Gaga and Perry: Two queens of pop launch tours
Saturday 19 February 2011
On February 19, Lady Gaga launches the North American leg of her international The Monster Ball tour in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fellow pop megastar Katy Perry heads to Lisbon to kick off her massive California Dreams tour on February 20.
Lady Gaga recently added 12 more North American dates to her international The Monster Ball tour. After the Atlantic City gig, she will travel to New York, Washington DC, Dallas, Montreal, and Mexico City, among others. She will finish her tour with an HBO concert at New York's Madison Square Garden on May 7.
The tour, which she describes as "the first-ever pop-electro opera," includes performances of music from her two albums, The Fame and The Fame Monster, which have sold well over 10 million copies worldwide. The international tour began in late 2009.
Perry will play gigs in Europe (February 20-April 9), Australia (April 28-May 15), Japan (May 22-26), North America (June 7-August 20), and Ireland and the UK (October 12-November 8). She also just added a show in Rio de Janeiro on September 23, where she'll appear alongside Rihanna in the 2011 Rock in Rio festival.
"California Gurls," the first single from 2010's Teenage Dream, topped charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US, with more than four million digital downloads worldwide.
Gaga's 2009 The Fame Monster topped charts in 11 countries, and Gaga has sold more than 15 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide. She just debuted the title track, "Born This Way," to her upcoming album, set to release on May 23.
Watch Perry's "Firework" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGJuMBdaqIw
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