The Manchester Arena (formerly known as Manchester Evening News Arena, Phones 4u Arena) is an indoor arena in Manchester, England, immediately north of the city centre and partly above Manchester Victoria station in air rights space.
Throughout the concert, there were minor problems in the sound system and several burst sounds were heard by the public.
Because of the soundcheck problems, this caused most of the back-track to be louder than Gaga's vocals. This later raised controversy that she may have been lip syncing during the concert.
There was a kitchen fire backstage, causing the show to be late, and almost cancelled.
During "Dance in the Dark", the light Gaga is infront of, it was blue instead of purple. The blue back light was never used again.
The curtain rose as soon as the song started. This never occured again.
No sound was heard when Gaga played EMMA while performing "The Fame".
During the Puke Film, the audio was late because the video was too fast, causing the video to be replayed.
During "LoveGame", there were various differences:
During the intro, there wasn´t the line of the express man saying "Emergency! There's something in the tracks!", and the voice that said "Glitter Way" and some of the construction sounds were different.
Gaga's gestures and poses during the intro were different.
Gaga removed her nun hat outside the subway.
She almost lost the first verse of the bridge because there wasn't the break after the 2nd chorus.
Gaga lost the first line during "Money Honey", because of the introduction, which was shorter than in the other shows.
Gaga didn't sing a part of "Telephone" because that was meant to be a dance break.
During the Twister Film, Gaga's mic was turned off and the audio of the screen was not aligned, so the only instrument heard was the harp.
Gaga wore a straight white wig, similar to the wig she wore during The Fame era. This wig was worn throughout "So Happy I Could Die". She then changed to her double tone wig (blonde and yellow) during "Monster".
Before "Bad Kids", during the 'I don't give f**k' speech, Gaga paid tribute to Knicole Breahn Haggins' brother, that had died that morning. She also spoke about it before "Hair". Due to his death, Knicole was absent at this show.
This show of the Joanne World Tour was originally planned take place on October 17, 2017 but was postponed from original events to February 6, 2018 due to hospitalization for body pain, but was cancelled again due to body pain caused by fibromyalgia.