Lady Gaga has captivated audiences around the globe with her stunning international smash, The Monster Ball tour. With the majority of North American dates already sold out, Lady Gaga announced she will return to North America in 2011. The 2011 North American Monster Ball Tour will include one night at TD Garden on March 8. Semi Precious Weapons have opened all dates for Lady Gaga's 2010 tour and will join her again in 2011.
Critics around the world raved about the first leg of The Monster Ball Tour, which Gaga described as "the first-ever pop-electro opera." The Sun called it "breathtaking stuff" and "the best live show you will see this year," while London's Independent wrote: "Gaga's got it, which is why, right now, the whole pop world wants to take a ride on her disco stick." Writing about her show at Radio City Music Hall, the New York Times noted that "her Monster Ball tour always provided something worth a snapshot: a sci-fi tableau, perhaps, or a skimpy, glittery costume. The more her image gets around, the better Lady Gaga does."