News: Lady Gaga Looks Past Kanye West, Tags Kid Cudi For "Monster Ball" Tour
Friday, Oct 16, 2009 10:00AM
Weeks after confirming her Fame Kills tour with Kanye West was called off, singer Lady Gaga has decided to tag G.O.O.D. Music's Kid Cudi for her own line of performance dates beginning next month.
"The Monster Ball" tour will kick-off in late November.
Described by Gaga as "the first-ever 'pop electro opera,'" the tour kicks off November 27th 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. (Billboard)
Gaga recently said that the decision to cancel her tour with Yeezy was mutual.
"Well, actually, it was a mutual decision to cancel the tour," she explained in an interview. "But I'm not taking any time off, so I'll be leaving just a week later than I was supposed to on my own solo tour. It will be the same places. So I will see you guys there...In respects to the creative work that [Kanye and I] did together, I won't be doing any of the things that we designed for the tour. It will be entirely new, and it will be just as amazing and memorable and epic." (MTV)
While Yeezy has yet to address the decision, reports initially claimed both artists' camps were unable to work together.
If Kanye West doesn't regret hijacking Taylor Swift, he will now -- we're told his concert tour with Lady Gaga was scrapped because ticket sales sucked. And "sucked" happens to be a nicer version of the word we were told. And not only that -- our insiders say another factor in the cancellation was West and Gaga's people were at each others throats like their last names were Gosselin. When it came down do it, we're told Gaga decided she'd be better off playing smaller venues ... and far from the headache caused by Kanye's ever present drama. (TMZ)
Reports of the cancellation landed online in early October.
Kanye West and Lady Gaga's tour is over before it began. Just days after announcing dates for an ambitious tour that was to kick off next month, the tour was canceled. Live Nation announced the news on Thursday (October 1). The tour promoter says refunds will be issued. (ABC News)
Check out the tour's original promotional trailer below: