Britney Spears Heats Up Las Vegas with Residency DebutBy: Meaghan Ellis - December 29, 2013
On Friday, Dec. 27, Grammy award-winning singer Britney Spears kicked off her two-year residency at the AVIX Theater inside the newly remodeled Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
According to several media outlets and a host of music critics, the pop icon definitely made a statement with her residency debut. Not only was the audience packed with adorning fans, but Spears also had a star-studded crowd in attendance as well.
Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, “Wild Ones” singer Sia and Katy Perry were among the top performers who came to support Spears’ debut.
The 32-year-old singer opened the show with her hit song, “Work B***h”, which immediately sent the crowd into an uproar.
Spears also performed classic tunes like her first hit single “Baby One More Time”. She also performed hits like “Oops!… I Did It Again”, “Toxic”, “Slave 4 U”, “Piece of Me”, “Stronger” and “Everytime”.
The singing sensation closed the show with her 1999 hit “(You Drive Me) Crazy”. However, that wasn’t exactly where the night officially ended, as Spears came back with an encore of “Till the World Ends”.
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) December 27, 2013
According to Billboard, the 24-song concert was the first of 100 scheduled shows that will take place over the next two years.
The exhilarating 90-minute show is filled with a number of eye-catching, mesmerizing stunts to provide captivating visuals for Spears’ hit records. From pyrotechnic fires and rain, to rotating trees and even Spears’ flying, the show has it all.
Spears’ show was such a hit that a number of celebrities took to Twitter to compliment and congratulate her on the success of the show. “Roar” singer Katy Perry actually kicked off the anticipation for the show before it even started when she tweeted, “Soy excited to see @britneyspears baby bottle pop it off tonight at her grand opening @phvegas! We are coming in full lewks to support!”
Global singing sensation Celine Dion also sent flowers to congratulate Spears, who in turn, posted a picture of the arrangement on Twitter and Instagram. Along with the stunning arrangement, Spears wrote, “The most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen! Thank you @CelineDion!!”
Spears also tweeted after the show to thank her wonderful audience for the success of residency debut.
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) December 28, 2013
Image via Twitter | Britney Spears