After wowing sold-out audiences with her top-notch production and rave reviews, Katy Perry added sixteen new shows to her Las Vegas Residency, Katy Perry: PLAY.
The vocal powerhouse and pop superstar shared the news via social media on Thursday afternoon (Jan. 27).
“ummm we heard y’all! thx to popular demand we’ve just added 16 more shows of #PLAY at @ResortsWorldLV! ” Perry tweeted. “Get ahead of ur summertime FOMO tix are on sale #SNLSaturday, 1/29 @ 10:00a PT. see u this spring & summer. ”
ummm we heard y’all! thx to popular demand we’ve just added 16 more shows of #PLAY🍄 at @ResortsWorldLV! 😱 get ahead of ur summertime FOMO 😎 tix are on sale #SNLSaturday, 1/29 @ 10:00a PT. see u this spring & summer 🎀🚽
May 27-June 11✔️
July 29-August 13✔️ pic.twitter.com/BEhNQtFxQ3
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 27, 2022
The show dates added will take place from May 27 to June 11, 2022, including Memorial Day Weekend, and July 29 to August 13, 2022.
Tickets for the 16 new shows will go on sale on Saturday, January 29, at 10 a.m. PST, the same day Katy returns to the Saturday Night Live stage for her fourth appearance as musical guest.
The global superstar is only the second artist to grace the stage of the 5,000-seat world-class theatre, which is the largest and tallest in Las Vegas, following Carrie Underwood.
“As with everything I do, PLAY is massively colorful for the kids, with a deep wink for the adults,” Perry said in a press release. “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 show, which marks Perry’s first-ever Las Vegas Residency, features top-notch production that brings the superstar’s chart-topping hits to life. Her extraordinary production includes larger than life props, special effects, state-of-the-art technology, pyrotechnics, massive video walls, and so much more, making for a visually stunning concert event that fans won’t soon forget.
“A lot of my shows have been figuratively larger than life, but I play a doll in this show, so everything is, like, three times the size of me,” the singer shared in an interview with Good Morning America ahead of the show.
An oversize toilet complete with a singing turd and toilet paper, a 2-story bathtub and bed, giant snail, plungers and mushrooms, dancing toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste, and trash are just a few of the massive props included within her impressive set.
Not only did the show include a stellar production, but it also features a slew of hit songs that Perry’s fans love and adore. Her 19-song set list includes songs such as “ET,” “Dark Horse,” “California Gurls,” “Hot N’ Cold/Last Friday Night,” “Waking Up In Vegas,” “I Kissed A Girl,” “Teenage Dream,” “Roar,” “Swish Swish” and more.
Her set concludes with an epic performance of “Greatest Love Of All” and fan-favorite smash hit, “Firework.”
Perry’s set list is divided into 5 different ‘acts,’ including Act 1: Henry the Horror, Act 2: Flushed, Act 3: Eat Me, Act 4: Trashun and Act 5: Perry Playland.
The 16 new show dates going on sale to the public Saturday, January 29, at 10 a.m. PST are:
May 2022: 27, 28, 29
June 2022: 3, 4, 8, 10, 11
July 2022: 29, 30
August 2022: 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13
Previously announced “Katy Perry: PLAY” show dates that are currently on sale include:
March 2022: 2, 4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19
Additionally, Perry will return to the judges’ panel on American Idol for her fifth season. The twentieth season of American Idol will premiere on February 27 at 8/7c.