Lady Gaga announces Vegas residency

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Lady Gaga has announced a massive, two-year residency in Las Vegas, as soon as the end in 2018.

“The rumors are true!”, she wrote on Twitter. “I’ll have my own residence at the MGM in the Park Theater. Get ready for an all-new show!

“It is my dream to be a Las Vegas girl, I am so overjoyed!”

The first will include 74 dates, with the possibility of more. Depending on the Variety, Gaga is more than $ 1 million (£750,000) per show.

In a statement, the star of Bad Romance has promised: “I’ll leave my heart on the stage every night.”

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The 31-year-old has spent a large part of the 2017 tour of the united states in support of its latest album, Joanne, and is due to play in the UK early next year, after having postponed the dates to treat the “severe physical pain” arising from the state of health of the fibromyalgia.

A long-term, chronic of the disease, its symptoms include extreme fatigue, muscle aches, difficulty sleeping and concentrating.

Explaining the decision to postpone its European tour, Gaga said “the trauma and chronic pain” have been “keeping me from living a normal life”.

“They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the world: from the stage to my fans.
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“I’m looking forward to filming again soon, but I have to be with my doctors at the moment so I can be strong and play to all of you for the 60 years or more.”

Giving the grueling demands of touring to focus on a residence will without a doubt help to manage the disease in the future.

I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. The research for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complex and difficult to explain, and we try to understand it. As I become stronger and when I feel ready, I’ll tell my story more in depth, and plan to take advantage of this strength so that I can not only raise awareness, but the expansion of the research to the people who are suffering like me, so I can help make a difference. I use the word “suffer,” not pity, or attention, and have been disappointed to see people online suggest that I am, giving this place, or playing the victim to get out of the tour. If you knew me, you would know that this couldn’t be farther from the truth. I’m a fighter. I use the word ” suffer not only because of the trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are hold me, to live a normal life. They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the world: from the stage to my fans. I am looking forward to filming again soon, but I have to be with my doctors at the moment so I can be strong and play to all of you for the 60 years or more. I love you so much.

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Gaga is following the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Shania Twain and Britney Spears in the launch of a Las Vegas residency – but the star, whose last album was recorded with Tony Bennett, said she was more inspired by the previous generation of performers.

“It is the land of Elvis, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack, Elton John, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli,” she said in a press release.

“I am honoured to be part of a historical lineage of artists, and to have the honour of creating a new show unlike anything las Vegas has ever seen before.”

As well as the idea of a new stage show, the star could be heading to las Vegas with the new material.

His long-term collaborator DJ White Shadow recently celebrated the anniversary of Gaga’s fourth album, ArtPop, adding: “I can’t wait to introduce you to your little sister. #LG6.”

The word refers to “Lady Gaga 6” – a working title for the singer’s next record.

The star will also be seen next year in a remake of the Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson film A Star Is Born.

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