Britney Spears kicked off her latest tour at Sacramento’s Power Balance Pavilion to thousands of her biggest fans. According to the reviews, the “Femme Fatale,” well, killed.
“It’s opening night, b—-!,” Britney tweeted before she hit the stage, and her fans shared in the excitement, reportedly screaming for the 29-year-old star constantly through her 90-minute set.
She didn’t disappoint, moving through hit after hit like “..Baby One More Time,” “Toxic,” and “I’m a Slave 4 U,” to her latest like opener “Hold It Against Me” and “Till the World Ends.”
Rolling Stone’s Barry Walters called it “her flashiest, fastest moving, and most entertaining production yet,” and that she’s “doing it better than even die-hard defenders would’ve predicted.”
The Sacramento Bee’s Carla Meyer said she “captivated,” while frequent Spears critic Perez Hilton, whom ironically opened her last “Circus” tour, claims, “She’s still got it.”
E! Online’s Mark Malkin, invited to an exclusive dress rehearsal of the show days before opening, said Spears “sings, dances and gives you some of her best work ever.” “Just let me say that if you don’t have tickets yet, run and get them now,” Malkin adds.
Spears seemed pretty pleased with her performance as well, tweeting after the show, “Can’t sleep. WAY too much Adrenaline right now. Sacramento was on fire tonight. You ready San Jose? Cause I am!”
Spears’ tour continues around the country through the summer. Along with announcing a European trek, she recently added dates in cities like Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, NC, and Hartford, CT.