10/04/2012 05:24 BST | Updated 09/06/2012 06:12 BST

Coming This Way: Lady Gaga Announces UK Tour Dates

Lady Gaga will be joined by The Darkness during her newly announced European tour dates - including performances in London and Manchester

The world’s biggest pop star has already sold out the Born This Way Ball tour in Asia and Australia and is bringing her blend of pop and provocative costume changes to the UK in September.

She’s set to be joined by another musical act who know a thing or two about unusual attire – The Darkness.

The British rockers scored a sensational hit single back in 2003 with I Believe In A Thing Called Love, a song that showcased lead singer Justin Hawkins' ability to hit the high notes as well as his glam rock sartorial sensibilities.

A follow up Christmas single – Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) – repeated the feat by getting to number 2 in the charts, but since then The Darkness’ popularity has appeared to wane - although sharing a stage with Lady Gaga as she continues her third tour will do them no harm in this respect.

The 110 date world tour, in support of her second album 2011’s Born This Way, has already seen Gaga grace South Korea, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

The European dates in full:

August 14 - Sofia, Bulgaria (Vasil Levski National Stadium)

August 16 - Bucharest, Romania (Arena Nationala Stadium)

August 18 - Vienna, Austria (Wiener Stadthalle)

August 21 - Vilnus, Lithuania (Vingis Park)

August 23 - Riga, Latvia (Riga Mezaparks)

August 25 - Tallinn, Estonia (Tallinn Song Festival Grounds)

August 27 - Helsinki, Finland (Hartwall Arena)

August 30 - Stockholm, Sweden (Ericsson Globe)

September 02 - Copenhagen, Denmark (Parken Stadium)

September 04 - Koln, Germany (Lanxess Arena)

September 08 - London, UK (Twickenham Stadium)

September 11 - Manchester, UK (MEN Arena)

September 15 - Dublin, Ireland (Aviva Stadium)

September 17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands (Zeigge Dome)

September 22 - Paris, France (Stade de France)

September 24 - Hannover, Germany (TUI Arena)

September 26 - Zurich, Switzerland (Hallenstadion Zurich)

September 29 - Antwerp, Belgium (Sportpaleis)

October 02 - Milan, Italy (Medielanum Forum)

October 04 - Nice, France (Stade Charles-Ehrmann)

October 06 - Barcelona, Spain (Palau Sant Jordi)


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