Pop star had a surprise Coachella appearance planned
Lady Gaga is postponing the release of her new album Chromatica following the COVID-19 pandemic. The album features the newly released “Stupid Love,” the first single off her highly anticipated sixth studio album, which skyrocketed to No. 1 upon its release last month. The album was set to be released on April 10th, but the pop superstar says she doesn’t currently have a rescheduled date.
“First of all, I want to make sure everyone is staying safe and practicing social distancing. Please know that I’m thinking of you all,” she shares on social media. “I wanted to tell you, that after a lot of deliberation, I’ve made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatica. I will announce a new 2020 release date soon.”
She continues, “This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us, and while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic.
“Instead I prefer that we spend this time focusing on finding solutions. It’s important to me that the attention is on getting essential medical equipment to healthcare professionals, making sure kids who depend on public schools for meals get the assistance they need, and that we help those who will be financially impacted by this pandemic.”
She also reassures fans that her MGM residency will be rescheduled when available.
“As you may have also heard, MGM sadly had to postpone my Vegas shows from April 30-May 11 due to guidelines about public gatherings from the CDC. I’m hopeful my other Vegas shows in May will continue, and we’ll update you as soon as we have any new information. I also definitely plan to see you on the road for my Chromatica Ball Tour this summer!”
Gaga also revealed she was going to surprise Coachella patrons had the event not been postponed to fall.
“I had so many fun things planned for us to celebrate together… I had a secret Coachella set lined up, and a lot of other fun surprises, some of which I’m still planning to share with all of you very soon! Chromatica is still very much on the way and I can’t wait,” she shares.
She wraps, “To my fans, I love you. I know you are disappointed. Probably angry and sad. But I also know that as a fan base… as a family… we are strong, we are loving and we are the kindness punks. So I ask you to practice that kindness in these trying times.
“I hope you can see that when the album does come out, I want us to be able to dance together, sweat together, hug and kiss each other, and make it the most bombastic celebration of all time. And until that time comes, LET’S ALL STAY HOME! But I promise you that when we can go out again, I’m going to make it SO MUCH FUN. I can’t wait to be dancing with you all!”
The Chromatica Ball Tour is a special six city worldwide limited run of exclusive performances. The highly-anticipated shows will kick off July 24th in Paris at Stade de France followed by stadium engagements in London on July 30th at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; Boston August 5th at Fenway Park; Toronto August 9th at The Rogers Centre; Chicago August 14th at Wrigley Field; and East Rutherford August 19th at MetLife Stadium. The tour is presented by Live Nation.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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