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Lady Gaga Postpones “Chromatica”, World To Stefani: You Suck

This just in from Lady Gaga (well, yesterday but close enough):

“”First of all, I want to make sure everyone is staying safe and practicing social distancing. Please know that I’m thinking of you all.
I wanted to tell you, that after a lot of deliberation, I’ve made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatica.

I will announce a new 2020 release date soon.

This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us, and while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic.

Instead I prefer that we spend this time focusing on finding solutions. It’s important to me that the attention is on getting essential medical equipment to healthcare professionals, making sure kids who depend on public schools for meals get the assistance they need, and that we help those who will be financially impacted by this pandemic.

As you may have also heard, MGM sadly had to postpone my Vegas shows from April 30 – May11 due to guidelines about public gatherings from the CDC. I’m hopeful that my other Vegas shows in May will continue, and that we’ll update you as soon as we have any new information. I also definitely plan to see you on the road for my CHROMATICA BALL tour this summer!

I had so many fun things planned for us to celebrate together… I had a secret Coachella set lined up, and a lot of other fun surprises, some of which I’m still planning to share with all of you very soon! Chromatica is still very much on the way and I can’t wait.

To my fans, I love you. I know you are disappointed. Probably angry and sad. But I also know that as a fan base… as a family… we are strong, we are loving and we are the kindness punks. So I ask you to practice that kindness in these trying times.
I hope you can see that when the album does come out, I want us to be able to dance together, sweat together, hug and kiss each other, and make it the most bombastic celebration of all time. And until that time comes, LET’S ALL STAY HOME! But I promise you that when we can go out again, I’m going to make it SO MUCH FUN. I can’t wait to be dancing with you all!”

Wellll…. “Stupid Love,” a great song, didn’t do much business (and may I add I thought it would be huge), and while she may hope to not have to cancel her tour (which I have tickets to, by the way), who knows? So why delay the release.

It proves a couple of things:

1 -even for a star the size of Lady Gaga, the money is no longer in recording. Because she has a captive audience if she drops it, her stream numbers should be through the roof, but that isn’t enough to make it worth her while. For sure, the USA, the world, could use it right now and it really sucks that she thinks… what does she think? Who does she think it hurts? the only person harmed might, just might, be her stadium tour if it needs to be tied up closely to the album.

It is, of course, a stupid and selfish move…

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