Lady Gaga adds European dates to "Born This Way Ball"
With the tour's Asian kickoff set for later this month, Lady Gaga has unleashed a slew of European stops on her impending "Born This Way Ball," which marks her first tour since "Born This Way" commanded the charts last spring.
The multi-platinum-selling songstress will spend the remainder of the spring trekking throughout Asia and Australia before heading to Europe for the Aug. 14 opening show in Sofia, Bulgaria. So far, the European portion spans 21 dates through the Oct. 6 wrap-up in Barcelona, Spain.
Tickets for select markets go on sale beginning Friday (4/13) via Live Nation, and more dates will be unveiled in the coming weeks, according to a press release.
German DJ Zedd will handle opening duties for the Asian outing, while English rockers The Darkness will take on the European leg. DJ Starlight, Gaga's longtime performance partner, will take part on all dates in Asia, New Zealand and Europe.
"The Haus of Gaga and I have worked for months conceiving a spectacular stage," the performer, known as Mother Monster to her fans, said in a press release. "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."
Gaga, who was recently named Forbes' Most Powerful Woman in the World 2011, released her sophomore studio effort, "Born This Way," last May. The album sold more than a million copies its first week in stores and debuted atop most major charts, including The Billboard 200 and album charts in more than two dozen international markets.
27 - Seoul, South Korea - Olympic Stadium
2, 3 - Hong Kong - Asia World Arena
5, 7 - Hong Kong - Asia World Arena
10, 12, 13 - Tokyo, Japan - Saitama Super Arena
17, 18 - Taipei, Taiwan - Nangan World Trade Center
25 - Bangkok, Thailand - Rajamangala National Stadium
28, 29, 31 - Singapore - Indoor Stadium
3 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
7, 8, 10 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
13, 14, 16 - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
20, 21, 23, 24 - Sydney, Australia - Allphones Arena
27, 28, 30 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
1, 3 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
7, 8 - Perth, Australia - Burswood Dome
14 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Vasil Levski National Stadium
16 - Bucharest, Romania - Arena Nationala Stadium
18 - Vienna, Austria - Wiener Stadhalle
21 - Vilnius, Lithuania - Vingis Park
23 - Riga, Latvia - Riga Mezaparks
25 - Tallinn, Estonia - Tallinn Song Festival
27 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
30 - Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe
2 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken Stadium
4 - Koln, Germany - Lanxess Arena
8 - London, United Kingdom - Twickenham Stadium
11 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Evening News Arena
15 - Dublin, Ireland - Aviva Stadium
17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
22 - Paris, France - Stade de France
24 - Hannover, Germany - TUI Arena
26 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion Zurich
29 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
2 - Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
4 - Nice, France - Stade Charles-Ehrmann
6 - Barcelona, Spain - Palau Sant Jordi