Lady Gaga Announces Summer Arena Tour Dates

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Recording artist Lady Gaga performs in concert at The Wiltern Theatre on March 13, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Lady Gaga announced the dates and venues for the summer leg of her continually expanding Monster Ball tour today (Mar. 15), which will see the pop star headlining arenas throughout North America for the first time. The trek begins June 28 in Montreal and continues until Sept. 19 when it wraps up in Raleigh N.C. The first dates of the tour - including a July 6 stop at New York's Madison Square Garden - go on sale March 19.

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Missing from the itinerary announced today is Lady Gaga's as-yet-unofficial headlining appearance at the Lollapalooza festival in downtown Chicago, although the dates of the festival, Aug. 6 - 8, remain open on the schedule.

Although Gaga's 2009-2010 North American tour was also dubbed the Monster Ball, the pop star promises an expanded production built to suit the larger venues. "It's still called Monster Ball, but it's more of a musical and less of a concert," Lady Gaga said in a February interview with KIIS-FM's Ryan Seacrest. "It has a New York theme, it's a story, and the story is that me and my friends are in New York and we're going to the Monster Ball, and we get lost."

Here are Lady Gaga's Summer 2010 Tour Dates:

June 28: Montreal, Quebec (Bell Centre)
July 1: Boston (TD Garden )
July 4: Atlantic City , N.J. (Boardwalk Hall)
July 6: New York (Madison Square Garden)
July 11: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
July 14: Cleveland, Ohio (Quicken Loans Arena)
July 15: Indianapolis, Ind. (Conseco Fieldhouse)
July 17: St. Louis (Scottrade Center)
July 20: Oklahoma City, Okla. (Ford Center)
July 22: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
July 25: Houston (Toyota Center)
July 28: Denver, Colo. (Pepsi Center)
July 31: Phoenix, Ariz. (US Airways Center)
Aug. 3: Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)
Aug. 11: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
Aug. 13: Las Vegas (MGM Grand)
Aug. 16: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)
Aug. 19: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden)
Aug. 21: Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
Aug. 23: Vancouver, B.C. (General Motors Place)
Aug. 26: Edmonton, Alberta (Rexall Place)
Aug. 30: St. Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
Sept. 1: Milwaukee, Wis. (Bradley Center)
Sept. 4: Detroit (The Palace Of Auburn Hills)
Sept. 5: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Consol Energy Center)
Sept. 7: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
Sept. 8: Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena)
Sept. 14: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
Sept. 16: Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
Sept. 18: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)
Sept. 19: Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Center)