Britney Spears Kick Starts ‘Piece Of Me’ Las Vegas Show

December 28, 2013 | By | Reply More

Dec 28, – It was a non-stop hits bonanza at the opening night of Britney Spears‘ “Britney: Piece of Me” show in Las Vegas on Friday night (Dec. 27).

hromedia Britney Spears Kick Starts 'Piece Of Me' Las Vegas Show intl. news3Spears’ 24-song concert was the first of a planned 100 shows over the course of the next two years at the recently revamped AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The 90-minute show boasts a “flying” Spears, a massive rotating tree, pyrotechnics, rain, fire and an army of limber dancers.

The all-hits revue stands in contrast to Spears’ previous stage spectacles, which featured more album cuts and lesser-known new songs.

Her last tour, 2011’s “Femme Fatale” trek, featured a heavy number of tunes (including non-singles) from her then-new album “Femme Fatale.” However, the “Britney: Piece of Me” show was designed as a hits retrospective, and it only includes two new songs which are featured on her new album, “Britney Jean”: “Work Bitch” and “Perfume.”

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Spears opened the show with “Work Bitch,” descending from the sky in a globe-like cage. Dressed in a skin-tight, sequined bodysuit — reminiscent of the barely-there outfit she wore in the “Toxic” music video — she strutted around on stage, and also did some of the choreography from the “Work” video. (Yes, including that one part where she’s down on the ground and doing a bicycle-pedal thing with her legs.) Spears was particularly energetic in the number, which seemed to delight the crowd. Among the celebrities in the audience: Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Adam Lambert and Sia.

“Womanizer” was up next — and its bass was so loud, the sound was distorted at points. Spears was joined by her dancers again — who were clad in head-to-toe spandex and odd masks. Think: modified SWAT team. A highlight of the performance was Spears walking on her dancers backs, a sight that drew big cheers from the audience. Clearly, they like a diva in charge.

A short “What’s up Vegas!” greeting from Spears followed, along with her saying how it was “wonderful” to be here. It was only a quick hello, though, as the show then shot into her No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit single “3.”

Spears then jumped into a triangular cage and was wheeled around by her dancers across the stage. (It immediately brought to mind how she was carted to-and-fro in cages during her 2009 “Circus” tour.) “3” was heavy on choreography borrowed from the sexy music video, thanks to a parallel bar that dropped out of the sky. It then served as the sexiest jungle gym in Vegas, as Spears and her dancers undulated their way across and around the bar.

There was an odd sound stuttery glitch in the audio at the end of the song, but it was difficult to tell if it was part of the show, or, if it was an actual malfunction.

An interlude followed, and soon, Spears was back, descending from the heavens as a giant, white-winged angel, for the ballad “Everytime.” After a snow shower of confetti, perhaps the “snow” that she’s been mentioning to press, the song transitioned into “Baby One More Time.”

Spears segued from light to dark, making a concealed costume change behind her dancers, transforming from a blond angel into a brunette vixen for “Baby.” Her army of dancers kicked their way through the number with her, clad in ninja-like ensembles. After a shower of pyrotechnics, the track morphed into “Oops!…I Did It Again.” The latter song got a longer treatment from Spears, compared to the shortened “Baby.”

Press journalist for HRO media – Ignacio Damigo contributed to this report.

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