Lady Gaga is get­ting ready for world tour

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Music - By MESFIN FEKADU

WHETHER it’s at a bar or base­ball park, Lady Gaga (pic) says she’s go­ing to give ev­ery per­for­mance her all.

The singer will launch a sum­mer tour with stops at are­nas and sta­di­ums across the globe, and she’s also re­turn­ing to the Dive Bar Tour with Bud Light to per­form a show in Las Ve­gas on July 13.

She called the first bar crawl, com­pleted last fall around the re­lease of Joanne, a deep ex­pe­ri­ence.

“For what it’s worth, when I got up there, I to­tally for­got where we were and I just went into per­for­mance mode,” she said in a phone in­ter­view. “For me, no mat­ter how small a venue is, you don’t per­form it dif­fer­ently than you per­form at a big venue, that’s not fair to the fans.”

Last year’s tour in­cluded a stop at The Bit­ter End, the New York City bar where Gaga per­formed be­fore her pop star days. The new Dive Bar Tour will also in­clude shows in Los An­ge­les (July 26) and New Or­leans (Au­gust 30), to be head­lined by other artistes, who will be an­nounced soon.

Gaga, 31, will launch a world tour on Aug 1 in Van­cou­ver, Bri­tish Columbia.

Now that she’s wrapped film­ing A Star Is Born with Bradley Cooper – an ex­pe­ri­ence she called “life chang­ing”, “won­der­ful” and “in­spir­ing” – she’s fo­cus­ing on the mas­sive tour.

“This one will be a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent,” she said. “I also like to change things up. I have some other ideas about how I’d like to per­form some of my fans’ clas­sics.”

Part of switch­ing it up comes from the sound of Joanne, which in­cludes rock, coun­try and slower songs com­pared with Gaga’s past elec­tro-flavoured dance hits.

“The al­bum is ex­tremely heal­ing and re­flec­tive for me. I wrote about things that I’ve never writ­ten about be­fore that are ex­tremely deep and per­sonal, and dare I say, things that haunted me, that were poi­son­ing me, that were toxic to me, and I had to get them out. And it was very re­veal­ing in that way,” she said.

“The cover of the al­bum is very in­dica­tive of that – me putting a hat on that I’ve never worn be­fore and just not sure where I’m go­ing at all – but know­ing I got to get out of where I am.”

At the Coachella fes­ti­val in April, where Gaga head­lined, she re­leased The Cure, an up­beat song about heal­ing. She said she wrote the song af­ter per­form­ing at the Su­per Bowl half­time show.

She added that she’s writ­ing new mu­sic and said she could drop an­other song un­re­lated to an al­bum.

“You know, I wouldn’t say that it’s out of the ques­tion,” she said. – AP

Photo: AP

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