Two weeks after the cancellation of her “Fame Kills” tour with Kanye West, Lady Gaga has announced the details of a solo tour and revealed the tracklist for “The Fame Monster,” the re-release of her debut album due Nov. 23.
Described by Gaga as “the first-ever ‘pop electro opera,'” “The Monster Ball” tour kicks off Nov. 27 in Montreal, Canada and will hit North American 16 cities before ending with a two-night stand Jan. 20-21 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
“A message to all my little monsters: ‘The Fame Monster’ will come out four days before the first live show,” said Gaga in a statement. “You have exactly 96 hours to learn all of the lyrics so you can sing along. Dress accordingly.”
Rapper Kid Cudi — a protege of West who recently released his debut album, “Man on the Moon: The End of Day” — will open for Gaga on “The Monster Ball” tour.
“The Fame Monster” will feature a second disc with eight new songs, including “Bad Romance,” which Gaga premiered at the Alexander McQueen show during Paris Fashion Week. “The Fame” has sold 1,517,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Gaga first announced her plans to hit the road solo on Oct. 2 at Billboard’s Women in Music event, where she accepted the Rising Star award. The news came just one day after her “Fame Kills” tour with West was cancelled because, according to Gaga, West would be “taking a break” in light of fallout from his incident with Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs.
Here are the dates for Lady Gaga’s “The Monster Ball” tour:
Nov. 27: Montreal, Quebec (The Bell Center)
Nov. 28: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Center)
Nov. 29: Ottawa, Ontario (Scotiabank Place)
Dec. 1-2: Boston, Mass. (Wang Center)
Dec. 3: Camden, N.J. (Susquehanna Bank Center)
Dec. 9-10: Vancouver, B.C. (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
Dec. 13: San Francisco, Calif. (Bill Graham Civic Auditorium)
Dec. 18: Las Vegas, Nev. (TBD)
Dec. 19: San Diego, Calif. (San Diego Sports Arena)
Dec. 21: Los Angeles, Calif. (Nokia Theatre)
Dec. 29: Atlanta, Ga. (The Fox Theatre)
Dec. 31: Miami, Fla. (James L. Knight Center)
Jan. 3: Orlando, Fla. (Hard Rock Live)
Jan. 7: St. Louis, Mo. (The Fox Theatre)
Jan. 8-9: Chicago, Ill. (The Chicago Theatre)
Jan. 12: Detroit, Mich. (The Fox Theatre)
Jan. 16: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)
Jan. 20-21: New York, N.Y. (Radio City Music Hall)
And here is the tracklist for the new songs of “The Fame Monster”:
“So Happy I Could Die”
“Dance in the Dark”
Video above: Lady Gaga at Billboard’s Women In Music ceremony, Oct. 2, 2009.