The Born This Way Ball/Show/Opening acts & Setlist

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Opening acts

Depending of the leg, different opening acts debuted the show with each a 15 to 30 minutes set.

Artists Dates
Zedd April 27 to May 31, 2012 + February 25 to March 16, 2013
Lady Starlight May 2 to March 16, 2013
Von Smith June 14, 2012 only
The Darkness August 14 to December 12, 2012
Madeon January 11 to February 22, 2013


Act I

  1. Space (intro)
  2. "Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)"
  3. Operation: Kill the Bitch (interlude)
  4. "Government Hooker"
  5. Birth (interlude)
  6. "Born This Way"
  7. "Black Jesus † Amen Fashion"
  8. Emerging (interlude)
  9. "Bloody Mary"
  10. Mother G.O.A.T. Manifesto I (interlude)
  11. "Bad Romance"
  12. G.O.A.T Briefing (interlude)
  13. "Judas"

The Born This Way Ball Tour Highway Unicorn 006 Space renegade Lady Gaga with guard Asiel Hardison on G.O.A.T.


Act II

  1. "Fashion of His Love"
  2. "Just Dance"
  3. "LoveGame"
  4. "Telephone"

The Born This Way Ball Tour Fashion of His Love 008 Lady Gaga wearing a pink "Origami Crane" dress by Christian Dada.


January 11, 2013 – present
  1. "Hair"
  2. "Electric Chapel"
  3. Mother G.O.A.T. Manifesto II (interlude)
  4. "Heavy Metal Lover"
  5. "Bad Kids"
  6. "The Queen" (acoustic)
  7. "Yoü and I" (acoustic)
  8. "Born This Way" (acoustic)

The Born This Way Ball Tour Bad Kids 008 Lady Gaga with dancers Amanda Balen and Kevin Frey.


  • During the first performance in Melbourne on June 27, Lady Gaga debuted "Princess Die". It was later removed from the setlist on October 6.
  • On June 27, "Hair" was removed from the setlist initially; it was performed again on July 7, and then re-added to the setlist on August 23.
  • On September 8 and 9, 2012, Gaga performed "Imagine" after "Princess Die".
  • On September 18th, at request from fans, Gaga performed "Stuck on Fuckin' You " after "Princess Die".
  • On November 11, 2012, Gaga performed "The Queen"
  • "Born This Way" acoustic was performed on November 30 and December 6, 2012.
  • For the 2013 dates, Gaga moved a couple of songs from this act and added new songs.
  • On November 16, 2012, Gaga performed "Stuck on Fuckin' You" after "Hair" because she wanted to sing it.

Act IV

  1. Interlude
  2. "Americano"
  3. "Poker Face"
  4. "Alejandro"
  5. "Paparazzi"

Lady-gaga-meat-dress Lady Gaga wearing a meat bodysuit with skirt by Haus of Gaga for "Americano".


  • On September 8, 2012, due to Gaga being 20 minutes late and the venue being a stadium sourrounded by residential areas, "Americano ", "Poker Face " and "Alejandro " were cut from the show.
  • On October 26 , 2012, due to Gaga feeling sick, "Paparazzi" was not performed.

Act V

  1. "Scheiße"
  2. "The Edge of Glory" (acoustic + album)
  3. "Marry the Night" (Acapella on October 26 , 2012)

The Born This Way Ball Tour Marry The Night 009 Lady Gaga wearing Atelier Versace during "Marry the Night".


  • After "Scheiße" is performed, everything goes black as if the show ended. A few minutes later, Gaga comes back with two songs for the encore.
  • On October 26th, Gaga felt ill and was late to the show, so "Paparazzi" and "The Edge of Glory" were not performed. Gaga later returned to the stage in her nightgown and performed Marry The Night acapella.
  • On November 11, 2012, Gaga performed "Cake Like Lady Gaga" after "Marry the Night".

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