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Lady Gaga Taps Kid Cudi for “Monster Ball” Tour


Less than two weeks after the cancellation of her massive “Fame Kills” tour with Kanye West, Lady Gaga has stepped out on her own, announcing stops for a 22-date headlining tour of North America titled “The Monster Ball.” Originally planned for 2010, the “Poker Face” singer has been working overtime to move up the dates to this fall.

Opening each date will be Kid Cudi, a Cleveland-bred rapper often referred to as Kanye’s protégé, who sampled Gaga’s “Poker Face” on his hit tune “Make Her Say” earlier this year.

The tour kicks off on November 27 in Montreal and fans should be prepared for quite the spectacle: “‘The Monster Ball’ is a multimedia artistic experience in the style of the first-ever ‘pop electro opera,'” Gaga said in a statement. [Via Reuters]

Gaga — who refers to her fans as “little monsters” — will reissue her debut album The Fame four days before the tour’s opening date. The release will be called The Fame Monster, and feature eight new songs she expects fans to have memorized asap.

“You have exactly 96 hours to learn all of the lyrics so you can sing along,” Gaga said. “Dress accordingly.”

Lady Gaga tour dates:
11/27, Montreal, Quebec (The Bell Center)
11/28, Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Center)
11/29, Ottawa, Ontario (Scotiabank Place)
12/1, Boston, MA (Wang Center)
12/2, Boston, MA (Wang Center)
12/3, Camden, NJ (Susquehanna)
12/9, Vancouver, BC (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
12/10, Vancouver, BC (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
12/13, San Francisco, CA (Bill Graham Civic)
12/18, Las Vegas, NV (TBD)
12/19, San Diego, CA (San Diego Sports Arena)
12/21, Los Angeles, CA (Nokia Theatre)
12/29, Atlanta, GA (Fox Theater)
12/31, Miami, FL (Knight Center)
1/3, Orlando, FL (The Hard Rock)
1/7, St. Louis, MO (The Fox)
1/8, Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)
1/9, Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)
1/12, Detroit, MI (Fox Theater)
1/16, Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata)
1/20, New York, NY (Radio City Music Hall)
1/21, New York, NY (Radio City Music Hall)