Tickets for Lady Gaga’s UK tour go on sale this Friday, as the ARTPOP star brings her artRAVE tour to our shores. Here are seven things which will definitely happen
1. Pigs and mermaids. Back at her iTunes festival concert in September 2013, Gaga encouraged fans to dress with these two very different themes in mind in homage to two of her ARTPOP tracks, ‘Swine’ and ‘Venus’. It’s an interesting look.
2. Heartfelt piano ballad: There’s always one piano ballad on a Gaga album – ‘Dope’ on ARTPOP, ‘You and I’ on Born This Way, and ‘Brown Eyes’ on the Fame, so typically the singer will have a bash at the piano keys during her sets, and it’s always a rather lovely moment.
3. Obscure references to art: The album’s called ARTPOP and the tour artRAVE, so e the show itself will be like a loony Tate Modern exhibition – with some rather good pop music playing. If she could bring that massive Jeff Koons sculpture that adorns the cover of ARTPOP over that would be pretty cool.
4. Nudity: Gaga debuted her bottom at London’s G-A-Y back in October 2013. And with a bum like that she is sure to continue. And make us feel bad about not doing 20 squats a day when she inevitably strips off.
5. An emotional outburst mid-set about her creativity being stifled: Poor Gaga has had a tough time of lately, and she’s taken to her fan site Little Monsters to publicly shame those close to her who apparently hampered the success of ARTPOP. So you should expect a dramatic monologue about two thirds of the way through the show.
6. Many. Many. Wigs: With the amount of fake hair gaga seamlessly changes between on a regular basis, we reckon Gaga’s wigs will need their own set of dressing rooms.
Lady Gaga UK Tour Dates
Gaga has only performed full proper shows in the UK twice recently – once at the iTunes festival and once at December’s Jingle Bell Ball, so tickets are likely to be in very high demand.
15-Oct. Birmingham, UK NIA Arena – On sale Feb. 8
17-Oct. Dublin, IE O2 Arena – On sale Feb 14
19-Oct. Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro – On sale Feb. 8
21-Oct. Manchester, UK Phones 4u Arena – On sale Feb. 8
23-Oct. London, UK The O2 – On sale Feb. 8
Lady Gaga tickets will be available from 9.00am Friday 07 February at eventim.co.uk