Fans of Lady Gaga will be excited to hear that the pop star has announced a two-year residency in Las Vegas and will be joining other big names such as Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Shania Twain who have recently taken up their own residencies.
Gaga said that she will begin the two-year engagement at the 5,300-seat Park Theater at the Park MGM in December next year, part of the transformation of the Monte Carlo hotel in to the new Park MGM resort.
In a statement Gaga said that it has been a life-long dream of hers to play in the home of Elvis, Tony Bennet, Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack, Elton John and so on. She said that the honour of playing in Vegas is humbling and that she intends to create a “new show unlike anything Vegas has ever seen before.”
Over the last decade Gaga, in addition to gaining popularity for her songs, she has become known for stunts such as setting her piano on fire and wearing a raw meat dress. Last February she began the Super Bowl halftime show by singing “God Bless America” from the top of Houston’s NRG Stadium.
She had a health scare a few months ago and postponed the European leg of her world tour until early 2018 citing severe pain. In 2013 she was hospitalised for a hip injury and she also revealed that she suffers from the musculoskeletal disorder fibromyalgia.
A number of top musicians are drawn to Las Vegas residencies as they allow the performers to remain in one location and still draw in large crowds without the need to tour.