2018 might be coming to a close, but Lady Gaga’s latest spectacle is only just getting started.
The singer launched her latest show, Enigma, in front of over 5,000 adoring fans in Las Vegas on Friday (28 December).
Opening the show, Gaga introduced her latest alter-ego: an alienesque AI avatar named Enigma (a revised version of PetGa from the singer’s previous album, ARTPOP).
Enigma, who is voiced by Gaga, asked the audience to switch off phones and recording devices.
The pop icon then launched into some of her most beloved hits: Just Dance and Pokerface.
The AI avatar made her debut in a 40-second video in the lead up to the show.
Some other famous faces
There were a few famous names in the crowd at the Park Theater.
Katy Perry accompanied boyfriend Orlando Bloom, while Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, and actors Jeremy Renner, Regina King, and Marisa Tomei were also in the audience.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) December 29, 2018
Initial critical reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, with critics calling the show a ‘sensory overload’, and ‘out of this world’, USA Today reports.
There were equal amounts of anticipation and speculation during the lead-up to Enigma.
Speaking to E! News, Gaga said the Las Vegas show would be ‘unlike anything I’ve done before’.
‘It will be a celebration of all that is unique and different within us. The challenges of bravery can be overcome with creativity and courage that is grown out of adversity, love, and music,’ she added.
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LADY GAGA ENIGMA
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PLUS 4 EXCLUSIVE JAZZ & PIANO ENGAGEMENTS
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— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 7, 2018
August also saw the 10-year anniversary of Gaga’s debut album, Fame, giving some perspective to how far the singer has come in the last decade.
Gaga will be performing the two current shows in Las Vegas until November 2019, before beginning another run of shows later in the year.
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