Lady Gaga is one of the most in-demand superstars of our generation. Between her chart-topping music and her wildly successful silver screen venture with A Star Is Born, it’s safe to say that the New Yorker has solidified her place within the entertainment industry. By appealing to a variety of audiences with her diverse projects, Stefani Germanotta has expanded her fan base beyond belief, meaning more and more people are willing to drop money on concert tickets to witness the singer in action.
Gaga paired the release of her latest single, “Stupid Love,” with a conveniently-timed tour announcement, but the dates (or lack thereof) left Little Monsters feeling a tad underwhelmed. Hearing that Gaga is hitting the road for the Chromatica Ball might seem like the best news of 2020… until you realize she’s only performing in six cities.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 5, 2020
Perhaps the most shocking aspect of this announcement (aside from the disappointing number of dates) is the fact that Gaga won’t be performing in her home state. Fans pointed out that New York City was questionably excluded from the list and that August 19’s New Jersey show is the closest she’s getting to the Big Apple this time around.
— Roman | Gaga Source (@MisterBroRo) March 5, 2020
On the bright side, at least the New Jersey show falls on a convenient weekday evening and fans won’t have to cancel important plans, like, say, an actual wedding.
Very happy that @ladygaga is bringing the Chromatica Ball to Jersey on a day that doesn't conflict with my wedding because it really would be a shame to cancel the wedding
— Madeline Distasio (@MaddieDistasio) March 5, 2020
California really got the short end of the stick, perhaps because Enigma has provided Las Vegas and the west coast with more Gaga than they could handle. However, this news has fans scrambling to find flights and tickets for shows on the other side of the country… or the world, for that matter.
Me arriving to Chromatica Ball in Paris since there’s no LA date pic.twitter.com/KwohFuMwZt
— $AD BUNNY (@suckmyverga) March 5, 2020
Speaking of countries, Gaga isn’t doing any favors for fans outside of the United States, Canada, France or England. The staggeringly limited list of dates has millions of fans feeling like the tweet below.
— 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂 ☸️ (@itsbloodyj) March 5, 2020
Some fans are taking the news in stride and suggesting alternate solutions, like a tour DVD — something that the Born This Way Ball could’ve benefitted from considering the unfortunate injury that led to its heartbreaking cancellation.
since there's only 6 dates, could we get a Chromatica Ball DVD or sumn, just thinking pic.twitter.com/8lKq2rIem6
— 𝒫𝒾𝒽𝓁𝒶 *:･ﾟ (@partynauseoush) March 5, 2020
Others are upset and confused over the fact that one of the world’s biggest superstars isn’t capitalizing on her success.
can someone explain why chromatica tour is only getting 6 tour dates? it makes 0 sense it should be a huge worldwide tour pic.twitter.com/LqHBXfneA8
— thomas (@judasdiamonds) March 5, 2020
While the Chromatica Ball dates are a bit of a let down, the root of the problem could be Gaga’s own manager, Bobby Campbell, as the tweet below implies.
Bobby Campbell talking to Live Nation discussing how many tour dates the CHROMATICA BALL Gaga wants to do pic.twitter.com/3FyuylWcbk
— violentshade (@ViolentShade) March 5, 2020
While it might not be her most extensive tour, it’s safe to say that the Chromatica Ball will be a phenomenal experience for those that are lucky enough to attend one of the shows. Gaga’s a renowned performer and this digital age ensures that someone somewhere will provide excellent footage via an iPhone camera. It’s the least we could possibly hope for.
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