US pop star Britney Spears will perform in a free
concert in Mexico City on Sunday, an official said.
The concert, which will start at 7 pm, will mark the start of the
Christmas celebrations in Mexico City, Federal District Mayor Marcelo
Ebrard said on social-networking sites.
Talks with Spears's representatives were given a push a few days ago
by the Federal District's coordinator of Christmas events, Mario
Carrillo, to get the pop star to perform in the capital.
will perform Dec 1 in Guadalajara, the capital of the western state of
Jalisco, December 3 in Mexico City and December 6 in Monterrey, the
capital of the northern state of Nuevo Leon, on her Femme Fatale world
Spears's seventh album, Femme Fatale, has sold more than 40,000 copies in Mexico, pushing it beyond Gold Record status.
Officials are looking to draw about 3 million domestic and foreign tourists to Mexico City this Christmas season.
Mexico City is offering visitors a wide range of events and
activities, including a parade featuring different kinds of floats, ice
skating on the Zocalo, the city's main plaza, and a 50-meter Christmas