Due to unprecedented public demand Lady GaGa, one of the most exciting and innovative new artists in recent history, has added a 2nd and final UK date to the previously announced extension on her sold out European tour. As well as returning to the UK this December to play London’s O2 Arena on 16th December, it was today announced that she will perform her final UK date on The Monster Ball Tour Starring Lady Gaga on the 17th December.
The Monster Ball starring Lady Gaga launched May 7th in Stockholm, Sweden and has stopped in Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and the UK prior to embarking overseas for her North American dates. Now, due to overwhelming success, The Monster Ball tour will return to Europe this fall/winter for a new series of dates beginning with a sold out Helsinki performance on October 13th. Additional sold out events for this leg have also been announced for performances in Dublin and Belfast.
In keeping with Lady Gaga’s flair for the theatrical, as well as her innovative and creative spirit, the second leg of the tour promises to push the limits of the live concert experience, bringing fans a spectacle even more eye-popping than what they experienced during the thrilling first leg of The Monster Ball.
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.”
Live Nation Global Touring is the International tour promoter and producer for The Monster Ball under the direction of Arthur Fogel, CEO Global Touring and Chairman – Global Music Live Nation who said: “Lady Gaga has set out to revolutionize pop music and with her new production she continues to do exactly that. We’re thrilled to take The Monster Ball to fans around the world.”
Lady Gaga is touring in support of The Fame Monster, which was released on November 18th, 2009. The album is the follow-up to 2008’s Grammy Award-winning album The Fame, which spawned the No. 1 singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face.” Combined, The Fame and The Fame Monster have sold 11.5 million albums worldwide, while Lady Gaga’s current singles, “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Lovegame,” “Paparazzi,” “Bad Romance” and “Telephone” have combined sales just shy of 40 million worldwide.
At this year’s BRIT awards, she took him awards for International Album (The Fame), International Female Solo Act and International Breakthrough Act.
Her music videos have received a combined total of over 1 billion views online – the first artist to reach this number.