Katy Perry shares what to expect at her upcoming Las Vegas residency

Perry's Vegas residency begins Dec. 29.

September 7, 2021, 10:59 AM

Katy Perry is set to return to the stage later this year for her first Las Vegas residency.

Before the residency, the singer spent time vacationing in Italy with her family and spoke with LuisaViaRoma magazine about her upcoming shows.

She told the outlet, "I have free time for one last hurrah before I start getting ready for Vegas — i.e., stop thinking about eating pasta all the time so I can get back into tour shape again."

Her Vegas show, "Play," starts in December at Resorts World, which coincidentally, Perry said, "sits on the same ground" as the old Stardust Hotel.

That's where, she says, "my aunt was a topless showgirl and my grandmother was a seamstress for the show ... so Vegas is very much in my blood."

But don't expect any topless shenanigans during "Play."

"I’m aiming for my audience to be the family -- eight to 80 years old," Perry told LVR. "I do everything with a wink. Even if it’s a sexual connotation, it’s subtle."

Perry said the merchandise for the new show will include NFTs, but she's also working on making her vast archives of props and costumes available for fans to purchase. "My fans love the tangible," she said.

Perry's 1-year-old daughter, Daisy, will be with her in Las Vegas. "She is everything I was ever looking for," gushed Perry. "She is adaptable and happy; her schedule fluctuates. In the beginning, I worried about a schedule, but decided I won’t be that mom."

"All that matters is that everyone is happy," she added.

But that doesn't mean Perry's a pushover. "You have to be smart and exercise the word 'no,'" she noted.

Perry's Vegas residency begins Dec. 29.