Lady Gaga Announces Canada/U.S. Arena Tour; "Telephone" Not Banned from MTV

Lady Gaga Announces Canada/U.S. Arena Tour; "Telephone" Not Banned from MTV
This summer, Lady Gaga will kick off her first full-fledged North American arena tour. The larger-than-life performer, whose breakthrough album The Fame garnered her the title of Exclaim! readers' favourite Pop Rocks and Frequencies album of 2009, will travel North America on her Monster Ball tour for three months, during which she will hit most major cities and make Canadian stops in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton.

According to Spin, Gaga says these dates will be "more eye-popping" than ever before, and that one of the shows may be filmed in 3-D for future DVD release.

In related news, Lady Gaga's eye-popping video for "Telephone," which racked up half a million views in 12 hours, was reportedly banned from MTV, according to CNN. Since that report, MTV has assured viewers that they've in fact been playing it since Friday (March 12), the day after its debut.

The video (see below), at press time, has been viewed an astounding 14 million times already.

Tour dates:

6/28 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
7/1 Boston, MA - TD Garden
7/4 Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
7/6 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
7/11 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
7/14 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
7/15 Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
7/17 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
7/20 Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
7/22 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
7/25 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
7/28 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
7/31 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
8/3 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
8/11 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
8/13 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand
8/16 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
8/19 Portland, OR - Rose Garden
8/21 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
8/23 Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
8/26 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
8/30 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
9/1 Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
9/4 Detroit, MI - The Palace Of Auburn Hills
9/5 Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
9/7 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
9/8 Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
9/14 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
9/16 Hartford, CT - XL Center
9/18 Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
9/19 Raleigh, NC - RBC Center