Lady Gaga Exclusive: Inside Her Plans for The Monster Ball Tour

October 22nd, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

It didn’t take long for Lady Gaga to recover after her Fame Kills Tour — a joint trek with Kanye West she tells Rolling Stone was going to “keep the momentum going in terms of pop music staying innovative with hip-hop and R&B” — was canceled earlier this month. Just two weeks later she announced plans for The Monster Ball, a “pop-electro opera” that launches November 27th.

Details about the trek are scarce, but after debuting new song “Bad Romance” on Saturday Night Live and shooting a video for the track that she calls “so amazing,” Gaga opened up about the tour for the first time to Rolling Stone’s Brian Hiatt. Grab our new issue, on stands next week for his full story, and read his exclusive Q&A with the star here:

• Inside The Monster Ball: Lady Gaga Reveals Plans for Ambitious New Tour

Gaga promises the show will be an unconventional multimedia experience that tackles the inner demons she sings about on The Fame Monster, the album re-release due November 23rd that includes eight new songs. Brainstorms that began with the idea of Original Sin grew into a stage show about evolution, she explains: “We started talking about evolution and the evolution of humanity and how we begin as one thing, and we become another.”

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Gaga’s stage set has evolved, as well. “I’ve designed a stage with Haus of Gaga that is essentially a frame with forced perspective, and the frame is put inside the stage,” she says, explaining she reimagined the grand staging of an opera through a pop lens. The result will ensure that her loyal fans get the same experience regardless of where she performs the show.


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