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One reason Katy Perry wanted to have a Las Vegas residency is because it gives her more time to spend with her 16-month-old daughter, Daisy Dove.  Now, Katy says Daisy is a big part of her preparation to hit the stage.

"Daisy's with me all the time and she loves seeing Mama get ready and turn into the character," she tells People magazine, referring to the fact that she portrays a doll in her residency show PLAY. "And I get to give bath time between 6:00 and 7:00. It's a great routine. I thrive on routine."

Katy also reveals that Daisy is "a combination" of both her and her father, Katy's fiancé, Orlando Bloom.

"We are fearless with lots of chutzpah and just big characters," Katy notes. "So the combination of us both is definitely coming out. It's amazing to see everything new again through a toddler's eyes."

If you're not familiar, "chutzpah" is a Yiddish word that means "extreme self-confidence" or "audacity."

Katy's current PLAY residency, which takes pace at Resorts World Las Vegas, wraps up with two more performances -- tonight and Saturday night. She'll then return March 2 for a string of eight additional performances.

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The video for "When I'm Gone," Katy Perry's new collaboration with Swedish DJ/producer Alesso, debuted Monday night on ESPN during the College Football Playoff National Championship. The clip features Katy performing complicated choreography while rocking a number of super-sexy looks, and Alesso says deserves serious props for pulling it off.

"Dance music is what I do, so I love to see dancing in music videos, and she nailed it, she worked so hard for it," Alesso tells ABC Audio. "I had my little part in it and I got to do a small cameo, which was fun. But she's definitely the star in the video. And to come back after having a baby and doing that performance, it's huge, so, [I'm] very thankful and a lot of respect to her."

Alesso adds that premiering the video the way they did made a huge impression.

"The reaction has been incredible. Obviously, it's a huge deal," he says, adding, "The impact these games have, and how many people are watching, it's crazy! And so it was a huge honor and it was just so much fun to to be a part of it in a little way?"

Katy and Alesso first started working on "When I'm Gone" more than a year ago, when Katy realized it'd be a great song to put in her newly launched Las Vegas residency PLAY.

"We had such a vibe when we recorded the song, and it was a fun process, we both...were really excited," recalls Alesso. "It's been a minute [since] you heard a record like this with a big chorus and the big club beat."

"So yeah, so far the support's been amazing," says Alesso, who plans to check out Katy's residency "for sure" the next time they're both in Vegas.

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Katy Perry kicked off her Las Vegas residency PLAY at Resorts World on Thursday night, with dates for it scheduled through March.  Katy recently told ABC News that one thing that attracted her to doing a residency is that it allows her to literally "do it all:" be a pop star and spend plenty of time with her daughter, Daisy Dove.

"Coming to Vegas means I also still get to be a mother and drop my daughter off at preschool in the future," Katy told ABC News. "And I will still go and tour the world in a couple of years, for sure. But I think the first three years of a child's life is really important -- just making sure their foundation is great."

"I just want to be able to do both, do it all," she added. "Because for 12 years, I have definitely put all of my energy into [my work] and now I'm just finding that balance."

Katy also revealed that performing in Las Vegas was "always a part of my long-time goals."  And though she technically doesn't have to take on such a huge project on top of her other ventures -- like judging American Idol, for example -- she didn't want to give up the chance to perform for her fans.

"I feel joy when I get to be on stage and sing together with other people who find joy in my songs and find empowerment," she explained.

"Music is a real powerful tool to get us through some of the worst times in our life or empower us," Katy added. "And I think there's still so much joy and empowerment and hope and love to spread onstage."

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Katy Perry's Las Vegas residency at Resorts World, PLAY, kicks off tonight.  In an interview with ABC's Good Morning America, she gave fans of preview of what to expect.

"Yes, a lot of my shows have been, you know, figuratively larger than life. But I play a doll in this show, so everything is like, three times the size of me," Katy laughed. "It's Honey, I Shrunk the Kids meets Pee-Wee's Playhouse on CBD."

In her walk-through with Good Morning America, Katy showed off the giant props that will be used in the show: a massive toilet and plunger, a huge bathtub, super-sized mushrooms and snails, and a bedazzled bag of garbage that Katy calls "Trashion."  She also gave viewers a peek at her many, many sequined outfits.

"We know what our audience is. People are here to have fun, people are here to let loose. People are here to just, you know, go on this trip!" Katy laughed.

Katy has previously said that one reason she's choosing to do a Vegas residency now is because it'll allow her to spend more time with her daughter, Daisy Dove. Noting that this will mark her first time back onstage in front of an audience since March of 2020, Katy told GMA, "Between then and now, I was able to have a baby, which changed my life, and brought me balance, and perspective, and priority, and so much joy."

She added, "Everything I was looking for, I really found when I met her."

On Instagram, Katy also revealed the hit-packed set list for PLAY, which features 19 songs, including her new single, "When I'm Gone," and what appears to be a cover of Whitney Houston's "The Greatest Love of All." Here it is -- spoiler alert:

"E.T"

"Chained to the Rhythm"

"Dark Horse"

"It's Not the End of the World"

"California Gurls"

"Hot 'n Cold/Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"

"Waking Up in Vegas"

"Bon Appetit"

"Daisies"

"I Kissed a Girl"

"Lost/Part of Me/Wide Awake"

"Swish Swish"

"When I'm Gone/Walking On Air"

"Never Really Over"

"Teenage Dream"

"Smile"

"Roar"

"Greatest Love of All"

"Firework"

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Katy Perry is eager to start her Las Vegas residency, Katy Perry: PLAY, and fans will be happy to know that her partner, Orlando Bloom, helped make it extra special. 

Speaking to E! Daily Pop, Katy said her fiancé was brutally honest when she consulted him about perfecting her wardrobe.

"We talked about the costumes and the makeup. Sometimes when I'm going to a fitting, he'll ask for notes or I'll show him this," Katy explained. "It's fun, and we tell each other the truth. I'm like, 'Babe, don't wear that. You look like something. Don't.'"

So, what outfits did Orlando help Katy decide on?

"These costumes, some of them have tricks in them, like my 'California Dreams' dress...There's a lot of rhinestones," Katy said. "It's going to be a little sexy."

Katy said both Orlando and their one-year-old daughter, Daisy Dove, are "going to see the show plenty of times."

Katy also said she finally "gave the people what they wanted," which is her former long, black hair, after sporting a bleach-blonde pixie cut over the past few years.  That hair will be front and center at her upcoming residency.

Katy's PLAY residency begins Wednesday, December 29, at at Resorts World, Las Vegas.  It runs thought March 19, 2022 and will feature a special New Year's Eve and New Year's Day performance.  Tickets are available on her official website.  

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Katy Perry and Adele know each other, so when they're both in Las Vegas doing their residencies at the same time -- Katy at Resorts World and Adele at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace -- are they going to hit the Strip together and party 'til dawn?  Not exactly, says Katy.

"I'm definitely going to her show. And she's welcome to my show. We can even carpool [to Vegas] -- we live close by," Katy tells Access Hollywood

As for what a night out on the town together would look like, Katy predicts she and Adele would have a "fun kiki session" with "a couple of drinks." However, she notes, "We're not gonna get too twisted in Vegas because for us, Vegas is business. Now, if it was Hawaii, it'd be a whole different thing."

Katy's residency, PLAY, starts on December 29, and she says two things she watched with her nieces during quarantine inspired the show's aesthetic: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Pee Wee's Playhouse.

Adele's residency, Weekends with Adele, starts in January.

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Adele is rolling in the deep...pockets.  A new report from Billboard finds the "Easy on Me" singer's Las Vegas residency will rake in over $2 million per show.

Tickets for Adele's residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace went live on Wednesday and sold out in about six hours.  According to the outlet, that means the Grammy winner generated more than $50 million in ticket sales and will earn roughly $2.2 million every time she takes the stage.

How did Adele enjoy such record breaking sales?  Her weekends-only residency runs for 24 dates between January 21 and April 16 2022.  Her venue of choice is on the smaller side because it seats up to 4,200 individuals, so only about 100,000 tickets were made available for the limited residency.

Here's where the deep pockets come in -- those who wanted to sit in the first three rows had to pony up more than $5,000 per ticket.  Meanwhile, ticket prices for the front section of the venue started at $860 a piece, while the upper balcony's front row started at $600. 

If you're wondering if there were any affordable tickets, there was a small number of $85 tickets available per performance.

Tickets were sold via Ticketmaster's Verified Fan platform and, although pricey, the aforementioned numbers do not include additional fees.  If you're interested in how much Ticketmaster made in fees, the ticket seller raked in about $600,000 per show.

 

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John Legend already has an EGOT -- an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony -- and now he’s about to add a Las Vegas residency to his impressive resume.

The singer has announced Love in Las Vegas, a new 24-show residency launching at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on April 22, 2022.

The show is described as “a vibrant, colorful celebration of love and coming together,” following the themes of John's  2020 album, Bigger Love. John will perform his favorite songs from throughout his career with the backing of a full band.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Monday, December 13 at 10 a.m. PT.

Here are the performance dates going on sale:

April 2022: 22, 23, 27, 29, 30

May 2022: 4, 6, 7

August 2022: 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20

October 2022: 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29

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Like Celine Dion before her, Katy Perry was attracted to the idea of a Las Vegas residency because it allows her to perform for fans while still spending time with her child, daughter Daisy Dove.

“I really wanted to be able to strike more of a balance -- to have a child and take her to preschool -- but also be artistic and play with that energy,” she explains in an interview in Modern Luxury magazine.

“I’m not saying that my tours are done, but a residency is actually the perfect thing for me right now," the singer notes. "I could not have done this in my 20s, and I am not sure that I would want to do it as I go out to pasture. But I definitely want to do this when I am vital and excited [about] creating and offering what I think is my best show ever."

Describing her show, PLAY, which opens at Resorts World Las Vegas on December 29, Katy says it's "hit-dominated, which is what the fans want."

“I like to bring a visual feast, and this is a set-in-the-’60s, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids movie on mushrooms,” she adds.

To set PLAY apart from the many other residencies flooding Sin City, Katy is also incorporating NFTs into her show -- a way to own piece of unique digital content, such as songs, images or videos.

"The first thing we’re going to be auctioning off with the NFT is the craziest thing I’ve ever done. We’ll be creating something unique in the NFT space every single night," Katy explains. "Imagine if I put my finger up during the song ‘Firework’ and you wanted to own that moment -- now you could.”

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After telling Rolling Stone that she wasn't going to do a Las Vegas residency because there were no venues available for her, Adele has gone ahead and -- yep -- announced a Las Vegas residency.

The superstar's new show, titled Weekends with Adele, will take place at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, formerly the residency home of her idol, Celine Dion.  The shows kick off January 21, 2022, with Adele performing two shows each weekend through Saturday, April 16.

You can access the pre-sale tickets for the shows by registering with Ticketmaster's Verified Fan® program. Registration is open now through midnight on Thursday, December 2. The presale itself will start Tuesday, December 7 at 1 p.m. ET.  If demand for tickets exceeds the supply, there won't be a public on-sale at all, so this is your best bet.

Adele also told Rolling Stone that she didn't want to do a regular tour, due to uncertainties about COVID-19. A Vegas residency would allow her to control the situation more easily, and since she lives in Los Angeles, flying in and out would make it easy on her -- pun intended -- since she wouldn't have to leave her son, Angelo, for long periods of time.

Here are the dates for Weekends with Adele:

January 21/22

January 28/29

February 4/5

February 11/12

February 25/26

March 4/5

March 11/12

March 18/19

March 25/26

April 1/2

April 8/9

April 15/16

 

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