Lady GaGa Presses on With Solo Tour

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lady GaGaLady GaGa is pressing ahead with plans for a solo tour — just days after scrapping her joint jaunt with rapper Kanye West.

“Still leaving on solo TOUR this nov,” the Poker Face singer, who will play a series of North American dates in November, wrote on her Twitter account. “Announcing next week.”

GaGa told Billboard magazine that the decision to cancel the Fame Kills tour was mutual. “Kanye’s going to take some time off.,” she said. “But the good news is that I’m going on tour in a few weeks.”

Recent reports have claimed the duo canceled the much-hyped tour because ticket sales “sucked” and there was lots of bickering behind the scenes.

The tour — which was to run from November 10, 2009 until January 24, 2010 — was canned Thursday by concert promoters Live Nation.

No official reason was given, but the company said refunds are available at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased online and via phone will be refunded automatically, Live Nation said.

LaurieAnn Gibson, choreographer for the tour, recently wrote on Twitter, “Fame Kills tour canceled due to ‘creative differences’.