Lady Gaga has announced a Las Vegas concert residency beginning in December 2018, that will reportedly net her $75m (£56m) over two years.
The residency will feature 74 shows at MGM’s Park theater. Gaga said in a statement: “It has been a lifelong dream of mine to play Las Vegas … I’ll leave my heart on the stage every single night.” The deal is worth $100m in all, according to an unnamed source speaking to Variety.
She’s the latest major star to take on a Vegas residency, after Celine Dion’s record-breaking A New Day concert series from 2003-07 helped usher in a host of others. Elton John, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Backstreet Boys and Rod Stewart have all launched successful runs in recent years.
Gaga is touring the world with her album Joanne, and recently released the Netflix documentary Five Foot Two. Although Joanne hasn’t matched the commercial heights of previous releases, Gaga is nominated for two 2018 Grammy awards, for best pop vocal album and best pop solo performance.
In September she was forced to postpone the European leg of her tour until January, after a chronic pain condition, fibromyalgia, prevented her from performing.