It’s official. Britney Spears‘ Las Vegas residency ‘Piece Of Me’ will play its final show at the end of this year.
Confirmation came courtesy of the superstar’s long-time manager Larry Rudolph in an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal.
He said of the Planet Hollywood production, he said:
“We are done with this show, and our next move is undecided. We are still talking with Caesars Entertainment and other interested parties in Las Vegas.
Anything is possible. We have made zero decisions. 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.
She might tour, she might work on a new album. It’s too early to talk specifics about anything.”
Since starting in 2013, ‘Britney: Piece Of Me’ has played to more than 700,000 people and grossed well over $100 million.
All we can say is…finally!
For as much as the venture has lined her pockets (and everyone else involved), it’s arguably caused her commercial relevance to evaporate. Just look at her latest album ‘Glory.’ Though housing her strongest music in years, it has sold just 300,000 copies worldwide since last August.
Hence, it’s for that exact reason that all that banter about another Vegas show should cease…for now.
At 35 she’s in a sweet-spot in that she can still have appeal to younger audiences and cater to older supporters.
She would be smart to capitalize on this now, hit hard with a new material and pair it with global promo/touring to support. Thereafter, she should do whatever she wants (even another Vegas show). But only after.
Just our two cents. What are…