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Virgin Mobile Presents The Monster Ball Tour Starring Lady Gaga - Lady Gaga's Monster 1st Weekend Sales an Overwhelming Success

New York - Madison Square Garden - 3 shows sold out!

LOS ANGELES, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Live Nation, the international tour promoter for Lady Gaga's The Monster Ball tour presented by Virgin Mobile, has confirmed due to exuberant fan demand, an additional 6 Monster Ball concert dates have been added to the previously announced North American itinerary. On Friday, sales were so brisk that a 3rd and final show was added in New York. Quick to follow were sell outs in Toronto, Vancouver and San Jose who have also now confirmed 2nd and final shows in each city. In Los Angeles, to ensure Lady Gaga fans had the best possible access to tickets a 2nd performance was announced prior to Saturday's on sale and both Staples Center concerts are also now completely sold out.

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With Lady Gaga's flair for the theatrical, combined with her innovative and creative spirit, The Monster Ball Tour promises to push the limits of the live concert experience, bringing fans a spectacle even more eye-popping than what they experienced before.

"It's still called Monster Ball, but it's more of a musical and less of a concert," Lady Gaga said in a February interview with KIIS-FM's Ryan Seacrest. "It has a New York theme, it's a story, and the story is that me and my friends are in New York and we're going to the Monster Ball, and we get lost."

Lady Gaga is touring in support of The Fame Monster, which was released on November 18th, 2009, by Streamline/Konlive/Cherrytree/Interscope. The album is the follow-up to 2008's Grammy Award-winning album The Fame, which spawned the No. 1 singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face." Combined, The Fame and The Fame Monster have sold 10 million albums worldwide, while Lady Gaga's five singles, "Just Dance," "Poker Face," "Lovegame," "Paparazzi," and "Bad Romance," have sold more than 30 million singles worldwide. The video for "Bad Romance" has racked up more than 125 million online views. Lady Gaga recently premiered the video for her new single "Telephone," featuring Beyonce, on the E! television network and entertainment website VEVO.

As sponsor of the North American Monster Ball Tour, Virgin Mobile customers will have access to presale tickets. "We are excited to take our partnership with Lady Gaga and The Monster Ball Tour to another level," said Bob Stohrer, VP of Marketing for Virgin Mobile USA. "We'll also build on our partnership around combating youth homelessness and continue to enhance the tour experience for fans and our customers." For details visit www.virginmobileusa.com.

Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.ladygaga.com and www.livenation.com

Virgin Mobile Presents



    North American

    June 28        Montreal, QC        Bell Centre         On sale TBA

    July 01        Boston, MA          TD Garden           On sale March 22
    July 04        Atlantic City, NJ   Boardwalk Hall      On sale March 27
                                        Madison Square
    July 06        New York, NY         Garden             SOLD OUT
                                        Madison Square
    July 07        New York, NY         Garden             SOLD OUT
                                        Madison Square
    July 09        New York, NY         Garden             SOLD OUT
    July 11        Toronto, ON         Air Canada Centre   SOLD OUT
    July 12        Toronto, On         Air Canada Centre   2nd show added!
    July 14        Cleveland, OH       Quicken Loans Arena On sale March 26
    July 15        Indianapolis, IN    Conseco Fieldhouse  On sale TBA
    July 17        St. Louis, MO       Scottrade Center    On sale TBA
    July 20        Oklahoma City, OK   Ford Center         On sale March 27
                                        American Airlines
    July 22        Dallas, TX           Center             On sale TBA
    July 25        Houston, TX         Toyota Center       On sale TBA
    July 28        Denver, CO          Pepsi Center        On sale March 29
    July 31        Phoenix, AZ         US Airways Center   On sale TBA

    August 03      Kansas City, MO     Sprint Center       On sale March 29
    August 11      Los Angeles, CA     Staples Center      SOLD OUT
    August 12      Los Angeles, CA     Staples Center      SOLD OUT
    August 13      Las Vegas, NV       MGM Grand           On sale TBA
    August 16      San Jose, CA        HP Pavilion         SOLD OUT
    August 17      San Jose, CA        HP Pavilion         2nd show added!
    August 19      Portland, OR        Rose Garden         On sale March 26
    August 21      Tacoma, WA          Tacoma Dome         On sale March 26
                                        General Motors
    August 23      Vancouver, BC        Place              SOLD OUT
                                        General Motors
    August 26      Vancouver, BC        Place              On sale March 26
    August 26      Edmonton, AB        Rexall Place        On sale TBA
    August 30      St. Paul, MN        Xcel Energy Center  On sale TBA

    September 02   Milwaukee, WI       Bradley Center      On sale TBA
                                        The Palace Of
    September 04   Detroit, MI          Auburn Hills       On sale TBA
                                        Consol Energy
    September 05   Pittsburgh, PA       Center             On sale TBA
    September 07   Washington, DC      Verizon Center      On sale TBA
                                        John Paul Jones
    September 08   Charlottesville, VA  Arena              On sale TBA
    September 14   Philadelphia, PA    Wachovia Center     On sale March 27
    September 16   Hartford, CT        XL Center           On sale TBA
                                        Time Warner Cable
    September 18   Charlotte, NC        Arena              On sale TBA
    September 19   Raleigh, NC         RBC Center          On sale TBA

Additional cities and venues and on-sale information to be announced. Itinerary subject to change.

For complete tour and ticket information visit: http://www.ladygaga.com

About Live Nation

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the largest live entertainment company in the world, consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce and artist management. Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show.

In 2009, Live Nation sold 140 million tickets, promoted 21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors and averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its e-commerce sites. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

About Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile USA, one of Sprint <http://www.sprint.com/> 's Prepaid brands, offers millions of customers control, flexibility and connectivity through Virgin Mobile's Plans Without Annual Contracts for mobile phone service and prepaid Broadband2Go <http://www.virginmobileusa.com/mobile-broadband> high-speed Web access. Virgin Mobile USA <http://www.virginmobileusa.com/> also offers Pink Slip Protection <http://www.virginmobileusa.com/virgin-mobile-life/pink-slip-protection-program> *, which provides eligible monthly customers who lose their jobs free service for up to three months. Virgin Mobile Top-Up cards are available at approximately 150,000 locations nationwide and can be used for Assurance Wireless and Broadband2Go services. For more information, visit www.virginmobileusa.com <http://www.virginmobileusa.com/>

* Subject to certain terms and conditions.

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