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Lady Gaga will hit the road solo

October 03, 2009|From Staff And Wire Reports

Lady Gaga isn't letting her ill-fated tour with Kanye West keep her from her fans.

A day after her joint tour with the rapper was canceled, the pop star said Friday she'll be hitting the road solo.

The West and Lady Gaga tour was supposed to kick off Nov. 10 in Phoenix. Lady Gaga said the two "mutually decided to cancel the tour." She said that West is "going to take some time off, but I'm not."

Gaga made the comments before accepting the Rising Star honor at Billboard's annual Women in Music event in New York, where Beyonce was honored as woman of the year.

In announcing the cancellation of the Fame Kills tour Thursday, Live Nation offered no explanation. The tour was to have hit Anaheim on Nov. 15 and Los Angeles on Nov. 16. The company said that refunds would be available at the point of purchase and that tickets purchased online or over the phone "will be refunded automatically."

Gaga said her tour will start in mid-November, but there were no immediate details on dates and locations.

The Fame Kills tour had been problematic from the start, especially after West's appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 13, where he took the microphone from teenage singer Taylor Swift as she was about to begin an acceptance speech. He subsequently apologized and told Jay Leno the next day he planned to take some time off.


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