Put your paws up! Lady Gaga is more than a month into her Joanne World Tour and fans just can’t get enough of her show-stopping performances. Naturally, Little Monsters — who have yet to take in one of the pop diva’s concerts — have so many questions about the tour, which kicked off in Vancouver on Tuesday, Aug. 1, and concludes in LA on Monday, Dec. 18. From the time she hits the stage to her outrageous costumes, Life & Style has rounded up everything you need to know about Mother Monster’s traveling spectacle.
Does she have an opening act?
Though DJ White Shadow pumped up the crowd at Gaga’s recent shows in San Francisco, Chicago, NYC, and Boston, the 31-year-old superstar has decided against having an official opening act on the Joanne World Tour. On previous tours, the Manhattan-born musician has had up-and-coming acts such as Lady Starlight and The Darkness open for her.
What time does she come on stage?
While it varies show to show, Gaga’s legions of devotees have been taking to social media to let other fans know what time their queen normally hits the stage. According to the unofficial Joanne World Tour Twitter account, the Grammy winner typically makes her grand entrance at approximately 9 p.m.
Who designed her tour wardrobe?
The fashion-forward recording artist enlisted a handful of high-end designers to create custom looks that have undoubtedly left concertgoers gagging in their seats. Throughout her dazzling set, Gaga dons a Swarovski crystal-embellished robe coat, a black leather fringe Alexander Wang ensemble, and a red Norma Kamali puffer coat with a dramatic, 10-foot train, among many other eye-popping getups.
Does she still dance?
Her first single wasn’t called “Just Dance” for nothing! Despite the pared-down vibe of her fifth studio album, Joanne, Gaga still incorporates the fierce dance moves she’s known for into her tour. You’ll definitely recognize the iconic choreography from her “Bad Romance” video when she performs the 2009 mega-hit toward the end of her show.
What is the official setlist?
Gaga is known to throw in a surprise gem to her setlist depending on what city she’s playing in. For example, she belted out her 2011 hit “You & I” — from her second studio album, Born This Way — at her Saturday, Aug. 19, show in Omaha, NE. As fans are well aware, Gaga touts her love for Nebraska in the country-tinged tune. And for her Monday, Aug. 28, show in NYC, the singer performed “LoveGame,” the fourth single from her debut album, The Fame, which was accompanied by a music video set in the Big Apple’s subway system. However, this is the standard setlist that Gaga sticks to:
“Come to Mama”
“Edge of Glory”
“Born This Way"
“Dancin' in Circles”
“A Million Reasons”
For more information on the Joanne World Tour, visit LadyGaga.com.