Spears’ tour wrangle
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