British fans of Britney Spears will get a chance to see her live when she performs two concerts at the O2 Arena in London next June, it has been announced.

The pair of shows will be the only European dates on her upcoming world tour.

Tickets for the June 3rd and 4th gigs will go on general sale on December 5th but fans registering with her website will be able to purchase them 24 hours earlier.

"It's going to be very special," said Rob Hallett, a spokesman for tour promoter AEG.

He explained the tour is to be based on Britney's upcoming album The Circus, released on Monday.

"We're creating a musical circus," he continued. "Expect to see jugglers, dancers, tattooed ladies and acrobats."

The London dates will be Spears' only European shows "for the foreseeable future", Hallett added.

The Toxic star last performed in the UK in 2004, visiting Birmingham, Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester and Wembley
Arena as part of her Onyx Hotel tour.

The mother-of-two is to appear on The X Factor this weekend.

26/11/2008 11:22:18