GET READY LITTLE MONSTERS, HBO'S LADY GAGA PRESENTS THE MONSTER BALL TOUR: AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN PREMIERES MAY 7 ON HBO CANADA

  • Grammy® winner Lady Gaga headlines her first solo HBO concert event
  • Premieres Saturday, May 7 at 9 p.m. day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.

TORONTO, April 18 /CNW/ - HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada), is giving subscribers a front-row seat to five-time Grammy® winner Lady Gaga's sold-out Madison Square Garden performances. Taped February 21 and 22 in her hometown of New York City, Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden spotlights the pop sensation on her recent world tour, and premieres Saturday, May 7 at 9 p.m. ET/MT, day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.

The special two-hour show will spotlight Lady Gaga's full-length tour concert in which she is accompanied by a raucous ten-piece band and ten backup dancers while performing some of her most well-known hits. Fans can expect chart-toppers like Dance in the Dark, Glitter and Grease, Just Dance, Beautiful, Dirty, Rich, The Fame, LoveGame, Boys Boys Boys, Money Honey, Telephone, Speechless, You and I, So Happy I Could Die, Monster, Teeth, Alejandro, Poker Face, Paparazzi, Bad Romance and Born This Way, in addition to two new songs from her forthcoming album, Born This Way, which drops two weeks after the broadcast.

In addition to her five Grammy Awards, Lady Gaga has already won nine Billboard Music Awards, five World Music Awards, two People's Choice Awards and 11 MTV Music Video Awards.  A major presence in the world of social media, she is #1 on Twitter with more than eight million followers and has more than 28 million "likes" on Facebook.

Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden was directed by Lauriann Gibson, who has choreographed most of Lady Gaga's videos, including Poker Face, Paparazzi, Telephone, Alejandro and Bad Romance.  The special will be produced by Lady Gaga, Troy Carter, Vincent Herbert and Jimmy Iovine.

Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden will broadcast in High Definition, and will be available on demand following its network premiere. In Eastern Canada the special will also be available via HBO Canada OnLine with Rogers, Bell TV and Videotron and in Western Canada via HBO Canada Online with Shaw Video On Demand and Bell TV Online.

HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada). HBO Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic programs for which HBO is known, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com.

The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX : ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several of the country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.

Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com

For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press site, please visit http://press.astral.com or http://mediacentre.corusent.com.

 

SOURCE Movie Central

For further information:

Media contacts:
The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)  
Nicolle Balen     
(416) 956-8638     
nbalen@astral.com    





Movie Central (Western Canada)  
Owen McCorquodale 
(416) 479-6068 
Owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com

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