Lady Gaga will soon hit pop music heights only dreamed of by the likes of David Bowie and will.i.am. Us Weekly reports that, thanks to Virgin Galactic, the diva will be heading into space to give a special performance for her fans in early 2015.
The performance, which will comprise one song, will come as a part of the Zero G Colony music festival, a three-day spectacle taking place at Spaceport America in New Mexico. It's also where Virgin Galactic currently shares real estate with Elon Musk’s SpaceX. It sounds like the concert experience of a lifetime, and Gaga is reportedly already taking steps to make it a success. According to a source with Us, the singer has not only invested hours of vocal training to prepare her for the unconventional performance environs, but has taken out "a ridiculous life insurance policy."
Gaga took out a ridiculous life insurance policy
For Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic, the move seems like a logical step forward in building interest in commercial spaceflight. Virgin already has the likes of Justin Bieber, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Ashton Kutcher paying $250,000 for trips into space. Signups are likely to increase between now and 2015.
As for how giant a leap this step is for Lady Gaga, she’s not the first to make off-world music. will.i.am premiered his song "Reach for the Stars" from the surface of Mars last year by way of the Curiousity Rover. However, the honor of "First Song Recorded in Space" certainly goes to astronaut Chris Hadfield, whose "Jewel in the Night" was played and recorded last year on the International Space Station.