Music News for Wednesday

December 20, 2017 - 6:15am

LADY GAGA TO LAUNCH LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY IN LATE 2018: Lady Gaga has performed in Las Vegas many times, most recently this past weekend. But now she plans to make Sin City a more permanent base. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Gaga will announce a series of 36 shows at The Park Theater at Monte Carlo, starting late next year and possibly extending into 2019. She'll reportedly earn about $400,000 per show. To give her more time to get her show together and rehearse, the premiere of her movie A Star Is Born has been moved up to May 18th from September.

ANDY GRAMMER LINES UP THREE PERFORMANCES TO RING IN 2018: Andy Grammer is ending 2017 with a bang. The singer will close out the old year and ring in the new with three big performances. First, he'll headline the 2017 Orange Bowl Halftime Show on December 30th. The next day, he's set to perform on the Times Square New Year's Eve Live webcast. Then, on January 1st, he'll perform at the closing show of the 129th Tournament of Roses Parade. Andy's third full-length album, The Good Parts, is out now. He'll be kicking off his North American headlining tour in San Francisco on March 14th.

DNCE PERFORMS FOR MILITARY MEMBERS & VETERANS AT BASEFEST: DNCE are showing their appreciation for the military. The band performed at the second-ever BaseFest 2017 Powered by USAA on Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida. Along with a headlining performance from DNCE, the night also featured performances by Thompson Square, Lauren Duski and USAA & We Are The Mighty's Mission: Music contest winner Bobby "Blackhat" Walters. The show was performed in front of military members, veterans and their families as a show of appreciation. The event was originally scheduled for October 7th, but canceled due to Hurricane Nate. BaseFest is designed to bring the music festival experience to the military community through live events and memorable performances.

JOHN LEGEND TO STAR IN 'JESUS CHRIS SUPERSTAR' LIVE MUSICAL ON NBC: John Legend will be starring in NBC's live version of Jesus Christ Superstar. "I'm thrilled to join the cast of this production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," the 38-year-old said. "It's such a powerful, meaningful musical and I'm humbled to be part of this performance. We've already formed an incredible team, and, as we finish casting, I'm certain we will put together some of the greatest talents around to do this work justice." Legend will be starring in the title role of Jesus, and the live event will air on Easter Sunday in 2018 (April 1st). Rocker Alice Cooper will play the role of King Herrod.


DNCE's BaseFest Performance: