Sky 1 HD to air Lady GaGa's Monster Ball tour on the channel this May!

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Sky 1 HD today announced that HBO’s Lady Gaga concert event will air on the channel in May 2011, in the week ahead of her new album release. Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden is the five-time Grammy award-winners first solo event with HBO and was recorded on February 21 and 22 in her hometown of New York City.

The special will spotlight the pop sensation on her sold-out Fame Monster world tour, an intricately stage-designed, elaborately costumed, and fantastically choreographed performance, accompanied by a ten-piece band and ten backup dancers.

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Featuring the most exciting talent on the scene today, Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden will bring the most talked about concert event of the year to viewers. Described by Gaga as “the first-ever ‘pop electro opera,’” the show serves up a visual and vocal spectacular – with ornate costumes, props and set design coming together for an evening of bold and memorable performances.

In addition to her well-known, chart-topping hits, Gaga will perform two songs from her forthcoming album, Born This Way, which is released on May 23, 2011. Known for her provocative, cutting-edge fashion sense as well as her brilliant song writing acumen, the reigning queen of pop continues to drive fans wild, whether playing ballads on piano or belting out the hits.

Lady Gaga has won an incredible amount of awards, including three Brit awards, the most for any International artist since 2005. Her first album, The Fame, recently surpassed 2.5m sales in the UK alone.

The show will be directed by Lauriann Gibson, who choreographed many of Lady Gaga's videos, including Telephone and Bad Romance. The special will be produced by Lady Gaga, Troy Carter, Vincent Herbert and Jimmy Iovine. It will air on Sky 1 HD and Sky 1 in May 2011.

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