The Born This Way Ball

Lady Gaga Schedules The Born This Way Ball tour

Lady Gaga5-time Grammy Award winner Lady Gaga is set to make her return to the stage this spring with The Born This Way Ball.

In this brand new tour, Gaga will perform her latest album Born This Way as well as music from both The Fame and The Fame Monster. The Born This Way Ball, produced globally by Live Nation, will begin on April 27th, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea.

The Born This Way Ball announces performances in 21 European cities, following overwhelming ticket sales throughout Australia and Asia, including multiple sell outs in Melbourne, Auckland, Hong Kong, Singapore and more. The European leg of the tour begins August 14th in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Supporting Lady Gaga for the European leg of The Born This Way Ball is the newly reformed British rock band THE DARKNESS, best known for their hit “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”. Famed German electronic dance music DJ and producer ZEDD will join the tour as Lady Gaga’s special guest for all concerts in Asia starting April 27th in Seoul and ending June 3rd in Jakarta, Indonesia.  And Lady Gaga’s longtime performance partner and DJ, LADY STARLIGHT, has been confirmed as a special guest DJ for all concert dates in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

Lady Gaga’s last tour – The Monster Ball – captivated audiences around the globe, receiving rave reviews in every city. The Sun called it “the best live show you will see this year,” and the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards named it the Major Tour of the Year.

“The Haus of Gaga and I have worked for months conceiving a spectacular stage,” said Mother Monster. “THE BORN THIS WAY BALL is an Electro-Metal Pop-Opera; the tale of the Beginning, the genesis of the Kingdom of Fame. How we were birthed and how we will die celebrating.”

The Born This Way Ball will be Lady Gaga’s first tour since the release of her album Born This Way (Streamline/Konlive/Interscope), which has sold nearly 6 million copies worldwide since its release in May 2011.The album is the follow-up to back-to-back Grammy Award-winning albums 2009’s The Fame Monster, and 2008’s The Fame. Combined, The Fame and The Fame Monster have sold 15 million albums worldwide, while Lady Gaga’s hit singles have combined sales of over 65 million worldwide.

Gaga was named Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman in the World 2011 and was included in Time’s annual “The 2010 Time 100″ list of the most influential people in the world. With over 2.2 billion combined views of all her videos online, Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living people on Facebook with over 49 million ‘likes’ and is #1 on Twitter with over 22 million followers. Lady Gaga is the only artist in the digital era to top the 5 million sales mark with her first two hits.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale beginning Friday, April 13th in select markets.

Aug 14  Sofia, Bulgaria                    Vasil Levski National Stadium   On sale Apr 27

Aug 16  Bucharest, Romania          Arena Nationala Stadium           On sale Apr 27

Aug 18  Vienna, Austria                   Wiener Stadhalle                         On sale Apr 21

Aug 21  Vilnius, Lithuania               Vingis Park                                   On sale Apr 30

Aug 23  Riga, Latvia                          Riga Mezaparks                          On sale Apr 30

Aug 25  Tallinn, Estonia                   Tallinn Song Festival Grounds   On sale Apr 30

Aug 27  Helsinki, Finland                Hartwall Areena                         On sale Apr 16

Aug 30  Stockholm, Sweden           Ericsson Globe                            On sale Apr 20

Sept 2  Copenhagen, Denmark       Parken Stadium                         On sale Apr 20

Sept 4  Koln, Germany                     Lanxess Arena                            On sale Apr 20

Sept 8  London, UK                          Twickenham Stadium               On sale Apr 13

Sept 11 Manchester, UK                   MEN Arena                                 On sale Apr 13

Sept 15 Dublin, Ireland                    Aviva Stadium                            On sale Apr 16

Sept 17 Amsterdam, NL                   Ziggo Dome                                On sale Apr 16

Sept 22 Paris, France                       Stade de France                         On sale Apr 16

Sept 24 Hannover, Germany          TUI Arena                                  On sale Apr 20

Sept 26 Zurich, Switzerland            Hallenstadion Zurich             On sale Apr 20

Sept 29 Antwerp, Belgium               Sportpaleis                               On sale Apr 13

Oct 2   Milan, Italy                            Mediolanum Forum               On sale Apr 20

Oct 4   Nice, France                           Stade Charles-Ehrmann        On sale Apr 16

Oct 6   Barcelona, Spain                   Palau Sant Jordi                      On sale Apr 19 Protection Status

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