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Lady Gaga world tour to kick off in Seoul

Lady Gaga, pictured during a performance in December 2011, unveiled the first dates for her upcoming world tour which she has dubbed the "Born This Way Ball" and will kick off in Seoul. (AFP)

American pop diva Lady Gaga Wednesday unveiled the first dates for her upcoming world tour which she has dubbed the "Born This Way Ball" and will kick off in Seoul.

She is expected to do 110 shows this year following on the success of her smash hit "Born This Way," and revealed the dates and locations of an initial 11 concerts.

The eccentric star tweeted the first dates to her massive fanbase on Twitter - just under 19 million followers - saying the shows will kick off in Seoul on April 27.

From there Gaga will take her pop hits and extravagant costumes to Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand and then perform six shows around Australia including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

"The Born This Way Ball will perform 110 shows around the world. The opening dates are out today, with more announcements to ensue," Gaga announced.

Gaga, known for sporting the pop industry's most lavish and often most impractical outfits, is expected to produce a show-stopping series of concerts.

"Just saw first photos of the stage being built. Just peed all the way down to my Chanel shoes!!" Gaga wrote on Twitter last month as preparations were ramping up for the tour.

The singer, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta from New York, is famous for the hit songs "Bad Romance" and "Poker Face," and has become a strident voice for gay rights and anti-bullying campaigns.

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