Lobster Eye - ''Joanne'' World Tour Promotion

Promotional poster by Ruth Hogben and Andrea Gelardin

The Joanne era as it name imply refer to the album cycle for Joanne. Although the album was released on the 21st of October in 2016, the era began on August 17, 2016 when Gaga announced "Perfect Illusion". The era ended abruptly on February 2nd with the cancelation of the Joanne World Tour on February 2nd, 2018. The reason for cancellation was severe pain due to her fibromyalgia. The tour and era was set to end on February 23, 2018.


Perfect Illusion

Perfect Illusion

During August, she teased her new single "Perfect Illusion" via her Instagram feed, posting a looping teaser the day before the single premiered. The single was critically panned yet had moderate success. Following the release of "Perfect Illusion", Gaga released promotional single "A-YO" a pop-folk, country old Americana style about the sleazy stuffs in life. Following the release of A-YO was "Million Reasons", whereas she was reflecting upon her emotions regarding the breakup of her engagement to actor Taylor Kinney. The song has been performed tons of times, including at the American Music Awards, Super Bowl and Sukkiri!!. The song has stayed for 20 weeks at the Billboard Hot 100.


In early 2017, Warner Bros. began production on "A Star Is Born", set to release in May of 2018. The film will star Gaga, and she was seen on the set multiple times in May of 2017. On the 15th of April, Gaga headlined the Coachella music festival in California. During this performance, she announced her new single "The Cure" and performed the song live for the crowd. "The Cure" was made immediately available for streaming and download. In June, Starbucks collaborated with Lady Gaga and started "Cups of Kindness", handing out several drinks that would donate to the Born This Way Foundation. In August, she debuted the Joanne World Tour, and in September, a Netflix documentary, "Gaga: Five Foot Two", was released. Later in the year, it was announced she was nominated for 2 Grammys, for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.


In 2018, Gaga has performed at the 2018 Grammy Awards, where she was nominated for two grammys.