Over the weekend Lady Gaga tweeted about winning tour of the year at the Pollstar Awards and promised that the next tour was coming soon. She wasn’t kidding about soon. Today the pop star announced the first 11 dates of her Born This Way Ball Tour with many more shows to come.
The Born This Way Ball will feature a total of 110 shows around the world between 2012 and 2013.
The tour begins April 27 in Seoul, South Korea, at Chamsil Olympic Stadium. Next the ball moves on to Hong Kong at the AsiaWorld-Arena May 2, followed by a May 10 gig in Saitama-shi, Japan, at the Super Arena, and a May 28 show at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
On June 7 Gaga heads to Auckland, New Zealand, to play Vector Arena. The rest of the new dates take place in Australia. The gigs include stops at Boondall’s Brisbane Entertainment Centre June 13, Sydney’s Allphone Arena June 20-21, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena June 27-28, and Perth’s Burswood Dome July 7.
The first official world tour poster for Lady Gaga’s Born This Wall Ball tour. Click on image to see full poster.
February 7, 2012
Earlier this week Gaga tweeted a photo of the new stage design for the Born This Way Ball Tour in addition to the first official tour poster.
“To give you a bit of insight on the design of my new tour, the central area within the stage will be known as ‘The Monster Pit,’” Gaga tweeted Monday.
“‘The Monster Pit’ is General Admission only, and Little Monsters unlock it when they arrive to the arena or stadium. Entry to ‘The Monster Pit’ is relegated to the fans who have arrived first, waited all night, + dressed to ‘Ball.’ Every night Haus of Gaga will choose fans from The Monster Pit to come back stage + meet me! These tickets are NOT more expensive.”
Gaga responded to fans’ questions to clarify that dressing “to Ball” doesn’t mean that fans necessarily have to wear a costume made out of slabs of meat or bubbles to get into The Monster Pit.
“No dress code requirement. ‘Born This Way’ means anything goes,” Gaga wrote.
The stage design for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball tour 2012-2013.
February 6, 2012
Tickets for the New Zealand and Australian shows go on sale Feb. 17, Singapore and Hong Kong go on sale Feb. 27, and tickets for the Tokyo gig will be available March 11. The South Korea on-sale is yet to be announced.
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