Lady GaGa has pulled the plug on the ‘Born This Way Ball Tour’.
Yes, after postponing a number of dates earlier this week, last night saw her cancel the rest of the sold out tour.
An official statement from Live Nation revealed:
“Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that the remainder of the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball performances have been cancelled. After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue, it has been determined that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip. She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict down time to recover. This unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour, so she can heal.”
Fulfilling sold out dates at the UK’s Twickenham Stadium (82,000 seats) and Hong Kong’s Asia World Arena, the show kicked off on April 27th 2012, in support of the stars #1 album, ‘Born This Way’- which debuted with first week sales of 1,108,000 copies upon its May 23d 2011 release.
Of course, while this marks bad news for any of her fans who’d purchased tickets for the cancelled dates, this does mean we may be receiving her third LP ‘ARTPOP’ far sooner than we expected.
This, if we’re being really honest marking the best news we’ve heard from GaGa in a while, considering the anticipation for this album exceeds the hype generated for ‘Born‘ before its own release.
So, while it’s a shame the tour has come to a premature end, its demise is a small price to pay for an era we’re sure will see GaGa reclaim her title as the thorn in many a Pop tart’s side with a look and sound far stronger (and broader) than her last.
An era, which packages ‘Born‘s ideas in ‘The Fame‘s wrapping paper to win back the ears of an audience turned off by what some might call an overbearing sound two years ago, without compromising her ideas.