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Lady Gaga Ducks Into Sunny's Bar in Red Hook to Promote Dive Bar Tour

By Nikhita Venugopal | October 4, 2016 11:20am | Updated on October 4, 2016 1:07pm
 Lady Gaga released a teaser trailer that showed the singer walking into Red Hook's Sunny's Bar.
Lady Gaga released a teaser trailer that showed the singer walking into Red Hook's Sunny's Bar.
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Lady Gaga is unlike any other performer — and it looks like she's chosen a bar that's unlike any other in the city to promote her new mini tour.

The pop star is partnering with Bud Light for a Dive Bar Tour that's scheduled for three undisclosed locations in October to showcase songs from her new album, "Joanne."

According to a teaser trailer posted Oct. 2, the debut performance of "Million Reasons" will take place Wednesday at 10 p.m. and will be streamed live through Bud Light's Facebook page. The dive bar audiences will reportedly be made up of concert winners. 

The video shows Lady Gaga picking up her guitar and walking into an isolated, neon-lit bar that local dive bar aficionados will recognize as Sunny's Bar, at 253 Conover St. in Red Hook.


@ladygaga + #DiveBarTour + First ever performance of #MillionReasons. Wednesday, 10pm EST on Facebook Live.

A video posted by Bud Light (@budlight) on

The legendary longshoreman bar is named for then-owner Sunny Balzano, who died in March. First opened by his family in 1890, it was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 and remained closed for 10 months.  

"Joanne," set to release Oct. 21, honors Lady Gaga's aunt, who died at 19. Joanne is also the singer's middle name, according to the Associated Press.

Lady Gaga, who will be headlining the Super Bowl's halftime show next year, eschewed the crowds for an intimate setting to highlight the album.

"Which is why I love this dive bar tour so much, because I get to go perform these songs and really look my fans in the eyes when I'm singing to them and really try to have a more natural human experience," she said, in a statement to the AP.

The Dive Bar Tour will continue through the month at secret locations with shows on Oct. 20 and 27.