LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Lady Gaga has captivated audiences around the globe with her stunning international smash, The Monster Ball tour. In 2010 the tour has taken her throughout Europe to rave reviews everywhere she stops, with North American dates set to begin on June 28th, 2010.
With the majority of North American dates already sold out, Lady Gaga today announced she will return to North America in 2011. The 2011 North American Monster Ball Tour, produced globally by Live Nation, will begin on February 19th, 2011 at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, taking her spectacular show to top arenas and a host of new cities. Semi Precious Weapons have opened all dates for Lady Gaga's 2010 tour and will join her again in 2011. Tickets go on sale beginning May 14, 2010 at LiveNation.com.
Critics around the world raved about the first leg of The Monster Ball Tour, which Gaga described as "the first-ever pop-electro opera." The Sun called it "breathtaking stuff" and "the best live show you will see this year," while London's Independent wrote: "Gaga's got it, which is why, right now, the whole pop world wants to take a ride on her disco stick." Writing about her show at Radio City Music Hall, the New York Times noted that "her Monster Ball tour always provided something worth a snapshot: a sci-fi tableau, perhaps, or a skimpy, glittery costume. The more her image gets around, the better Lady Gaga does." "In just 2 years Lady Gaga has become an international superstar, selling out everywhere in the world," said Arthur Fogel, CEO Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music Live Nation.
Lady Gaga is touring in support of The Fame Monster, which was released on November 18th, 2009, by Streamline/Konlive/Cherrytree/Interscope. The album is the follow-up to 2008's Grammy Award-winning album The Fame, which spawned the No. 1 singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face." Combined, The Fame and The Fame Monster have sold 11.5 million albums worldwide, while Lady Gaga's current singles, "Just Dance," "Poker Face," "Lovegame," "Paparazzi," "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" have combined sales over 40 million worldwide. At this year's BRIT awards, she took home awards for International Album (The Fame), International Female Solo Act and International Breakthrough Act.
Her music videos have received a combined total of over 1 billion views online - the first artist to reach this number. Lady Gaga has made another video milestone with "Bad Romance" becoming the most viewed video of all-time on YouTube.com.
Tickets (general admission floors and reserved seating in the stands) for The Monster Ball go on sale in select markets beginning May 14th at LiveNation.com.
Exclusive Lady Gaga song included with Monster Ball tickets! Details at www.livenation.com/gaga, some restrictions apply.
Citi(R) cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 11th, at 10am local time through Citi's Private Pass(R) Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.ladygaga.com and livenation.com.
THE MONSTER BALL TOUR STARRING LADY GAGA with special guests Semi Precious Weapons North American Tour Extension 2011 Itinerary February 19 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall On sale May 14 February 26 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center On sale May 14 March 3 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On sale May 17 March 8 Boston, MA TD Garden On sale May 14 March 25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand On sale May 15 April 8 Houston, TX Toyota Center On sale May 14 April 9 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena On sale May 15 Ft. Lauderdale, April 12 FL Bank Atlantic Center On sale May 17 April 13 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena On sale May 17 April 18 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center On sale May 14 Additional cities, venues, and on-sale information to be announced.
Itinerary subject to change.
For complete tour and ticket information visit: LadyGaga.com and LiveNation.com.
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