FILE - In this June 25, 2011 file photo, U.S. singer Lady 

FILE - In this June 25, 2011 file photo, U.S. singer Lady Gaga gets a lift by a dancer as she performs during the MTV Video Music AID Japan in Chiba, near Tokyo. When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated "Born This Way" world tour Friday, April 27, 2012 on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off her travels with sold-out shows from South Korea to Singapore in a striking upgrade of her Asia itinerary over a previous tour that included only Japan. Western pop stars are increasingly criss-crossing the upwardly mobile region in search of new markets while financial malaise continues to afflict parts of the West - and Asian fans are ecstatic. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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FILE - In this June 25, 2011 file photo, U.S. singer Lady Gaga gets a lift by a dancer as she performs during the MTV Video Music AID Japan in Chiba, near Tokyo. When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated "Born This Way" world tour Friday, April 27, 2012 on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off her travels with sold-out shows from South Korea to Singapore in a striking upgrade of her Asia itinerary over a previous tour that included only Japan. Western pop stars are increasingly criss-crossing the upwardly mobile region in search of new markets while financial malaise continues to afflict parts of the West - and Asian fans are ecstatic. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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