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Katy Perry has arrived in Las Vegas, and her fans are already crowding the Nevada city. On December 29, “Katy Perry: Play”, the pop star’s first-ever residency show for this particular venue, was piloted with 8 performances through January 15.
With 32,000 total Katy-cats (Katy Perry fans) in attendance, the shows acquired around $7 million.
Located at Resorts World Las Vegas, “Play” witnesses Perry joining Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan with residencies there too. Last November, Celine Dion was scheduled to launch a residency, but it was postponed. The global pop superstar’s $6.98 million bow breaks down to an average of $873,000 and 3,991 tickets for each show.
Las Vegas has been a popular destination for pop stars since the 1990s. In that time, many performers such as Dion and Elton John (2000s), Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez (2010s) put on showroom tours in Las Vegas while in the 2020s, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry are added to the roster of stars.
Perry’s concerts have been earning her a lot of money. In 2014, her Prismatic World Tour at the MGM Grand Garden gained $1.7 million, and in 2017, the Witness: The Tour in T-Mobile Arena was also a huge success, netting to a total of $1.2 million, prior to this latest settlement with Resorts World Las Vegas.
Although that one-night arena carries in the sub-million-dollar pace of Perry’s residency, their capacity is over two times that of Resorts World Theatre, which enables her to perform a set of eight shows at a time in a single city.
Katy Perry has revealed that she will be performing 16 additional shows this summer and eight dates in March. Concerts West/AEG Presents is handling the promotion of The “Katy Perry: Play.”
Perry has earned $268 million and sold 3.2 million tickets throughout 306 shows pacing back from December 2008.