Paws up! Just a little over ten days after winning Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst has been invited to open for Lady Gaga’s tour “artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball”. And the Austrian singer graciously accepted.
This should really come as no surprise, seeing as the guy behind the flamboyant character Conchita Wurst, Tom Neuwirth, is openly gay and Lady Gaga has always been an open spokesperson for the LGBT cause and an all-around gay icon. However, this is as the same time huge and great news for the Eurovision winner.
Lady Gaga’s new world tour started on May 4 in Florida and will reach European shores on September 16th, when her “artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball” will roll over in Istanbul, Turkey. This is when Conchita is expected to take to the stage and it will be very interesting to see how Turkey will react to the double trouble brought by the bearded lady and Lady Gaga.
More interestingly, we are curious to see what songs Conchita will perform, besides “Rise Like a Phoenix” and “That’s What I Am”. On more than one occasion, Conchita Wurst has stated that she is yet to produce material for an album, which makes us wonder what she will do on stage. Perhaps belt out Cher covers? Not entirely inappropriate, considering the crowd…
What do you think? Are you excited by the prospect of seeing Conchita Wurst open for Lady Gaga? Could this help her reach stardom over the pond as well?