Confirmed as the fifth highest grossing tour of 2012, the grandiose piece of theatre that is Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour has already been wowing audiences across the world for the best part of a year. But it’s only this month that her American fans have had the chance to see the two-hour 25-song extravaganza in all its tightly choreographed glory.
Those lucky enough to get their hands on Lady Gaga tickets for her two shows at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 25th and 26th would have surely agreed that it was worth the wait. Available on TicketIQ for an extremely reasonable get-in price of $25 and $48 respectively, and an average price of $204 and $190, both of which were underneath the tour average of $242, the 17,000 capacity venue was unsurprisingly packed to the rafters with her army of Little Monsters on both dates.
Excitement had therefore reached fever pitch by the time Gaga entered the stage on the opening night in an Alien-esque costume to perform “Government Hooker.” From then on, the 26-year-old delivered a master class in how to put on a show.
Based on a loose narrative, which sees Gaga’s Mother Monster battle against the Mother G.O.A.T. (Government Owned Alien Territory), the spectacle featured a number of elaborate set pieces including the superstar giving birth to herself during “Born This Way,” recreating the motorcycle-themed cover of its parent album for “Heavy Metal Lover” and performing in an eerie graveyard for “Bloody Mary.”
Accompanied by an impressive gothic castle backdrop, designed by the Haus of Gaga, the pop icon didn’t disappoint in the fashion stakes either. Whether she was sporting a version of the infamous meat dress during “Americano” or arriving in an egg-like vessel for “Bad Romance,” similar to the one that made an appearance at the Grammy Awards. She also donned various specially created outfits from the likes of Versace, Moschino and Armani.
As for the music itself, the entirety of 2011’s “Born This Way” was featured in the set list. She also including tracks from her 2008 debut “The Fame” and 2010’s “Monster E.P.” such as “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Paparazzi” and “Telephone.”
Only seven dates into the North American leg of the tour, Gaga still has 36 shows to play before the mammoth ‘Born This Way Ball’ comes to an end are March 20th in Tusla. You can still buy Lady Gaga tickets on TicketIQ just waiting to be snapped up for all remaining dates. On the less expensive side, the get-in price for her gig at Montreal’s Centre Bell on February 11th is the least expensive on the tour—currently $17, and her February 2nd show at Saint Louis’ Scottrade Center currently holds the cheapest average price at $133. Other, more expensive, stops on the tour include Madison Square Garden, the Barclays Center, the United Center, TD Garden, and the Verizon Center among others all across the lower 48 and Canada. Not surprisingly, the two shows at MSG will cost her little monsters the most money, with an average for both nights hovering around $640 and a get-in exceeding $120. For tickets to any remaining ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour shows, visit TicketIQ.com.