Lady Gaga‘s 2010 Monster Ball Tour already is one of the summer’s hottest tickets and sold-out in many North American markets. Now the music...

Lady Gaga‘s 2010 Monster Ball Tour already is one of the summer’s hottest tickets and sold-out in many North American markets. Now the music industry’s new reigning queen is setting her sights on 2011.

While the full extent of her 2011 tour plans is still spotty, next year’s North American venture will launch February 19 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Ten concerts have been confirmed through an April 18 performance at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA.

The initial itinerary also includes planned performances on March 3 at Air Canada Center in Toronto, ON; Marc h 25 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV; and April 13 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL. Additional concert dates will be announced for the 2011 tour.

Public ticket sales for the extended Monster Ball Tour begin May 14. Pricing will vary from city to city, but most face values start around the $50 mark and run up to about $190, according to Ticketmaster.com.

Many markets featured on the performer’s 2011 calendar are also hosting multiple-night engagements during her upcoming 43-date arena tour of North America. A majority of Lady Gaga’s summer 2010 concerts are either completely sold-out or have only single tickets remaining, based on Ticketmaster’s current listings. Demand for tickets is expected to stay high for next year’s performances, as well.

“In just two years Lady Gaga has become an international superstar, selling out everywhere in the world,” said Arthur Fogel, Live Nation’s CEO of Global Touring and chairman of Global Music, in a press statement.

Lady Gaga’s meteoric rise to fame began with her 2008 debut album “The Fame” and first headlining tour in spring 2009. She shrewdly marketed and quickly established herself as the complete showbiz package: chart-topping recording artist, eccentric theatrical performer, and fashion-forward designer.

As her popularity increased, so did her influence on the concert market. After a planned tour with Kanye West imploded before onsales even started, Gaga announced plans for a solo tour and immediately followed with a slate of confirmed concert dates for the 2009-2010 Monster Ball Tour.

A strong critical reception for Lady Gaga’s UK tour, and high demand for tickets on both sides of the Atlantic, prompted the performer to expand her theatrical vision. Previously booked into small arenas and large theaters, Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour is now a full-sized arena production.

Lady Gaga – Winter 2011 itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

February 19 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
February 26 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
March 3 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
March 8 Boston, MA TD Garden
March 25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
April 8 Houston, TX Toyota Center
April 9 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
April 12 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center
April 13 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
April 18 Duluth, GA The Arena At Gwinnett Center

Lady Gaga – Summer 2010 itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

June 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
July 1 – 2 Boston, MA TD Garden
July 4 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
July 6 – 7, 9 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
July 11 – 12 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 – 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
July 25 – 26 Houston, TX Toyota Center
July 28 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
July 31 Phoenix, AZ U.S. Airways Center
August 3 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
August 11 – 12 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
August 13 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
August 16 – 17 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
August 19 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
August 21 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
August 23 – 24 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
August 26 – 27 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
August 30 – 31 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
September 2 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
September 4 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
September 5 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
September 7 Washington, DC Verizon Center
September 8 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
September 14 – 15 Philadelphia, PA The Wachovia Center
September 16 Hartford, CT XL Center
September 18 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
September 19 Raleigh, NC RBC Center