Lady Gaga announces European dates for Born This Way Ball tour

'Attention European little monsters': Lady Gaga announces European dates for Born This Way Ball tour

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14:23 GMT, 10 April 2012

She last toured Europe only 16 months ago.

But Lady Gaga is gearing up for another stint on the road after announcing the dates for the European leg of her Born This Way Ball tour.

The New Yorker, 26, announced the first 21 gigs of the tour on her Twitter page today.

Back on the road: Lady Gaga, pictured on her Monster Ball tour last year, has announced a European leg of her new tour

Back on the road: Lady Gaga, pictured on her Monster Ball tour last year, has announced a European leg of her new tour

The European leg will start in Bulgaria on August 21, before ending in Barcelona on October 6.

She tweeted today: 'The first 21 European dates to THE BORN
THIS WAY BALL will be announced and tweeted at 3am EST/12am PST/7am GMT.
I'm so excited! #pawsup.

ATTENTION EUROPEAN LITTLE MONSTERS: THE BORN THIS WAY BALL FIRST 21 DATES ARE HERE. #ImGoingToTheBTWBall.'

Big announcement: Gaga tweeted a link to the tour dates on her Twitter page this morning

Big announcement: Gaga tweeted a link to the tour dates on her Twitter page this morning

Gaga's announcement of the European leg comes after both the Asian and Australasian legs sold out incredibly quickly.

The tour, produced by Live Nation, kicks off in Seoul, North Korea on April 27.

British glam rockers The Darkness will be her support act for the European tours.

Support act: The Darkness (L-R) Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins and Ed Graham and new member Frankie Poullain (not pictured)

Support act: The Darkness (L-R) Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins and Ed Graham and new member Frankie Poullain (not pictured)

The new tour is her first gigs since the phenomenal sales of her last album Born This Way, which has sold almost 6million copies since its May 2011 release.

In a statement, the singer said: 'The Haus of Gaga and I have worked for months conceiving a spectacular stage.

'The Born This Way Ball is an
Electro-Metal Pop-Opera; the tale of the Beginning, the genesis of the
Kingdom of Fame. How we were birthed and how we will die celebrating.'