Lady Gaga begins her world tour in Germany | Music | DW

She will perform in 14 cities around the world for the first time since January 2018. Lady Gaga will give her first outdoor concert on July 17 in Düsseldorf, after which she will perform in Stockholm, Paris, London, Toronto, Washington, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, among others.

This will be the live premiere of songs from his latest album, “Chromatica.”

Lady Gaga initially wanted to go on tour for the release of the album in 2020. Due to the pandemic, however, the concerts had to be postponed twice.

The pop icon’s German fans should be especially thrilled that the first concert is taking place in Düsseldorf — during her last world tour in 2018, Lady Gaga had to cancel numerous European concerts due to illness, including all of her stops in Germany.

Top star despite health problems

Lady Gaga suffers from fibromyalgia, an increased sensitivity to pain, colloquially known as soft tissue rheumatism. She spoke with US talk show host Oprah Winfrey in 2020 about how the disease causes chronic pain throughout her body and leads to exhaustion: “Even sitting here with you today, I head to toe ache,” Gaga said.

Regardless of her illness, Lady Gaga is one of the most successful entertainers in the world. She has won 12 Grammy Awards and also received an Oscar and two Golden Globes for her acting and her music.

Promoting “House of Gucci” in style when it premieres in London in November 2021

Concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment states that she has sold more than 36 million albums worldwide.

Around 190 million fans follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, more than twice the total population of Germany.

Lady Gaga: A Total Work of Art

Gaga, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, released her debut album in 2008, “The Fame,” which marked her international breakthrough, selling 15 million copies. It included the hit songs “Poker Face” and “Just Dance”, which became two of the world’s best-selling singles of all time.

“Chromatica” is her sixth studio album and features collaborations with music greats such as Ariana Grande and Elton John.

But even beyond her music, Lady Gaga is a total work of art, especially with her strident costumes.

During the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, she sang in a bulletproof dress. She sometimes dresses as Jo Calderone, her fictional male alter-ego she created in 2010. The meat dress she wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards remains legendary. Early in her career, she was compared to Madonna, the “Queen of Pop”.

Lady Gaga has also demonstrated her acting skills, whether in the lead role alongside Bradley Cooper in the remake of the classic film “A Star is Born” (2018) or as Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife by Maurizio Gucci, in Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci” (2022). “A Star is Born” earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress and she won the Oscar for the song “Shallow.”

Lady Gaga accepts the award for Best Original Song at the 91st Annual Academy Awards

Winning his Oscar in 2019 for the hit song “Shallow”

The 36-year-old global star’s commercial and critical success on stage and on the big screen is reflected in the price of tickets to his concerts: the cheapest tickets in Düsseldorf are €176 ($177), while the most expensive are sell for €2,239. A few places are still available.

Lady Gaga opens her world tour “The Chromatica Ball” on July 17, 2022 in Düsseldorf.

This article was originally written in German.

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