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ArtRAVE The ARTPOP Ball

artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball is the fourth concert tour by Lady Gaga, in support of her fourth album ARTPOP (2013). It started in May 2014.

While releasing her fourth studio album ARTPOP, Gaga held a private event in New York known as artRave, where she performed songs from the album and showcased art pieces. Later she took the concept of artRave and created 'artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour'.

The first dates of the tour were announced via Gaga's official Facebook page on December 3, 2013. After abruptly cancelling the North American leg of her previous Born This Way Ball tour due to a major hip injury, the tour is scheduled to begin with its first leg in the United States on May 4, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The trek will see her visiting several cities where she canceled tour dates earlier this year in order to undergo hip surgery as well as playing new cities.

Development

While releasing her third studio album ARTPOP, Gaga held a private event in New York known as artRave, where she performed songs from the album and showcased art pieces. Later she took the concept of artRave and created artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour.

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Render of the stage

On December 4, 2013, Gaga posted on Twitter that the stage design for the tour would be done by the same architect as the Monster Ball. In an interview with Capital FM, Gaga discussed about the stage set up for the tour. Gaga wanted something other than the "Monster Pit" arrangement she previously had in the Born This Way Ball tour, since she was always limited to performing on one portion of the arena. Hence Gaga and her team thought of building two stages, one main stage and an accompanying one on the far end of the arena. It would be enhanced by the addition of a catwalk which would wind all around the arena floor, enabling the singer to interact with the audience. Learn more

Poster

The promo poster was revealed on December 3, 2013. The main photograph is from a performance of "ARTPOP" at the iTunes Festival on September 1, 2013 by Dave Hogan. Background photographs include various moments of The Born This Way Ball shot by Terry Richardson and the revamped Monster Ball shot by Josh Olins.

Synopsis

For the complete synopsis of concert, see this page.
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Gaga during the performance of "ARTPOP".

The show starts off with a video introduction about the tour, followed by dancers appearing on stage with balloons and blue gazing balls. Near the end, the video shifts into a colorful scene in which the words "ARE" "YOU" "READY?" as dancers with Gazing balls come out of the sides and structure on the main stage. Then, a pre-recorded message says "Now, Performing, Lady Gaga" while the screen shows the word "LADY GAGA". Then the band starts playing a rock guitar solo as the video shifts into a shining picture of Gaga in a white cape and long blonde wig with her hand raised up and Gaga rises from the bottom of the stage on a platform.

The show begins with the title track, "ARTPOP". After the intro ends, Gaga slowly starts moving and interacting with her dancers (in early shows) or she starts to dance in an energetic boogie style wearing a leotard with the Jeff Koons ball on it and wearing angel wings. She then starts to move to reach the catwalks. Learn more

Set list

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  1. VIDEO INTRO
  2. Band ARTPOP Intro
  3. "ARTPOP"
  4. "G.U.Y."
  5. "Donatella"
  6. Fashion Intro (May 4 - Jun 3, 2014)
  7. "Fashion!" (May 4 - Jun 3, 2014)
 

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  1. Venus Intro
  2. "Venus"
  3. "MANiCURE"
  4. "Cake Like Lady Gaga" (May 4 - Jun 3, 2014)

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  1. Band Interlude (Oct 30 - Nov 24, 2014)
  2. Just Dance
  3. "Poker Face"
  4. "Telephone"

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  1. "Partynauseous"
  2. "Paparazzi"
  3. "Do What U Want"
  4. "Dope" (Jul 30 - Nov 24, 2014)
  5. "Yoü and I" (Sep 13 - Nov 24, 2014)
  6. Letters to Gaga (Oct 15 - Nov 24, 2014)
  7. "Born This Way" (Acoustic)
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Gaga wearing a White tentacle dress and leotard by Vex Clothing

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  1. "Jewels N' Drugs" (Intro)
  2. "The Edge of Glory" (Jul 9 - Nov 24, 2014)
  3. "Judas" (Jul 9 - Nov 24. 2014)
  4. "Aura"
  5. Letters to Gaga (May 4 - Oct 9, 2014)
  6. Sexxx Dreams Intro (Oct 15 - Nov 24, 2014)
  7. "Sexxx Dreams"
  8. Mary Jane Holland Intro (May 4 - Jul 5; Sep 24 - Nov 24, 2014)
  9. "Mary Jane Holland" (May 4 - Jul 5; Sep 24 - Nov 24, 2014)
  10. "Alejandro"
  11. Band Interlude (Oct 9 - Nov 24, 2014)
  12. "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" (Oct 9 - Nov 24, 2014)
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Gaga wearing a black bra and underwear with an attatched neck piece

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  1. "Ratchet" (Intro)
  2. "Bad Romance"
  3. "Applause"
  4. "Swine"

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  1. "Gypsy" (acoustic + album)
  2. After show: DJWS remix of "Applause".

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Dates

For the complete list of dates and ticket package, see this page.
Dates Location City Globe-green
North American Leg
May 4 BB&T Center Ft. Lauderdale, FL Us
May 6 Philips Arena Atlanta, GA
May 8 Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, PA
May 10 Mohegan Sun Uncasville, CT
May 12 Verizon Center Washington, DC
May 13 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
May 15 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA
May 17 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI
May 18 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH
May 20 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN
May 22 MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB Ca
May 25 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB
May 26 Rexall Place Edmonton, AB
June 2 Viejas Arena San Diego, CA Us
June 3 SAP Center at San Jose San Jose, CA
June 26 Marcus Amphitheater
(Part of "Summerfest")
Milwaukee, WI
June 28 Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City, NJ
June 30 TD Garden Boston, MA
July 2 Bell Centre Montreal, QC Ca
July 4 Plains of Abraham
(Part of "Le Festival d'été de Québec")
Quebec City, QC
July 5 Ottawa Bluesfest
(Part of "Ottawa Bluesfest")
Ottawa, ON
July 7 First Niagara Center Buffalo, NY Us
July 9 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON Ca
July 11 United Center Chicago, IL Us
July 14 AT&T Center San Antonio, TX
July 16 Toyota Center Houston, TX
July 17 American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
July 19 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV
July 21 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
July 22
July 25 Centennial Olympic Park
(Part of "Microsoft Week")
Atlanta, GA
July 30 US Airways Center Phoenix, AZ
August 1 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV
August 2 Harveys Lake Tahoe Stateline, NV
August 4 EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City, UT
August 6 Pepsi Center Denver, CO
August 8 KeyArena Seattle, WA
August 9 Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC Ca
Asia Leg
August 13 QVC Marine Field Tokyo Jp
August 14
August 16 Olympic Stadium
(Part of "NOW Festival")
Seoul Kr
Oceania Leg
August 20 Perth Arena Perth Au
August 23 Rod Laver Arena Melbourne
August 24
August 26 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane
August 30 Allphones Arena Sydney
August 31
Middle East Leg
September 10 Meydan Racecourse Dubai Ae
September 13 Yarkon Park Tel Aviv Il
September 16 ITU Stadium Istanbul Tr
Europen Leg
September 19 Olympic Stadium Athens Gr
September 23 Antwerp Sportpaleis Antwerp Be
September 24 Ziggo Dome Amsterdam Nl
September 27 Jyske Bank Boxen Herning Dk
September 29 Telenor Arena Oslo No
September 30 Ericsson Globe Stockholm Se
October 3 O2 World Hamburg De
October 5 O2 Arena Prague Cz
October 7 Lanxess Arena Koln De
October 9 O2 World Berlin
October 15 NIA Arena Birmingham Gb
October 17 O2 Arena Dublin Ie
October 19 SSE Hydro Glasgow Gb
October 21 Phones 4u Arena Manchester
October 23 O2 Arena London
October 25
October 26
October 30 Zénith de Paris Paris Fr
October 31
November 2 Wiener Stadthalle Vienna At
November 4 Mediolanum Forum Milan It
November 6 Hallenstadion Zurich Ch
November 8 Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona Es
November 10 MEO Arena Lisbon Pt
November 13 National Indoor Arena Birmingham Gb
November 16 SSE Hydro Glasgow
November 20 Motorpoint Arena Sheffield Sheffield
November 22 Metro Radio Arena Newcastle
November 24 Bercy Paris Fr
Total: 79 shows divided on 5 legs.


Tours or concerts as opening act
2008 Just Dance Promo Tour  · New Kids on the Block: Live
2009 Doll Domination Tour  · The Fame Ball  · Take That Presents: The Circus Live  · The Fame Kills  · This Is It  · The Monster Ball Tour(1.0)
2010·2011 The Monster Ball Tour (2.0)
2012·2013 The Born This Way Ball
2014 Lady Gaga Live at Roseland Ballroom  · artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball
2015 Cheek To Cheek Tour
2016·2017 Dive Bar Tour  · Joanne World Tour
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