Larry Rudolph Reveals Spears' 'Circus' Tour Details
Posted on Tue Mar 3, 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Britney Spears SpearsCircusDetails200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - With Britney Spears set to begin her first tour in five years tonight in New Orleans, her manager Larry Rudolph says fans can expect a "pop extravaganza" on stage.

Speaking by phone from Louisiana, Rudolph told Ryan Seacrest on his morning radio program, Spears "ran the show twice yesterday, actually, once until about 2 or 3 in the morning last night and it was amazing."

"She goes full speed through the whole thing ... it's about an hour and a half. There's only one time where it slows down - two ballads in the middle - but the rest is pretty fast," Rudolph said.

"This is a full-on, full-out, big Britney Spears show. It is a pop extravaganza. It is everything that everybody would expect from her and more."

Seacrest asked Rudolph if Spears was nervous before tonight's big event.

"Before these kinds of things she always has a little bit or nervous energy. But she has a way of channeling it. It's sort of like I've said to her sometimes, 'if you were on a football team and you were going to the Super Bowl, they would want you to be their quarterback.' Because when it comes to game day, no one brings it like she does. She's got that little bit of nervous energy and she just directs it into the most amazing show you can possibly imagine," he said.

So how is Spears preparing for the big night?

"She'll probably sleep late today. She doesn't have her kids with her today. She'll probably sleep in until early afternoon, get up, have breakfast, probably go to the venue around 4 or 4:30, something like that. Go there, spend a little time and relax, then hair and makeup probably around 6 or 7 and then stage thereafter," Rudolph said.

Rudolph says having Spears two children with her on tour is helping the formerly troubled pop star stay focused.

"I think the boys give her amazing inspiration and amazing strength, they really do. It's actually been a great thing watching her with them throughout this whole process."

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