Lady GaGa is preparing to head out on the road again next year (12) just months after completing her mammoth Monster Ball world tour.
The pop superstar spent 18 months touring the spectacular shows and the trek finally came to an end last month (May11) after 201 concerts.
But Gaga has no plans to ease up her hectic schedule and is preparing to go back into rehearsals later this year (11) so she can launch a new tour in 2012 in support of her Born This Way album.
She tells MTV.com, "I do have plans, it will be at the top of next year but I have to begin rehearsing by the end of this year. That's what I do. It's time for another marathon. If you're running a marathon, and you're about to cross the finish line, you don't stop and say, 'Oh, once I cross it, it's over.' You run as fast as you can to get there as quickly as you can."