A poker face no more. Superstar Lady Gaga will present her glitzy show for the first time in Costa Rica.
The performance will take place on Nov. 3, a Saturday, at the National Stadium in La Sabana, west of San Jose. Tickets go on sale for the general public Aug. 20.
The tour stop was posted simultaneously on Lady Gaga's Facebook page and on the Facebook page of Costa Rican promoters RPMTV. The announcement came after months of speculation, and will be the pop sensation's only stop in Central America.
At the beginning of June, the Costa Rican Sports Institute announced that the National Stadium had been reserved for Lady Gaga for either November 2, 3 or 4. RPMTV would not confirm the concert date. Still, this seemed to all-but-confirm Lady Gaga's arrival to the isthmus.
But earlier this month, when Lady Gaga announced her Latin America tour, Costa Rica was not included on the list, giving Tico fans a reason to fret. Last week, RPMTV, put up a countdown on their Facebook page that ended Monday morning when -- after a brief delay -- the San Jose concert spot was made official.
The flashy singer and dancer best-known for her outlandish outfits (i.e.: she once wore a suit made of meat) and chart-topping hits like "Poker Face" and "Just Dance" has garnered millions of fans worldwide. The Grammy-winner is the most popular Twitter user with almost 28 million followers.
The "Born This Way" tour includes shows in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Producers hope to attract fans from the rest of Central America to the Costa Rica show. The year-old stadium has a capacity of 35,000. Tickets will not be cheap.
The cheapest go for ¢28,000 ($56), while grandstand VIP tickets cost ¢92,000 ($184). Tickets will have a service charge between $10 and $20 depending on the location in the stadium.
English glam rock group The Darkness and DJ Lady Starlight will open for Lady Gaga. The Darkness scored a hit in the United States with the song "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" in 2003 before breaking up in 2006. The group reunited in 2011 and began appearing in a bizarre Super Bowl commercial at the beginning of this year. DJ Starlight is a Manhattan-based friend of Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga's tour began on April 27, in Seoul, South Korea. She will complete the European leg before heading to Mexico City. The tour has not been without controversy. Due to the concert's raunchy production, demonstrators have protested outside performances, and a show in Indonesia had to be cancelled despite tens of thousands of tickets sold.
Prices (include service charge):
The Pit -- VIP: ¢102,000 ($204)
Grandstand -- East/West: ¢87,000 ($174)
The Pit -- Regular: ¢36,000 ($72)
Grandstand -- South: ¢33,000 ($66)
Presale: Credomatic cardholders will have access to a presale from Friday until Sunday at 3 p.m.
General Public Sale: Tickets go on sale for the general public on Monday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m.
Tickets are available through www.laboleteria.co.cr. Call 2549-5030 for more information on ticket point of sales.
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