Lady Gaga is Revamping Her Monster Ball Tour for the UK!
Lady Gaga recently announced that she’ll be scrapping her entire “Monster Ball” show after she wraps her final date in the U.S. at the end of this month, and will be heading back to the drawing board to come up with new ideas for the U.K. leg of the world tour. Gaga plans to start fresh with brand new acts, a revamped stage set and possibly an entirely new set list. The overnight pop sensation feels that it would only be right to revamp her tour since she had to put everything together in such short notice.
“It’s kind of funny because, after Kanye and I split up for this tour, I was really unsure if I could get a show together in time for my fans,” Gaga told MTV News hours before her Monster Ball stop in San Diego. “But I didn’t want to disappoint them and not tour over Christmas, and I had a new record coming out, so … what’s exciting about this show is that I was able to put together something that, in truth, I never would have done if I had a longer amount of time.
“So, I put together a show that is so perfectly an avant-garde-performance-art-fashion installation, put in a blender and vomited on as a pop show. It’s kind of this amazing theme of evolution, but it’s in a garage, and me and all my friends are kind of exploring the music,” she continued. “But it’s a very vacuous space. It’s a box, it’s a runway, and we have to transform that space to feel like eight different acts throughout the entire show. But for the next version of the Monster Ball, which is going to be in February when I begin in the U.K. with my arena tour, I’m throwing out the stage. My team thinks I’m completely psychotic. But I don’t f**king care what they think.”
Lady Gaga wouldn’t reveal too many secrets about the upcoming show, but she did reveal that the Danish pop group Alphabet will serve as the opening act for the tour. She also said that her fans are in for a very big show!
“Well, just to give you an idea, the stage is about four times the size of the one we’re on now and conceptually, it’s completely different,” Gaga said. “One thing that has been lost over the past 10-15 years, in pop music, is the idea of showbiz. And this is definitely going to bring that back.”