Lady Gaga Unveils 2014 Arena Tour
Good news for Gaga fans, as the Lady herself has just announced that she’s set to embark on a North American arena tour in support of her most recent album, ARTPOP.
Lady Gaga tweeted yesterday, explaining the details of the trek, saying, “artRave: The ARTPOP Ball will be a full on party combining music, fashion & technology in one explosive performance! And the best part is, tickets will be available for as low as $35, and $85 for general admission seating which puts you INSIDE THE STAGE.”
I don’t know what that means, either, but it sounds pretty exciting.
That said, when one fan told Gaga: “I want the whole floor to be like the pit and have gaga be able to walk around the whole outside of the floor”, she simply replied “Hmmm :),” which could offer a few clues.
The 25-date mega trek is set to kick off on May 4th at the BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida before moving onto a host of other cities including Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and even Canadian dates in Toronto and Vancouver before wrapping up on July 21st in Los Angeles.
Her last tour was 2012’s massive “Born This Way Ball”, which featured a three-story medieval castle and extravagant set pieces such as a mechanical horse, the infamous Grammy egg and a motorcycle that doubled as a costume. We’re not sure how she comes up with this stuff either.
Unfortunately, the show’s choreography led to a hip injury that required surgery for Gaga and necessitated the cancellation of more than a dozen dates earlier this year. The new tour will include several cities she had to drop from her itinerary because of the injury.
ARTPOP, Gaga’s most recent album, did open at No. 1 when it was released in November, but its first-week sales paled in comparison to releases from Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus. She also parted ways with her longtime manager a week before the album hit stores and a recent Thanksgiving special for ABC centered on the album and the Muppets flopped.
Before kicking off her new tour, Gaga is scheduled to perform a sold-out series of shows at New York’s famed Roseland Ballroom in late March. The seven-night stint will be the last shows at Roseland, and will set the record for the most consecutive shows by any artist at the venue. Musicians love setting records, apparently.