Lady Gaga bringing the Monster Ball Tour to North America
By Patrick Luce Mar 16, 2010, 15:27 GMT
On the heels of her sold-out European tour, Pop superstar Lady Gaga has announced plans to bring her Monster Ball Tour to North America for an arena tour that will keep the singer on the road from June to September.
The Monster Ball Tour will be presented by Virgin Mobile and will kick off on June 28th at Montreal’s Bell Centre. It will end up at the RBC Center in Raleigh, NC, on September 19th.
In keeping with Lady Gaga’s flair for the theatrical, as well as her innovative and creative spirit, the second leg of the tour is expected to push the limits of the live concert experience, bringing fans a spectacle even more eye-popping than what they experienced during the thrilling first leg of The Monster Ball.
"It's still called Monster Ball, but it's more of a musical and less of a concert,” Lady Gaga said in a February interview with KIIS-FM’s Ryan Seacrest. “It has a New York theme, it's a story, and the story is that me and my friends are in New York and we're going to the Monster Ball, and we get lost."
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 10 million albums worldwide, while Lady Gaga’s five singles, “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Lovegame,” “Paparazzi,” and “Bad Romance,” have sold more than 30 million singles worldwide.
The video for “Bad Romance” has racked up more than 125 million online views. Lady Gaga recently premiered the video for her new single “Telephone,” featuring Beyoncé, on the E! television network and entertainment website VEVO.
Tickets (general admission floors and reserved seating in the stands) for The Monster Ball go on sale in select markets including New York, Vancouver, Toronto, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Boston beginning March 19th at LiveNation.com.
The North American leg of The Monster Ball Tour dates include:
June 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
July 01 Boston, MA TD Garden
July 04 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
July 06 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
July 11 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
July 14 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
July 15 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
July 17 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
July 20 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
July 22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
July 25 Houston, TX Toyota Center
July 28 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
July 31 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
August 03 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
August 11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
August 13 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand
August 16 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
August 19 Portland, OR Rose Garden
August 21 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
August 23 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
August 26 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
August 30 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 01 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Sept. 04 Detroit, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Sept. 05 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
Sept. 07 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Sept. 08 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Sept. 14 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
Sept. 16 Hartford, CT XL Center
Sept. 18 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Sept. 19 Raleigh, NC RBC Center
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