Lady Gaga is bringing her Born This Way Ball to Manchester in September, she revealed on her Twitter account today.
Supported by Suffolk rockers The Darkness, Gaga will play the Manchester Arena on September 11 in one of just two tour dates in the UK.
Born This Way, The Edge of Glory, Judas and Marry the Night will be among the hits she performs to a packed Manchester crowd.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday April 13 and are guaranteed to sell out almost immediately with her Born This Way album selling over 1.1million copies in the first week of its US release.
The news will delight fans of the iconic star, renowned for their staunch loyalty towards ‘mother monster’.
The two UK gigs will be followed by a trip to Dublin on September 15, part of 21 European dates of the tour.
Speaking about her the tour, Gaga described her ‘spectacular’ plans to make it a memorable experience.
She said: “The Born This Way Ball is an electro-metal-pop-opera, the tale of the beginning, the genesis of the kingdom of fame. How we were birthed and how we will die celebrating.”
The Darkness are best known for their outlandish costumes and entertaining brand of rock music.
Their 2003 debut album Permission to Land went triple platinum in the UK, selling over 1.3million copies.
The worldwide tour kicks off in Seoul, Korea on April 27 and continues through Asia and Oceania before arriving in Sofia on August 14 t o begin the European leg.