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Gaga announces Manchester tour date

Lady Gaga Credit: PA

Lady Gaga has announced a series of UK arena dates later this year as part of her forthcoming tour.

The US star has lined up four British shows including one at Manchester Phones 4u arena plus a gig in Dublin in October as she sets off on her artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour.

Gaga is to play Birmingham's National Indoor Arena on October 15, Dublin's O2 Arena on October 17, Glasgow's SSE Hydro on October 19, Manchester's Phones 4u Arena on October 21 and London's O2 Arena on October 23.

Sales of the singer's much-hyped Artpop album, released last year, failed to meet expectations and did not even figure in the bestsellers of last year in the UK.

Gaga performs in Manchester

Born this way ball Credit: PA

Lady Gaga is back in Manchester for her Born this Way world tour. The gig at the Manchester Arena is one of just three british shows.

Superfans started queuing outside the Arena eight days ago after the star revealed she would give a 'monster pit key' to the first fan to arrive at each show on the tour. The 'keyholder' is permitted to take three friends backstage to meet the star.