Lady Gaga Brings Her Monster Ball Tour to the St. Pete Times Forum April 16
Tickets on sale this Saturday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m.
TAMPA BAY – Lady Gaga has captivated audiences around the globe with her stunning international smash, The Monster Ball Tour, presented by Virgin Mobile. In 2010, the tour has taken her throughout Europe and North American, where she received rave reviews everywhere she stopped. With the majority of North American dates already sold out, Lady Gaga has announced she will be extending her North American 2011 tour, now including a stop at the St. Pete Times Forum on Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. The 2011 North American Monster Ball Tour, produced globally by Live Nation and presented by Virgin Mobile, will begin on February 19, 2011 at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, taking her spectacular show to top arenas and a host of new cities.
Critics around the world raved about the first leg of The Monster Ball Tour, which Gaga described as “the first-ever pop-electro opera.” The Sun called it “breathtaking stuff” and “the best live show you will see this year,” while London’s Independent wrote: “Gaga’s got it, which is why, right now, the whole pop world wants to take a ride on her disco stick.” Writing about her show at Radio City Music Hall, the New York Times noted that “her Monster Ball tour always provided something worth a snapshot: a sci-fi tableau, perhaps, or a skimpy, glittery costume. The more her image gets around, the better Lady Gaga does.”
“In just two years, Lady Gaga has become an international superstar, selling out everywhere in the world,” said Arthur Fogel, CEO Global Touring and Chairman – Global Music Live Nation.
Lady Gaga is touring in support of The Fame Monster, which was released on November 18, 2009, by Streamline/Konlive/Interscope. The album is the follow-up to 2008’s Grammy Award-winning album The Fame, which spawned the No. 1 singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face.” Combined, The Fame and The Fame Monster have sold 13.5 million albums worldwide, while Lady Gaga’s current singles, “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Lovegame,” “Paparazzi,” “Bad Romance” and “Telephone” have combined sales over 50 million worldwide. At this year’s BRIT awards, she took home awards for International Album (The Fame), International Female Solo Act and International Breakthrough Act. At the 2010 MTV VMA’s, Lady Gaga took home a record eight wins including ‘Video of the Year’.
Her music videos have received a combined total of over one billion views online – the first artist to reach this number. Lady Gaga has made another video milestone with “Bad Romance” becoming the most viewed video of all-time on YouTube.com.
Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday September 28, 10:00 a.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Virgin Mobile customers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. local time. “It's hard to enhance a Lady Gaga tour, but Virgin Mobile will once again spice things up by bringing her fans and our customers one-of-a-kind experiences and memorable moments,” said Bob Stohrer, VP of Marketing for Virgin Mobile USA. “We'll also build on our important partnership with Lady Gaga around the issue of youth homelessness, continuing to raise awareness and inspire volunteerism for young people in need.” For details visit .
Tickets: Tickets for this event go on sale this Saturday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum Box Office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at . Tickets are priced at $49.50, $85.00 and $175.00. Prices do not include facility fees or service charges. For dinner reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the event please call . For more information please call or visit www.sptimesforum.com. Advanced parking passes are available at ticketmaster.com and the Box Office.