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Lady Gaga confirms Las Vegas residency

By | Published on Thursday 21 December 2017

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has confirmed plans to embark on one of those Las Vegas residencies that all the kids like. Kicking off at the MGM Park Theater, the shows will commence in December 2018 and run for two years.

“It’s the land of Elvis, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack, Elton John, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli”, the musician declared earlier this week. “It has been a life-long dream of mine to play Las Vegas”.

She went on: “I am humbled to be a part of a historical line-up of performers, and to have the honour of creating a new show unlike anything Vegas has ever seen before. I’ll tell you exactly what I told my MGM and Park Theater partners – you can count on this performer always for one thing… I’ll leave my heart on the stage every single night. Thank you to my fans for always believing in me. Meet me in Las Vegas baby, we did it!”

Attempting to match Gaga’s overblown enthusiasm, MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle adds: “Our announcement today of Lady Gaga joining an amazing line-up of talent at Park Theater is monumental for Lady Gaga fans, MGM Resorts and the Park MGM brand”.

He goes on: “We have all been wowed by Lady Gaga’s raw talent, but the passion, commitment and creativity she is prepared to bring to this engagement will truly be transformational… Las Vegas, get ready to become the entertainment capital of the universe”.

That bit about the universe at the end was good, but I think Gaga ultimately won in the OTT stakes there. Dates for the performances are due to be announced early next year.