Britney Spears is officially heading to Sin City.
Spears has confirmed that she will be headlining a residency in Las Vegas. The announcement comes months after the singer issued a statement that she would not be returning to The X Factor. She reportedly decided to quit the competition because Simon Cowell was planning to fire her for her “underwhelming” performance during the first two seasons.
However, Fox Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said he felt Spears did “a really good job” and that people were expecting drama that never came to fruition.
“She’s just an interesting figure who’s lived a unique life, and I thought she brought some of that,” Reilly said.
The 31-year-old revealed that she has been doing all she can to prepare for the residency.
“I’m doing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week in addition to a lot of cardio-hour-long sessions three times a week with my trainer, Tony Martinez,” Spears said in her Shape cover story. “The [Vegas] performances won’t be simple — they’ll be a massive party from start to finish. And to pull this off, I have to be in top condition and running at full speed.”
According to The Las Vegas Sun, Planet Hollywood will be Spears’ new Las Vegas home. She is reportedly making plans for a November start date, but it is unclear if that will be the start of her final rehearsals or the start of her two-year run of alternating weekends. More details are expected by the end of the month, which will include the initial concert dates and ticket sales information.
Preliminary rehearsals and casting will begin in late September or early October in Los Angeles, and the technical aspects will be covered over the summer.
In addition to preparing for her Las Vegas residency, Spears is also working on the follow-up to her 2011 album, Femme Fatale. This will be her eighth studio album, which will be executive produced by Will.i.am.