Lady GaGa has announced 21 European dates in her Born This Way Ball tour.

The 'Judas' singer will kick off the tour in Asia later this month, before bringing it to Europe, starting in Sofia, Bulgaria, on August 14.


The concerts will be the first in Europe performed by Gaga since her The Monster Ball in December 2010.

The 'Edge of Glory' singer is has previously told how she has been pushing herself with gruelling workouts in preparation for the tour.

She recently tweeted: ''Hot yoga time, post rehearsal. Though my ass is kicked from dancing I may succumb to the heat and focus on conditioning. No pain, no fear.''

The stage set for the 'Born This Way Ball' includes decorating the stage as a gothic medieval castle, and having semi-circular a ramp which extends into the crowd and creates a 'Monster Pit' around the main stage.

Gaga will be supported on the dates by rock outfit The Darkness.

Lady Gaga European tour dates 2012:

Aug 14, Sofia, Bulgaria, Vasil Levski National Stadium

Aug 16, Bucharest, Romania, Arena Nationala

Aug 18, Vienna, Austria, Wiener Stadthalle

Aug 21, Vilnius, Lithuania, Vingis Park

Aug 23, Riga, Latvia, Riga Mezaparks

Aug 25, Tallinn, Estonia, Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

Aug 27, Helsinki, Finland, Hartwall Areena

Aug 30, Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson Globe

Sep 2, Copenhagen, Denmark, Parken Stadium

Sep 4, Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena

Sep 8, London, England, Twickenham Stadium

Sep 11, Manchester, Manchester Arena

Sep 15, Dublin, Ireland, Aviva Stadium

Sep 17, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome

Sep 22, Paris, France, Stade de France

Sep 24, Hanover, Germany, TUI Arena

Sep 26, Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion

Sep 29, Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis

Oct2, Milan, Italy, Mediolanum Forum

Oct4, Nice, France, Stade Charles-Ehrmann

Oct6, Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi