Lady Gaga 'Joanne' tour dates, tickets, what the album is really about

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Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show may not have featured a Beyoncé appearance, but at least she announced a new tour. The tour will honor her newest studio album, Joanne — which is her fourth No. 1 Billboard 200 album. It's also her first solo album since 2013, when she released Artpop. The album's tour, Artpop Ball, ended almost three years ago now, too, so fans are hungry for their Gaga action. 

Here's what you need to know about tour dates and tickets.

Joanne tour dates

Aug. 1: Vancouver, British Columbia — Rogers Arena

Aug. 3: Edmonton, Alberta — Rogers Place

Aug. 5: Tacoma, Washington — Tacoma Dome

Aug. 8: Los Angeles — The Forum

Aug. 11: Las Vegas — T-Mobile Arena

Aug. 13: San Francisco — AT&T Park

Aug. 15: Sacramento, California — Golden 1 Center

Aug. 19: Omaha, Nebraska — Centurylink Center

Aug. 21: St. Paul, Minnesota — Xcel Energy Center

Aug. 23: Cleveland — Quicken Loans Arena

Aug. 25: Chicago — Wrigley Field

Aug. 28: New York City— Citi Field

Sept. 1: Boston — Fenway Park

Sept. 4: Montreal — Bell Centre

Sept. 6: Toronto — Air Canada Centre

Sept. 10: Philadelphia — Wells Fargo Center

Sept. 15: Rio de Janeiro — Rock In Rio Festival

Sept. 22: Barcelona, Spain — Palau Sant Jordi

Sept. 24: Zurich — Hallendstadion

Sept. 26: Milan — Mediolanum Forum

Sept. 29: Hamburg, Germany — Barclaycard Arena

Oct. 1: Antwerp, Belgium — Sportpaleis

Oct. 3: Amsterdam — Ziggo Dome

Oct. 6: Paris — Accorhotels Arena

Oct. 9: London — 02 Arena

Oct. 15: Birmingham, United Kingdom — Barclaycard Arena

Oct. 17: Manchester, United Kingdom — Manchester Arena

Oct. 21: Copenhagen, Denmark — Royal Arena

Oct. 23: Stockholm — Ericsson Globe

Oct. 26: Berlin — Mercedes-Benz Arena

Oct. 28: Koln, Germany — Lanxess Arena

Nov. 5: Indianapolis — Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Nov. 7: Detroit — Little Caesars Arena

Nov. 10: Uncasville, Connecticut — Mohegan Sun

Nov. 13: Louisville, Kentucky — KFC Yum! Center

Nov. 15: Kansas City, Missouri — Sprint Center

Nov. 16: St. Louis — Scottrade Center

Nov. 19: Washington  — Verizon Center

Nov. 20: Pittsburgh — PPG Paints Arena

Nov. 28: Atlanta — Philips Arena

Nov. 30: Miami — American Airlines Arena

Dec. 1: Tampa, Florida — Amalie Arena

Dec. 3: Houston — Toyota Center

Dec. 5: Austin, Texas — Frank Erwin Center

Dec. 8: Dallas — American Airlines Center

Dec. 9: Oklahoma City — Chesapeake Energy Arena

Dec. 12: Denver — Pepsi Center

Dec. 14: Salt Lake City — Vivint Smart Home Arena

Ticket details

According to Lady Gaga's official Facebook page, the Citi pre-sale begins Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. Eastern, while the Live Nation pre-sale begins Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. Eastern. General ticket sales will open Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Plus, merch pre-sale begins Feb. 8.

What Joanne is really about

In 2016, Lady Gaga told MTV that she named Joanne after her aunt, who died at age 19.

"She was a victim of sexual assault who was so traumatized by her experience that it flared up her existing disease," she said. "She had lupus. She died very quickly after that. This tragedy stayed with my family a long time."

But, symbolically, what does the album stand for? Gaga told E! News that Joanne is about uniting people.

"The truth is I want nothing more for both myself and for other people than human connection and love," said Gaga. "I just want to be closer to not only my fans, but other people and to build a relationship with them through he music where they know that I'm their sister, know that I'm their friend."