Britney Spears performs her first Russian gig



SAINT PETERSBURG- Pop princess Britney Spears Sunday performs her first concert in Russia when she takes her "Circus" tour to Saint Petersburg, part of the singer's first major tour in years, organisers said.
"There's a huge interest in the concert," said Marianna Lyubina, a spokeswoman for Saint Petersburg-based Planeta-Plyus promotion company.



Britney Spears performs her first Russian gig
Ticket prices range from 1,500 rubles (47 dollars) to 25,000 rubles (786 dollars) and the most expensive and cheapest tickets were sold out fastest, said Lyubina.
"The Circus starring Britney Spears" tour got under way in New Orleans in March, the singer's first major tour in five years.
"I always wanted to hear her and most importantly see her live," said Saint Petersburger Yulia Ilyinskaya, who plans to attend the Sunday evening concert with her husband Boris.
"She's such a symbol of pop music, almost like Madonna and the late Michael Jackson," she added.
Spears will arrive in Saint Petersburg to play a one-and-a-half-hour concert for an audience of some 15,000 in Russia's former imperial capital and will leave immediately after, Lyubina added.
Spears will travel to Russia alone so as not to stress out her sons, organisers said, denying earlier local media reports that the pop star was worried about her children's safety in Russia.
Spears is set to perform her second Russian concert in Moscow on Tuesday.
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Sunday, July 19th 2009
AFP
           


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