Lady Gaga is ready to reunite with her little monsters after a two-year pandemic delay.
“There was a time when I thought I would never be on stage again. I was so sad that I couldn’t even dream of anything other than a painful nightmare,” said the Grammy winner tweeted on Friday. “I overcame my nightmare with love, support, faith, truth, bravery, talent and dedication.”
Gaga’s candid post about her pandemic-related worries and excitement about performing comes two days before she kicks off her long-awaited Chromatica Ball tour in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The tour was supposed to start in the summer of 2020 but was pushed back to 2021 due to the global health crisis. In 2021, the Chromatica Ball was pushed back to 2022 again, with Gaga again citing safety concerns.
“While some parts of the world are opening up quickly, others are not yet ready,” she wrote in an email to ticket holders last June.
Now that Chromatica Ball is finally upon us, Gaga is “so grateful.”
“See you in BABYLON #ChromaticaBall,” she said in her Friday tweet.
The Chromatica Ball stops in cities like Stockholm, Paris and Boston. Mother Monster is coming to Los Angeles’ own Dodger Stadium on September 10th.
The forthcoming world tour marks the ‘House of Gucci’ actor’s first in four years. Most recently, she toured for the Joanne World Tour in 2018.
While the pandemic put a two-year damper on Gaga’s world tour plans, those years have been filled with other opportunities.
In 2020, she performed “Rain on Me” opposite Ariana Grande at the MTV VMAs, where she took home the Artist of the Year award. In 2021, she played the role of Patrizia Reggiani in Ridley Scott’s lively House of Gucci. Then, in May, she brought her musical talent to Top Gun: Maverick with the song “Hold My Hand.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-07-15/lady-gaga-chromatica-ball-pandemic-delays Lady Gaga eager for Chromatica Ball after pandemic delays