SOUNDCHECK | LADY GAGA // NYC // BUD LIGHT DIVE BAR TOUR
Lady Gaga has returned to New York! Hours before the release of her fifth album, Gaga made her return to the place where it all started - The Bitter End, a dive bar where she performed at when first dipping her toes in the NYC music scene. Her homecoming was an emotional one. Before her performance of the album's title track and perhaps the song closest to Gaga's heart, she acknowledged her parents and the venue for her success even noting how the venue moved their grand piano, a permanent fixture at the venue off the main stage just for her. Joined on stage by collaborators Mark Ronson and Hilary Lindsey, Gaga performed fan favourite Million Reasons (where she was so overwhelmed by the crowd’s response that she finished the first verse with them singing a Capella), Joanne, and three more never before heard tracks consisting of Grigio Girls, a collaboration with Lindsey, Another Day, co-written with Ronson and Diamond Heart. After her set she joined the crowd and was surrounded by her family, fans and celebs including Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City fame, Robert Dinero and Dame Helen Mirren for a quick toast in support of this incredible night and Bud Light. Then Gaga took her show to the balcony above Bleeker street for a emotional and moving acoustic set in which if you've been following Gaga for since the beginning it was really something. There's nothing like seeing a home show with emotions running high. Fans and family gathered around while Gaga belted out in between tears, clearly moved by how much love was in the crowd. If you didn't get a chance to attend or missed the live stream check out our photo gallery and restream above!
Joanne is out now via Streamline/Interscope Records