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Live Review: Lady Gaga Brings Her Pop Theatricality to Boston in First U.S. “Monster Ball” Show

December 2nd, 2009
Photograph by Jordan Corey courtesy of Last night in Boston, at a venue traditionally reserved for Broadway shows like The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables, Lady Gaga opened the American leg of her highly anticipated The Monster Ball tour. The choice of locale couldn’t have been arbitrary. Throughout the evening, Gaga — a.k.a. Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Tinker Bell (more on this later) — aimed for a kind of pop theatricality that might ...

AC/DC Blast “Black Ice,” Classic Riffs as Tour Roars to a Start

July 29th, 2009
Photo: John Wilcox/Boston Herald “You ever heard of AC/DC?” an older fan was overheard asking a college-aged kid last night on the way into Massachusetts’ Gillette Stadium, site of the group’s Black Ice North American tour opener. “Isn’t that the band that sings only about sex and rock?” was the response. The answer, quite unequivocally — and gloriously — was yes. (Get a look at photos fresh from AC/DC’s tour launch.) Following an enthusiastic set by tireless ...