[artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] cannot be stopped. Less than two weeks after her planned [article id="1622913"]outing with Kanye West[/article] was mothballed, Gaga has announced plans for her upcoming North American tour, called "The Monster Ball."
The outing, with support from rapper [artist id="3066140"]Kid Cudi[/artist], was announced on the singer's official site on Thursday (October 15), with a promise that it will be the first-ever "pop electro opera." The first date of the 22-show tour is November 27 at the Bell Center in Montreal, and current plans call for it to finish with two dates at Radio City Music Hall in New York on January 20-21.
"The Haus of Gaga had been designing 'The Monster Ball' for premiere in 2010 at the O2 Arena in London, but due to diligent work and preparation, 'The Monster Ball' will begin on November 27 in Montreal," Gaga said in a statement posted on her site. " 'The Monster Ball' is a multimedia artistic experience in the style of the first-ever 'pop electro opera.' "
A week before the tour kicks off, on November 23, Gaga will release the re-packaged version of her breakthrough 4 million-selling debut, The Fame, called [article id="1622504"]The Fame Monster.[/article] Fan site GagaDaily.com claims to have the official listing of the eight new songs on the bonus disc: "Bad Romance," "Alejandro," "Monster," "So Happy I Could Die," "Speechless," "Dance in the Dark," "Telephone" and "Teeth." A spokesperson for Gaga did not return requests for confirmation on the track listing at press time.
"I wrote about everything I didn't write on The Fame," Gaga said last week in a press release about the new songs. "While traveling the world for two years, I've encountered several monsters, each represented by a different song on the new record: my 'Fear of Sex Monster,' my 'Fear of Alcohol Monster,' my 'Fear of Love Monster,' my 'Fear of Death Monster,' my 'Fear of Loneliness Monster,' etc." She did not further specify the exact titles of the new songs, except for one called "Speechless" and [article id="1623270"]"Bad Romance,"[/article] the song that she officially debuted at an Alexander McQueen fashion show in Paris last week.
While Gaga is expected to play all her hits on the tour, she warned her fans to be ready for the new material as well. "A message to all my little monsters: The Fame Monster will come out four days before the first live show," she said. "You have exactly 96 hours to learn all of the lyrics so you can sing along. Dress accordingly."
The Monster Ball dates are:
» November 27 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ The Bell Center
» November 28 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Air Canada Center
» November 29 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Scotiabank Place
» December 1 - Boston, MA @ Wang Center
» December 2 - Boston, MA @ Wang Center
» December 3 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna
» December 9 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
» December 10 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
» December 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic
» December 18 - Las Vegas, NV @ TBD
» December 19 - San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena
» December 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
» December 29 - Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
» December 31 - Miami, FL @ Knight Center
» January 3 - Orlando, FL @ The Hard Rock
» January 7 - St. Louis, MO @ The Fox
» January 8 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
» January 9 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
» January 12 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theater
» January 16 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata
» January 20 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
» January 21 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall