What’s up next for Lady Gaga following the smash Coachella dual-weekend performances that surprised fans with the release of her new single? The electrifying debut of “The Cure” marked Mother Monster’s first music since her latest album, “Joanne”, came out in October, so it’s fitting that Gaga will launch the “Joanne World Tour” in August after a little summer R&R.
“It’s going to be fun to bring that album to life, so people can see the vision,” says Lady Gaga’s choreographer Richy Jackson. “I love going on tour and seeing all the fans in different cities. They’re so excited and welcoming.”
“We get to do Coachella and then from there we get to start to really dive into the creative of the Joanne tour,” says Jackson. “That’s the most exciting part about any tour for me, bringing the album physically to life with the dancing and the outfits, the band … how does it sound being played live? Those things are what excite me about the tour.”
“Then on top of that, we see fans and go to their cities,” Jackson says. “It’s always great when we show up to a concert and we see all the little monsters out there with their outfits, and they’re super, super excited, and they just can’t wait to see what we’re going to bring to the table. I love that.”
Social media frenzy unleashed when Gaga broke into “The Cure” at the end of her first 90-minute performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, hints just how much fans are looking forward to the August tour.
The six-time Grammy winner, 31, played the new track for the first time mid-way through her 18-song Coachella set and told the packed crowd she was excited because “I’ve been trying to keep it a secret for so long.”
“If I can’t find the cure / I’ll, I’ll fix you with my love,” she sang the chorus. “And if you say you’re OK / I’m gonna heal you anyway / Promise I’ll always be there / Promise I’ll be the cure.” The crowd erupted at the blend of R&B and dancehall.
Gaga treated Coachella fans to a reprise of her career with such hits as “Just Dance,” “Born This Way” and “Bad Romance.” Her action-packed show of acrobatic choreography ended on a super-energy high note of confetti, fireballs and fireworks. She is the first woman in a decade to headline the premier music event.