Britney Spears is taking the next step in her comeback by getting ready to hit the road.
In a series of new photos posted on BritneySpears.com, the singer – dressed in low-slung sweatpants and a barely-there cut-off T-shirt exposing her toned bod – is shown in rehearsals for her upcoming tour.
On March 3, Spears, 27, will hit the road for the first time in five years with her 27-city, North American The Circus Starring Britney Spears 2009 Tour, starting in New Orleans and guest-starring the Pussycat Dolls.
After a tough few years in which Spears got divorced, was hospitalized twice and has lived under the watchful eye of her father, Jamie Spears, she is back in fine form with a No. 1 album.
And her fans seem to be loving it. In December, 65 percent of readers who took a PEOPLE.com poll said the pop star is definitely ready for her close-up.