Lady Gaga Kicks Off Tour at BB&T with Something to Prove

When Gaga returned last year with Artpop, she encountered a drastically different musical landscape where Katy Perry had adopted her signature quirky fashion sense and newcomers like Lorde were now considered the new unusual pop star. Still, Gaga begged for her "Applause," and it almost seemed like it was working until she started beefing with Perez Hilton publicly via Twitter and distracting everyone from what she was really promoting -- a new album.

She sought the help of contemporary artists like Marina Abramovic and Jeff Koons to bolster her case that what she was doing was also art. Instead, what she delivered was an odd video about the "Abramovic Method" and a flying dress at her Art­rave party. It all seemed too forced.

Still, her biggest blunder yet was pairing with R. Kelly on "Do What U Want." After the Village Voice did a document dump revealing Kells' predatory ways, Gaga quickly went into damage control, scrapping a video by the equally nasty Terry Richardson and replacing the R&B crooner with Christina Agui­lera. The single and album faded quickly.
But now it's 2014, and Gaga has promised to finally unleash Artpop's potential on the world.

Her tour kicks off here in South Florida and will set the tone for whether Mother Monster remains relevant. But with the underwhelming performance of her latest single "G.U.Y.," it's hard to say if anyone's still listening.

Lady Gaga. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. Tickets cost $35 to 200 plus fees. Call 954-835-8000, or visit thebbtcenter.com.

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alice
alice

Agree mostly with the article. She certainly isn't as big as she was back then, a lot of her casual fans from the Fame Monster era have moved on to other current artists. But one good thing that did come out of Born This Way was she earned new solid supporters. So she's got that going for her, which is nice. Lady Gaga will still be a pop superstar, not just THE pop superstar.

olvin_sanchez
olvin_sanchez

HAHAHA!!  Poor little monsters!  Their heads are exploding because Lardy Fatga is flopping left and right!!  Like a fish gasping for air!

willisben32
willisben32

ARTFLOP ---> Only a few days to go and there are still a lot of empty seats that have not sold and that is after cutting the ticket prices from the last tour = ARTFLOP

Sophie
Sophie

@willisben32  Live Nation has confirmed this tour is a huge success and new dates even had to be added to meet demand. Multiple shows are already sold out, including a stadium in Japan. As for the Ft. Lauderdale show, new nosebleed tickets by the stage were released because the rest sold out.

Keep telling yourself those lies while Gaga keeps earning her millions, though. LOL.

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