December 03, 2013 9:24am PT by Jason Lipshutz, Billboard
Lady Gaga Announces ARTPOP Ball Tour Dates
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.
Lady Gaga will bring ARTPOP to the masses next year with the artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour, which will lift its paws up on May 4, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The North American leg of the arena trek is currently 25 dates long and will run through July 21. The first wave of tickets will go on sale for the public on Monday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m.
Gaga's latest Ball follows the Born This Way Ball, which the pop singer launched in April 2012 after releasing her Born This Way album in 2011. However, that international tour was cut short due to a hip injury earlier this year, with 20 dates in total canceled as a result. The Born This Way Ball was the sixth-highest-grossing tour of 2012, with a total gross exceeding $124 million and 65 sold-out dates that year, per Billboard Boxscore.
ARTPOP, Gaga's follow-up to Born This Way, debuted at No. 1 last month on the Billboard 200 chart with 258,000 copies sold in its first frame, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Before the ARTPOP Ball is thrown, Gaga will close out New York's historic Roseland Ballroom, performing the final seven shows at the venue from March 28 to April 7.
Check out Lady Gaga's artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour dates:
May 4: Fort Lauderdale, FL (BB&T Center)
May 6: Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
May 8: Pittsburgh, PA (Consol Energy Center)
May 10: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
May 12: Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
May 13: New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
May 15: Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
May 18: Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena)
May 20: St. Paul, MN (Xcel Entergy Center)
May 22: Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
May 25: Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)
May 26: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
May 28: Seattle, WA (Key Arena)
May 30: Vancouver, BC (Rogers Arena)
June 2: San Diego, CA (Viejas Arena)
June 3: San Jose, CA (SAP Center at San Jose)
June 30: Boston, MA (TD Garden)
July 2: Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
July 9: Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
July 11: Chicago, IL (United Center)
July 14: San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
July 16: Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
July 17: Dallas, TX (American Airlines)
July 19: Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden)
July 21: Los Angeles, CA (Staples Center)