More Monster Ball Dates

It’s a good day for Lady Gaga’s little monsters because the pop star’s Monster Ball Tour has just gotten bigger with a second round of U.K. dates and a trek through Europe.

Gaga describes her performances, along with wild special effects and 15 outrageous costume changes, as “more of a musical than a concert.” The U.K’s The Sun says the tour delivers “the best live show you will see this year” and the Times Online agrees that “this is one helluva ride.”

The European shows kick off May 7 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden with dates booked through May 24’s gig at Konig – Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.

Additional dates include Color Line Arena in Hamburg, Germany (May 10), Gelredome in Arnhem, Netherlands (May 15), Sportpaleis Antwerpen in Merksem, Belgium (May 17) and Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris (May 21).

The second round of U.K. dates take place May 27 at Trent FM Arena in Nottingham through June 4’s show at Sheffield Arena in Sheffield.

The May 27 gig takes the place of Gaga’s previously scheduled March 8 gig in Nottingham. The June 4 show takes the place of Gaga’s previously scheduled March 7 show in Sheffield. The dates were postponed due to logistical issues and tickets from the postponed shows will be honored at the new gigs.

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Radio City Music Hall, New York City

Gaga is currently in the middle of her first U.K. dates of 2010. Tonight she performs at the S.E.C.C. in Glasgow, U.K. followed by Wednesday, Thursday and Friday U.K. gigs. The singer then heads down under for sold out March and April dates in Australia as well as Japan.

Semi Precious Weapons will be opening the European shows.

In June North American fans will be treated to Gaga’s first major arena tour. The 30-city tour dates and on-sale information will be announced soon.

Live Nation Global Touring has been announced as the Monster Ball’s international tour promoter and producer.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be taking The Monster Ball Tour to fans around the world. Lady Gaga is a truly exceptional artist and the production is beyond amazing,” said Arthur Fogel, the CEO/Chairman Live Nation Global Touring.

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