Singer performs 'Million Reasons,' 'Sinner's Prayer,' and 'A-Yo' in Nashville
The stream began around 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT, and saw the singer-songwriter performing new tunes from her upcoming album, Joanne.
The Super Bowl Halftime Show headliner debuted “Million Reasons,” off Joanne, as part of the tour’s inaugural show. She performed the track with its co-writer, Hillary Lindsey. Earlier on Wednesday, Gaga teased the song’s chorus in a Dive Bar Tour trailer, in which she sings “You’re giving me a million reasons to let you go / You’re giving me a million reasons to quit the show / You’re giving me a million reasons / Give me a million reasons / Giving me a million reasons / About a million reasons” while perched behind a piano.
In addition to “Million Reasons,” Gaga performed three more Joanne cuts: “A-Yo,” “Sinner’s Prayer,” and the collection’s lead single, “Perfect Illusion.”
“I love this dive bar tour so much, because I get to go perform these songs and really look my fans in the eyes when I’m singing to them and really try to have a more natural human experience,” Gaga said of the three-date tour in a statement. “This record was about me trying to understand my father, and his grief. It’s also a record about me trying to understand myself and wondering where I’m going next in life. Because truly, the thing that I’m searching for the most is to feel connected to humanity, to feel connected as a person. So Joanne is like, you know, Lady Gaga if you erase all the fame.”
Two more Dive Bar Tour performances are scheduled to take place at undisclosed locations on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27.
Joanne is available for preorder beginning midnight on Thursday, Oct. 6 on ladygaga.com.
Watch Gaga’s first Dive Bar Tour livestream, including the first performances of “Million Reasons,” “A-Yo,” and “Sinner’s Prayer,” below.
This post has been updated since its original publication.