Britney Spears Live The Femme Fatale Tour is a 2011 concert special by American singer Britney Spears, documenting the Augustand 14, 2011 shows of the Femme Fatale Tour. Filmed at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, the show was shot in 2D and 3D by 3ality Digital, and premiered on Epix on November 12, 2011. BBC Worldwide attained distribution rights of the show outside the United States. The special portrays a story in which Spears is a secret agent chased by a stalker, and features guest appearances by Nicki Minaj and Sabi. Britney Spears Live The Femme Fatale Tour received mixed reviews from critics. The special effects and impressive stage were praised.
The show, divided in five segments, portrays a story in which Spears is a secret agent, who is chased by a stalker played by Rudolf Martin. The first section begins with Hold It Against Me and features her escaping from prison along with other female inmates. The second segment displays upbeat dance numbers, including Big Fat Bass which features will.i.am on the backdrops, and Lace and Leather, in which she interacts with a member of the audience named Alex. The third section features an EgyptianIndian theme with fireworks and acrobatics, and Spears is joined by Sabi during the performance of Drop Dead Beautiful. The fourth segment, set in London, displays energetic routines and motorcycle costumes. The encore begins with a video interlude of Spears capturing the stalker, and continues with a Tokyoinspired performance of Toxic in which she defeats a group of ninjas. The show ends with Till the World Ends, which features a guest appearance by Nicki Minaj performing her verse from the Femme Fatale Remix of the song. Jocelyn Vena of MTV stated, Look out for cameos from Nicki Minaj and Sabi, killer dancing, beautifully designed costumes, elaborate stage setups and a set list that even the biggest Britney critic couldnt help but shake their groove thing to. Tanner Stransky from Entertainment Weekly gave the special a B, and said that the live show is a popmusic pleasure and a lesson in how to stage an arena tour. Watching it on TV here in unbeweavably glorious HD is certainly the next best thing. Stransky added that the special conjures up a detailfocused experience that allows you to see the little things, from Spears poor attempts at hiding her bad extensions to the sinewy wonders that are her dancers. Neal Justin of the Star Tribune said the special proves once and for all that Spears has lost the ability to dance. The expensive set pieces are impressive, but the singers inability to shake her tail feather is downright criminal. 13