After an extended wait, Lady Gaga finally launched her “Chromatica Ball” in Düsseldorf, Germany on Sunday, July 17th.
The 20-song setlist contained nine songs from her 2020 album Chromatica, including the first-ever performances of “Alice,” “Replay,” “Sour Candy,” “Babylon,” “Free Woman,” and “Enigma.” Additionally, Gaga dusted off “Monster for the first time since 2014.
The setlist was divided into five acts, opening with a trio of fan favorites in “Bad Romance,” “Just Dance,” and “Poker Face.” She also performed “911,” “Telephone,” “Born This Way,” “The Edge of Glory,” and “Shallow.” For the encore, Gaga debuted “Hold My Hand,” her contribution to the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack.
Update: Lady Gaga seemed to confirm a fan’s interpretation of the “Chromatica Ball” and its five acts.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) July 18, 2022
Lady Gaga’s “Chromatica Ball” is a tour almost three years in the making. Originally announced in 2020, the tour was twice postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a social media post prior to the tour’s launch, Gaga admitted that there “was a time I thought I’d never be on stage again. I was so sad I couldn’t even dream anything but a painful nightmare. I’ve overcome my nightmare with love, support, trust, truth, bravery, talent and dedication. I am so grateful. I’ll see you in BABYLON.”
She further elaborated in an Instagram video posted hours ahead of Sunday’s concert. “I want to really thank you for sticking it out with me, and loving me through all the different iterations of my artistry, as well as me as a person,” Gaga said. “I feel more clear today than I have in a long time, and more pain-free than I have in ages.” (In 2018, Gaga was forced to cancel tour dates due to fibromyalgia, a condition that causes chronic pain.)
“Being free of pain on stage is a real healing experience because I’m able to dance and sing and enjoy the audience, enjoy the show…and really tell a story. I just want to thank you. I’m going to thank you in another way, and it’s through this performance. And it will be through every performance. I don’t know that I’ve been as speechless as I am today, knowing what we’re about to do.”
Gaga’s “Chromatica Ball” hits Stockholm, Paris, Arnhem, and London before making its way to North America in August. Tickets are available here.
Lady Gaga’s “Chromatica Ball” Photos:
Lady Gaga’s “Chromatica Ball” Setlist:
Alice (Live debut)
Replay (Live debut)
Monster (First time since 2014)
Sour Candy (Live debut)
The Universe Video
Babylon (Live debut)
Free Woman (Live debut)
Born This Way
Always Remember Us This Way
The Edge of Glory
Enigma (Live debut)
Rain on Me
Hold My Hand
replay – chromatica ball pic.twitter.com/0bTd9xrOUn
— renato (@gagaledger) July 17, 2022
“This not a tour .. it’s a ball gays put your hands up” i love her. #ChromaticaBall #TheChromaticaBall pic.twitter.com/v9D01XfgNW
— 💗CHROMATICA⚔️ (@GAGAholiicc) July 17, 2022
we used to pray for moments like this #CHROMATICABALL pic.twitter.com/PUKKr7Zsf8
— irenellaaa (@actuallyiree) July 17, 2022
That boy is a monster M-M-M-Monster #ChromaticaBall pic.twitter.com/3Q9ApDnc0K
— GRINTHAL ⚔️💗 (@iamgrinthal) July 17, 2022
YOU HAD THE GUN, YOU HAD THE GUUN, YOU HAD THE GUUUUUUN #ChromaticaBall pic.twitter.com/8sFGi8Se5N
— isadora. (@freewxman) July 17, 2022
Lady Gaga – Shallow #ChromaticaBall pic.twitter.com/7wD4Pz6c7H
— 𝕃𝕚𝕥𝕥𝕝𝕖 𝕄𝕠𝕟𝕤𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕤 🇮🇹 (@LMonstersITA) July 17, 2022