Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Britney Spears Announces Summer Tour with Enrique Iglesias...Who Bails Out Moments Later!

It wouldn't be a Britney Spears release day without a little crazy, I suppose...and this ish is top shelf!

This morning, Britney announced on Good Morning America that she'd be going on tour to support Femme Fatale this June (not terribly surprising), but she'd be co-headlining with Enrique Iglesias, whose recent bilingual album Euphoria produced two singles that peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Not the most ideal pairing, but not as obviously disastrous as the Lady Gaga/Kanye West "Fame Kills" debacle that never was - mainly because it was announced the day after West coined the phrase "...and I'ma let you finish, but..." and the gig was canceled hours after the announcement.

Funny how history repeats itself: just MOMENTS after Spears' announcement this morning, Billboard.biz announced that Iglesias had pulled out of this North American tour thingamajig, for reasons as yet undisclosed. (Guess he didn't wanna gooo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o.) Hey, remember when Nicki Minaj did the exact same thing when Rihanna announced her Last Girl on Earth tour with Ke$ha?

Good grief, first Christina rips off Britney's mental breakdown, then Lady Gaga rips off Madonna's essence, and now this? Does nobody come up with new stuff anymore!?!?!

On the other hand, I can name several people who will be rather thrilled by this turn of events, myself included. When rumors began circulating of Spears co-headlining with another "major artist," the Vertigo Shtick educated guess-mobile went into overdrive and eventually landed on what seemed like the obvious answer: Jennifer Lopez! New album on the way, American Idol on ice for another season, and while Britney Spears is apparently not feeling the dancing thing as much in terms of actual motion (she's more into singing about it lately), no one over 40 has danced as hard as J.Lo in her new video for "On The Floor" (below) aside from Janet, Madonna, Tina Turner, and Cloris Leachman, so it's perfect symbiosis!

Who do you think should co-headline Britney Spears' upcoming North American tour?

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