Lady Gaga, Pink, Usher, Aerosmith Announce Arena Tours

From left: Lady Gaga, Pink and Usher
From left: Lady Gaga, Pink and Usher
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Perhaps Lady Gaga was tired of Madonna grabbing all the touring headlines -- not to mention those onstage mashups of "Express Yourself" and "Born This Way."

The current queen of pop announced the North American leg of her Born This Way Ball tour Tuesday, booking single dates in 25 cities from January to March.

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But the Gaga gigs were hardly the day’s only concert news: Pink and Usher also announced separate winter tours of North America and Europe, respectively, and Aerosmith unveiled the second leg of its Global Warming Tour. All four tours are being promoted by Live Nation, except for three of the Aerosmith shows.

Pink, Usher and Aerosmith also are playing the IHeartRadio Music Festival this weekend in Las Vegas.

Lady Gaga’s arena jaunt will kick off Jan. 11 in Vancouver and roll through March 16 in Miami. The tour hits Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 20 and New York’s Madison Square Garden on Feb. 22. Gaga is touring Europe this month before heading to Latin America and South Africa and wrapping Dec. 9 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Madeon and frequent Gaga collaborator Lady Starlight are set to open the first 17 shows, with Zedd taking over for Madeon for the final eight. All the shows are bookended by open dates, leaving room for additional concerts in each city.

Meanwhile, Pink – riding her top 10 single “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” – will launch her 25-date arena tour of the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 13 in Phoenix and wrap March 28 in Boston. No opening act has been announced.

And it’s already been a busy news week for Usher, who was confirmed Monday as a judge for the spring cycle of NBC’s singing competition The Voice. The veteran R&B singer, whose Looking 4 Myself in June became his fourth consecutive album to debut No. 1 on the Billboard 200, will start his Euro arena tour Jan. 18 in Amsterdam and wrap March 14 in Nice on the French Riviera. Hot British singer Rita Ora will open at least eight of the shows.

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Led by Steven Tyler -- fresh off a two-season gig as a judge on American Idol -- Aerosmith toured North America this summer in advance of its album Music From Another Dimension, due out Nov. 6. The second round of dates in the U.S. and Canada begins Nov. 8 in Oklahoma City and ends Dec. 13 in Nashville. Fellow '70s-rooted rock band Cheap Trick again will open the shows.

Here are the announced dates for all four tours:

Lady Gaga:
Jan. 11                  Vancouver               Rogers Arena                 
Jan. 14                  Tacoma, Wash.       Tacoma Dome                
Jan. 17                  San Jose, Calif.       HP Pavilion                
Jan. 20                  Los Angeles             Staples Center                
Jan. 23                  Phoenix                     US Airways Center                
Jan. 25                  Las Vegas                 MGM Grand Garden Arena                
Jan. 29                  Dallas                         American Airlines Center                
Jan. 31                  Houston                     Toyota Center                
Feb. 2                    St. Louis                     Scottrade Center                
Feb. 4                    Kansas City, Mo.       Sprint Center                
Feb. 6                    St. Paul, Minn.           Xcel Energy Center                
Feb. 8                    Toronto                       Air Canada Centre                
Feb. 11                  Montreal                     Bell Centre                
Feb. 13                  Chicago                      United Center                
Feb. 16                  Detroit                          Palace of Auburn Hills               
Feb. 19                  Philadelphia               Wells Fargo Center                
Feb. 22                  New York                    Madison Square Garden                
Feb. 25                  Washington                Verizon Center                      
Feb. 27                  Boston                         TD Garden                      
March 6                 Brooklyn                      Barclays Center                      
March 10               Nashville                     Bridgestone Arena                      
March 11               Atlanta                         Philips Arena                      
March 13               Tampa, Fla.                Tampa Bay Times Forum                      
March 15               Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.   BB&T Center                      
March 16               Miami                           American Airlines Arena                        

Pink:
Feb. 13                  Phoenix                  U.S. Airways Center                
Feb. 15                  Las Vegas                  Mandalay Bay Events Center                
Feb. 16                  Los Angeles                  Staples Center                
Feb. 18                  San Jose, Calif.                  HP Pavilion at San Jose                
Feb. 21                  Houston                  Toyota Center                
Feb. 22                  Dallas                  American Airlines Center                
Feb. 24                  Orlando                  Amway Center                
Feb. 25                  Fort Lauderdale, Fla.                  BB&T Center                
Feb. 27                  Tampa, Fla.                  Tampa Bay Times Forum                
March 1                  Atlanta                  Philips Arena                
March 2                  Nashville                  Bridgestone Arena                
March 5                  Detroit                  The Palace of Auburn Hills                
March 6                  Columbus, Ohio                  Schottenstein Center                
March 8                  Louisville, Ky.                  KFC Yum! Center                
March 9                  Chicago                United Center                
March 11                Toronto                  Air Canada Centre                
March 12                Montreal                  Bell Centre                
March 14                Washington                  Verizon Center                
March 16                Charlotte, N.C.                  Time Warner Cable Arena                
March 17                Philadelphia                  Wells Fargo Center                
March 19                St. Paul, Minn.               Xcel Energy Center                
March 23                East Rutherford, N.J.                  Izod Center                
March 25                Uniondale, N.Y.                  Nassau Coliseum                
March 27                Uncasville, Conn.                  Mohegan Sun Arena                
March 28                Boston                    TD Garden                

Usher:
Jan. 18                  Amsterdam, NL                  Ziggo Dome                
Jan. 22                  Koln, DE                  Lanxess Arena                
Jan. 24                  Antwerp, BE                  Sportpaleis                
Jan. 27                  London                  O2 Arena                
Jan. 29                  Glasgow, U.K.                 SECC                
Jan. 30                  Birmingham, U.K.                  LG Arena                
Feb. 2                    Sheffield, U.K.                  Motorpoint Arena                
Feb. 13                 Nottingham, U.K.                  Capital FM Arena                
Feb. 15                  Manchester, U.K.                  Manchester Arena                
Feb. 19                  Hamburg, DE                  O2 Arena                
Feb. 22                  Oslo, NO                  Spektrum                
Feb. 23                  Stockholm, SE                  Globen                
Feb. 25                  Helsinki, FI                  Hartwall Areena                
Feb. 28                  Malmo, SE                  Malmo Arena                
March  3                Stuttgart, DE                  Hann-Martin-Schleyer-Halle                
March  4                Zurich, CH                  Hallenstadion                
March  6                Paris                  Bercy                
March  8                Lyon, FR                  Halle Tony Garnier                
March  10              Amneville, FR                  Galaxie Amneville                
March  12              Munich, DE                  Olympiahalle                
March  14              Nice, FR                  Palais Nikaia

Aerosmith:
Nov. 8         Oklahoma City, Okla.         Chesapeake Energy Arena
Nov. 11         Wichita, Kan.         InTtrust Bank Arena
Nov. 14         Kansas City, Mo.         Sprint Center
Nov. 16         Austin         Frank Erwin Center
Nov. 20         New York City         Madison Square Garden
Nov. 23         Atlantic City, N.J.         Revel Resorts – Ovation Hall
Nov. 25         Columbus, Ohio         Nationwide Arena
Nov. 27         Toronto         Air Canada Centre
Dec. 1         Las Vegas         MGM Grand Garden Arena
Dec. 3         Los Angeles         Staples Center
Dec. 6         New Orleans         New Orleans Arena
Dec. 9         Fort Lauderdale, Fla.         BB&T Center
Dec. 11         Tampa, Fla.         Tampa Bay Times Forum
Dec. 13         Nashville         Bridgestone Arena

 

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