If you’ve been meaning to check out Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour, but haven’t found the time yet, get thee to a Stub Hub, stat. Because after she wraps the U.S. leg of the jaw-dropping jaunt in January, Gaga is planning on scrapping the entire thing in favor of a brand-new show, which she’ll unveil during her run of U.K. arena shows the following month.
It may sound crazy — and certainly, those close to the singer maintain it is — but, as Gaga sees it, re-vamping the Monster Ball Tour is just something she has to do, especially since the current version of the tour came together at the very last second.
“It’s kind of funny because, after Kanye and I split up for this tour, I was really unsure if I could get a show together in time for my fans,” Gaga told MTV News on Saturday, hours before her Monster Ball stop in San Diego . “But I didn’t want to disappoint them and not tour over Christmas, and I had a new record coming out, so … what’s exciting about this show is that I was able to put together something that, in truth, I never would have done if I had a longer amount of time.
“So, I put together a show that is so perfectly an avant-garde-performance-art-fashion installation, put in a blender and vomited on as a pop show. It’s kind of this amazing theme of evolution, but it’s in a garage, and me and all my friends are kind of exploring the music,” she continued. “But it’s a very vacuous space. It’s a box, it’s a runway, and we have to transform that space to feel like eight different acts throughout the entire show. But for the next version of the Monster Ball, which is going to be in February when I begin in the U.K. with my arena tour, I’m throwing out the stage. My team thinks I’m completely psychotic. But I don’t f—ing care what they think.”
Gaga wouldn’t divulge too many secrets of the new Monster Ball, but she did say that Danish pop act Alphabeat will serve as the opening act. And she also hinted that her fans will be in for a very big show, in just about every conceivable way.
“Well, just to give you an idea, the stage is about four times the size of the one we’re on now and conceptually, it’s completely different,” Gaga said. “One thing that has been lost over the past 10-15 years, in pop music, is the idea of showbiz. And this is definitely going to bring that back.”