Lady Gaga has said she thought she would “never be on stage again” before her current world tour.
The singer-actress has dealt with a number of health issues over the years, including anxiety and depression, as well as fibromyalgia, which causes chronic pain.
Gaga said that “confidence, truth, bravery, talent and dedication” helped her ahead of her tour, which began in Germany on July 17.
She tweeted: “There was a time when I thought I would never go on stage again. I was so sad I couldn’t dream of anything but a painful nightmare.
“I have overcome my nightmares with love, support, trust, truth, bravery, talent and dedication. I am so grateful. See you at BABYLON #ChromaticaBall.”
The tour will conclude in Miami on September 17 and includes dates in Canada, America and Europe, as well as two nights at the Tottenham Hotspur soccer stadium in London. You can find tickets for the European and UK shows here, and tickets for the North American shows here.
Gaga’s tour kicked off last week after a long delay. The tour was originally supposed to start in 2020, but was pushed back to July and then this month. The final dates were set in March.
Gaga performed 20 songs at the first ‘Chromatica Ball’ show, including nine from the album she’s supporting (due May 2020). Six of them were performed live for the first time: as well as the singles ‘Stupid Love’, ‘Rain On Me’ and ‘911’, Gaga performed for the first time ‘Alice’, ‘Replay’, ‘Sour Candy’, ‘Babylon’, ‘Free Woman’ and ‘Enigma’.
The last two songs had extended outros, according to setlist.fm, and ‘911’ was made with an extended intro, while ‘Babylon’ and ‘Stupid Love’ were extended in different ways.
In addition, Gaga performed her 2009 hit “Monster” for the first time in eight years – she last included it in her set in April 2014 – and incorporated elements of “John Wayne” (from the 2016 album ” Joanne”). in a performance of “LoveGame” (from its 2008 debut, “The Fame”). The performance was divided into four acts ending with an “introduction” and “finale”.
In other news, it was revealed last month that Gaga is in talks to star as Harley Quinn in the upcoming sequel. beekeepers . His most recent music release was “Hold My Hand”, which arrived in May as he contributed to a soundtrack from Top Gun: Maverick . That song was performed as an encore at tonight’s show in Germany.