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As Lady Gaga announces details of her UK shows for her 'Born This Way Ball' tour, Capital FM rounds up all the best facts and figures from the 'Marry The Night' star's 'Monster Ball' tour.
The 'Telephone' singer's tour featured eight legs in total, with more being added as the star's popularity grew. Lady Gaga played 119 gigs in North America, 63 in Europe, 15 in Oceania and four in Asia.
Lady Gaga's 'Monster Ball' tour's huge success with fans made it the 16th highest grossing tour in history, with an average gross of $1.14 million at each gig. But that didn't stop the star revealing early on during the tour that the huge outlay meant she was struggling to make a profit.
After performing new song 'Living On The Radio' at the Xcel Energy Centre in Minnesota on 30th August 2010, many Little Monsters thought the track would become a regular at the rest of the singer's tour dates. But Lady Gaga never performed it again, and it was also one of a host of tracks left of her latest album 'Born This Way'.
Beginning in Montreal on 27th November and ending in Mexico City on 6th May 2011, Lady Gaga's 'Monster Ball' tour spent a total of 18 months on the road. The singer only took one pause, in January 2011, during which she enjoyed a holiday with friends.
Demand was so high to see Lady Gaga in the UK, that the 'Paparazzi' star ended up playing a total of six dates at the O2 Arena in London. The gigs took place in pairs in February, May and December of 2010.
This is the total number of songs that were included in the revised version of Lady Gaga's 'Monster Ball' tour set list, which was introduced in February 2010 and lasted until the end of the tour. Songs the star performed each night included 'Bad Romance', 'Poker Face' and 'You And I'.
Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Lady Gaga's gig at the Elliot Hall Of Music in West Lafayette raised $500,000 for Haiti Earthquake Relief.
Lady Gaga's 'Monster Ball' tour wasn't all about one woman, the singer was joined at each gig by a total of 13 band members, including drummers, guitarists and backing vocalists.
Lady Gaga's fans turned out in force for the singer's tour, which featured a New York theme that was divided into five sections and featured multiple costume changes.
The 'Bad Romance' star was accompanied on her world tour by a total of seven different support acts, of which Semi Precious Weapons enjoyed the longest run. The band, who are close friends with Lady Gaga, supported her at every gig expect shows in February and March 2011. Other support acts included Kid Cudi, Jason Derulo, Alphabeat, Lady Starlight, Far East Movement and Scissor Sisters.