One of the most anticipated concerts of the summer will be in metro Detroit next week. But the star of the show, Britney Spears, is sending an online warning to fans who are thinking of going to her concert.
“This is one of the artists who don’t come around much. So people, right away, want that opportunity to see her all the time,” said 95.5 Mojo In The Morning radio host Mojo.
The warning, posted on Spears’ Web site, says fake backstage passes selling for almost $1,000 have been popping up on Craigslist.com.
Mojo and his morning radio team said they’re aware of the scam, and also what it takes to really gain backstage access.
“Unless you win it from us, or from another radio or TV station, or buy it from a legitimate source like Ticketmaster, you just have to be really careful,” said morning show co-host Shannon.
“It’s rare that I’ve ever seen an artist ever do something like that, or sell something like that. It’s usually a winning experience,” Mojo said. “The record labels don’t like to sell those.”
Jeff Corey is with the Palace of Auburn Hills, and said Spears’ people have made it clear she wants privacy backstage.
“At this point, we’re not aware of her doing any meet-and-greets at all … in any way, shape or form through any meetings,” Corey said.
Spears does offer a VIP package for about $575, which promises some backstage access. But palace officials said that would mean meeting dancers and crews, not Spears herself.
View the warning at