The rumors were true: Lady Gaga will take her show to Israel this year.
The pop star, whose new album ARTPOP was released late last year, will perform in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park on September 13th.
The new was announced Wednesday on Israeli TV show “Good Evening With Guy Pines.” It coincides with a new interview from Gaga detailing the depression she battled at the end of 2013. ARTPOP drew disappointing sales and Gaga parted ways with her longtime manager, Troy Carter. Gaga told Harper’s Bazaar:
“I went through a rough time last year. I felt very taken advantage of by people I trusted…I became very depressed at the end of 2013. I was exhausted fighting people off,” Gaga explained. “I couldn’t even feel my own heartbeat. I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn’t feel like fighting anymore. I didn’t feel like standing up for myself one more time — to one more person who lied to me.”
With a new year (the year she’ll play Israel) came a new outlook on life:
“I really felt like I was dying — my light completely out. I said to myself, ‘Whatever is left in there, even just one light molecule, you will find it and make it multiply. You have to for you. You have to for your music. You have to for your fans and your family,'” she recalled. “Depression doesn’t take away your talents — it just makes them harder to find. But I always find it. I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that’s left. I’m lucky I found one little glimmer stored away.”
Let’s hope that Lady Gaga brings that glimmer to Tel Aviv with her.