The 36-year-old singer announced on Monday night that she's bringing her Piece of Me show across North America and Europe, which will run from July 12 through Aug. 24. Although Spears recently ended her Las Vegas residency show with an epic New Year's Eve performance, a source tells ET that the pop star very much enjoys the lifestyle of touring.
"She misses a routine and wants to have one," the source says. "She will be touring places she hasn’t toured in years and loves to go visit, so that was also appealing to her."
Of course, Spears is still an incredibly popular act. The source notes that the money offered Spears for the summer tour was too good to pass up.
Before the tour, though, the "Hold It Against Me" singer "will be spending time with her family and taking a break," the source says, adding: "She plans to do more painting on this break as well.”