Lady Gaga confirms Born This Way Ball UK tour dates

Lady Gaga
Gaga is performing around the world as part of her Born This Way tour

Lady Gaga has confirmed details of the European leg of her Born This Way Ball world tour, including shows in London and Manchester.

The singer will play Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 8 September and Manchester Arena on Tuesday 11 September.

Gaga confirmed a total of 21 concerts in Europe, beginning in Sofia, Bulgaria on 14 August.

Tickets for the UK gigs go on sale on Friday 13 April.

The Born This Way Ball begins in Seoul, South Korea on 27 April, before coming to Europe later in the summer.

In a statement the singer described the production as "spectacular".

She added: "The Born This Way Ball is an Electro-Metal Pop-Opera; the tale of the Beginning, the genesis of the Kingdom of Fame. How we were birthed and how we will die celebrating."

Lady Gaga released her most recent album Born This Way in 2011.

She has now sold more than 15 million albums around the world.

It's been announced that reformed rockers The Darkness will support Gaga for the European gigs.

Lead singer Justin Hawkins told Newsbeat: "I don't expect it to be plain sailing, but it never is. It's not supposed to be.

"I'm surprised that we're considered heavy enough for it.

"I think she likes a lot of stuff that's more extreme than what we do. Obviously, I'm delighted.

"I have no expectations - we're going to turn up and enjoy it."

Read more of our interview with Justin Hawkins