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Wowsers! That's two major female pop acts announcing local tours in as many days!
First Madonna's world tour is announced, with Her Madge-sty coming to town on tour early next year, and now, the other holy grail of modern pop, Lady Gaga, will also be making her way down under to tour.
Called the 'Born This Way Ball,' Gaga (aka Mother Monster to fans) will kick off in South Korea in late April, travelling the world extensively. 110 tour dates have been confirmed, of which the first 11 have been announced.
Australia and New Zealand will be amongst the first in the world to experience her new world tour, with her first show in the region in NZ on June 7 this year, and her first Aussie show in Brisbane on June 13. Last time Lady Gaga was in the country, she converted the Sydney Town Hall into Sydney Monster Hall in an exclusive money-can't-buy show for her fans.
Gaga has spent the last 48 hours teasing her fans with her impending tour details, first tweeting a drawing of the new stage design for the tour, then a tour poster (of her otherworldly alter-ego) and finally the first confirmed tour dates.
"The Haus of Gaga and I have worked for months conceiving a spectacular stage," said Mother Monster. "THE BORN THIS WAY BALL is an Electro-Metal Pop-Opera; the tale of the Beginning, the genesis of the Kingdom of Fame. How we were birthed and how we will die celebrating."
The Born This Way Ball will encompass songs from three of her albums, "Born This Way," "The Fame" and the "Fame Monster."
Fans loved her first international tour - 'The Monster Ball' - so much, that the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards named it the Major Tour of the Year.
In 2011 Lady Gaga was named Forbes' Most Powerful Woman in the World, and also made the Time's list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. Knowing her audience (that of young, social media savvy popsters), Gaga (real name Stephanie Joanne Germanotta) has taken the internet by storm, amassing over 2.2 billion views of her videos online, over 47 million Facebook fans and over 19 million Twitter followers.
Local tour dates have been released as follows (and let's just point out that there's plenty of room between each of the dates to sell additional shows in each city):
Jun 7 Auckland - New Zealand Vector Arena
Jun 13 Brisbane - Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Jun 20 Sydney - Australia Allphones Arena
Jun 21 Sydney - Australia Allphones Arena
Jun 27 Melbourne - Australia Rod Laver Arena
Jun 28 Melbourne - Australia Rod Laver Arena
Jul 7 Perth - Australia Burswood Dome
Tickets for the Born This Way Ball go on sale for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland beginning Friday February 17, 9am sharp, at livenation.com.au. Tickets to all Australian shows are available through ticketek.com.au, tickets to the New Zealand shows are available through New Zealand tickets are via ticketmaster.co.nz.
Advanced tickets will be available to Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders from 9.00am (AEST), Monday 13th February 2012 until 5.00pm (AEST), Wednesday 15th February 2012 or until presale tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au.
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