Lady Gaga's Vegas Residency Is Happening

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Image via AP.

Lady Gaga has officially signed a deal for a Vegas residency with MGM Park Theater, thus subjecting herself to the roar of thousands of shitfaced voices screaming along to “Poker Face” on a nightly basis.

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Gaga will be joining the likes of Bruno Mars and Cher, both of whom are scheduled for multiple shows at the Monte Carlo theater. Her run will kick off in late 2018 and span 36 dates through 2020, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

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Residencies often feature older performers who appeal to an older generation of Vegas visitors—Celine Dion, Santana, and Journey, for example, all enjoyed long runs at various casinos over the summer. Gaga will probably attract a different crowd, though her whole stripped-down “Joanne” affect is much less suitable for the rowdy, lurid Vegas ethos than her earlier McQueen-drenched days. I know she’s probably retired the meat dress forever, but maybe she can be convinced to bring it back for this? A different meat dress, though. Not the same one. That would be disgusting.

Night blogger at Jezebel

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DISCUSSION

I remember hearing that doing residency in Vegas was basically like a kind of “retirement” for popular singers, leaving the concert circuit and race to develop new material in favor of doing the hits for a regular good-sized paycheck in the same venue. Is that still true?