Lady Gaga is taking Joanne on the road this month.
When you think Lady Gaga, world-renowned superstar and arguably one of the most famous people on the planet, you picture glitzy promo, the Super Bowl, and arena tours. That’s exactly why the “Perfect Illusion” singer is performing a string of intimate (or as she put it “raw Americana”) shows at dive bars throughout October, because it’s the least ~Lady Gaga~ thing she should do.
The pop star announced she’ll take the stage on the Bud Light sponsored tour on October 5, 20, and 27 in select cities throughout the U.S. Little Monsters will be treated to her catalogue of hits, as well as some new tunes off the forthcoming record, including the Hillary Lindsey (“Jesus Take the Wheel”) penned song “Million Reasons.”
“When you listen to the album, it’s clear the influence that all the men in my life have made on this record. That’s at the center of it, as well: I always wanted to be a good girl. And Joanne was such a good girl,” Gaga tells People of the album’s inspiration. “But I have such a rebellious spirit, and my father was always very angry. He drank because of his sister’s death. I was trying to understand him through making this record, and in that, also trying to understand why I love men that are cowboys.”
She adds: “I’m figuring out all of those relationships in my life through the music, and going very deeply into it. But in a totally beautiful way,” she says. “It’s not a sad album. It’s an album that is very revealing of me as a woman.”
Fans will have the opportunity to watch the shows via a live stream.
“It’s very reminiscent of how I got my start,” she says. “I began singing in dive bars and really small clubs. I dragged my piano down the stairs, and I went down the street with my keyboard and I would go to every different dive bar that I could get to agree to let me play. I’d call and pretend I was Lady Gaga’s manager.”
“I really wanted to reach that girl in the crowd who’s got a kid in her hand and two kids running around her and a glass of beer in the other and she’s crying her eyes out with heirloom jewelry on from her grandma,” she said.