You did it Little Monsters! We asked you, the fans, who you wanted to win the best tour of the year and your Demands were heard loud and clear!
Last night at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards in New York City, Lady Gaga picked up the Eventful 2012 Fans’ Choice Award for best tour of the year. Mother Monster toured the globe in 2012, bringing the “Born This Way Ball” to every continent but Antarctica! The tour was truly a can’t-miss spectacle that featured five acts, 14 costume changes, and elaborate set pieces including a large medieval style castle. She performed 24 songs spanning her entire catalog – “The Fame,” “The Fame Monster,” and “Born This Way” were all well represented. As if the show wasn’t epic enough, fans were treated to various opening acts that included Zedd, Lady Starlight, Madeon, Von Smith, and The Darkness.
What does Lady Gaga have up her sleeve for an encore? She’s bringing the “Born This Way Ball” back to North America in 2013, crossing the U.S. and Canada between January and March. She’ll also release her next album ARTPOP in the new year. There is no release date yet, but Lady Gaga expects it will be split into two volumes – that’s a lot of new music! She even praised tour-opener Zedd for contributing to the new material- quite an honor for an up-and-comer.
Gaga is not only a phenomenal artist, but also an admirable philanthropist. Two days ago, she pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. She proclaimed, “If it wasn’t for NYC…I would not be the woman or the artist I am today. Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours.” Gaga inspires her fans every day through her music and message, and now, through her actions.
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