Lady Gaga sure seems to like Houston. Her new tour, artRave: The ARTPOP Ball, announced on Tuesday, includes a stop at the Toyota Center on July 16, 2014. It will the singer's fourth concert in the Bayou City in five years (she performed two concerts in 2010, one in 2011 and one earlier this year, where she mistakenly thanked "Dallas" before apologizing profusely.)
Lady Gaga will hit 25 different cities across North America on her latest tour, including San Antonio on July 14 and Dallas on July 17. The tour will start on May 4 in Fort Lauderdale, around a month after she finishes a historic run of seven straight concerts at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, the last concerts to ever be put on at that venue.
As per usual, Lady Gaga has been everywhere following the Nov. 6 release of her third album, Artpop. She hosted Saturday Night Live on Nov. 16 and teamed up with the Muppets for another Thanksgiving special, Lady Gaga and the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular.
Strangely enough, Artpop won't even be her latest album by the time Lady Gaga comes to town. Those honors go to Cheek to Cheek, a jazz/big band duets album with Tony Bennett due in Jan. 2014. While the classic Bennett may seem like a strange pairing with the eccentric Lady Gaga, the two have collaborated before on a song on his 2011 album, Duets II.
Tickets for the Houston date officially go on sale on Dec. 16, but true fans will have their hands on them well before that. Members of LittleMonsters.com have access to tickets starting Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. Members can RSVP for the show they want, after which they'll get a unique code that will allow them to buy up to four tickets through Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. Citi cardmembers will also have access to pre-sale tickets starting on Wednesday, Dec. 4.