"...do me this favor, tonight, if you could just call me ‘Joanne.’”
October 6, 2016 1:43 AM   Subscribe

Lady Gaga has begun her "Dive Bar Tour" with an appearance in Nashville at The 5 Spot [professionally filmed* for Facebook Live broadcast, 25m40s]. She debuted three new songs: "Sinner's Prayer", "A-Yo", and "Million Reasons", and also performed recent single "Perfect Illusion". She played guitar and performed with a four piece rock-and-roll band and asked the crowd to call her "Joanne". And, editorial note, she was pretty f-n awesome!**

The Tennessean has a bit more background with additional photos.

*The product placement is both obtrusive and unobtrusive at the same time.

**I'm not really a Lady Gaga fan, so I'm not just fanboying it here.
posted by hippybear (18 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
A couple of questions are raised: Is "Joanne" a new persona for Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, like "Lady Gaga" is? Can "Tennessean" ever be mispronounced as "Tennis-Shaun"?

Bonus: studio recording of Million Reasons.
posted by hippybear at 1:49 AM on October 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Looks like Chris Ganes that Garth Brooks did but this works. She pulled it off...
posted by hyram at 1:56 AM on October 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Her voice is so well-suited to this country-tinged rock. Thanks for posting!
posted by Fig at 2:59 AM on October 6, 2016


This new direction for her sounds like Streets of Fire outtakes. I'm here for it.
posted by pxe2000 at 3:12 AM on October 6, 2016 [3 favorites]


damn.

thanks for posting this.
posted by sio42 at 4:26 AM on October 6, 2016


Holy cow, that's good stuff.
I guess we can consider this her "Cherlene" period? When was the microchip implanted?
posted by Thorzdad at 4:41 AM on October 6, 2016 [12 favorites]


my boobs hurt vicariously after watching the last song. she is not wearing a bra. the bouncing. my god the bouncing.

also super trusting of the crowd that no one would feel her up. altho she'd probably deck someone who did.
posted by sio42 at 4:45 AM on October 6, 2016


sio42: "also super trusting of the crowd that no one would feel her up"
As far as I can tell, the audience at the filmed concert was special invitation. You will notice that the only crowd control is a thin yellow line on the venue floor. The link in the Tennessean mentions that the concert was hush-hush (so there can't have been generally available tickets) but that "Joanne" put on a second concert for about 150 fans pulled off the street after the show was filmed.
posted by brokkr at 5:14 AM on October 6, 2016 [3 favorites]


ah ok that makes sense.
posted by sio42 at 6:20 AM on October 6, 2016


I sort of hope she just keeps adjusting to the local music scene, like her next show is in New Orleans and all of a sudden she's playing zydeco, then she goes to El Paso and plays norteño and so on.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 6:53 AM on October 6, 2016 [9 favorites]


A couple of questions are raised: Is "Joanne" a new persona for Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, like "Lady Gaga" is?

It's sort of hard to tell - she had that male persona (Jo Calderone) for a while. Youtube MTV Music Awards, NSFW language

"Beginning as an invention of my mind, Jo Calderone was created with Nick Knight as a mischievous experiment. After working together tirelessly and passionately for years, eating bovine hearts, throwing up on ourselves, giving birth to an alien nation and an AK-47, Nick and I began to wonder: how much exactly can we get away with? [...] How can we remodel the model? In a culture that attempts to quantify beauty with a visual paradigm and almost mathematical standard, how can we fuck with the malleable minds of onlookers and shift the world’s perspective on what’s beautiful? I asked myself this question. And the answer? Drag".
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 7:57 AM on October 6, 2016


I hope who every sound engineered this is sorry for what they did to her performance. >.<
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:58 AM on October 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


This new direction for her sounds like Streets of Fire outtakes. I'm here for it.

SOLD!
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 8:00 AM on October 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


Used to be Ed Sullivan; now bud light.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 8:55 AM on October 6, 2016


A couple of questions are raised: Is "Joanne" a new persona for Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, like "Lady Gaga" is?

Joanne is also the name of the restaurant in NYC (w68th) that her parents own, which is apparently not very good. Maybe it's improved since 2012, but we lived in the neighborhood then and the overwhelming consensus was that it was terrible.
posted by melissasaurus at 9:10 AM on October 6, 2016


potomac avenue - i thought maybe it was just me or the video. i coudln't really hear her at all. and it seemed like she kept adjusting her ear piece.
posted by sio42 at 9:11 AM on October 6, 2016


Not a fan of this. She seemed .... desperate?

And I consider myself a Gaga fan, normally.
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 10:11 AM on October 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Not a fan of this. She seemed .... desperate?

And I consider myself a Gaga fan, normally.


"Lady Gaga" - interest over time

Man she is huge in Paraguay, who knew.
posted by Sebmojo at 2:02 PM on October 6, 2016


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