Lady Gaga delighted fans with a performance of new track Million Reasons as she kicked off her Dive Bar Tour on Wednesday night.
The 30-year-old singer kept the venue for the first night of her tour a secret until just 20 minutes before she arrived at The 5 Spot in Nashville, Tennessee. Pulling up at the bar, Gaga took the time to give her waiting fans high fives before making her way to the stage and perching on a stool to perform song Sinner’s Prayer to the excited crowd.
She followed that with song A-YO, before debuting her latest single Million Reasons. Speaking to the audience before the performance, Gaga explained: “All these men – my dad, my boyfriends, all the men in my life – they give me a million reasons, but I just need one good one to stick around.”
Lyrics to the song include: “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.”
The ballad is in sharp contrast to Perfect Illusion – the first single released from upcoming album Joanne – and is produced by Mark Ronson, BloodPop and Hillary Lindsey, a songwriter famous in Nashville. She closed the set with it, just 30 minutes after arriving on the stage.
“Nashville. We love you. Good night,” she shouted as she finished.