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Lady Gaga?! With Kid Cudi!? At the Fox?!

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Yes, that’s correct Gaga fans, the Lady herself will take stage at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis on January 7. The concert is part of her film-referencing “Monster Ball” tour, which launched in late November (Gaga announced plans for this tour about two weeks after the Kanye-Gaga tour fell through).

Lady Gaga's "Monster Ball" tour is in promotion of her latest album, "The Fame Monster". Gaga and rapper Kid Cudi will perform at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis.

Singing the lyrically potent “Alejandro” and the unashamed self-loving track titled “So Happy I Could Die” along with guaranteed hits like “Poker Face” and “Just Dance”, the rule-defying diva is promoting her most recent album, “The Fame Monster“.

The two-disc album includes eight new tracks on the first disc and 17 revamped Gaga classics on the second. One of the highlights is the Beyonce’ collaboration about a pesky caller, appropriately titled “Telephone”.

At first, I had my doubts about this show taking place at the Fox Theatre as opposed to a larger, dressed-down venue like the Scottrade Center. Yet, the Fox truly fits “The Monster Ball” and its Gaga-described, “pop-electro opera” theme.

Kid Cudi's debut album, "Man on the Moon", has earned him plenty of recognition from hip-hop fans, bloggers and music critics alike. Cudi, who comes from Cleveland, is friends with notoriously creative (and opinionated) rapper Kanye West.

To top off this sure-to-be-spectacular performance, Kid Cudi, a Cleveland-based rapper and fellow Kanye friend (Lady Gaga herself still considers Kanye a close friend, despite failed tour plans) will open up for Gaga. The proud, yet skilled rapper (once again, Kanye’s his muse) has gained recent attention for his distinct, smooth rapping and alternative style.

With ambitious tracks like “Day n’ Night” and “Super Boo”, Cudi won plenty of positive reviews for his debut album, “Man on the Moon.”

Clearly, this concert is not one to be missed. I am going to head over to the Fox Theatre’s website and secure my ticket as soon as I finish this post. A two-hour drive to St. Louis from Columbia is worth seeing Gaga, Cudi and their sure-to-be-“monster” event at the fabulous Fox.

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Written by Katie Davis

December 5, 2009 at 3:43 pm

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