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Thanks To Britney Spears, Caesars May Finally Go Broke

New Britney Spears

That’s Not The Britney Spears I Saw At Planet Hollywood

Sure, she’s never been ugly but my fandom for Britney Spears has never really been about her looks. Her name is attached to awesome jams and that’s what does it for me.

For better or worse (see my thoughts on Vegas Chatter) Britney Spears is now a fixture in Vegas with her “Piece of Me” show (original set list) at Planet Hollywood. Her new look may be what it finally takes to send Caesars Entertainment into bankruptcy. Let me explain.

It’s no secret that Caesars Entertainment is strapped for cash and on the brink of bankruptcy. There’s news about this just about every day. With Britney’s new look/face/abs(?) Caesars will have to change all of their marketing materials for the show. That’s everything from photo shoots that will change all print ads, billboards and press photos.

These things don’t come cheaply when you’re dealing with star like Britney Spears. I’m only half serious here. I know this won’t break the chapter 11 camel’s back but it certainly won’t help.

On a related note, my dude @Dribbleglass put a name to #NewBritney’s new face for me.

Photo – BuzzFeed http://www.buzzfeed.com/elliewoodward/pretty-sure-thats-not-britney-bitch?bftw=main

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Planet Hollywood Feeling The Britney Spears Effect To The Tune Of $20 Million

Britney Spears "Piece of Me"

Britney Spears “Piece of Me”

If you’ve been reading any of my work over the past few years you know that I like Britney Spears a bit too much. We go back to the swamps of New Jersey just like my ill-fated love for the New York Jets.

Anyway, I loved the “Piece of Me” show at Planet Hollywood (see my review on Vegas Chatter) and I’m happy to see it succeed. Despite the avalanche of negative reviews the shows are packed and Britney Spears is making bank for Planet Hollywood.

she’s boosted the hotel-casino’s annual operating earnings by about $20 million. Now we understand why the first run of her contract ending next year was renewed for an additional two years.

Having seen Britney a couple of times before “Piece of Me” I knew not to expect much (if any) singing and lazy dancing. I did expect to here some awesome JAMS (here’s a link to the original setlist on spotify that I’m listening to right now).

I didn’t expect such a great audio-visual experience at the Axis Theater. It really is a great theater that would be great for a band with progressive instrumentation like Tool.

I passed up an opportunity to see Britney a couple of weeks ago because I know the show isn’t going anywhere. I will definitely see “Piece of Me”, or a new version of the show, but probably won’t drop $100+ for the show that’s a live version of that spotify playlist.

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2 More Years For Britney Spears In Vegas!

Britney Spears "Piece of Me"

Britney Spears “Piece of Me”

Britney Spears is my girl. We go way back, just click on the tag to see. Her “Piece of Me” show is awesome if you like Britney Spears a lot. If you’re a marginal fan or think that you can become a fan by seeing this show you should probably save your money. The show is for her fans and 80’s pop nostalgists. Here’s my 2 cents on Vegas Chatter.

I’ve said that I’d pay to see Britney Spears “Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood again and I’ll have two more years to do it! After a weekend of rumors that “Piece of Me” would be extended Caesars Entertainment confirmed that the show will go on for two years after the initial contract was set to run out.

Enjoy the show’s playlist while you read the press release with more info and new shows that have been added.

As Britney Spears wraps up another round of sold-out performances during the spring run of “Britney: Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, tickets to new show dates for the legendary pop icon’s wildly popular Las Vegas resident show have been added and will go on sale this Friday, May 16. Because all of Britney’s shows to date have been sold out, and due to rapid sales of her existing August and September 2014 dates, additional performances have been added in August and September, as well as shows in October and November, New Year’s Eve weekend and February 2015. The addition of these performances marks an increased number of shows over those Britney was previously scheduled to perform throughout her two-year Las Vegas residency.

Special pre-sales for “Britney: Piece of Me” will be held for American Express cardholders and Total Rewards members, the loyalty program of Planet Hollywood’s parent company Caesars Entertainment, starting Tuesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. PT. With the new show dates added, and inclusive of the shows currently on sale, the following dates are all available for sale to the public on Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. PT:

  • Aug.: 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, 31
  • Sept.: 3, 5, 6, 10
  • Oct.: 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25, 29, 31
  • Nov.: 1, 5, 7, 8
  • Dec.: 27, 28, 30, 31
  • Jan.: 28, 30, 31
  • Feb.: 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28

 Dazzling fans with show-stopping performances for more than 15 years, Britney has truly brought her most spectacular show ever to Las Vegas. A celebration of one of the most illustrious careers in music history, the jaw-dropping production is a compilation of more than 20 of Britney’s worldwide hits, including “Baby One More Time,” “Oops I Did It Again,” “Toxic,” “Circus,” “Womanizer” and “Slave 4 U,” as well as new material from her recently-released album “Britney Jean.”

“Britney: Piece of Me” is the most cutting-edge pop concert experience ever produced for Las Vegas, featuring a four-piece band, 14 dancers, elaborate sets, unforgettable costumes and state-of-the-art, never-before-seen technology. Directed by one of the industry’s most well-respected creative directors for live stage entertainment, Baz Halpin, the show’s creative team also includes assistant creative director Melissa Garcia, multimedia designer GEODEZIK, choreographers The Squared Division and costume designer Marco Marco.

Britney is the first artist-in-residence housed in The AXIS, Planet Hollywood’s newly-renovated theater which features one of the largest indoor video and projection installations in the world. With its innovative dance floor and exclusive table and bottle service provided by Drai’s Management Group, The AXIS is part nightclub and part theater, setting it apart from any other venue in Las Vegas. The 4,600-seat, intimately-sized theater allows Britney’s fans to see her as they’ve never seen her before.

 

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Britney Spears “Piece Of Me” Playlist

Britney Spears "Piece of Me"

Britney Spears “Piece of Me”

I’ll have a review of Britney Spears “Piece Of Me” show at Planet Hollywood later this week but if you follow me on tumblr or twitter you know I loved it. Tumblr has pics from the show.

Here’s a vine of “Stronger”. This was the beginning to an awesome ending to the show.

I decided to make a spotify playlist because I need to relive the night and want share it with others. Enjoy and feel free to pass it on.


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