For the second time, Lady Gaga has postponed her “Chromatica Ball” tour — now it will take place in 2022.
“While some parts of the world are moving quickly to open up, others are not yet ready. So until we can confirm all global dates, we have to postpone The Chromatica Ball shows to the summer of 2022,” Lady Gaga wrote in a message.
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The initial tour dates, originally announced on March 5, 2020, were a month-long, six-city stadium jaunt sprawling from July 25 through Aug. 27, beginning in at the Stade de France in Paris, followed by stadium engagements in London at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; Boston at Fenway Park; Toronto at the Rogers Centre; Chicago at Wrigley Field; and East Rutherford, New Jersey at MetLife Stadium, with each date several days apart. The gap between shows was likely due to a huge production that would take days to assemble and transport.
The dates, which were unchanged on Gaga’s website at the time of this article’s publication, had been moved from 2020 to 2021, and now presumably 2022. Ticketmaster lists the dates as “postponed” with no rescheduled dates.
The tour is in support of Gaga’s latest album, “Chromatica,” which was delayed due to the pandemic and finally released late in May 2020. While it was a return to the dancefloor-styled pop of her early years and was enthusiastically received by fans and critics — including Variety — and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it did not match the chart success of her early albums and dropped from the upper reaches of the chart quickly.
All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the to-be rescheduled dates.
Gaga recently returned from Italy, where she has been shooting Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci” (due for release Nov. 2021). Based on the book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed,” Gaga stars alongside Adam Driver who plays Maurizio Gucci, the grandson of the house’s founder, Guccio Gucci. Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, his wife, who was convicted of orchestrating his murder by a hit man in 1995.
June 18 will also see the release of “Born This Way: The Tenth Anniversary Edition,” which will feature all 14 tracks from her 2011 sophomore album with six alternate versions of songs reimagined by LGBTQIA+ artists and advocates. Big Freedia’s revamp of “Judas” is the first release.
Gaga also recorded a follow-up to chart-topping 2014 duet album with Tony Bennett, “Cheek to Cheek,” before the legendary singer announced his struggle with Alzheimer’s disease earlier this year. The album is set for release later in 2021.
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