Following Lady Gaga’s stunning performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, she announced that she is going on a world tour to promote her latest album, Joanne.
So far, the only dates announced are for shows in North America, starting with the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada on August 1, and ending at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, on December 14.
The Joanne World Tour will promote the singer’s fifth studio album, named after her aunt who passed away due to lupus 12 years before Gaga was born. According to Gaga, she had a strong connection to her Aunt Joanne, saying, “It’s everything about Joanne … it’s all the toughness of the pain of losing her that made us all strong and made us who we are. She is the woman of my past who is becoming and helping me bring more of my honest woman self into the future.”
According to Mark Ronson, who produced the album, “It’s some of my favorite music I’ve ever worked on. It’s like this different side of her voice that I guess I never really heard before. Because the songs are so personal, it’s quite husky and wounded and not as maybe massive as some of the other recordings. It’s a voice that gives you a hug almost.”
The album shows a stripped-back Gaga, highlighting her powerful vocals. Two singles have been released, “Perfect Illusion” and “Million Reasons.”
There’s no word whether the tour will have a stop over in Manila, but her previous concerts here, The Fame Ball Tour in 2009 and the Born This Way Ball in 2012 were well-received. However, it is worth noting that the Manila leg of the Born This Way Ball was the lowest-earning concert of the Asia leg, earning only $1.2 million compared to the Japan concert, which earned $18 million.
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