Britney Spears Delays Tour Again

Tuesday, October 30th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ Britney Spears has done it again _ she's pushed back the start date of her concert tour.

Instead of kicking off Halloween night in Washington, the tour will now begin on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. A statement on Monday from Jive Records, Spears' label, blamed the postponement on production delays.

The 19-year-old singer initially planned to start her tour in Miami on Oct. 26, but delayed that opening because she had the flu.

Spears' Washington concert is now scheduled for Dec. 21. Her New York City date also has been shuffled, from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5.

The teen pop diva's third album, ``Britney,'' is scheduled for release on Nov. 6.