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Lady Gaga‘s Chromatica Ball World Tour is in full swing! After being postponed twice, Mother Monsters launched their long-awaited tour in Germany in July and rolls into Toronto this weekend, followed by Washington, DC, that August. 8 and Gaga’s hometown of New York City on Aug. 11.
The tour was first announced in 2020 and pushed back two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and fans have turned out in droves to rock out with the Oscar winner and 13-time Grammy winner. The trip has already arrived more than 80 million dollarsand many of the tickets, both overseas and Stateside, are already sold out.
“Europe is over 88% sold with 70,000 tickets sold in Paris, 76,000 in London and opening in Düsseldorf, Germany, completely sold out,” said Arthur Fogel, president of global touring and president of concerts at Live Nation. Billboard. “Toronto is sold out, New York is pretty much sold out, Wrigley Field is sold out. Tokyo’s two shows in the Tokyo Dome are sold out – it’s amazing.”
Gaga explained the concept behind Chromatica Ball, which is named after her sixth studio album released in 2020, in a video posted on Instagram last month.
“I wanted to tell a story with abstractions and art,” Gaga told fans in an emotional message after the tour’s first night. “This show celebrates things that I’ve always loved: art, fashion, dance, music, technology, poetry and the way all these things work together. Everyone has worked so hard on this show and we love you so much. We are so grateful.”
“I want to let you all interpret this show however you want, but I will say that it really documents the many different stages and sides of grief and the manic energy of grief that I feel that I have experienced in my life,” she continued. “I really want to thank you for putting up with me and loving me through all the different iterations of my artistry as well as me as a person. I feel clearer today than I have in a long time and more pain free than I’ve been doing for ages. And being pain free on stage is a really healing experience because I’m able to dance and sing and enjoy the audience, enjoy the show and really tell a story.”
The Chromatica Ball is scheduled to end in September. 17 in Miami.