Lady Gaga Plots European Dates for Fall
In February, Lady Gaga announced a handful of dates for her upcoming world tour, dubbed the Born This Way Ball. At the time, it was announced that the trek would eventually involve around 110 shows around the world, and news has finally come of some European dates for the jaunt.
The European leg of the tour will begin in Eastern Europe when the pop stars plays a show in Sofia, Bulgaria on August 14. She will then hit most parts of Europe before winding up in Barcelona on October 6. In between, she will make stops in Romania, Austria, Latvia, Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Italy, among others.
Though a North American leg of the tour is planned, there have been no dates announced as of yet.
The tour itself will kick off on April 27 with a show at Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. That show recently made headlines across the world when the South Korean government’s Media Rating Board declared that no one under 18 years old would be admitted to the show. Around 300 tickets had to be refunded to buyers under the age of 12. Lady Gaga spoke of the incident herself on her Twitter account.
“Thanku to all the adults in Korea who are speaking out for underaged who want to come to the BTW Ball. Maybe the gov. will change their mind,” she tweeted.”
Local Seoul media that a big part of the decision was influenced because the set list includes the song “Just Dance,” which was earned an over-18 rating from the censoring agency Ministry of Gender Equality and Family’s Commission on Youth Protection.
After the Seoul date, Gaga will spend more time in Asia as she travels to Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. After that, she will perform a series of shows in Australia and New Zealand before heading to Europe.