According to an exclusive from USweekly, Lady Gaga will be boarding Richard Branson’s “Virgin Galactic” ship to perform one song. The song will be performed during the Zero G Colony high-tech musical festival in New Mexico and according to a source, “She has to do a month of vocal training because of the atmosphere.” This source also adds that the diva's glam squad will join her in the shuttle and that she has taken out a pretty big life insurance policy.
The Zero G Colony festival is a “three-day hi-tech festival set to take place at Spaceport America in New Mexico that features world-class entertainment and cutting-edge technology. Gaga's performance in space is planned to take place on the third day at dawn, which is approximately six months after the first Virgin Galactic commercial flight.”
Gaga is not the first artist to perform or want to perform in space. ContactMusic.com reports that pop-stars Justin Bieber and Katy Perry have signed up to be passengers on a 'Virgin Galactic' flight. Also, Bob Geldof has purchased a ticket from the privately owned company, 'Space Expedition Corporation', for a flight that will be launched in 2014.
Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield is claiming that he is the first to perform in space. He filmed himself performing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” while on board the International Space Station.
What do you think about space performances? Do you think it could possibly trigger an alien invasion? The price of a concert ticket on Earth is expensive enough! Could you imagine what a ticket for a space concert would cost?
Check out Hadfield’s cover of “Space Oddity” here: