by Stephen Kelly, GuySpy Pop Culture Blog
Britney Spears is dropping her new album straight into San Francisco’s gay Castro District in an album launch celebration that Spears herself predicts will be “a morning to be remembered.”
Spears will perform somewhere in the Castro on Sunday, March 27 as part of a media blitz revolving around the highly-anticipated March 29 release of “Femme Fatale,” her seventh studio album and first since 2008’s “Circus.” The albums first single, “Hold It Against Me” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100.
Brit took to YouTube last Friday to announce the news to her fans and the media in a 24-second video. “I’m excited to tell you on Tuesday morning, March 29, I’ll be performing for the first time ever in a special concert in San Francisco’s historic Castro district on ‘Good Morning America.’ And I promise you it’ll be a morning to remember. See you soon!”
While it is not clear specifically where she will perform, rumors point to a 10 AM performance in or in front of the famed Castro Theater as part of a “Good Morning, America” segment. It is unclear whether the performance will be prerecorded or aired live.
The Castro Theater was built in 1929 and became San Francisco Historic Landmark #100 in 1976, noted for it’s famous neon sign and classic Spanish Colonial Baroque architecture. Located steps from the Market and Castro gay epicenter, it is no stranger to big events, hosting movie premiers, concerts, and the annual San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
If Brit wants to throw some love to the gay fans that have supported her through even the recent rough times, she couldn’t host a party at a better venue than the world famous Castro.