Giving a fresh rock and metal dimension to Lady Gaga’s summer shows over here, it’s now been confirmed that, not only will The Darkness be supporting, but that the opening act will be metal – and prog rock – maniac Lady Starlight.
A long-time friend and collaborator of Gaga’s, she will be presenting her Born This Way Ball, which promises some daring and totally nuts music visual and theatrical interpretations to metal and prog tunes.
She says of what those at the gigs can expect: “I’ve shifted focus to include my passion for progressive rock. Notably Peter Hammill and Van Der Graaf Generator – both forms of music that don’t typically bring to mind theatrical performance! Developing a new kind of performance that combines many different artistic mediums music, theatre, dance, fashion and video.
“Challenging expectations of the performer’s role as I’ve done with DJing. I hope to open minds and inspire people to follow their creative vision no matter how unusual or impossible it may seem. The Born This Way Ball is the best place to deliver this message. It’s all about inspiration, acceptance and freedom – and rocking out.”
Don’t be surprised if the headliner herself is also involved with the ball!
You can see the totally loonsome Lady Starlight (currently touring with Judas Priest) in action during September at:
Sat. 8: Twickenham Stadium
Sun. 9: Twickenham Stadium
Tue. 11: Manchester Arena
Sat. 15: Dublin Aviva Stadium