Little Monsters were likely upset on Tuesday, March 24, when Lady Gaga announced on Instagram her decision to delay the release of her new album, Chromatica, according to Elle. While the featured song on the album, “Stupid Love,” debuted on February 28, the rest of the album which was expected to drop April 10, will have to wait until later this year because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Lady Gaga’s statement can be read below.
In addition to the album release, Gaga had a series of shows slated for April 30 to May 11 in Las Vegas. Those plans have since been canceled, although the pop singer has indicated that she plans to reschedule the performances.
She had also organized a secret set as a surprise for Coachella attendees, according to her post, which has been postponed until October — if Lady Gaga can still make the performance.
Though many changes have been made, and disappointment to be had, Gaga kept fans intrigued by alluding to some surprises that she still plans share in the coming weeks.
As of now, she does still plan on going through with the shows that are scheduled for mid-to-late-May, assuming the novel coronavirus outbreak has subsided and it is in accordance with CDC guidelines. Gaga is also still counting on seeing her fans while she completes the “Chromatica Ball” tour for the new album this summer.
Lady Gaga first reached out to her fans amid the novel coronavirus crisis on March 14, it was to urge them to self-quarantine. She is still encouraging fans to stay home until it is safe to resume a normal life–and enjoy her forthcoming album.
“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,” Gaga said as she concluded her post.
Until the novel coronavirus pandemic subsides and government officials lift safety guidelines such as city curfews, self-isolation, and social distancing practices as a means of following CDC safety standards, there is little chance of any show going on. Once the spread of the virus reaches a lull, then the Little Monsters might be able to head for the stage to see Lady Gaga’s incredible performances along with her new material. In the meantime, fans can continue to stream “Stupid Love.”