Lady Gaga 'Joanne' tour dates, tickets, what the album is really about
Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show may not have featured a Beyoncé appearance, but at least she announced a new tour. The tour will honor her newest studio album, Joanne — which is her fourth No. 1 Billboard 200 album. It's also her first solo album since 2013, when she released Artpop. The album's tour, Artpop Ball, ended almost three years ago now, too, so fans are hungry for their Gaga action.
Here's what you need to know about tour dates and tickets.
Joanne tour dates
Aug. 1: Vancouver, British Columbia — Rogers Arena
Aug. 3: Edmonton, Alberta — Rogers Place
Aug. 5: Tacoma, Washington — Tacoma Dome
Aug. 8: Los Angeles — The Forum
Aug. 11: Las Vegas — T-Mobile Arena
Aug. 13: San Francisco — AT&T Park
Aug. 15: Sacramento, California — Golden 1 Center
Aug. 19: Omaha, Nebraska — Centurylink Center
Aug. 21: St. Paul, Minnesota — Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 23: Cleveland — Quicken Loans Arena
Aug. 25: Chicago — Wrigley Field
Aug. 28: New York City— Citi Field
Sept. 1: Boston — Fenway Park
Sept. 4: Montreal — Bell Centre
Sept. 6: Toronto — Air Canada Centre
Sept. 10: Philadelphia — Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 15: Rio de Janeiro — Rock In Rio Festival
Sept. 22: Barcelona, Spain — Palau Sant Jordi
Sept. 24: Zurich — Hallendstadion
Sept. 26: Milan — Mediolanum Forum
Sept. 29: Hamburg, Germany — Barclaycard Arena
Oct. 1: Antwerp, Belgium — Sportpaleis
Oct. 3: Amsterdam — Ziggo Dome
Oct. 6: Paris — Accorhotels Arena
Oct. 9: London — 02 Arena
Oct. 15: Birmingham, United Kingdom — Barclaycard Arena
Oct. 17: Manchester, United Kingdom — Manchester Arena
Oct. 21: Copenhagen, Denmark — Royal Arena
Oct. 23: Stockholm — Ericsson Globe
Oct. 26: Berlin — Mercedes-Benz Arena
Oct. 28: Koln, Germany — Lanxess Arena
Nov. 5: Indianapolis — Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Nov. 7: Detroit — Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 10: Uncasville, Connecticut — Mohegan Sun
Nov. 13: Louisville, Kentucky — KFC Yum! Center
Nov. 15: Kansas City, Missouri — Sprint Center
Nov. 16: St. Louis — Scottrade Center
Nov. 19: Washington — Verizon Center
Nov. 20: Pittsburgh — PPG Paints Arena
Nov. 28: Atlanta — Philips Arena
Nov. 30: Miami — American Airlines Arena
Dec. 1: Tampa, Florida — Amalie Arena
Dec. 3: Houston — Toyota Center
Dec. 5: Austin, Texas — Frank Erwin Center
Dec. 8: Dallas — American Airlines Center
Dec. 9: Oklahoma City — Chesapeake Energy Arena
Dec. 12: Denver — Pepsi Center
Dec. 14: Salt Lake City — Vivint Smart Home Arena
According to Lady Gaga's official Facebook page, the Citi pre-sale begins Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. Eastern, while the Live Nation pre-sale begins Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. Eastern. General ticket sales will open Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. Eastern.
Plus, merch pre-sale begins Feb. 8.
What Joanne is really about
In 2016, Lady Gaga told MTV that she named Joanne after her aunt, who died at age 19.
"She was a victim of sexual assault who was so traumatized by her experience that it flared up her existing disease," she said. "She had lupus. She died very quickly after that. This tragedy stayed with my family a long time."
But, symbolically, what does the album stand for? Gaga told E! News that Joanne is about uniting people.
"The truth is I want nothing more for both myself and for other people than human connection and love," said Gaga. "I just want to be closer to not only my fans, but other people and to build a relationship with them through he music where they know that I'm their sister, know that I'm their friend."