The phenomenon that is Lady Gaga hits Indianapolis this week, invading Indianapolis music with great dance beats and avante garde spectacle. This infamous singer songwriter, known for her original and outlandish performance style, brings a new kind of flavor to Indianapolis art Thursday. Catch Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis downtown Thursday, July 15. With a reputation for show stopping outfits and general “bad assery,” Lady Gaga will finally perform for Hoosier fans this Summer in the home of the Indiana Pacers. Tickets to this Indianapolis event are $49.50, $85.00 or $175.00. The show starts at 8:00 pm. Don’t miss her exciting concert sure to be full of incredible visuals and dynamic energy.
Born into high society life of New York City, Lady Gaga grew up like most kids her age, singing along to Michael Jackson, Cindy Lauper and even Brittany Spears. Introduced to influences like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles as she twirled around in her father’s arms, Lady Gaga desired the spotlight from an early age. The precocious little girl would dance around fancy Upper West Side restaurants using bread stick batons to lead an imaginary orchestra. With an innate ear for music, Gaga learned piano by ear at age four. By the time she was thirteen, she had written her first piano ballad. At the ripe old age of fourteen, Gaga was already a familiar at open mike nights at clubs like New York’s The Bitter End By Night.
“I always loved rock and pop and theatre,” says Gaga. “When I discovered Queen and David Bowie is when it really came together for me and I realized I could do all three.” Gaga, who took her name from Queen’s “Radio Gaga,” combined her love of fashion, art, theatre and music into an onstage spectacle as yet unseen in the modern world of highly produced pop stars. “It’s not just about the music. It’s about the performance, the attitude, the look; it’s everything. And, that is where I live as an artist.”
In her relatively short career, Lady Gaga has shot to stardom. Teased for her quirky, eccentric style by her Convent of the Sacred Heart School (attended by Paris and Nicky Hilton) schoolmates, Gaga continued to pluck away at pianos in nightclubs. By the time she was seventeen, we was one of only twenty kids in the world to be selected for early admission to Tisch School of Arts at New York University. By the time she was only twenty, Gaga had be signed by Interscope Records to write songs for fellow label artists such as The Pussycat Dolls.
When rapper Akon noticed her vocal talents, he signed her to his own label as a performing artist. Her first album, “The Fame,” was released in August of 2008 and reached number one in the United Kingdom, Canada, Austria, Germany and Ireland. In the United States, it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. Earning a total of six Grammy nominations and winning two awards for Best Electronic/ Dance Album and Best Dance Recording, it was clear that Lady Gaga is here to stay (in the clubs anyway).
|Video: Lady Gaga at Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
By 2009, she embarked on her first headlining tour and by the end of 2009, she had released her second studio album “The Fame Monster.” Her number one single from her second album, “Bad Romance” has topped charts globally, shooting her to the absolute top of stardom. Gaga even has more fans than President Barak Obama on Facebook. With other hit singles like “Telephone,” “Paparazzi” and more, Gaga has taken over the radio airwaves.
Flirting with androgyny, Gaga’s style is like no other. Known for larger than life costumes, one can only imagine what she has lined up for her current tour: The Monsters Ball Tour. She performs for Indianapolis people Thursday, July 15 at Conseco Fieldhouse. Don’t miss your chance to see a legend.
Before the concert, treat yourself to dinner at any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Afterward, decompress from the wild spectacle of Lady Gaga over drinks at any of these Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis attractions to Indianapolis sports and everything in between. Get out in Indy and find some fun! Make the Circle City your playground!
Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour
Thursday, July 15 at 8:00 pm
125 South Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204