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Lady Gaga to play Metro Radio Arena in November

The joint queen of pop will bring her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour to the Metro Radio Arena on November 22

Lady Gaga during her gig at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, 4 March 2010
Lady Gaga during her gig at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, 4 March 2010

Lady Gaga will play her first North East date for five years in November.

Her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball, which kicked off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last week will mark the end of its UK residency with a gig at the Metro Radio Arena on November 22.

Tickets for the concert, which are obviously expected to go like suitably-curated hot-cakes, will go on sale on Friday at 9am.

Newcastle is one of four extra dates which were announced this morning alongside Birmingham, Glasgow and Sheffield.

The gig will have a lot to live up to. The last time she played the Metro Radio Arena as part of her Monsters Ball meander, Lady Gaga set a new record when it came to the sheer size of production she loaded into the venue.

The car park played host to 30 articulated trucks and 10 buses, so it may be advisable for fans to leave their cars at home this time around.

They may also want to ensure they are smelling their best as the stage for the tour apparently brings the object of their affections closer to her fans than ever before - no matter where they happen to be sitting thanks to a network of see-through runways and mini stages.

Scheduled to support the global superstar’s latest multi-platinum-selling album, ARTPOP, the tour has already sold 775,000 tickets and will drop in on 35 cities and festivals in North America before decamping to Asia, Australia and Europe.


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