THE RYDGES POST
The Lady Gaga Australian Tour kicks off in Perth on Wednesday, August 20 before heading to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. This tour goes by the name of artRAVE, The ARTPOP Ball, in support of her third studio album ARTPOP.
While the lady known to fans as the Mother Monster credits a huge list of artists as her musical influences she is a true original. The influences include The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Madonna, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Princess Diana and Queen.
She took her name from the Queen song Radio Gaga. Having grown up in New York as Stefani Germanotta around age 20 she was, understandably, looking for a more catchy stage name. According to then music producer Rob Fusari, he came up with the name. When Stefani would arrive in the studio he would greet her by singing Radio Gaga and one day he texted those words to her… the text message, being somewhat predictive, changed ‘radio’ to ‘lady’ and she texted back, “That’s it – never call me Stefani again".
Lady Gaga – mysterious, outrageous, unpredictable, talented – she has sold 24 million albums and 125 million singles… she has five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards… she has been named by Forbes Magazine in the list of The World’s Most Powerful Women from 2010 to 2013 and named as one of the most influential women in world by Time Magazine.
The lady has performed to over four million fans and the Lady Gaga Australian tour comes off the back of concerts in Europe and North America. Her four concerts here promise to be spectacular. Dates and venues are:
- Wednesday, August 20, Perth Arena, Perth
- Saturday, August 23, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
- Tuesday, August 26, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
- Saturday, August 30, Allphones Arena, Sydney
If you are travelling from out of town to catch the Lady Gaga Australian Tour, Rydges can look after all your accommodation needs at Rydges Perth, Rydges Melbourne or Rydges on Swanston in Melbourne, Rydges South Bank in Brisbane and in Sydney, Rydges Parramatta is handy to Allphones with a shuttle service or, for those flying in, Rydges Sydney Airport can suit.