Watch: Lady Gaga performs on ‘Smap x Smap’ + announces first ARTPOP Ball tour dates...

Putting all that intense wig changing aside, Lady Gaga's elaborate set on Japanese TV Show 'SMAP X SMAP' was simply a breathtaking work of art. I've seen stages for actual tours that did not look anywhere near as good as this!
Speaking of tours, the first dates of her next one, titled 'artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball', were announced last night. The tour is set to kick off next spring in North America, with tickets set to go on sale later this month on December 16th. The first dates for the tour have been posted inside. For her latest performance, Gaga was clad in custom Versace, with opening jacket by Kansai Yamamoto. She took to the stage to perform 'Venus' and 'Applause' off her newly released album 'ARTPOP' and held an interview as well. For the meantime, it's now Au Revoir for Japan as she readies another attack on new territory. Watch all the action unfold below!


First dates for 'artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball': 
May 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center  
May 6 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena  
May 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center  
May 10 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun  
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center  
May 13 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
May 15 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center  
May 18 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena  
May 20 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center  
May 22 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre  
May 25 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome  
May 26 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place  
May 28 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena  
May 30 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena  
June 2 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
June 3 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose  
June 30 – Boston, MA – TD Garden  
July 2 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre  
July 9 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre  
July 11 – Chicago, IL – United Center  
July 14 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center  
July 16 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center  
July 17 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center  
July 19 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena  
July 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

Stay tuned for more information!