Lady Gaga asks Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst to support her on tour

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Lady Gaga has asked Eurovision Song Contest Winner Conchita Wurst along for her artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour, according to reports.

Wurst’s victory was met with outrage by several homophobic Russian politicians.

The Huffington Post reports that Lady Gaga asked the drag artist to open for her during the tour.

It is thought that, despite only being asked about one specific date, 16 September in Istanbul, Conchita will be asked to go along for more dates.

Gaga’s tour is set to stop off in Austria, the home country of Wurst, in November.

The artRave tour began earlier in May, and has been noted for extravagant costume changes.

The president of Russia’s state-run rail corporation accused the West of imposing “pure propaganda” following Wurst’s victory.

She did, however inspire a butcher near her family home to create a sausage in her honour.