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Katy Perry has arrived in Las Vegas, with her fans crowding the Nevada city as well. On December 29, “Katy Perry: Play,” the pop star’s first-ever Vegas residency, piloted its first set of shows. It played eight performances through January 15.
With 32,000 total Katy-cats in attendance, according to reports, the shows acquired around $7 million.
Located at the 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 at the Resorts World Theatre, but it was postponed. The global pop superstar’s $6.98 million bow breaks down to $873,000 and 3,991 tickets each show on average.
Las Vegas is widely known for hosting a lot of pop stars with theater residencies that last years, including Dion and Elton John (2000s), Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez (2010s), and currently Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Perry (2020s).
Perry performed at the MGM Grand Garden as part of the Prismatic World Tour in 2014, which earned a whopping $1.7 million and T-Mobile Arena throughout Witness: The Tour in 2017, which grossed $1.2 million, prior to this latest settlement at Resorts World Las Vegas.
Although that one-night arena brings in the sub-million-dollar pace of Perry’s residency, their capability 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.
Furthermore, Perry has revealed that she has 16 additional shows this summer and eight dates in March. “Katy Perry: Play” promotion is in the hands of Concerts West/AEG Presents.
Perry has earned $268.2 million and sold 3.2 million tickets throughout 306 shows pacing back from December 2008.
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