Britney Spears' Circus back in town

Singer adds more North American dates

NEW YORK -- If you seek more Britney Spears, you're in luck. The pop singer is adding another North American leg to her elaborate "Circus" tour to support her already platinum-selling album of the same name, she announced Wednesday on her official Web site.

Produced by AEG Live, the tour will bring Spears back to Canada and the U.S. for a 20-city run beginning August 20 in Hamilton, Ontario, and wrapping in Las Vegas on Sept. 27.

"I'm so excited to bring the Circus back to North America," Spears said. "I've made some really cool changes to the show that I think my fans are really going to love. I also get to bring the show to some new cities we missed the first time around."

Her first arena run since 2004, "The Circus Tour Starring Spears" kicked off in New Orleans on March 3 and and is the highest-grossing tour of 2009. The $50 million production features Spears in the role of a ringmaster surrounded by a full cast of dancers, magicians, clowns and acrobats, and it requires 34 trucks to haul its 60 tons of equipment from one show to the next.

Spears also announced today that the "Circus" tour will hit Australia in November, marking the first time the singer has performed there, Billboard.biz reported. Six dates have been announced, starting with Nov. 6 at Perth's Burswood Dome.

Tickets for the second North American leg of Spears' tour go on sale June 19. More ticketing information will be made available on britneyspears.com.

Spears' sixth studio album "Circus" has sold 1,558,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Dates for the second North American leg of the "Circus" tour follow:

Aug. 20: Hamilton, ON (Copps Coliseum)
Aug. 21: Ottawa, ON (Scotiabank Place)
Aug. 24: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Aug. 25: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Aug. 29: Boston (TD Bankworth Garden)
Aug. 30: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
Sept. 1: Orlando (Amway Arena)
Sept. 2: Miami (American Airlines Arena)
Sept. 4: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
Sept. 5: Greensboro (Coliseum)
Sept. 8: Detroit (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
Sept. 9: Chicago (Allstate Center)
Sept. 11: Des Moines (Wells Fargo Arena)
Sept. 12: Grand Forks, Iowa (Alerus Center)
Sept. 15: Tulsa, Okla. (BOK Center)
Sept. 16: Houston (Toyota Center)
Sept. 18: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
Sept. 19: Bossier City, La. (CenturyTel Center)
Sept. 21: El Paso, Tex. (Don Haskins Center)
Sept. 23: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
Sept. 26: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay)
Sept. 27: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay)
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