Britney Spears Restructures Fall Tour Plans

Britney Spears has restructured her fall North American tour after a case of the flu delayed rehearsals. The trek will now begin Oct. 31 in Washington, D.C., with the originally scheduled kick-off dat

Britney Spears has restructured her fall North American tour after a case of the flu delayed rehearsals. The trek will now begin Oct. 31 in Washington, D.C., with the originally scheduled kick-off dates on Oct. 26 in Miami and Oct. 28 in Tampa, Fla., rescheduled for Dec. 19 and 18, respectively. Spears is touring in support of her third Jive album, "Britney," due Nov. 6 in North America. First single "I'm a Slave 4 U" debuted at No. 68 on The Billboard Hot 100 last week.

Beyond the changes in the early dates, Spears has added shows in six markets -- East Rutherford, N.J.; Atlanta; New Orleans; Salt Lake City; Raleigh, N.C.; and a formally scheduled second date in Las Vegas. As previously reported, the artist's Nov. 18 stop at Las Vegas' MGM Grand will be broadcast live via HBO.

Spears will also appear on MTV the weekend prior to the album's release and is confirmed to visit, Fox Family Channel's "Listen Up" (Nov. 4), "The Rosie O' Donnell Show" (Nov. 5), "The Late Show With David Letterman" (Nov. 6), MTV's "Total Request Live" (Nov. 6), and "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (Nov. 19).

As previously reported, America Online members have the opportunity to buy advance tickets to the upcoming shows. Spears will also donate $1 from each ticket sold to a fund benefitting the children of the firefighters and police officers killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Here is Britney Spears' revised tour itinerary:

Oct. 31: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
Nov. 1: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
Nov. 2: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
Nov. 5: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Nov. 7: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Nov. 8: State College, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Center)
Nov. 9: Cleveland (Gund Arena)
Nov. 10: Cincinnati (Firstar Center)
Nov. 12: Denver (Pepsi Center)
Nov. 13: Salt Lake City (Delta Center)
Nov. 17-18: Las Vegas (MGM Grand)
Nov. 20: Anaheim, Calif. (Arrowhead Pond)
Nov. 21: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
Nov. 26: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Nov. 27: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
Nov. 28: Rosemont, Ill. (Allstate Arena)
Nov. 29: Minneapolis (Target Center)
Dec. 2: East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)
Dec. 3: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
Dec. 4: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Dec. 8: Hartford, Conn. (Hartford Civic Center)
Dec. 9: Boston (FleetCenter)
Dec. 10: Philadelphia (First Union Center)
Dec. 14: Raleigh, N.C. (Sport & Entertainment Center)
Dec. 15: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
Dec. 16: New Orleans (New Orleans Arena)
Dec. 18: Tampa, Fla. (Ice Palace)
Dec. 19: Miami (American Airlines Arena)