Lady Gaga has wasted no time planning a world tour for her latest record Born This Way, was released May 23, 2011.
The pop singer has stated that she wishes The Born This Way Ball to have similarities to The Monster Ball, her last tour which ran from November 2009 to May 6th of this year.
The Monster Ball tour was a monster in its own right, it was an expensive and physically draining tour on everyone involved. Gaga performed over two hours a night with several elaborate costume changes. A total of 201 dates, grossing an estimated $227.4 million The Monster Ball became the biggest tour ever for a debut headlining artist. If you missed seeing the show in person, in 2011 HBO documented the February 21 and 22 sold out shows at Madison Square Garden.
The success of The Monster Ball has fed Lady Gaga’s drive to create something exciting and new for her fans. Yet, with a goal to produce something different, Lady Gaga wishes the spirit of The Monster Ball to live on.
The Monster Ball was created by Gaga to be a place for her fans, little monsters, to experience acceptance and to be freed from their insecurities. Gaga has stated her intentions with the tour, which has much to do with her fans: “It’s essentially like a painting that we’ve created together, so I don’t want to make a new painting. I just want to create the next in the series.”
Gaga has also stated she plans on beginning rehearsals for the Born This Way Ball by the end of this year and to begin touring at the start of 2012.