Hey, little Monsters. If you've been stashing dollars in the hope that Mother Monster will descend onto your section of the planet so you can give your ears a pop music massage, I'm with you. But will Lady Gaga go on tour in 2017? In the yes camp is US Weekly, who claim that Gaga will announce a world tour on Monday, Feb. 6, the morning after her Super Bowl LI halftime show performance.
They seem pretty certain, describing it as a headline they can "exclusively reveal," despite not so much as a nod towards that old faithful, an unnamed source. However, since they also exclusively revealed that Gaga was headlining the Super Bowl halftime show in September, perhaps we can cut them some slack. Presumably, they're ones to watch when it comes to Gaga news.
Of course, they aren't the first to speculate about the singer going on tour. Way back on January 4, The Boston Globe reported that reps for Gaga were in talks with Fenway Park for a summer show and that "Nothing’s official — yet — but the folks at Live Nation are working on it." This would also make sense. While after releasing Joanne, Gaga went on the Dive Bar Tour, this was a tour with just three stops, all based in North America. Since she has so many fans all over the world, why would she stop at three dates?
Another argument goes a little something like this: since Gaga hasn't yet done a world tour in support of the album, there's almost certainly be one coming up. After all, if we take her last solo release as an example, she released Artpop on November 6, 2013 and then unveiled the first of her world tour dates for Lady Gaga's artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour in December. Her ARTPOP Ball Tour ran between May to November 24, 2014.
As such, while it might feel like Joanne's October release date was a while ago, last time Gaga didn't start her world tour until six months after the album dropped. So we'd be looking at April as a starting month for the tour, which would make sense if Gaga was going to announce it as soon as in a few days' time.
Still, we don't have long to wait. So if you haven't already had Joanne on loop, it's time to refresh your memory. If the above is anything to go by, we'll be rocking out hard to Lady Gaga in a matter of months.