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Hold onto your hats, little monsters! Lady Gaga--aka she whose songs echo from every speaker in every bar and club and clothing store in the Castro--is returning to the Bay Area next spring. And she's performing the most old school San Francisco treat on the planet.

Gaga and the legendary Tony Bennett have announced a very few North American tour dates for their acclaimed jazz collaboration "Cheek to Cheek." (You know, the record that shows that Gaga can do more than wear crazy outfits and crank out a full play list of dance jams for Badlands.)

The Haus of Gaga and all its greatness has certainly graced us with her presence a number of times since "Born This Way" became every gay bars go-to sing-along song. Recently, she paid the South Bay a visit this past June when her "Artpop" tour bounced through SAP Center in San Jose.

With the likes of Radio City Music Hall and Hollywood Bowl taking up tour space, it's a wonder that the duo would pass through the greater Bay Area at all.

So of course we had a mini panic attack or two when the local news outlets reported that the "Cheek to Cheek" train would be passing through our neck of the woods in late May. They are set to invade the Concord Pavilion on May 28, although tickets for the event are going on sale later this month--ahem Christmas gift, anyone?

San Francisco legend Bennett and Castro-loved Gaga in the locale at the same time! How many drink specials are going to pop up this spring to commemorate the occasion?!

Tickets for the Bennett-Gaga extravaganza go on sale at 10 am November 21 on livenation.com with prices ranging from $25 (!!!!!) to around $200.

The best part is that the duo could be announcing more dates. So lets all collectively cross our fingers and hope for a San Francisco show!! And hope that Gaga brings her smokin' man candy on the Bay Area tour with her.