Lady Gaga has captivated audiences around the globe with her stunning international smash, The Monster Ball tour.
In 2010 the tour has taken her throughout Europe to rave reviews everywhere she stops, with North American dates set to begin on June 28th, 2010.
With the majority of North American dates already sold out, Lady Gaga today announced she will return to North America in 2011.
The 2011 North American Monster Ball Tour, produced globally by Live Nation, will begin on February 19th, 2011 at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, taking her spectacular show to top arenas and a host of new cities.
Semi Precious Weapons have opened all dates for Lady Gaga’s 2010 tour and will join her again in 2011.
Critics around the world raved about the first leg of The Monster Ball Tour, which Gaga described as “the first-ever pop-electro opera.” The Sun called it “breathtaking stuff” and “the best live show you will see this year,” while London’s Independent wrote: “Gaga’s got it, which is why, right now, the whole pop world wants to take a ride on her disco stick.”
Writing about her show at Radio City Music Hall, the New York Times noted that “her Monster Ball tour always provided something worth a snapshot: a sci-fi tableau, perhaps, or a skimpy, glittery costume. The more her image gets around, the better Lady Gaga does.”
“In just 2 years Lady Gaga has become an international superstar, selling out everywhere in the world,” said Arthur Fogel, CEO Global Touring and Chairman – Global Music Live Nation.
Her music videos have received a combined total of over 1 billion views online – the first artist to reach this number. Lady Gaga has made another video milestone with “Bad Romance” becoming the most viewed video of all-time on YouTube.com.