Ciara Out, Jordin Sparks In For Surprising Spears Tour SwitchSaturday, August 15, 2009
Long believed to have been booked for the tour after spending time with Spears this spring, Ciara was replaced by Jordin Sparks in a release confirmed by Britney Spears' management Friday.
In the release, which did not reference Ciara, Spears management wrote: "Sparks will perform on the U.S. portion of the trek including dates in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Detroit, Chicago and more before concluding on September 26 & 27 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. Previously announced opening act Kristinia DeBarge will join the tour for all dates; while up-and-coming acts Girlicious and One Call will appear in select cities."
As previously reported on Singersroom, Spears' tour will kick off August 20 in Hamilton, ON.