Before the [artist id="1841713"]Pussycat Dolls[/artist] head out on the road with [artist id="501686"]Britney Spears[/artist] this March, they'll be joined for the European leg of their Doll Domination by one of our Pop Rookies of 2009, [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist]. But that, it turns out, is just the opening act for Gaga's own solo run through the U.S., dubbed the Fame Ball, the dates of which were announced Monday on her site.
"I'm going to be on tour for the next 10, 20 years," Gaga told MTV News back in December. "I'll be touring all over Europe with the Pussycat Dolls. We are going to be touring all over Europe."
The PCD tour starts on January 18 in Scotland, before making stops in England, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium and Monaco. After the Pussycat Dolls finish up with Spears, they'll once again hit the road with Gaga in May throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Gaga's Fame Ball Tour, featuring White Tie Affair and Chester French, will hit the U.S. in March and April. "I'm really excited to be on my own now, doing my own show," she told us.
As a performance artist , Lady Gaga was also excited to be able to include her wacky aesthetic in the new tour. "I consider what I do to be more of an Andy Warhol concept: pop performance art, multimedia, fashion, technology, video, film. And it's all coming together, and it's going to be traveling museum show."
Here are the dates for Lady Gaga's Fame Ball Tour, according to her Web site:
· March 12 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
· March 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon
· March 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
· March 16 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox/ The Market
· March 17 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
· March 18 - Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
· March 21 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
· March 23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
· March 24 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
· March 25 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
· March 26 - Toronto, ON @ Elements
· March 27 - Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Center
· March 28 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
· March 30 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
· March 31 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
· April 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
· April 2 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
· April 3 - Richmond, VA @ Toad's Place
· April 6 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
· April 7 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
· April 8 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
· April 9 - Atlanta, GA @ Centerstage