Lady Gaga to heat up Chicago this January
Listen to KISSFM or B96 for 30 minutes and odds are that you’ll hear at least one Lady Gaga No. 1 hit.
The 23-year old is an international success with over 20 million digital downloads and more than four million albums sold worldwide.
Last week she became the first artist in the 17-year history of Billboard’s Pop Songs chart to post four No. 1 hits on a debut album pulling ahead of Ace of Base and Avril Lavigne, who each had three chart toppers off their debuts.
Gaga’s electro/club/pop music is inspired and influenced by flamboyant glam rockers such as David Bowie and Freddie Mercury of Queen, as well as pop icons Madonna and Michael Jackson.
Canceled tour leads to Solo Tour
Lady Gaga and Kanye West canceled their “Fame Kills Tour” in early October. It was originally scheduled for this winter with a stop at the United Center on January 16th.
Both artists agreed to cancel the tour due to poor ticket sales and only days after Kanye West’s well-publicized VMA incident involving Taylor Swift.
If you took a trip to a third-world country without TV’s, radio or newspapers and didn’t hear about the “incident,” you can view the video here.
The canceled tour may have been a blessing in disguise for Lady Gaga. Less than two weeks after they canceled the “Fame Kills Tour,” Lady Gaga announced a solo tour – “The Monsters Ball.” It sold out within days.
The employees at Gold Coast Tickets are still trying to decipher what either abstraction means, but have admitted they both sound kind of cool.
Chicago Theatre shows
Lady Gaga will play to an audience of 3,600 per night at the sold-out Chicago Theatre Jan. 8th-10th.
The Chicago Theatre, built in 1921, is located on State Street in the heart of downtown Chicago. This will be Lady Gaga’s first performance at the venue and second time in Chicago, following two shows last March at the House of Blues.
All shows start at 7:30PM.