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Lady Gaga’s artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball Announces European Tour Will Now Open In Dubai


New Show on September 10th at Meydan Racecourse Is Lady Gaga’s First Ever in Dubai

Tour Supporting Number-One Bestselling Album ARTPOP. Tickets on-sale Thursday, May 15th at NOON at Ticketmaster.AE 


The ARTPOP Ball global tour will now kick off its European leg in Dubai  on September 10th, 2014 due to the addition of a new  show at Meydan Racecourse. The announcement was made today by AMI Live and ATW LIVE in association with Live Nation Global Touring. Tickets for this very exciting concert date go on sale this Thursday, May 15th – noon on or call 800 86834.


Lady Gaga’s artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour is supporting the multi-platinum-selling artist’s latest album ARTPOP which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200. With over 775,000 tickets sold to date, the multi-month tour which opened last week in Ft. Lauderdale – complete with latex, tentacles, sequins and more – will travel to 35 cities and festivals throughout North America before it moves to Asia and Australia prior to its arrival in the Europe.


“Lady gaga is at the top of her performance game and the staging presents a truly unique fan experience -a great show,” said Arthur Fogel, President – Global Touring and Chairman – Global Music.


“The UAE is a becoming a top-10 destination for global entertainment, with an outstanding calibre of musicians, artists, performers and related events held here and the infrastructure is in place for further entertainment growth,” says Chairman and CEO of AMI Live, Marco Rios. “Lady Gaga is an ideal first show for our introduction in the Middle East – a performer with influences from diverse cultures, who is contemporary, dynamic, inclusive and a headline-maker,” Rios added. 


Paul Morrison, Chairman of ATW LIVE says: “Dubai is perfectly positioned to establish itself as the Live Entertainment Hub along the ‘New Silk Route’, and we are very excited about welcoming Lady Gaga to Dubai. This show will be a ‘must see’ event in Dubai with not only the most exciting performance from this ground-breaking artist, but also a fantastic premium experience for fans and ticket purchasers at this world class venue. We are looking forward to working with our partners AMI Live on bringing some fantastic shows to Meydan, the region and beyond.”


“As the premium sporting and entertainment event facility in the UAE, and host to the Dubai World Cup, the World’s most prestigious horse race and the Middle East’s largest event, Meydan is pleased to be the venue for the debut performance of Lady Gaga in the region,” says Yanal Abaza, Head of Business Development and Sport and Leisure, Meydan. “We have worked with the ATW LIVE team on our prestigious 2014 Dubai World Cup, where they co-produced this year’s spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies and were the Executive Producers of the highly acclaimed Closing Concert.  We are delighted that ATW LIVE in partnership with AMI Live have chosen Meydan as the venue for this much anticipated event.”


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artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball is produced by Live Nation Global Touring.


Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Ball – Fun Facts


900,000 plus fans will attend this year’s ARTPOP Ball by the time it wraps in Paris November 24, 2014.

21,346 labor hours went into the design and construction of the stage, which includes catwalks, an integrated Absolut ARTPOP lounge in the middle of the floor, and pods with additional props and rooms for costume changes.

478 feet of air hosing is used, which inflates a garden on stage during the show.

144 tour personnel including Lady Gaga, band, dancers, creative directors, stylists, production team, management staff, technicians, and drivers make up the entire touring team.

110 feet of runway takes over from the main stage over to the audience on the arena floor. The runways connect to several platforms leaving fans guessing just where to stand on the floor. All the runways are visible from underneath.

78 performances in 68 cities in a variety of venues sizes including stadiums, arenas, festivals, a racetrack and a park will take place.

24 songs including “Applause,” “G.U.Y.” & “Do What U Want” from her most recent #1 Billboard Top 200 album ARTPOP plus previous favorites “Telephone” “Just Dance” “Born This Way” & “Bad Romance” and more will be performed.

21 trucks transport everything from the stage to the costumes from venue to venue. 

15 inflatable trees, which sprout up on stage during “Venus” create a bouncy garden in the middle of the show.

14 dancers of all shapes and sizes, 5 band members including 2 guitars, bass, keys & drums keep the beat alive throughout the show.

14 wardrobe changes — one of which happens on stage — with the fastest outfit swap taking only 30 seconds.

3 hours to break down the stage, which is carted in less than two days to the next tour stop. 

1 Born This Way Bus in support of the “Born This Way Foundation” established by Lady Gaga and Cynthia Germanotta in 2011 was established to build a “youth-empowered braver & kinder world.”