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Britney Spears plans 2-year gig at Vegas’ Planet Hollywood

Britney Spears plans 2-year gig at Vegas’ Planet Hollywood

Brittany Spears announces her new show at Planet Hollywood Vegas to Sam Champion during the taping of Good Morning America on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 in Las Vegas. /Al Powers/Invision/AP

Britney Spears has confirmed rumors she is to take Las Vegas by storm with a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood.

The singer officially announced the news in a pre-taped interview from Sin City for breakfast show Good Morning America, which aired on Tuesday, revealing she will be performing 50 concerts a year for her Britney: Piece of Me show.

In the video she says, “I love Vegas, the energy here is really, really good. I’m definitely going to do the greatest hits, but I’m going to have to put some of my new material in it, just to keep it fresh.”

Spears will treat fans to a theater atmosphere, mixed with a club feel during the performances.

She adds, “We wanted the environment to be that way so people could come and have a good time and stand up and feel like they’re in the show with me.”

After the announcement aired, the singer was flown via helicopter to the Nevada desert, where she was surprised by more than 1,000 fans dressed in her signature schoolgirl outfit from the “Baby One More Time” video, who were holding up cards to form giant pictures of the “Toxic” hit maker.

She told them, “This is amazing, this is so cool. This is such a sweet thing to do. I don’t even know what to say, I’m speechless. This is so… I can’t believe it, it’s shocking.”

However, Spears admitted she was still recovering after vomiting during the helicopter flight, “Actually I got sick in the helicopter, I was like, ‘Oh my god’.”

She even took to Twitter.com following the incident to swear off choppers forever, writing, “Y’all that will be the last time u (you) EVER see me in a helicopter. Love u GMA & that was INCREDIBLE but helicopters are not for this girl.”

Spears has reportedly signed a $15 million-a-year contract with Planet Hollywood bosses, which averages $310,000 per show.

The concerts and helicopter ban were not the only announcements Spears had for her fans – her eighth studio album will be out in the U.S. on Dec. 3, one day after her 32nd birthday.

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