Bad news, little monsters — Lady Gaga will be postponing the release of her upcoming album Chromatica amid growing concerns about the coronavirus.
Chromatica, which will be Lady Gaga’s first album in four years, was originally set to be released on April 10.
However, given the state of the world and entertainment industries, Lady Gaga has decided to delay the release of the album, following in the footsteps of countless other movies, TV shows and concerts.
Lady Gaga took to Twitter recently to break the news to fans, saying, “I wanted to tell you, that after a lot of deliberation, I’ve made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatic. I will announce a new 2020 release date soon.”
The powerhouse pop star then went on to explain that while she understands entertainment and art can be a welcome escape for many — especially in difficult times — releasing Chromatica during this time “just doesn’t feel right.”
“Instead I prefer that we spend this time focusing on finding solutions. It’s important to me that the attention is on getting essential medical equipment to healthcare professionals, making sure kids who depend on public schools for meals get the assistance they need, and that we help those who will be financially impacted by this pandemic,” Lady Gaga said.
Lady Gaga also briefly addressed her Las Vegas residency, saying that due to the coronavirus pandemic, she’s had to postpone shows schedule to occur between April 30 and May 11.
However, there is a bright spot. The singer remained hopeful for the upcoming Chromatica Ball tour, saying she believes that those dates won’t be affected.
“I had so many fun things planned for us to celebrate together…I had a secret Coachella set lined up, and a lot of other fun surprises, some of which I’m still planning to share with all of you very soon! Chromatica is still very much on the way and I can’t wait,” promised Lady Gaga. “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!”
You can read Lady Gaga’s full note to fans about the Chromatica delay below.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 24, 2020