After a successful series of concerts across the pond, Lady Gaga is expanding the sights on the European leg of her on-going Monster Ball Tour.
The offbeat pop musician has a few dates remaining in the UK before her trek moves on to audiences in the Asia-Pacific. But after wrapping those previously announced plans, Lady Gaga will launch straight into a fresh set of European performances, booked from May 7 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, SWE, through June 4 at Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, ENG.
Both the Sheffield performance and a May 27 stop at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, ENG, are rescheduled from previously booked dates of March 7 and 8, respectively. The performances had been postponed due to “logistical issues,” but original tickets will be honored on the new concert dates.
New ticket sales for the spring tour leg start on March 5 and 6 in select markets, with most remaining onsales following on March 12. Full ticketing details for the UK and Europe are available on Lady Gaga’s official Web site.
Since launching her first headline tour of North America nearly a year ago, Lady Gaga has become one of the United State’s most popular — and most recognizable — recording artists. Even a botched tour with Kanye West couldn’t slow the Gaga frenzy, as the vocalist-pianist rallied with plans for her second headline venture, the 2009-2010 Monster Ball Tour.
It seems her popularity has not been lost in translation as the Monster Ball Tour moved overseas. In the weeks leading up to this European tour extension, the pop performer has performed for sold-out crowds and earned rave reviews for her elaborate stage production.
Her ever-increasing popularity as a performer is even expected to push her onto larger stages back in North America. Sometime over the course of the next few weeks, Lady Gaga is expected to announce a 30-date arena tour for the United States and Canada, to launch in June.
While Lady Gaga has stirred up arena-sized crowds overseas, her headlining gigs in the U.S. have been booked primarily into medium- and large-sized theaters, even if her production plans sometimes tested stage limits. In early January, production issues pushed several performances into larger venues, forcing fans to re-buy their concert tickets in the process.
Lady Gaga itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|March 1||Glasgow, SCO||S.E.C.C.|
|March 3||Cardiff, WAL||Cardiff International Arena|
|March 4||Newcastle upon Tyne, ENG||Metro Radio Arena|
|March 5||Birmingham, ENG||LG Arena|
|March 13 – 14||Auckland, NZL||Vector Arena|
|March 17 – 18||Darling Harbour, AUS||Sydney Ent’ment Centre|
|March 20||Newcastle, AUS||Newcastle Entertainment Centre|
|March 22||Canberra, AUS||AIS Arena|
|March 23 – 24||Melbourne, AUS||Rod Laver Arena|
|March 26||Boondall, AUS||Brisbane Entertainment Centre|
|March 28||Wollongong, AUS||Win Entertainment Centre|
|March 30||Hindmarsh, AUS||Adelaide Entertainment Centre|
|April 1 – 2||Perth, AUS||Challenge Stadium|
|April 15||Osaka, JAP||Kobe World Kinen Hall|
|April 18||Yokohama, JAP||Yokohama Arena|
|May 7||Stockholm, SWE||Ericsson Globe|
|May 10||Hamburg, GER||Color Line Arena|
|May 11||Berlin, GER||O2 World|
|May 15||Arnhem, NET||Gelredome|
|May 17||Merksem, BEL||Sportpaleis Antwerpen|
|May 21||Paris, FRA||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy|
|May 24||Oberhausen, GER||Konig – Pilsener Arena|
|May 27||Nottingham, ENG||Trent FM Arena|
|May 28||Birmingham, ENG||LG Arena|
|May 30||London, ENG||The O2 Arena|
|June 2||Manchester, ENG||Manchester Evening News Arena|
|June 4||Sheffield, ENG||Sheffield Arena|