Katy Perry has announced her new Las Vegas residency, “Play,” taking place at The Theatre at Resorts World LV opening December 29th. Ticket information can be found here.

Katy also spoke to Rolling Stone about her residency:

“Vegas is in my blood,” Perry explains of her lifelong connection to the city. Her grandmother was a seamstress for showgirls, so Perry and her family would visit her and stay at Excalibur several times a year. Her late aunt was a topless showgirl who later became an ordained minister. Like Dion, she’s seen how much the city, its visitors and the entertainment circuit that fuels it have changed over the years.

“Ten years ago, Vegas was a different story. They’ve been doing revamping and remodeling during this downtime [over the last year] to focus on what people want, what the next generation wants.”

As Perry puts it, the focus is less on gambling and more on “experiences,” which all the performers are hoping to achieve. For Katy Perry: Play, which launches on New Year’s Eve, the pop star has returned to her signature black hair for the poster and wants to appeal to a more general audience than the hardcore fans she knows she would see on tour. “When we had a meeting the other day, I was like ‘Okay guys, tell me my top 20 Spotify songs,’” Perry says. “That’s my set list.”

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