Lady Gaga's tour "flopping" is denied...

Live Nation chairman/concert promoter Arthur Fogel argues that Lady Gaga's upcoming tour can't possibly be a big fat flop. Not if ticket sales for 'artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball' are said to be at 80% capacity sold and her North American dates already grossing $26 million

His admission comes following reports that ticket sales were poor and that Live Nation had lost $30 million. Anyone earning $26 million can't really consider themselves a flop. However, $26 million from ALL her shows in the States is a massive decline from her previous shows. So although her tour may not be flopping, it sure is under-performing. Still, papering over the cracks was clearly a necessity for them.
Fogel says that they will announce another six North American dates in the coming weeks.  A fourth show at London's O2 Arena is also expected to be announced.  Gaga's 'artRAVE' tour kicks off in Florida on May 4th and hits the UK in October. Meanwhile, Gaga will also headline the Doritos #BoldStage at SXSW 2014 during Born This Way Foundation Night on March 13th. Check out her announcement below: