's tour announcement has ranged from ecstatic to bemused.

    Brighton Pride broke the news of her date in the city.

    We are thrilled to announce that Legendary pop icon Britney Spears will be the headline act for Pride on Sat 4th AugPride will be the first place in Europe to see the global megastar performing her spectacular Las Vegas show ‘Britney – Piece of Me’ https://t.co/eY7zqXOaTs pic.twitter.com/ypIjcaKlAN

    — Brighton Pride (@PrideBrighton) January 23, 2018

    One fan struggled to contain his excitement

    No YOU’RE slightly excited at the #BritneySpears and #brightonpride news😳 pic.twitter.com/sCgfvOF4Dx

    — Andy L (@AndrewLegon) January 23, 2018

    As did this one.

    OMG BRITNEY IN THE UK AND BRIGHTON PRIDE HOW WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DESERVE pic.twitter.com/V8wiziqXCk

    — RINA (@rinasawayama) January 23, 2018

    But Twitter users were particularly surprised by the Scarborough date.

    This is one of the more random gigs of the year- just announced for August: Britney Spears in Scarborough.#BritneySpears pic.twitter.com/K0FVThlFeC

    — 📻 Colin Paterson 📺 (@ColinGPaterson) January 23, 2018

    Britney Spears playing Scarborough has made my year. pic.twitter.com/M4koH6uEtc

    — Andy Bush (@bushontheradio) January 23, 2018

    This is the Open Air Theatre in Scarborough where Britney will play in August. Possibly the most random booking of all time. pic.twitter.com/b724Ibz28b

    — ⚜️ Princess Markgaret ⚜️ (@ScaredOfTheMark) January 23, 2018

    Can we please address the fact that Britney is playing Scarborough? pic.twitter.com/IDPnYyzANH

    — Sam (@SAMiCURE) January 23, 2018

    Britney's team booking her a show in SCARBOROUGH pic.twitter.com/0338zd9sQq

    — jacques (@JacquesLachetta) January 23, 2018

    The performer herself though has revealed excitement for her tour of the UK.

    I'm so excited to announce that we're bringing the #PieceOfMe tour to select cities in North America, Europe and the UK! See you guys this summer ✨ Details at https://t.co/vBBdBzsBG2Video Credit: @NYRE pic.twitter.com/OW0VEEBqJ5

    — Britney Spears (@britneyspears) January 23, 2018