Lady Gaga performs in Hershey for first time on Aug. 28 at Hersheypark Stadium on Chromatica Ball Tour
From a press release:
Today, worldwide pop star Lady Gaga added three new dates to the North American leg of her highly-anticipated global stadium tour The Chromatica Ball, including a stop at Hersheypark Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. This is the first time she will perform in Hershey and it is her only Pennsylvania concert in this limited run.
Presented by Live Nation, the now 20-show tour kicks off in Dusseldorf, Germany on July 17, followed by stadium engagements in Stockholm, Paris, Arnhem, London, Toronto, Washington, New Jersey, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, and Miami.
The Chromatica Ball Tour promises to be a full-scale Lady Gaga pop show featuring fan-favorite hits and the first-ever public live performances from the No. 1-selling, critically acclaimed, and Grammmy Award-winning 2020 album “Chromatica.” She has also just released her latest single, “Hold My Hand,” featured in the new movie “Top Gun: Maverick,” which she intends to perform live.
Fans can also access VIP packages – which may include premium tickets, VIP parking, and exclusive access to a pre-show lounge, special entry, and more – at vipnation.com.
For all concerts in the United States, $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Born This Way Foundation. Founded by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta in 2012, this foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and working with them to “build a kinder and braver world,” creating “communities that provide approachable resources, foster genuine connections, and drive action.”
Academy Award, Golden Globe, and 12-time Grammy-winner Lady Gaga is a one-of-a kind artist and performer. She has amassed an outstanding 36 million global album sales, 60 billion streams, and 393 million in song consumption, making her one of the bestselling musicians of all time. The 36-year-old New York City native is also one of the biggest living forces in social media with over 55 million followers on Facebook, over 84 million on Twitter, and over 51 million on Instagram.
In 2008, Gaga released her first album “The Fame,” swiftly followed by “The Fame Monster” in 2009. She then went on to release the iconic album “Born This Way” in 2011. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of this record, she released a reissue of the original album as “Born This Way: The Tenth Anniversary” in June of 2021 that featured reimagined versions of her classic songs from prominent LGBTQIA+ musicians and advocates. She also received a key to the city of West Hollywood, forever marking May 23 as “Born This Way Day.”
In 2013, Gaga released her third studio album, “Artpop,” followed by “Cheek to Cheek” (2014), her collaborative album with Tony Bennett. Dedicated to the American Songbook, it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album charts. In 2016, Gaga released her fifth studio album, “Joanne,” earning her a Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance of “Joanne, Where Do You Think You’re Going?”
In 2018, Gaga starred alongside Bradley Cooper in the Warner Brothers remake of the classic film “A Star Is Born.” Her performance led her to an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, a Critics’ Choice Award, and National Board of Review Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture. That same year, she reached her fifth consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200 chart for the soundtrack to “A Star Is Born.”
In 2019, the soundtrack went on to be certified double-platinum in the U.S., has been No. 1 four times since its 2018 release, and has sold over six million copies worldwide. Gaga co-wrote, produced and performed the song “Shallow” for the film, for which she has won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Original Song. She also received two Grammy wins for “Shallow,” including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media and two nominations, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year. In 2020, she received two more Grammy wins for the film, including Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Song Written for Visual Media for the song “I’ll Never Love Again.”
Also in 2020, she released her sixth studio album “Chromatica,” which features collaborations with Ariana Grande, Elton John, and Blackpink and was executive produced by BloodPop (Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, John Legend) and Lady Gaga. “Chromatica” marked Gaga’s sixth consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, making her the first female artist to do so over a 10-year period (2011-2020). Her collaboration with Grande for “Rain on Me” was the biggest Spotify debut of 2020, reaching No. 1 on the Global and U.S. Spotify charts upon release and peaking at No. 1 on the iTunes charts in 29 countries and No. 1 on the Apple Global chart. It also set a record for the most single-day streams from an all-female collaboration in Spotify history. The “Rain on Me” music video has amassed over 338 million views and was nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards, winning Best Cinematography. That same year, Gaga took home the inaugural MTV Tricon Award for being a triple icon in music, acting, fashion, and activism. USA Today called “Chromatica” “her best album in a decade,” earning her a Grammy for Best Pop Duo Group Performance for “Rain on Me” with Grande.
In September of 2021, Gaga released the remix album “Dawn of Chromatica,” executive produced by BloodPop. The album featured new collaborations and remixes of the original “Chromatica” album tracklist from A. G. Cook, Arca, Ashnikko, Bree Runway, Charli XCX, Chester Lockhart, Clarence Clarity, Coucou Chloe, Dorian Electra, Doss, Jimmy Edgar, Lil Texas, LSDXOXO, Mood Killer, Mura Masa, Pabllo Vittar, Planningtorock, Rina Sawayama, and Shygirl. Many of the collaborative artists were sourced by publicly asking fans who they would like to see on this project, which launched at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
Last October, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett teamed up again to release their second collaborative jazz album, “Love for Sale.” Celebrating the music of Cole Porter, the record debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Jazz Album charts, Amazon, and iTunes in its first week of release, with Apple Music confirming it was also the highest streamed jazz album globally in its first week of release. It also debuted at No. 8 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and received six Grammy nominations this year, including Album of the Year, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and single nominations for their duet “I Get a Kick Out of You,” including Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Music Video.
Most recently, Gaga starred in the Ridley Scott film “House of Gucci” as Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci who was tried and convicted of orchestrating his assassination. For her performance, she has been nominated for a SAG Award in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, a BAFTA in the Leading Actress category, a Critics’ Choice Award in the Best Actress category, and she has been recognized by the New York Film Critics Circle as their Best Actress this season.