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The Monster Ball Tour
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Promotional poster for the tour
Tour by Lady GaGa
Associated album Monster
Start date November 27, 2011
End date May 6, 2011
Status Ended
Shows

119 in North America
63 in Europe
15 in Oceania
4 in Asia
201 Total

Gross revenue $5.4 billion
Lady GaGa tour chronology
The Fame Ball Tour

(2009)

The Monster Ball Tour

(2009–11)

Born This Way Tour

(2012)

The Monster Ball is the second worldwide tour by Lady GaGa to promote Monster, her sophomore album. The tour was officially announced on November 27, 2011 after her joint concert tour with rapper Kanye West, titled "Fame Kills", was suddenly canceled.

It has been reported by Billboard that Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour has become the biggest tour ever to have taken place by an artist on their debut album. GaGa is the first musician who sold all tickets witch is greatest record ever. Since 2009, over 200 shows have grossed $5.4 billion and over 30 million people. The Monster Ball was declared for highest-grossing tour of all time.

HBO filmed a special of The Monster Ball Tour during Gaga's February 2011 shows at Madison Square Garden. The special, titled Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden, aired on HBO and Sky1 in the United States and the United Kingdom respectively. It showed the whole concert interspersed with footage from the backstage, and received mixed review from critics, who found similarities with Madonna's 1990 documentary, Truth or Dare.

BackgroundEdit

Initially, hip-hop artist Kanye West and Lady Gaga had plans to launch a joint tour together. Fame Kills: Starring Lady Gaga and Kanye West was confirmed in September, 2009, as a concert tour that West and Gaga would co-headline. In the aftermath of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, West made a public statement that he would take a break from the music industry following the media and public reaction to his outburst during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for winning the moonman for "Best Female Video". Nevertheless, the complete schedule for the tour was released, with the tour set to begin on November 10, 2009, in Phoenix, Arizona. Shortly afterwards, the tour was officially canceled without any explanation. Gaga addressed the situation at Billboard's annual Women in Music luncheon where she cited creative differences as the reason for the tour's cancellation. In an interview she stated, "[Kanye] is going to take a break, but the good news is, I am not."After ensuring the public that she would be embarking on a solo tour in lieu of the defunct tour, Gaga officially announced The Monster Ball Tour on October 15, 2009. The tour had originally been planned to debut in London in early 2010, but was rescheduled, and launched on November 27, 2009, in Montreal, QC. Rapper, Kid Cudi, and singer, Jason Derülo, were confirmed as the supporting act for the tour. While Cudi was confirmed to be supporting Gaga from the beginning of the tour, it was reported that Derülo would join the tour beginning on December 16, 2009. Cudi was kicked off of the tour after the December 14th show due to inappropriate behavior towards a fan. The official poster for the tour features Gaga in her signature Versace 676 sunglasses and what she has dubbed "The Orbit", which she first wore on the October 3, 2009 edition of Saturday Night Live. The contraption was designed by Nasir Mazhar in collaboration with Gaga's own creative production company, Haus of Gaga.


Development Edit

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Gaga explained that she wanted to put together an expensive looking, beautiful show which would be affordable by her fans. She explained that the tour is a "pop-electro opera" because the theatrics and the story elements interwoven in the tour are played like an opera. According to her the design of the show is innovative and forward in terms of creativeness: “I’ve been thinking about ways to play with the shape of this stage and change the way that we watch things,” she says.
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Lady GaGa perform Bad Romance on Monster Ball Tour.

“So what I’ve done is I’ve designed a stage with Haus of Gaga that is essentially a frame with forced perspective, and the frame is put inside the stage.”The stage during Raven Film.Added by MiKaelGaga explained, the theme of the show is evolution. According to Gaga, the songs on The Fame Monster represents the personal demons that she had faced. Hence while developing the record Gaga spoke about original sin and demons inside human beings. She said, "So we talked about growth, and that led us into this kind of scientific space, and we started talking about evolution and the evolution of humanity and how we begin as one thing, and we become another." This theme of monsters and evolution is supposed to play a part in the fashion for the tour, which according to Gaga is "another level from where we were with the Fame Ball. [...] It's going to be a truly artistic experience that is going to take the form of the greatest post-apocalyptic house party that you've ever been to." Although Gaga stated that she was inspired by the things she and Kanye were doing with the Fame Kills tour, she concluded, "...I made a decision based on integrity not to use any of the things that we had designed together." Later, she agreed that it was "the great lost tour".Arena VersionEditSketch shown on Oprah.Added by MiKaelNear the end of the U.S. leg of the tour, Lady Gaga said on twitter: "monsterball is amazing,enjoy while u can. im already redesigning it for 2010, the haus tells me there's hospitals who accept people like me" (Dec. 19, 2009)Gaga told MTV News on Saturday, hours before her Monster Ball stop in San Diego."The re-vamping of the Monster Ball Tour is just something feel she has to do, especially since the current version of the tour came together at the very last second. "It's kind of funny because, after Kanye and I split up for this tour, I was really unsure if I could get a show together in time for my fans," "But I didn't want to disappoint them and not tour over Christmas, and I had a new record coming out, so... what's exciting about this show is that I was able to put together something that, in truth, I never would have done if I had a longer amount of time." "So, I put together a show that is so perfectly an avant-garde-performance-art-fashion installation, put in a blender and vomited on as a pop show. It's kind of this amazing theme of evolution, but it's in a garage, and me and all my friends are kind of exploring the music." "But it's a very vacuous space. It's a box, it's a runway, and we have to transform that space to feel like eight different acts throughout the entire show. But for the next version of the Monster Ball, which is going to be in February when I begin in the U.K. with my arena tour, I'm throwing out the stage. My team thinks I'm completely psychotic. But I don't fucking care what they think."Performing Just Dance during act I - New York City.Added by MiKaelGaga wouldn't divulge too many secrets of the new Monster Ball, but she did say that Danish pop act, Alphabeat, will serve as the opening act. And she also hinted that her fans will be in for a very big show, in just about every conceivable way."Well, just to give you an idea, the stage is about four times the size of the one we're on now and conceptually, it's completely different.""One thing that has been lost over the past 10-15 years, in pop music, is the idea of showbiz. And this is definitely going to bring that back."


Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue
North America
November 27, 2009 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
November 28, 2009 Toronto Air Canada Centre
November 29, 2009 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
December 1, 2009 Boston United States Wang Theatre
December 2, 2009
December 3, 2009 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center
December 9, 2009 Vancouver Canada Queen Elizabeth Theatre
December 10, 2009
December 11, 2009
December 13, 2009 San Francisco United States Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
December 14, 2009
December 17, 2009 Las Vegas Pearl Concert Theater
December 18, 2009
December 19, 2009 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
December 21, 2009 Los Angeles Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
December 22, 2009
December 23, 2009
December 27, 2009 New Orleans UNO Lakefront Arena
December 28, 2009 Atlanta Fox Theatre
December 29, 2009
December 31, 2009 Miami Knight Center
January 2, 2010
January 3, 2010 Orlando UCF Arena
January 7, 2010 St. Louis Fox Theatre
January 8, 2010 Chicago Rosemont Theatre
January 9, 2010
January 10, 2010
January 12, 2010 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
January 13, 2010
January 20, 2010 New York City Radio City Music Hall
January 21, 2010
January 23, 2010
January 24, 2010
January 26, 2010 West Lafayette Elliott Hall of Music
Europe
February 18, 2010 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
February 20, 2010 Dublin Ireland The O2
February 21, 2010
February 22, 2010 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
February 24, 2010 Liverpool England Echo Arena Liverpool
February 26, 2010 London The O2 Arena
February 27, 2010
March 1, 2010 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
March 3, 2010 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
March 4, 2010 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena
March 5, 2010 Birmingham LG Arena
Oceania
March 13, 2010 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena
March 14, 2010
March 17, 2010 Sydney Australia Sydney Entertainment Centre
March 18, 2010
March 20, 2010 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre
March 23, 2010 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
March 24, 2010
March 26, 2010 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
March 27, 2010
March 29, 2010 Canberra AIS Arena
April 1, 2010 Perth Burswood Dome
April 3, 2010 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
April 5, 2010 Wollongong WIN Entertainment Centre
April 7, 2010 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
April 9, 2010 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
Asia
April 14, 2010 Kobe Japan Kobe World Kinen Hall
April 15, 2010
April 17, 2010 Yokohama Yokohama Arena
April 18, 2010
Europe
May 7, 2010 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
May 8, 2010
May 10, 2010 Hamburg Germany O2 World Hamburg
May 11, 2010 Berlin O2 World
May 15, 2010 Arnhem Netherlands GelreDome XS
May 17, 2010 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
May 18, 2010
May 21, 2010 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
May 22, 2010
May 24, 2010 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
May 25, 2010 Strasbourg France Zénith de Strasbourg
May 27, 2010 Nottingham England Trent FM Arena Nottingham
May 28, 2010 Birmingham LG Arena
May 30, 2010 London The O2 Arena
May 31, 2010
June 2, 2010 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
June 3, 2010
June 4, 2010 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
North America
June 28, 2010 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
July 1, 2010 Boston United States TD Garden
July 2, 2010
July 4, 2010 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
July 6, 2010 New York City Madison Square Garden
July 7, 2010
July 9, 2010
July 11, 2010 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
July 12, 2010
July 14, 2010 Cleveland United States Quicken Loans Arena
July 15, 2010 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
July 17, 2010 St. Louis Scottrade Center
July 20, 2010 Oklahoma City Ford Center
July 22, 2010 Dallas American Airlines Center
July 23, 2010
July 25, 2010 Houston Toyota Center
July 26, 2010
July 28, 2010 Denver Pepsi Center
July 31, 2010 Phoenix US Airways Center
August 3, 2010 Kansas City Sprint Center
August 6, 2010[A] Chicago Grant Park
August 11, 2010 Los Angeles Staples Center
August 12, 2010
August 13, 2010 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
August 16, 2010 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
August 17, 2010
August 19, 2010 Portland Rose Garden
August 21, 2010 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
August 23, 2010 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
August 24, 2010
August 26, 2010 Edmonton Rexall Place
August 27, 2010
August 30, 2010 Saint Paul United States Xcel Energy Center
August 31, 2010
September 2, 2010 Milwaukee Bradley Center
September 4, 2010 Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills
September 5, 2010 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center
September 7, 2010 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
September 8, 2010 Charlottesville John Paul Jones Arena
September 14, 2010 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
September 15, 2010
September 16, 2010 Hartford XL Center
September 18, 2010 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena
September 19, 2010 Raleigh RBC Center
Europe
October 13, 2010 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
October 14, 2010
October 16, 2010 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
October 17, 2010
October 20, 2010 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen
October 26, 2010 Dublin Ireland The O2
October 27, 2010
October 29, 2010
October 30, 2010 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
November 1, 2010
November 2, 2010
November 5, 2010 Zagreb Croatia Arena Zagreb
November 7, 2010 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
November 9, 2010 Turin Italy Torino Palasport Olimpico
November 11, 2010 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
November 14, 2010 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
November 15, 2010
November 17, 2010 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
November 19, 2010 Malmö Sweden Malmö Arena
November 22, 2010 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
November 23, 2010
November 26, 2010 Gdańsk Poland Ergo Arena
November 29, 2010 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
November 30, 2010
December 2, 2010 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
December 4, 2010 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
December 5, 2010
December 7, 2010 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
December 10, 2010 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
December 12, 2010 Madrid Spain Palacio de Deportes
December 16, 2010 London England The O2 Arena
December 17, 2010
December 20, 2010 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
December 21, 2010
North America
February 19, 2011 Atlantic City United States Boardwalk Hall
February 21, 2011 New York City Madison Square Garden
February 22, 2011
February 24, 2011 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
February 26, 2011 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center
February 28, 2011 Chicago United Center
March 1, 2011 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
March 3, 2011 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
March 4, 2011 Buffalo United States HSBC Arena
March 6, 2011 Ottawa Canada Scotiabank Place
March 8, 2011 Boston United States TD Garden
March 10, 2011 Columbus Jerome Schottenstein Center
March 12, 2011 Louisville KFC Yum! Center
March 14, 2011 Dallas American Airlines Center
March 15, 2011 San Antonio AT&T Center
March 17, 2011 Omaha Qwest Center Omaha
March 19, 2011 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
March 22, 2011 Oakland Oracle Arena
March 23, 2011 Sacramento ARCO Arena
March 25, 2011 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
March 26, 2011 Phoenix US Airways Center
March 28, 2011 Los Angeles Staples Center
March 29, 2011 San Diego Viejas Arena
March 31, 2011 Anaheim Honda Center
April 4, 2011 Tulsa BOK Center
April 6, 2011 Austin Frank Erwin Center
April 8, 2011 Houston Toyota Center
April 9, 2011 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
April 12, 2011 Fort Lauderdale BankAtlantic Center
April 13, 2011 Miami American Airlines Arena
April 15, 2011 Orlando Amway Center
April 16, 2011 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
April 18, 2011 Atlanta Arena at Gwinnett Center
April 19, 2011 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
April 22, 2011 Newark Prudential Center
April 23, 2011 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 25, 2011 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
April 27, 2011 Cleveland United States Quicken Loans Arena
May 3, 2011 Guadalajara Mexico Estadio Tres de Marzo
May 5, 2011 Mexico City Foro Sol
May 6, 2011

Box office score dataEdit

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Bell Centre Montreal 140,285 / 140,285 (100%) $33,016,362
Air Canada Centre Toronto 128,753 / 128,753 (100%) $28,506,582
Scotiabank Place Ottawa 121,895 / 121,895 (100%) $25,891,532
Wang Theatre Boston 107,056 / 107,056 (100%) $30,385,924
Susquehanna Bank Center Camden 177,143 / 177,143 (100%) $38,891,295
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver 108,220 / 108,220 (100%) $27,479,149
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco 117,000 / 117,000 (100%) $29,840,960
Nokia Theatre Los Angeles 200,559 / 200,559 (100%) $42,944,680
Fox Theatre Atlanta 80,897 / 80,897 (100%) $23,489,849
James L. Knight Center Miami 119,365 / 119,365 (100%) $21,445,933
UCF Arena Orlando 166,785 / 166,785 (100%) $37,283,886
Rosemont Theatre Rosemont 120,712 / 120,712 (100%) $25,610,177
Joe Louis Arena Detroit 163,648 / 163,648 (100%) $30,750,090
Radio City Music Hall New York City 230,684 / 230,684 (100%) $45,360,515
Edward C. Elliott Hall of Music West Lafayette 135,765 / 135,765 (100%) $29,198,893
Manchester Evening News Arena Manchester 140,472 / 140,472 (100%) $35,007,033
The O2 Dublin 162,985 / 162,985 (100%) $33,225,970
Odyssey Arena Belfast 100,038 / 100,038 (100%) $27,426,986
The O2 Arena London 167,812 / 167,812 (100%) $30,618,330
Vector Arena Auckland 123,084 / 123,084 (100%) $23,056,840
Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney 235,460 / 235,460 (100%) $46,533,140
Newcastle Entertainment Centre Newcastle 187,182 / 187,182 (100%) $37,527,770
Rod Laver Arena Melbourne 139,299 / 139,299 (100%) $27,679,010
AIS Arena Canberra 144,990 / 144,990 (100%) $30,040,004
Burswood Dome Perth 135,383 / 135,383 (100%) $28,746,560
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide 90,186 / 90,186 (100%) $25,629,515
WIN Entertainment Centre Wollongong 51,183 / 51,183 (100%) $20,349,420
Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane 250,222 / 250,222 (100%) $46,065,210
O2 World Hamburg Hamburg 177,010 / 177,010 (100%) $35,866,688
Sportpaleis Antwerp 163,759 / 163,759 (100%) $34,255,380
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy Paris 198,552 / 198,552 (100%) $40,000,340
Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City 126,827 / 126,837 (100%) $24,434,715
Madison Square Garden New York City 174,410 / 174,410 (100%) $36,295,034
American Airlines Center Dallas 141,319 / 141,619 (100%) $28,034,491
Staples Center Los Angeles 144,094 / 144,049 (100%) $30,091,571
Rose Garden Portland 130,149 / 130,149 (100%) $27,386,255
Rexall Place Edmonton 280,282 / 280,282 (100%) $48,794,870
Verizon Center Washington, D.C. 290,608 / 290,608 (100%) $50,935,156
Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh 140,713 / 140,713 (100%) $27,554,415
United Center Chicago 150,845 / 150,845 (100%) $30,801,457
Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids 110,992 / 110,992 (100%) $25,227,096
HSBC Arena Buffalo 150,512 / 150,512 (100%) $32,580,602
TD Garden Boston 140,361 / 140,361 (100%) $30,525,663
Jerome Schottenstein Center Columbus 130,229 / 130,229 (100%) $29,369,378
KFC Yum! Center Louisville 177,270 / 177,270 (100%) $36,678,962
AT&T Center San Antonio 142,257 / 142,257 (100%) $29,462,754
Qwest Center Arena Omaha 158,313 / 157,313 (100%) $32,606,232
EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City 149,385 / 149,385 (100%) $30,313,005
Oracle Arena Oakland 150,913 / 150,913 (100%) $29,563,797
Power Balance Pavilion Sacramento 149,285 / 149,285 (100%) $32,302,951
MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas 204,119 / 204,119 (100%) $40,002,020
US Airways Center Phoenix 140,166 / 140,166 (100%) $23,386,115
Viejas Arena San Diego 190,655 / 190,655 (100%) $38,147,055
Honda Center Anaheim 130,026 / 130,026 (100%) $21,380,353
BOK Center Tulsa 139,710 / 139,710 (100%) $30,322,897
Frank Erwin Center Austin 120,904 / 120,904 (100%) $28,295,938
Toyota Center Houston 130,412 / 130,412 (100%) $29,401,330
New Orleans Arena New Orleans 131,513 / 131,513 (100%) $29,392,998
BankAtlantic Center Sunrise 138,398 / 138,398 (100%) $30,442,679
American Airlines Arena Miami 140,695 / 140,695 (100%) $29,573,090
Amway Center Orlando 230,451 / 230,451 (100%) $46,460,286
St. Pete Times Forum Tampa 150,134 / 150,134 (100%) $34,506,017
Arena at Gwinnett Center Duluth 100,864 / 100,864 (100%) $22,173,392
Bridgestone Arena Nashville 143,925 / 143,925 (100%) $30,485,607
Prudential Center Newark 164,809 / 164,809 (100%) $31,500,885
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale 130,195 / 130,195 (100%) $30,393,404
Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland 140,857 / 140,857 (100%) $32,499,897
Estadio Tres de Marzo Zapappon 290,047 / 290,047 (100%) $48,559,232
Foro Sol Mexico City 211,060 / 211,060 (100%) $40,699,708
Total (100% sold) $5,425,201,731



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