Enigma was the second residency show by Lady Gaga. The residency began on December 28, 2018 at Park Theater, Park MGM, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. 

The residency features two unique shows in the intimate venue. Lady Gaga Enigma is a brand-new odyssey of her pop hits built as an experience unlike any other while Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano features stripped-down versions of her hits as well as music from the Great American Songbook.

The show has been adapted certain times for other performances outside Vegas, like at Apple Park opening in May 2019 or Apollo Theater show in June 2019.

Background

In December 2017, Lady Gaga announced her two-year Las Vegas residency at Park Theater at Park MGM, starting in December 2018. The deal is reportedly worth $100 million, includes 74 performances with a possible extension. The residency was finally announced on August 7, 2018. It was named Lady Gaga Enigma with 27 dates, starting from December 28, 2018 to November 9, 2019. Two different shows were listed with the press release, with Enigma described as a "brand-new odyssey of [Gaga's] pop hits built as an experience unlike any other," and Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano painted as featuring stripped down versions of her songs accompanied by tracks from the Great American Songbook. Gaga described the show as "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."

Development

Synopsis

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Enigma character

The show begins with "Enigma" an animated character similar to Petga from the ARTPOP: app, appearing on the screen and welcoming the audience. She tells the crowd to turn on all cell phones, cameras, lights, and other devices. Shortly after, Gaga appears suspended to the roof of the theater and performs "Just Dance" as she plays the keytar. After joining the stage, Gaga and her dancers perform "Poker Face" and "LoveGame". Then, she meets Enigma, who explains her who she is and that she's going to show Gaga the future through a simulation. Learn more

Jazz and Piano interlude

The Jazz and Piano engagement does not involve a comprehensive narrative as the Enigma show, but it is divided into four segments, each of them preceded by costume change and black-and-white interlude films. In the videos, Gaga talks about her love of Jazz and American classics, and gives shout outs to performers who inspired her, including Billie Holiday, Etta James and Dinah Washington.

Set lists

Enigma: Pop Odyssey

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  1. Intro (Contains elements of "Just Dance")
  2. "Just Dance"
  3. "Poker Face" (Joanne World Tour version)
  4. "LoveGame (contains a guitar riff from "John Wayne")

Gaga during the performance of "Just Dance".

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  1. "Dance in the Dark" (Short version)
  2. "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich"
  3. "The Fame" (Short version)
  4. "Telephone" (Short version)
  5. "Applause"
  6. "Paparazzi" (Short version)
  7. "Aura"

Gaga during the performance of "Applause".

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  1. "Scheiße" (Short version)
  2. "Judas (Short version, Contains elements of DJ White Shadow remix)
  3. "Government Hooker"
  4. "I'm Afraid of Americans" (David Bowie cover)

Gaga during the performance of "Judas".

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  1. "The Edge of Glory" (Studio version)
  2. "Alejandro" (Short version)
  3. "Million Reasons"
  4. "Yoü and I"

On December 30, 2018, Gaga dedicated the performance of "Yoü and I" to Celine Dion, who was in the audience.

Gaga during the performance of "The Edge of Glory".

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  1. "Bad Romance"
  2. "Born This Way"

ENCORE:

  1. "Shallow"

On January 26, 2019, Bradley Cooper, who was in the audience, joined Gaga to sing "Shallow".

Gaga during the performance of "Bad Romance".

Jazz & Piano Engagement

  1. "Luck Be a Lady"
  2. "Anything Goes"
  3. "Call Me Irresponsible"
  4. "Orange Colored Sky"
  5. "Poker Face" (Piano version)

Gaga during the performance of "Luck Be a Lady".

  1. "The Lady is a Tramp"
  2. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"
  3. "Someone to Watch Over Me"
  4. "Born This Way" (Piano version)

Gaga during the performance of "The Lady is a Tramp".

  1. "La Vie en Rose"
  2. "Just a Gigolo"
  3. "Lush Life"
  4. "Bad Romance" (Piano version)

ENCORE:

  1. "Fly Me to the Moon"
  2. "New York, New York"

Gaga during the performance of "La Vie en Rose".

Dates

For the complete list of dates and box office, see this page.

Dates Type of show
Leg 1
December 28, 2018 Enigma
December 30, 2018
December 31, 2018
Total: 3 shows.

Dates Type of show
Leg 1
January 17, 2019 Enigma
January 19, 2019
January 20, 2019 Jazz & Piano
January 24, 2019 Enigma
January 26, 2019
January 31, 2019
February 2, 2019
February 3, 2019 Jazz & Piano
Leg 2
May 30, 2019 Enigma
June 1, 2019
June 2, 2019 Jazz & Piano
June 6, 2019 Enigma
June 8, 2019
June 9, 2019 Jazz & Piano
June 12, 2019 Enigma
June 14, 2019
June 15, 2019 Jazz & Piano
Leg 3
October 17, 2019 Enigma
October 19, 2019
October 20, 2019 Jazz & Piano
October 23, 2019 Enigma
October 25, 2019
October 26, 2019 Jazz & Piano
October 31, 2019 Enigma
November 2, 2019
November 3, 2019 Jazz & Piano
November 8, 2019 Enigma
November 9, 2019 Jazz & Piano
Leg 4
December 28, 2019 Enigma
December 30, 2019
December 31, 2019 Jazz & Piano
Total: 31 shows.
Notes: November 6, 2019 concert was cancelled due to sinus infection and bronchitis.

Dates Type of show
Leg 5
April 30, 2020 Enigma
May 2, 2020
May 3, 2020 Jazz & Piano
May 7, 2020
May 9, 2020 Enigma
May 10, 2020 Jazz & Piano
May 13, 2020 Enigma
May 15, 2020
May 16, 2020 Jazz & Piano
All of 2020 dates were cancelled due to Coronavirus pandemic.

Dates Type of show Location City Note
May 9, 2019 Enigma Amway Center Orlando, FL Us.png Private event for Sapphire Now and ASUG Annual Conference.
May 17, 2019 Apple Park Cupertino, CA Us.png Private event as part of the opening of the new Apple Inc. headquarters.
May 20, 2019 Mandalay Bay Convention Center Las Vegas, NV Us.png Private event as part of Amway's 60th Anniversary.
June 24, 2019 Apollo Theater New York City, NY Us.png In collaboration with Sirius XM and Pandora.
February 1, 2020 Meridian at Island Gardens Miami, FL Us.png As part of AT&T TV Super Saturday Night.
Total: 5 shows.

Haus of Gaga Museum

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On May 30, 2020, Lady Gaga opens new museum exhibition called "Haus of Gaga: The Las Vegas Residency" inside The Park MGM Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Museum includes 70 pieces of clothing and accessories from Gaga’s personal archive. It features her costumes from tours, music videos, performances, and public appearances throughout her career. The exhibition was curated by long time collaborator and fashion director Nicola Formichetti. Learn more

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Tours or concerts as opening act
2008
2009
20102011 The Monster Ball Tour (2.0)
20122013 The Born This Way Ball
2014
2015 Cheek To Cheek Tour
20162017
20182020 Enigma
2021 The Chromatica Ball
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