Pop-shock artist Lady Gaga is filling in her 2009 itinerary with her first North American headlining tour. The Fame Ball tour kicks off March...

Pop-shock artist Lady Gaga is filling in her 2009 itinerary with her first North American headlining tour. The Fame Ball tour kicks off March 12 at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA, and wraps April 9 at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA.

The 22-city trek will hit clubs and theaters from coast to coast over a period of four weeks. Electronica outfit The White Tie Affair and debut indie duo Chester French will provide support throughout the tour.

Highlights include a March 13 concert at the Avalon in Los Angeles, CA, a March 24 performance at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, a March 31 set at Webster Hall in New York, NY, and an April 2 gig at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. Four Canadian shows are booked for the jaunt, from a March 18 show at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC, through a March 28 set at Metropolis in Montreal, QC.

The 22-year-old Lady Gaga is touring behind her 2008 release “The Fame,” which she wrote and composed. Since it’s August 18 debut, the record has hit No. 14 on the Billboard 200 and peaked atop the country’s electronic albums chart, largely driven by the success of the chart-topping single “Just Dance.”

Lady Gaga, whose real name is Joanne Stefani Germanotta, combines elements of pop and rock in her theatrical performances. Her pop-art style is influenced by artists like Queen and David Bowie, as well as fashionista Donatella Versace.

“I look at those artists as icons in art,” she explained in a statement on her Web site. “It’s not just about the music. It’s about the performance, the attitude, the look; it’s everything. And, that is where I live as an artist and that is what I want to accomplish.”

The singer-songwriter will bookend her headlining jaunt with a supporting role on the Pussycat Dolls‘ world tour dates. She’ll begin by opening the pop troupe’s winter shows in Europe and will rejoin the Dolls for a handful of late-May dates in Australia and New Zealand.

Lady Gaga itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

March 12San Diego, CAHouse of Blues
March 13Los Angeles, CAThe Avalon
March 14San Francisco, CAMezzanine
March 16Seattle, WAShowbox at The Market
March 17Portland, ORWonder Ballroom
March 18Vancouver, BCCommodore Ballroom
March 21Englewood, COGothic Theatre
March 23Minneapolis, MNFine Line Music Cafe
March 24Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
March 25Pontiac, MICrofoot Cafe
March 26Toronto, ONElement Bar
March 27Ottawa, ONBronson Centre
March 28Montreal, QCMetropolis
March 30Boston, MAHouse of Blues
March 31New York, NYWebster Hall
April 1Philadelphia, PATheatre of the Living Arts
April 2Washington, DC9:30 Club
April 3Richmond, VAToad’s Place of Richmond
April 6Lake Buena Vista, FLHouse of Blues
April 7Tampa, FLThe Ritz
April 8Fort Lauderdale, FLRevolution
April 9Atlanta, GACenter Stage