Lady Gaga performed seven shows as part of the closing of New York City’s iconic Roseland Ballroom. The venue, originally opened in 1917, sat in its current home on West 52nd until it closed its doors for the final time last night.
Gaga was selected to be the final performer for the venue likely because she has been outspoken about her ties to New York since breaking out in 2008. I was lucky enough to attend one of the shows (April 4) where I got to see Gaga pretty up close, especially in comparison to previous times I saw her.
Entertainment media has taken a page from Lady Gaga, known for her over-the-top image, by responding critically to her every move in an over-the-top fashion.
Being as in-tuned to pop culture as she is, it’s something she has anticipated and has incorporated into her album ARTPOP where she sings “I stand here waiting for you to bang the gong/to crash the critic saying ‘is it right or is it wrong'” on Applause, the album’s first single.
Today, Lady Gaga revealed the cover for her album ARTPOP as well as indicated that her second single will be called Gypsy. No word on its specific release date but I expect it to be out within two weeks (My best guess might be Oct. 21). As of now, Applause is still doing well on the charts as it has
Lady Gaga previewed her upcoming album ARTPOP in the kick-off to this year’s iTunes Festival London 2013 as she performed seven new songs from the record along with her current hit Applause. My first impression of the songs indicate that ARTPOP will be a mixed bag of pop music that covers a lot of ground. I’m usually partial to her