Katy Perry Debuts New Residency “Katy Perry: Play” at Resorts World Theatre With Sold-Out, Larger-Than-Life Performance

Last night, global superstar Katy Perry kicked off her headlining Las Vegas residency, Katy Perry: PLAY at the brand-new Resorts World Theatre.  The premiere performance had a sold-out crowd on their feet as she brought the excitement and glamour to the Las Vegas Strip.

“As with everything I do, PLAY is massively colorful for the kids, with a deep wink for the adults,” said Katy Perry.  “The show is a funny, playful trip and was designed specifically for this theatre in Vegas.  Honestly, I couldn’t ever travel this show from arena to arena.  These sets are larger than life – literally – and the perfect excuse to wake up in Vegas.”

The newly opened 5,000-capacity theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas, exclusively programmed and operated by Concerts West / AEG Presents, is a state-of-the-art, multi-level venue designed by the award-winning international design firm, Scéno Plus.  The intimate venue, with the furthest seat only 150 feet from the stage, features unparalleled comfort, unobstructed sightlines and an unmatched spatial audio experience through more than 200 L-Acoustics speakers powered by L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology. 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 29: Katy Perry performs onstage during Katy Perry: PLAY Las Vegas Residency at Resorts World Las Vegas on December 29, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Katy Perry)

Additional Katy Perry: PLAY show dates on sale include:

  • December 2021: 31
  • January 2022: 1, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15
  • March 2022: 2, 4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19

VIP packages and tickets for upcoming shows are available at www.rwlasvegas.com/entertainment/katy-perry and www.AXS.com/katyinvegas.

About Katy Perry
Katy Perry has racked up a cumulative 50 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of over 48 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks.  She boasts an impressive 40M + monthly listeners on Spotify with over 20M followers on the platform.  Her 2019 single, “Never Really Over,” off her latest album SMILE, is certified PLATINUM and was the biggest streaming launch of Katy’s musical career.  2020’s SMILE release has sold over 1.25 million adjusted albums, with nearly 2 Billion combined streams to date. Views of her 2013 video “Roar” and 2014 “Dark Horse” have recently surpassed three billion views – making Katy the first female artist to reach this milestone.  Katy’s 2015 Super Bowl performance is the highest-rated in the event’s history.  She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 29: Katy Perry performs onstage during Katy Perry: PLAY Las Vegas Residency at Resorts World Las Vegas on December 29, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Katy Perry)

Aside from being one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Katy is an active advocate of many philanthropic causes.  In 2013, Katy was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has used her powerful voice to ensure every child’s right to health, education, equality and protection.  Katy has also been a champion for LGBTQ+ equality, and has received numerous awards for her work, including the Trevor Project’s Hero Award in 2012, the Human Rights Campaign’s National Equality Award in 2017, amfAR’s Award of Courage in 2018 and Variety’s Power of Women distinction in 2021.

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