Little Pinoy monsters, the rumors are true.
Ovation Productions has confirmed to Yahoo! Philippines OMG! that Lady Gaga is returning to Manila for her current Born This Way Ball Tour at the Mall of Asia Arena on May 21.
In her brand new tour, the five-time Grammy winner will perform her latest album “Born This Way” as well as music from her first two: 2008’s “The Fame” and 2009’s “The Fame Monster.”
The tour, produced globally by Live Nation, will begin on April 27 in Seoul and proceed to Hong Kong, Tokyo and Taipei before landing in Manila. Prior to this announcement, Manila has not been listed in Lady Gaga’s official tour schedule.
She will also be the first act to perform at the new 20,000-capacity Mall of Asia Arena which opens on May 19.
In a statement, “Mother Monster” herself said, "The Haus of Gaga and I have worked for months conceiving a spectacular stage. THE BORN THIS WAY BALL is an Electro-Metal Pop-Opera; the tale of the Beginning, the genesis of the Kingdom of Fame. How we were birthed and how we will die celebrating.”
“Mother Monster” is a persona Lady Gaga has adopted, which references the fans she calls her “little monsters.”
“The new show is easily the most fun I've had on stage in ages, + YOU'RE not even there yet! IM GONNA DIE OF EXCITEMENT. Throw ice if i do,” Lady Gaga tweeted on March 12 to more than 20 million followers, the most for anyone on Twitter.
“Wait till you see the music come to life,” she told her fans, in an earlier tweet.
Cel and Renen De Guia of Ovation Productions said negotiations to get Manila into her tour itinerary began last year.
Ovation is the same outfit that brought Lady Gaga to Manila in 2009 for a sold-out show. It was, said the De Guias, the pop phenom’s very first stadium show as a headliner. Few will remember that Lady Gaga used to open for the Pussycat Dolls.
Today, she has been named Forbes' Most Powerful Woman in the World 2011 and was included in Time's annual "The 2010 Time 100" list of the most influential people in the world. With over 2.2 billion combined views of all her videos online, Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living people on Facebook with over 47 million “likes.” She is also the only artist in the digital era to top the five million sales mark with her first two hits.
Tickets for the Manila leg of The Born This Way Ball tour go on sale in Manila on Monday, April 2, at 12 noon at all SM Tickets outlets. Ticket prices are: P15,000 11,000 5,000 2,000. Call 470 2222 for ticket info.