Lady Gaga Thought She'd 'Never Go On Stage Again'


July 22, 2022

"I was so sad that I couldn't even dream about anything but a painful nightmare," Lady Gaga confesses.
Lady Gaga believed before the start of her 'Chromatica Ball' world tour that she would 'never get on stage again'.

The 36-year-old singer has dealt with many health issues over the years, including anxiety and depression, and also suffers from fibromyalgia, which causes her chronic pain.

Lady Gaga noted that ahead of her tour, which kicked off in Dusseldorf, Germany on July 17, "trust, truth, bravery, talent and dedication" helped her.

"There was a time when I thought I would never go on stage again. I was so sad I couldn't even dream of anything but a painful nightmare,” she tweeted.

“I overcame my nightmare with love, support, trust, truth, bravery, talent and dedication. I am so grateful. I'll see you in Babylon", she added, referring to her song "Babylon".

The 'Chromatica Ball' tour will conclude in Miami on September 17 after 20 shows in Canada, America and Europe.

Lady Gaga's new tour kicked off yesterday after a long series of delays. The 'Chromatica Ball' was originally scheduled to launch in 2020, before being pushed back to July 2021 and then again to this month. The final tour schedule was locked in March.

Lady Gaga performed 20 songs at the first 'Chromatica Ball' concert, including nine songs from her 2020 album 'Chromatica'. Six of them she performed live for the first time: in addition to the singles 'Stupid Love', ' Rain On Me' and '911', Lady Gaga performed 'Alice', 'Replay', 'Sour Candy', 'Babylon', 'Free Woman' and 'Enigma' for the first time.

The latter two songs had extended outros, according to setlist.fm, while "911" was introduced with an extended intro, and both "Babylon" and "Stupid Love" were extended.

Additionally, Lady Gaga performed her 2009 hit 'Monster' for the first time in eight years, having last covered the song in her performances in April 2014. She also added elements of 'John Wayne' (from the album 2016's 'Joanne') to a performance of 'LoveGame' (from 2008's 'The Fame').

Lady Gaga's program was divided into four acts accompanied by a "prelude" and a "finale".