Britney Spears is to open her European tour at Brighton Pride where she will be the headline act.
Thousands will see her bring her Las Vegas show “Britney: Piece of Me” to Preston Park on Saturday 4 August.
She said: “I’m so excited to be kicking off my UK tour this summer at Brighton Pride.
“I guarantee it’s going to be a night to remember and can’t wait to sing and dance with all of my LGBTQ fans.”
Pride said: “The Grammy Award-winning superstar will perform the exclusive show at Brighton and Hove Pride following her record-breaking, four-year headlining Las Vegas residency.
“Britney received rave reviews from both critics and fans alike since opening in December 2013.
“As the first contemporary superstar resident in the city, Britney and Caesars Entertainment pioneered the ground-breaking paradigm shift and revitalised the modern era of entertainment in Las Vegas in Planet Hollywood’s world-class theatre.
“With over 250 shows, the record-setting residency was sold out on a regular basis, generating over $140 million gross revenue and selling over 930,000 tickets.
“Britney will be performing in the UK for the first time since the residency’s completion in her only UK pride appearance.
“Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Britney Spears is one of the most successful and celebrated entertainers in pop history with nearly 150 million records sold worldwide.
“In the US alone, she has sold more than 70 million albums, singles and songs, according to Nielsen Music.
“Born in Mississippi and raised in Louisiana, Spears became a household name as a teenager when she released her first single Baby One More Time, a Billboard Hot 100 No 1 smash and international hit that broke sales records with more than 20 million copies sold worldwide and is currently 14x Platinum in the US.
“Her musical career boasts countless awards and accolades, including six Billboard Music Awards and Billboard’s Millennium Award, which recognises outstanding career achievements and influence in the music industry as well as an American Music Award and the 2011 MTV Video Vanguard Award.
“So far, Spears has earned a total of six No 1-debuting albums on the Billboard 200 chart and 22 top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 – four of which went to No 1.
“Spears has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won for Best Dance Recording in 2005.
“Her cutting-edge pop concert Las Vegas residency, ‘Britney: Piece of Me’, at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino has been voted Best Show in Las Vegas and Best Bachelorette Show in Las Vegas.
“Spears also has been creating fragrances for over 10 years, and currently has over 20 fragrances available in over 85 countries around the world.”