Lady Gaga debuted three new singles Wednesday during her “dive bar” tour in Nashville to a small crowd of fans.
Opening her Dive Bar tour in Nashville was brilliant. While strategically situating her back in humble pubs like the spots where she started her career. I personally saw Lady Gaga perform years ago in a bar in Miami before she was famous. No one was even really paying attention. I didn’t know who she was. It was so weird when she blew up in to the super fame stratosphere like 5 months later. I couldn’t believe it was the same girl.
Fast forward to the present. The Dive Bar tour, which was launched in partnership with Bud Light, was live-streamed on the company’s Facebook page.
A sizable crowd gathered outside East Nashville hang the 5 Spot, around the corner from where a small fleet of trailers was taking up most of the block. Fans lined up several rows deep along police barricades in hopes of getting a glimpse. VIP and media guests were wanded at the door and all phones were confiscated, ensuring that Lady Gaga’s Facebook Live stream of the event was under her control. Prior to the event, she pulled up to the venue’s front door in a black Ford Bronco and walked over to the barricade to greet fans.
On the inside, the 5 Spot’s normally unassuming interior had been transformed, a velvet curtain now draped across the stage and virtually every surface covered with the logo of tour partner Bud Light.
Her shows on Oct. 20 and 27 will also be live-streamed through Bud Light’s Facebook.
Dressed in a black and gold suit and a white cowboy hat the singer opened with the songs “Sinner’s Prayer” and “A-Yo.”
“Call me Joanne,” she told the audience before playing her new single “Million Reasons,” which was performed alongside co-writer Hillary Lindsey.
Gaga closed by performing her hit “Perfect Illusion,” which was released last month. Fans took to Twitter to show their appreciation.
Watch her amazing hella-good performance here:
After the gig, Gaga released the studio recording of “Million Reasons” on YouTube, listen here:
Lady Gaga’s new album, Joanne (her real name), which was co-produced by Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Mark Ronson and producer Bloodpop, will be out on Oct. 21.