Lady Gaga Packs Spring with North American Tour Dates

Lady Gaga is finally bringing her “Born This Way Ball” to North America.

The artist has already been making her way around the world in support of the 2011 album Born This Way, and she announced the new dates on her Twitter account earlier today.

“Surprise!! #EarlyGa THE 1ST INSTALLMENT OF THE US/CANADA TOUR DATES ARE HERE FOR THE WORLDWIDE SOLDOUT BORN THIS WAY BALL,” the singer tweeted.

The first North American date will be at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on January 11, and the trek will continue across the continent through March 16, when she performs at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. In between, she will visit 25 cities including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, St. Paul, Toronto, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Nashville and Atlanta.

More cities are expected to be announced at a later date, as are the opening acts for the tour. Thus far on the tour, Lady Gaga has had a number of support acts at various stops.

Lady Gaga currently is touring Europe, and will perform a handful of dates in South America before the end of this year. Though no official date has yet been announced, the artist is planning on releasing a new album titled ARTPOP sometime in 2013. She recently tweeted that she felt like she is channeling a “stoned Disney princess” on the upcoming album, and spoke about it to MTV.

“Let’s just say I feel, I feel that when I wrote Born This Way, I demonstrated a sense of maturity,” she told the network. “And I feel that on the next album, there’s a lack of maturity – it’s a tremendous lack of maturity or sense of responsibility.”

Numerous rumors surfaced suggesting who will appear on the new album. Among the names mentioned have been EDM star Zedd, Azealia Banks, DJ White Shadow and Doug Aldrich, guitarist for Whitesnake.