When it comes to art–pop, outspoken LGBT politics and 'out there' costumes, there's nobody in the world like Lady Gaga, so expect the unexpected when she flies into Birmingham this October, fresh from Paris and en route to Copenhagen during her marathon 4–month world tour.
We know she's not going to burst out of a giant egg, wear a raw meat onesie, descend from the stadium roof in a drone swarm or cover herself in bloodstains, for the simple reason that the 'Queen of Pop' and self–styled Fame Monster doesn't believe in repeating herself.
She's been variously described as an electro–pop, artpop and dance–pop performance artist who "blazed a trail for truculent pop stars by treating her own celebrity as an evolving art project" (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/09/28/pop–for–misfits), and by Barack Obama as 'intimidating' (well she was wearing 16–inch heels at the time), and by the Chinese government as a 'hostile foreign force'.
Stefani Joanne Germanotta has only just turned thirty but in a dazzling career has won three Brit Awards, six Grammys, and twelve Guinness World Records. With 27 million album sales, she is now one of the best–selling musicians of all time and is credited with influencing artists like Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding. She even has a genus of fern (Gaga) named after her, as well as an extinct mammal (Gagadon minimonstrum) and, less flatteringly, a parasitic wasp (Aleiodes gaga) .
So join us for a fantastic Gaga gig in Birmingham, which includes ticket (face value £45.50) and return coach travel. Wasp not to like?
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