Britney Spears Confirms Vegas Residency

After months of rumors claiming Britney Spears was eyeing a Las Vegas residency, the dream finally comes true for fans as the singer announces her two-year “Piece Of Me” run at Planet Hollywood.  Tickets go on sale this week.

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Revolution Monument, Mexico City, Mex.

Touted as “marriage of high-end fashion, state of the art technology and slick nightclub panache,” the adventure in Sin City begins Dec. 27 with the first run of dates stretching into February.

How much does a star of Britney’s caliber make for playing a Las Vegas residency?  Saying they’re “privy to the financial details,” the bean counters at TMZ claim the two year contract is for 48 shows and that she’ll earn $310,000 per show.  The gossip website sez each show is expected to take in $508,514 and that Britney will take in more than 60 percent of the gate.

As a comparison, TMZ, citing “sources,” claims Celine Dion pulls in $476,000 per show at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace.

Back to Britney.  Here are the dates:

Dec. 27-28, 30-31, Jan. 29, 31, Feb. 1, 4, 7-8, 12, 14-15, 18-19 & 22.

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Announcing her new show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

An AMEX presale begins today (Sept. 17) and Total Rewards customers can start buying tickets Sept. 19.  VIP selections include “Ringmaster,” “In The Zone” and “Kill The Lights.” General onsales launch Sept. 20.  For more information, click here for Britney’s website and here for Planet Hollywood’s online HQ.