Everything about Lady Gaga’s recent resurgence feels like an about face. Gone are the theatrics and the set pieces that characterized her rise to the top of the pop world. Instead, Gaga’s opted for something she calls a “raw Americana” vibe for her upcoming fourth album Joanne. Really, it just feels like the singer is going back to her roots, which might explain her upcoming mini-tour taking place at three dive bars across the country.
“It’s very reminiscent of how I got my start,” she told People. “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.”
As for what fans can expect from her new album, Gaga has a very specific goal in mind. “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.”
The three dive bar shows will go down on October 5, 20, and 27, respectively, with tour sponsor Bud Light hosting a live stream of the first show on its Facebook page at 10pm on Wednesday. If you can’t make it, fear not. Lady Gaga is playing the world’s biggest dive bar in February.