In 2018, Las Vegas will welcome a new superstar headline act. Grammy-winning, singer-songwriter Lady Gaga will have a residency at the Park Theater.
Gaga's Dream Comes True
The American Horror Story alum signed a massive deal to fulfill a lifelong dream.
The rumors are true! I will have my own residency at MGM’s Park Theater. Get ready for a brand new show!! It’s been my lifelong dream to be a Las Vegas girl, I’m so overjoyed! LOVE YOU LITTLE MONSTERS WE DID IT, MEET ME IN Las Vegas!! #LasVegasGoesGaga pic.twitter.com/UhPdW5wgXu
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) December 19, 2017
Gaga signed a contract for an exclusive two-year engagement at the Park Theater starting in December 2018.
Gaga's Successful 2017
Gaga's Las Vegas residency announcement comes after a highly successful year for the entertainment icon. The "Born This Way" singer headlined the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show that was widely received across the country. In a quick window, Gaga performed a mix of old favorites such as "Poker Face," "Just Dance," and "Bad Romance," plus debuted "Million Reasons."
She also collaborated with Metallica at the Grammy Awards, which was filled with technical glitches and Grammy presenter Laverne Cox forgetting to introduce Metallica. Gaga also headlined the 2017 Coachella concert festival, where she filled in for the then-pregnant Beyoncé. Also, Gaga traveled across North America and Europe with her action-packed The Joanne World Tour.
Little Monsters Divided
Lady Gaga's fan base took to Twitter to give their opinions regarding the deal. Some were delighted with the news.
"Holy Macaroni! This is the best news of 2017," exclaimed Internet personality Tyler Oakley.
"I am so happy about this. What a great gig!" wrote another Twitter user.
Other fans revealed their disappointment regarding Gaga's announcement.
"I guess now it's official...Gaga hang up her popstar boots just after 10 years...she is officially old now and can't get a chart but anymore that's why she takes Las Vegas...and of course because the money. I thought she hates money...but people change," wrote a fan.
Joining The Legends
Gaga stated that she is honored to join some of the legendary performers such as Tony Bennett, Elton John, and Liza Minnelli that graced Las Vegas's stages.
"It has been a life-long dream of mine to play Las Vegas. I am humbled to be a part of a historical line-up of performers, and to have the honor of creating a new show unlike anything Vegas has ever seen before," said Gaga in a statement.
Gaga has not announced anyone who will be joining either her creative or production team for the residency. In addition, Park Theater has not revealed the residency's specific start date.