Published on April 12th, 2012 | by Denny Armatrading0
Lady Gaga – The Born this way ball
Five-time Grammy Award winner LADY GAGA is set to make her triumphant return to the stage this Spring with THE BORN THIS WAY BALL. In this brand new tour, Lady 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. Today, The Born This Way Ball announces performances in 21 European cities, following overwhelming ticket on-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.
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. Supporting Lady Gaga for the European leg of The Born This Way Ball will be the newly reformed British rock band THE DARKNESS. 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 Observerpraised it as “a performance of truly gargantuan proportions”.
“The Haus of Gaga and I have worked for months conceiving a spectacular stage,” said Lady Gaga. “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 for The Born This Way Ball go on-sale for London & Manchester at 9m on 13th April. Ticket prices will range from £50 – £80 for London and £60 – £80 for Manchester, and be available at www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.LiveNation.co.uk
For VIP Experiences and Hospitality buy online at www.LiveNationExperience.co.uk
or call 0207 009 3484
THE BORN THIS WAY BALL
2012 European Tour Itinerary
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 Manchester 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
Itinerary subject to change
More dates to be announced
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.ladygaga.com and www.livenation.co.uk