Week of Pop Music Emergencies: New Lady Gaga Single Leaked, Early Release

First Katy Perry’s new single leaked this week, then it was Lady Gaga’s. Originally slated to be released on August 19, Gaga’s first single from her forthcoming album Artpop was leaked on the Internet over the weekend. As a result of the low-quality versions of the song popping up on the Web Saturday, Gaga’s team called a “pop music emergency” deciding to distribute the track to radio stations on Monday. Following the mass amounts of airplay, “Applause” hit iTunes a week early.

Artpop is due out November 11 and is Lady Gaga’s first album since Born This Way (2011). Little Monsters everywhere will be clapping in the clubs, dancing along to Lady Gaga’s newest single that will likely top charts of digital song sales. On Tuesday, the dance track had already reached No. 2 on the iTunes singles chart, following Katy Perry’s “Roar”.

“I live for the Applause-plause
Live for the Applause-plause
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me”

The song’s lyrics are quite simple; and by the sound of things, Lady Gaga enjoys the applause and cheering from fans – something she can only hear when she performs live. Should Lady Gaga announce a tour in support of her upcoming album Artpop, how much can you expect to pay for tickets? In our last Lady Gaga blog post titled “Are People Still Gaga over Gaga” we took a look at how her last two tours compared in price. We found that the average ticket prices for her 2011 Monster Ball Tour were more expensive than her 2013 Born This Way Ball Tour, averaging $56 more for the North American leg. Because Lady Gaga was forced to cancel 17 shows in the States due to her hip injury suffered in early February, it is likely that the Gaga-factor has gone up. Fans are waiting to see their favorite artist back on stage performing new music. Expect to pay at or above the average cost of Lady Gaga tickets for her second worldwide tour which averaged $246 a ticket, especially if a concert was canceled in your City at the end of her Born This Way Ball tour.

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