Spears’ tour wran­gle

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

SYD­NEY: Brit­ney Spears’ Aus­tralian tour ran into con­tro­versy be­fore it even be­gan yes­ter­day, with an of­fi­cial sug­gest­ing con­cert go­ers should be told if the pop icon would be mim­ing her songs.

Spears, who has re­built her ca­reer af­ter a myr­iad per­sonal trou­bles in the wake of her 2006 di­vorce from Kevin Fed­er­line, was due to start her Cir­cus tour Down Un­der yes­ter­day.

But re­ports that she will lip-sync dur­ing many of the con­certs prompted the New South Wales Min­is­ter for Fair Trad­ing to sug­gest tick­ets should carry dis­claimers about whether parts of the con­certs were pr­ere­corded.

Aus­tralians would not tol­er­ate a “Mickey Mouse per­for­mance”, Vir­ginia Judge said in ref­er­ence to the stars’ past as one of Dis­ney’s Mouseke­teer per­son­al­i­ties. “Let’s be clear – live means live,” she said.

“If you are spending up to $200 (R1 509), I think you de­serve bet­ter.” – Sapa-AFP

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