Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball Records Multiple Sell Out Shows in Auck, Bris, Syd and Mel
AND MELBOURNE! DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND livenation.com.au
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Melbourne, Australia – February 23, 2012 – Following last week’s overwhelming national on-sale recording multiple sell out shows The Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball has confirmed additional tour dates in Australia and New Zealand.
Promoters Live Nation and Michael Coppel announced today that a 3rd and final show has been confirmed for June 10 at Vector Arena in Auckland, a 3rd show has been confirmed for June 16 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 4th shows have been confirmed for June 24 at Allphones Arena in Sydney and July 1 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, and a 2nd and final show has been confirmed for July 8 at Burswood Dome in Perth. Tickets for all shows announced today go on sale to the public Friday, March 2nd at 12pm.
5-time Grammy Award winner LADY GAGA is set to make her triumphant return to the stage with her Born This Way Ball. In this brand new tour, Gaga will perform her latest album Born This Way as well as music from both The Fame and The Fame Monster. The Born This Way Ball, produced globally by Live Nation, will begin on April 27th, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea, and will travel the globe including cities that Gaga has never played before.
Lady Gaga’s last tour – The Monster Ball – captivated audiences around the globe, receiving rave reviews in every city. The Sun called it “the best live show you will see this year,” and the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards named it the Major Tour of the Year.
"The Haus of Gaga and I have worked for months conceiving a spectacular stage,” said Mother Monster. “THE BORN THIS WAY BALL is an Electro-Metal Pop-Opera; the tale of the Beginning, the genesis of the Kingdom of Fame. How we were birthed and how we will die celebrating.”
The Born This Way Ball will be Lady Gaga’s first tour since the release of her album Born This Way (Streamline/Konlive/Interscope), which has sold nearly 6 million copies worldwide since its release in May 2011. The album is the follow-up to back-to-back Grammy Award-winning albums 2009’s The Fame Monster, and 2008’s The Fame. Combined, The Fame and The Fame Monster have sold 15 million albums worldwide, while Lady Gaga’s hit singles have combined sales of over 65 million worldwide.
Gaga was named Forbes' Most Powerful Woman in the World 2011 and was included in Time's annual "The 2010 Time 100" list of the most influential people in the world. With over 2.2 billion combined views of all her videos online, Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living people on Facebook with over 47 million ‘likes’ and is #1 on Twitter with nearly 19 million followers. Lady
Gaga is the only artist in the digital era to top the 5 million sales mark with her first two hits.
Tickets for The Born This Way Ball newly announced shows go on sale beginning Friday March 2, 12pm at livenation.com.au. Tickets to all Australian shows are available through ticketek.com.au 132 849, New Zealand tickets are via ticketmaster.co.nz 9970 9700. Advance tickets will be available to Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders from 2.00pm (local time), Monday 27 February 2012 until 5.00pm (local time), Wednesday 29 February 2012 or until presale tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au.
THE BORN THIS WAY BALL STARRING LADY GAGA 2012 Tour Itinerary
April 27 Seoul, South Korea Olympic Stadium On sale Feb 27 May 2 Hong Kong Asia World Arena On sale Feb 27 May 10 Tokyo, Japan Saitama Super Arena On sale Mar 11 May 28 Singapore Indoor Stadium On sale Feb 27 Jun 7 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena SOLD OUT Jun 8 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena SOLD OUT Jun 10 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena On sale Mar 2 Jun 13 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre SOLD OUT Jun 14 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre SOLD OUT Jun 16 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre On sale Mar 2 Jun 20 Sydney, Australia Allphones Arena Limited Tickets Jun 21 Sydney, Australia Allphones Arena SOLD OUT Jun 23 Sydney, Australia Allphones Arena Limited Tickets Jun 24 Sydney, Australia Allphones Arena On sale Mar 2 Jun 27 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena SOLD OUT Jun 28 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena SOLD OUT Jun 30 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena SOLD OUT Jul 1 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena On sale Mar 2 Jul 7 Perth, Australia Burswood Dome On sale now Jul 8 Perth, Australia Burswood Dome On sale Mar 2 TBC Bangkok, Thailand TBC TBC Itinerary subject to change. More dates to be announced! For complete tour and ticket information, visit: ladygaga.com and livenation.com.au About Live Nation Entertainment:
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About Michael Coppel Presents: Presenting a variety of artists from all genres of contemporary music Michael Coppel Presents each year promotes several hundred concerts throughout Australia and New Zealand, and has produced many major open air festivals, stadium shows and theatrical seasons. Michael Coppel has toured Lady Gaga twice previously in Australia and New Zealand and welcomes the continuing association with Live Nation Global Touring in presenting the return of Lady Gaga.