Britney Spears announced Monday that her four-year Piece of Me residency at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood will conclude at the end of the year.
“As I prepare to say goodbye to ‘Piece of Me,’ I had no idea how magical this experience would be,” Spears said in a statement. “Having my fans from around the world come see my show has been amazing. I love Las Vegas and will miss performing this show.”
The singer tweeted of the last Piece of Me shows “ever,” “Saying goodbye to this show is going to be SO hard.”
Tickets for the final 18 performances at the resort’s Axis venue will go on sale to the public Friday. Spears’ last Piece of Me show will take place December 31st.
The most recent leg of Piece of Me concluded Saturday night, with another nine shows scheduled between May 3rd to the 20th. Following a tour of Israel and Asia, Spears will return to the Axis for 13 more shows spread across August and September before the final 18 shows.
Since its debut in December 2013, Britney: Piece of Me has become one of the Strip’s most successful shows with nearly 250 performances over the course of Spears’ four-year contract with Caesars Entertainment, who own the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Spears’ manager Larry Rudolph recently hinted that the singer might pursue other opportunities when her Caesars contract expired, including potentially setting up another Vegas residency at a different venue.
The show “could be conceivably anywhere, we could have it at the needle on the top of the Stratosphere, and do the bungee jump afterward,” Rudolph joked to the Las Vegas Review-Journal before adding, “We expect a lot of interest from all parties. Britney basically sells out every show, and she loves Las Vegas, she loves performing in Vegas, and Vegas is a possibility going forward.”
It might be a little while before Spears stages another residency, however, as the singer might first take a break, go on tour, and record the follow-up to 2016’s Glory, Rudolph said.
The last #PieceOfMe dates… ever. Saying goodbye to this show is going to be SO hard ? Tix on sale 4/14 at 10am PT https://t.co/1VyE3Bb7fX pic.twitter.com/tvbs7p1FV3
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) April 10, 2017
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