Katy Perry says her new Vegas residency will let her 'strike more of a balance' in her life

"A residency is actually the perfect thing for me right now," she said.

December 3, 2021, 11:20 AM

Katy Perry says she was attracted to the idea of a Las Vegas residency because it allows her to perform for fans while still spending time with 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 recently shared 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 noted. "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."

Perry said "PLAY," which opens at Resorts World Las Vegas on Dec. 29, is "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 added.

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

"We’ll be creating something unique in the NFT space every single night," she said. "Imagine if I put my finger up during the song ‘Firework’ and you wanted to own that moment -- now you could.”