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By Stephen Pate – Lady Gaga buzzed her fans with a knockout Coachella performance including her new song The Cure. She was a late substitute headliner at Coachella 2017 last weekend.
I’ve remembered The Beatles this week for the 50th Anniversary Sgt. Pepper’s release. You know what? They can’t hold a candle to the music and energy of modern acts like Lady Gaga. She shocks, titillated, and rocks.
Live rock acts have made a lot of progress since 4 mop-haired lads got audiences excited by singing rock harmonies while pumping their legs and strumming guitars.
“I’ve been so excited for this next part of the show because I’ve tried to keep it a secret for so long,” she told the packed audience 90 minutes into the 18-song set. “I’ve been in the studio and I’d like to debut a brand-new song, ‘The Cure.’”
Lady Gaga – The Cure at Coachella (in 4K)
Lady Gaga – The Cure
“My new single is out tonight on iTunes. It’s called ‘The Cure,’” she said at the end of the night “I love you!”
The Cure is from a new album which is not finished.
Lady Gaga was a substitute after Beyoncé announced her pregnancy. Those are hard high heels to fill but Lady Gaga was up to it.
From her meant-to-shock video intro eating a snake – ARGH – to high electric performances of her hits including the recent country tinged Joanne CD Lady Gaga owned the stage.
Lady Gaga Ayo – Coachella 2017
She dipped into her whole catalog for great songs like “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance”.
Lady Gaga- Poker Face / Bad Romance Coachella 2017
Watch her slow the show down with The Edge of Glory and hold the audience in her hand. Despite he admission of stage nervousness, Lady Gaga chats naturally with the audience.
Lady Gaga – The Edge of Glory Coachella 2017
She knocks Million Reasons, a power ballad from Joanne, out of the park.
Lady Gaga – Million Reasons Coachella 2017
Lady Gaga You and I Coachella 2017
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, shortened to Coachella, was founded in 1999. Located in the desert at Indio, California, Coachella is attended by 180,000 plus fans of indie rock, hip-hop, EDM and most varieties of rock and roll. It’s known for dry dusty heat, and plenty of good-looking young people.
Crowds at Coachella 2017 (Photo Adam Reeder CC)
It would be awesome to attend Coachella, which goes on this weekend but the fan clips Lady Gage at Coachella 2017 on YouTube are almost as good. Check them out.
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