BANGKOK — BEC-Tero Entertainment played coy Tuesday over rampant speculation pop diva Britney Spears would pass through Bangkok on her upcoming tour.
The new millennium’s Princess of Pop is tipped to give her slaves a chance to “dance till the world ends” after the concert promoter released Monday a poster similar Britney’s official tour poster with the message “Oops! It’s Songkran … again.”
Reached for comment, a BEC-Tero representative declined to comment further. But, spokesman Gonthorn Piroonratana said, fans should wait until after Songkran.
The online tease gained interest and thousands of likes and shares from Britney fans by Tuesday morning, with several happy comments from those excited to finally see their beloved singer live while others expressed concern about getting tickets.
“Hope there’s tickets left for real fans to see our idol close to the stage. We’ve been waiting for all our lives! I prostrate before you, please, I prostrate with all five parts of my body,” wrote Phanpoljak Nickel Akharadanai in the top-rated comment.
The anxiety over tickets comes after the promoter was criticized by fans after incidents like the 2015 Maroon 5 concert, in which many were left empty-handed after limited-availability tickets sold out quickly, only to see celebs and VIPs mugging on social media with fistfuls of tickets made available to them.
“If you reserve the space for others or oversell, we will never forgive you. Please! You can’t do this to fans who have followed her for decades. What your heart is made of? #Please sympathize with us, we have money to buy the tickets and we’ve been waiting for so long,” Shawipat Nhuboonkaew wrote in a comment.
Speculation first began late last month after Spears announced a Singapore date for “Britney: Live in Concert,” her eighth concert tour, which will also take her to Manila, Tokyo and Hong Kong in June.
During the boyband surge of the ‘90s, Spears debuted in 1992 to instant stardom and went on to peak with several multi-platinum albums. She gave voice to several generational anthems including “…Baby One More Time,” “Oops!… I Did It Again,” “Womanizer,” “3” and “Hold It Against Me.”
After the one-time Mousketeer transformed from wholesome girl to sex object, she suffered a breakdown in 2007 that saw her retreat from the public eye for some years.