Lady Gaga in Arizona. Ooh la la! The iconic pop star who could be spotted from a mile away is bringing her show stopping performance to the US Airways Center in Phoenix Saturday, July 31.
Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour, featuring latest hits like “Alejandro,” “Telephone,” and “Bad Romance,” will take her around North America for the first time. The tour began on June 28 in Montreal and will continue until Sept. 19 in Raleigh, N.C. Lady Gaga has already made appearances in New York’s Madison Square Garden.
The Monster Ball is not exactly what it seems, according to Gaga. “It’s still called Monster Ball, but it’s more of a musical and less of a concert,” Lady Gaga said in a February interview with KIIS-FM’s Ryan Seacrest. “It has a New York theme, it’s a story, and the story is that me and my friends are in New York and we’re going to the Monster Ball, and we get lost.”
Starting at 8 p.m., the show is set to bring fans a spectacle even more eye-popping than what they experienced during the thrilling first leg of The Monster Ball.
RAIL RIDE EVENT: When you purchase a ticket to an event at US Airways Center, you can ride METRO light rail at no additional cost for four hours prior to the start of the event, through the end of the transit day. Valid: October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.
Lady Gaga Bio: “Lady GaGa is a theatrical dance-pop singer/songwriter whose commercial debut single, the international chart-topping smash hit “Just Dance,” established her as an up-and-coming superstar upon its release in 2008. Born Stefani Germanotta on March 28, 1986, in Yonkers, NY, she attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private all-girl Catholic school in Manhattan, before proceeding to study music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts at age 17. Influenced by flamboyant glam rockers such as David Bowie and Freddie Mercury (indeed, her stage name is drawn from the Queen song “Radio Ga-Ga”) as well as ’80s dance-poppers such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, she began playing the piano at a young age and later began writing songs and performing as a teenager. In 2007 she began to make a name for herself on the downtown Manhattan club scene with a performance art show billed as Lady GaGa and the Starlight Revue (co-featuring Lady Starlight; born Colleen Martin, a DJ and makeup professional), and music industry insiders began to take note. While Lady GaGa was initially signed to Def Jam in 2007, nothing came of that association, and ultimately it was pop-rap superstar Akon who took her under his wing, signing her to his vanity label Kon Live in association with Interscope Records,” according to Ticketmaster.