Lady Gaga Takes 'ARTPOP' on North American Tour, Confirms Canadian Dates

Lady Gaga Takes 'ARTPOP' on North American Tour, Confirms Canadian Dates
Early this year, Lady Gaga cancelled a heap of tour dates when she underwent hip surgery, so hopefully her 2014 outing in support of the freshly released ARTPOP will go more smoothly. She's just booked a batch of North American tour dates for the spring and summer of next year.

The outing kicks off in early May in the southern U.S. From there, she'll make her way north, eventually reaching Canada towards the end of the month. The schedule lightens up in June, but there are lots more shows in July. All told, there are Canadian gigs in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.

The tour is dubbed "Lady Gaga's artRave: The ARTPOP Ball." Members of will have first access to tickets starting today (December 3) at 2 p.m., while tickets for the Canadian shows will go on sale to the public on December 9. Many of the U.S. gigs go on sale on December 16.

See the schedule below.

In slightly weird Gaga news, a Tokyo company called Orient Industry has created life-size Gaga dolls with realistic skin and reportedly accurate psychical measurements. Those who press an ear up to the doll's chest will hear Gaga songs and secret messages. They were made by Orient Industry, a company that evidently specializes in, uh, adult-friendly dolls, and the Japan Times reports that Gaga was thrilled when four were presented to her.

You can watch some footage of the dolls being created at the bottom of the page.

Tour dates:  

12/08 London, UK - The O2
03/28 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
03/30 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
03/31 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
04/02 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
04/04 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
04/06 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
04/07 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
05/04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
05/06 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
05/08 Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
05/10 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
05/12 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
05/13 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
05/15 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
05/18 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
05/20 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Entergy Center
05/22 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
05/25 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
05/26 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
05/28 Seattle, WA - Key Arena
05/30 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
06/02 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
06/03 San Jose, CA - SAP Center at San Jose
06/30 Boston, MA - TD Garden
07/02 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
07/09 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
07/11 Chicago, IL - United Center
07/14 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
07/16 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
07/17 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
07/19 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
07/21 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center