Little Monsters you’ll be stoked to know that the crazy, the brilliant, the ever-controversial but also ever-unique Lady Gaga is on her way to South Africa. The news of The Born This Way Ball tour was announced earlier this morning on 5FM.
Gaga, famous for hits like Just Dance, Poker Face, Judas, Telephone and Born This Way, will tour South Africa at the end of 2012. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at Computicket. Tour deets:
30 November 2012 – FNB Stadium
3 December 2012 – Cape Town Stadium
R315-00 for seated tickets and all standing tickets are R715-00. If you want to be in the Golden Circle you’re going to have to get there quickly as it will be on a first come, first served basis.
The tour is presented by Big Concerts in association with M-Net and 5FM. CAN’T WAIT!!!!!
Official release below:
LITTLE MONSTERS UNITE, THE JOURNEY CONTINUES…
THE BORN THIS WAY BALL
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS THE DARKNESS & LADY STARLIGHT
JOHANNESBURG – SOCCER CITY, FNB STADIUM – NOVEMBER 30
CAPE TOWN – CAPE TOWN STADIUM – DECEMBER 3
Brought to you by 5FM and MNET
Produced by Live Nation and Big Concerts
Tickets go on-sale starting 9am – June 19th at www.computicket.com (Web sales only)
June 18, 2012 – 5-time Grammy Award winner LADY GAGA made her triumphant return to the stage this Spring with The Born This Way Ball. In this brand new tour, Gaga performs 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, began on April 27th, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. Today, The Born This Way Ball announces performances in Johannesburg and Cape Town, following overwhelming ticket on-sales & sold out shows throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The South African leg of the tour begins November 30th in Johannesburg.
Supporting Lady Gaga for the European and now South African leg of The Born This Way Ball is the newly reformed British rock band THE DARKNESS, best known for their hit “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”, and Lady Gaga’s longtime performance partner and DJ, LADY STARLIGHT, has been confirmed as a special guest.
About the show, the Hong Kong Daily News wrote “Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball is effortlessly brilliant in both the visual and musical sense,” while Seoul Daily said that with her “splendid and unprecedented stage, she is the absolute queen of pop!” Bangkok Business Newspaper said, “this concert is a PHENOMENON!”
“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 is 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 90 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 52 million ‘likes’ and is #1 on Twitter with almost 26 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 go on sale on-line only for both cities Tuesday, June 19th (9AM) from www.computicket.com. Seated tickets start at R315 and all standing tickets R715. Tickets will only be available at Computicket outlets and via the Computicket call center starting Thursday, June 21 (9AM) for Johannesburg, and Friday, June 22 (9AM) for Cape Town. Exclusive Tour packages including Early Entry ‘Government Hooker’ and Hot Tickets ‘Highway Unicorn’ will also be available for sale from www.computicket.com.
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