Lake Tahoe meets Lady Gaga this summer.
The world undoubtedly will be watching when the pop star makes a Saturday night appearance Aug. 2 at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. Organizers announced the show today, less than a week after a vomit-art performance at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
The Eagles will play two nights on Labor Day weekend, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29-30, organizers also announced today. It will be the 42-year-old band’s first appearance at Lake Tahoe since 2005.
“An Evening with Eagles” and “Lady Gaga’s Art Rave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour” will come at a price not seen here since Elton John came to the lake. Eagles tickets will be cost $99.50, $175.50 and $255.50. Gaga goes for $89.50 to $225. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 28 at Ticketmaster.com and APEConcerts.com.
“Lady Gaga is one of the most significant contemporary pop artists touring today,” Harrah’s and Harveys Director of Entertainment John Packer told Tahoe Onstage. “She generates a lot of interest everywhere she appears. She makes quite a splash combining art and pop. She is one of a kind and we are glad to have her. She adds a lot of variety to our lineup. It should be a lot of fun.”
Lady Gaga, 27, made a splash at South-by-Southwest when she was puked upon by artist Millie Brown in the name of art. Protesters say the scene glamorized bulimia.
On her social networking website Little Monsters, Lady Gaga countered, “I loved every moment with you Austin. Last night’s show healed my soul. Creative Rebellion is ARTPOP. Release yourself from every expectation. Be free.”
The message was accompanied by a photo of a naked Lady Gaga washing the green substance in a bathtub.
Her album “Born This Way” sold more than a million copies in a week in 2011, and “The Fame” sold more than 10 million digital singles in 2008. She also appeared at the 2011 Grammy Awards in a giant egg and wore 50 pounds of raw meat at the 2010 Video Music Awards.
And to think Joe Walsh used to be considered eccentric.
Walsh and the Eagles became one of the world’s most popular bands in the 1970s and ’80s with a soft country sound coming from a stage full of lead singers.
Harveys most ambitious year follows the 2013 season that had six of its nine shows sell out, breaking the summerlong attendance record.
Eight shows have been announced for 2014, including Super Bowl Halftime performer Bruno Mars. Carrie Underwood (July 18) was announced earlier this week, joining Zac Brown at country artists in the typically country-heavy concert series. Packer said another country show is in negotiation.
Two shows have been confirmed but have not been announced.
Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series
Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
June 24 – Sarah McLachlan
July 18 – Carrie Underwood
July 20 – Zac Brown Band (sold out)
July 30 – Journey and the Steve Miller Band
Aug. 2 – Lady Gaga
Aug. 3 — Boston and the Doobie Brothers
Aug. 14 – Bruno Mars (sold out)
Aug. 29-30 – Eagles
ABOUT Tim Parsons
Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.
Remember when you were young,
you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes,
like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught in the crossfire
of childhood and stardom,
blown on the steel breeze.