Lady Gaga has announced a major UK arena tour for spring next year.

The controversial pop star will play nine dates throughout the country starting in Manchester on 18 February and ending in Nottingham on March 8.

The tabloids and the celebrity magazines will no doubt be rejoicing at the news as it means Gaga will be in the country for a couple of weeks, meaning they can fill their gossip rags with crap non-stories about her flashing a nipple or falling out of a taxi or scratching her arse or whatever.

The dates in full (expect more to be added if and when these inevitably sell out):

18 Manchester, MEN Arena
24 Liverpool, Arena
26 London, O2

01 Glasgow, SECC
03 Cardiff, CIA
04 Newcastle, Arena
05 Birmingham, LG
07 Sheffield, Arena
08 Nottingham, Arena

Tickets go on sale on Friday (October 30) at 9am.

This article was written for TMM.