Update: Britney Spears to perform at Verizon Center; Enrique Iglesias pulls out of tour
Britney Spears announced this morning a 26-city tour where she would be joined by Enrique Iglesias.
But hours later, it is being reported Iglesias has decided to scrap the joint trek.
The tour would have had them perform July 31 at the Verizon Center in Washington. Spears is still scheduled to perform that day, according to the venue.
Spears made the tour announcement today on Good Morning America. It will be her first tour since the successful Circus tour in 2009, when she also performed at Verizon.
The news was also especially notable because Iglesias, a top-shelf draw on his own, would open for her.
But after the GMA appearance, Billboard.biz reported, citing inside sources, Iglesias had decided to pull out of the tour.
The singer would have had a full production of his own instead of being a standard opener, a double bill that would have been too expensive to produce, reporter Ray Waddell wrote.
The Verizon Center doesn't have Iglesias' name on its online listing.
Update: Spokeswoman Sheila Francis has confirmed Iglesias has pulled out of the tour. She did not elaborate on the development beyond saying, "Our show information was given to us this morning from Live Nation and it only listed the tour as being Britney Spears."
Live Nation has not yet responded to requests for comment.
Spears released her seventh album, "Femme Fatale," today. Tickets for the show, starting at $29, will go on sale April 16.Photo: Spears on the Circus tour (handout photo)