By Robyn Collins
Lady Gaga had promised fans a performance of her new song “Million Reasons,” and a taste of her new album, Joanne. And she made good on that promise, playing four songs from the album at a short show in Nashville on Wednesday night (Oct 5).
The location was a secret until Bud Light posted a live stream on Facebook. The pop star arrived at The 5 Spot venue in East Nashville at 10:22 p.m. Gaga entered through the front door, schlepping her own guitar and greeted fans on the way in.
Gaga opened her set with a low-key performance of the Joanne song “Sinner’s Prayer.” The earthy, uptempo track “A-Yo” followed. Then Gaga unveiled her new ballad “Million Reasons”; Nashville seemed the right place to unveil the country-flavored tune. Gaga wrapped up the set with “Perfect Illusion,” the album’s lead single.
And then, it was done. “Nashville. We love you. Good night,” she said. And the mic hit the floor. By 10:50 pm the Webcast was over.
All four songs will appear on the 11-song Joanne, which drops Oct. 21 and will feature a duet with Florence + the Machine’s Florence Welch and production work from the likes of Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Beck, Kevin Parker of Tame Impala and Mark Ronson.
The three-date Dive Bar Tour will wrap up with shows Oct. 20 and on Oct. 27
Watch the Nashville show here: