While the beginning of July is often celebrated for rapidly climbing temperatures, the much anticipated end of the school year and Independence Day, this July is beginning with a different kind of bash: the return of Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour. And to accommodate Gaga’s little Boston Monsters, she’s playing two separate shows at the TD Garden. On the cover of tomorrow’s Rolling Stone clad only in skimpy black panties and opting for machine guns rather than a bra (which seems like a conservative choice compared to her last RS cover in the bubble wrap), Gaga is notorious for going the extra mile to do the unexpected, taking provocative and scandalous to a whole new level.
Speaking in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine she said the follow-up to her debut, 2009’s The Fame, is already complete. “I’ve been working on it for months now, and I feel very strongly that it’s finished right now. It came so quickly. Some artists take years; I don’t. I write music every day.” A release date and title for the album have not yet been confirmed. The 24-year-old New Yorker released The Fame in January 2009, which has now spent a total of 75 weeks in the charts. She released a re-packaged version of the album with eight new tracks, The Fame Monster, later in the year.
A self-described “first electro-pop opera”, the Monster Ball Tour is her second headlining tour of the past two years. While Gaga first appeared in Boston at the start of the tour in December 2009, she announced in March that her revisiting shows would by no means be the same as the previous dates, calling for a revamp of the show because originally the tour was constructed in a very short span of time. The return to Boston will mark the ninth consecutive month that Gaga has spent on tour, as part of a seventeen month tour. Gaga has already planned a return to Boston in March of 2011.
Lady Gaga will be at the TD Garden, doubling her audience numbers since last year’s visit to the Citi Performing Arts Center. Playing the Garden on both July 1st and 2nd, Gaga’s second coming of the Monster Ball tour is likely to be just as extravagant as her wardrobe Quoted as having said“ I’m trying to change the world one sequin at a time,” this tour is destined to sparkle.