Britney Spears closes Las Vegas residency with New Year extravaganza

  • Four year Vegas run included 249 show dates
  • Songstress ends 2017 in style with New Year concert

Princess of Pop Britney Spears has wrapped up a four-year Las Vegas residency with a stunning New Year’s Eve show, featuring some of the star’s biggest hits.

Britney Spears has ended an historic Vegas residency.
Britney Spears has ended an historic Vegas residency.

The glitzy Vegas show was broadcast live to the nation as part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. The star has hinted that she may return to the gambling city for another run of shows in the future, though she is rumored to be putting out a new album in 2018.

Hugely successful residency for Britney

Britney: Piece of Me is Spears’ first residency.

It opened in 2014 – the star’s 15th year in the pop business – and has run for almost 250 nights. Originally slated as a 100-show run, the residency was extended due to huge demand. Over the course of four years, 900,000 concertgoers have seen the show.

Piece of Me opened at the The AXIS auditorium, a Planet Hollywood venue. The cabaret-style production runs through Britney’s life and early career, including personal home movies and interviews. It moves onto a selection of her biggest hits from the past decade and a half, including smash hits Baby One More Time, Oops I Did It Again and Lucky.

For the past two years, the set has also included recent hits Touch of My Hand and If U Seek Amy – plus fresh new workings of older album material. The show was reworked in 2016, after the star confirmed that her residency had been extended by the venue.

New Year’s Eve show marks end of en era for pop star

On 31 December 2017, Britney’s contract with the venue ended and the star performed Piece of Me for the last time. After the show, she thanked the cast and crew via Twitter, with a special mention for her Las Vegas hosts and for the fans who supported the residency.

“As I prepare to say goodbye to Piece of Me, I had no idea how magical this experience would be,” she remarked on social media. “I love Las Vegas and will miss performing this show.”

Management refuse to rule out a Vegas return

After four years of Vegas shows, there is a chance Britney will stretch her legs and head out on tour. Her management team refused to confirm or deny rumors that a new album is slated for 2018. However, a return to Vegas is likely in the future.

“Anything is possible. We have made zero decisions,” Larry Rudolph told the Las Vegas Review Journal. “Britney basically sells out every show, and she loves Las Vegas, she loves performing in Vegas, and Vegas is a possibility going forward.”

Slot game available

As a Vegas diva, Britney has also lent her name to a slot game by Aristocrat.

This one is available at many land-based casinos in the US, but sadly it’s not available at online casinos yet.

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