Katy Perry hits the stage for night one of her Las Vegas residency

Katy Perry ‘lactates’ beer out of a sexy dress made of cans before downing it during the opening night of her $168m Vegas residency – as she gives a nod to the pandemic with giant mask and toilet roll props

  • The 37-year-old singing sensation pulled out all the stops in eight sexy ensembles she kickstarted her first-ever Las Vegas residency, Play, at Resorts World on Wednesday night  
  • The sets were nothing short of spectacular, comprising a keyhole, ducks, a life-size face mask – and a neon toilet which the Californian-born star jumped out of 
  • The star made several cheeky references to the Covid pandemic, with the inclusion of enormous toilet and face mask props, before downing beer she ‘lactated’ from a dress made out of cans 
  • Katy will be performing 32 shows up until March 2022, which will see her pocket a reported $168million  
  • The mother-of-one will be following in the footsteps of Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Celine Dion and Elton John, who have all had residency stints in Sin City
  • Katy Perry exhibited exactly why she is renowned as one of the world’s most acclaimed music artists on Wednesday night as she kickstarted her first-ever Las Vegas residency, Play, at Resorts World. 

    The 37-year-old singing sensation put on a pop-tastic show her avid fans would not forget, particularly when she lactated beer out of her sultry bra dress made of cans, harking back to her 2010 California Gurls video, before making several cheeky references to the Covid pandemic with the help of giant toilet and mask props.  

    According to reports, the pop star will be performing 32 shows up until March, which will see her pocket $168million, making her the latest star to cash in with nightly Sin City shows.

    Probably... the best show in the world! Katy Perry 'lactated' beer out of a sexy dress made of cans before downing it during the opening night of her $168m Vegas residency - giving a nod to the pandemic with giant mask and toilet roll props

    Probably… the best show in the world! Katy Perry ‘lactated’ beer out of a sexy dress made of cans before downing it during the opening night of her $168m Vegas residency – giving a nod to the pandemic with giant mask and toilet roll props

    Cheers! The 37-year-old singing sensation put on a pop-tastic show her avid fans would not forget, especially when she indulged on the lactated pint

    Bottoms up! Katy wasted no time getting the beverage into her system

    Cheers! The 37-year-old singing sensation put on a pop-tastic show her avid fans would not forget, especially when she indulged on the lactated pint, as she kicked off her run in Sin City








    The beer-indulging may have been a standout moment difficult to outdo, but the Teenage Dream songstress ensured she pulled out all of the wardrobe stops elsewhere during the momentous evening, including a bold sparking yellow-and-orange slit gown and a pink-and-white vinyl mini dress. 

    In total the star donned eight different looks for the show, also including an eye-catching white mini dress a pink PVC dress with a toadstool-inspired hat, before changing into a pink Cleopatra-style gown as she emerged from a keyhole.  

    For another fun look, the star channelled the 60s in a bubble-inspired white dress as she performed alongside a enormous inflatable ducks.

    Given the impact of the recent Covid pandemic, it was no surprise that Katy alluded to the virus with several oversized props, including a huge mask, and toilet rolls, to reference panic-buying of the essential at the start of the crisis last year. 

    Cheeky: Given the impact of the recent Covid pandemic, it was no surprise that Katy alluded to the virus with several oversized props, including a huge mask

    Cheeky: Given the impact of the recent Covid pandemic, it was no surprise that Katy alluded to the virus with several oversized props, including a huge mask

    Opening night: The beer-indulging may have been a standout moment difficult to outdo, but the Teenage Dream songstress ensured she pulled out all of the wardrobe stops

    Wow: She looked stunning in a pink-and-white vinyl dress

    Show-stopping: Katy graced the stage in a number of quirky yet equally sensational outfits

    Opening night: The beer-indulging may have been a standout moment difficult to outdo, but the Teenage Dream songstress ensured she pulled out all of the wardrobe stops

    Girl power: The Teenage Dream songstress looked sensational in a sparkling yellow, orange and white slit gown

    Legs for days: Her look was completely poptastic in nature

    Girl power: The Teenage Dream songstress looked sensational in a sparkling yellow, orange and white slit gown 

    Standing out: Katy commanded the stage in an array of fun and colourful looks, as she climbed atop an array of different props for each performance during the show

    Standing out: Katy commanded the stage in an array of fun and colourful looks, as she climbed atop an array of different props for each performance during the show

    No loo roll shortage here! For one set, Katy sung out of a toilet after perching on a stack of rolls

    Inspired by her daughter: Katy also made a sweet reference to her daughter Daisy Dove, with the inclusion of an oversized flower in the show

    No loo roll shortage here! Katy alluded to the recent Covid pandemic and its hysterical panic-buying, by emerging from a giant toilet, before making a sweet reference to her daughter Daisy Dove, with the inclusion of an oversized flower in the show

    Swish beer: She posed on top of a Budweiser dupe beer can in her can-inspired ensemble

    Swish beer: She posed on top of a Budweiser dupe beer can in her can-inspired ensemble 

    Metallic: Katy rocked the aluminum-can adorned look with a silver pair of over-the-knee boots

    Who needs a normal bra? She looked super sassy in her get-up

    Metallic: Katy rocked the aluminum-can adorned look with a silver pair of over-the-knee boots 

    Katy’s sets were nothing short of spectacular, comprising a keyhole, ducks, a life-size face mask – and the neon toilet which the Californian-born jumped out of. 

    The global star made her way through an impressive setlist, including classics such as Dark Horse, California Gurls, I Kissed A Girl, Teenage Dream, Roar, and Firework.  

    Along with changing into a total of eight jaw-dropping looks, the hitmaker showcased her jaw-dropping figure in the sexy dress, surrounded by dancers in their own zany looks. 

    Her show sparked a flurry of reaction from her die-hard fans, with many desperate to know more about the show, and more importantly whether tickets were still available.

    One wrote: ‘Got to watch the amazing @katyperry and her team perform in Vegas tonight. What a treat!…’ while another added: ‘Katy Perry’s Vegas residency looks… interesting… 

    Sign of the times: Katy referenced the global pandemic as she sat beside a giant face mask prop

    Sign of the times: Katy referenced the global pandemic as she sat beside a giant face mask prop

    Here she is! At one point she emerged onto the stage in her eye-catching yellow and orange sequinned gown, surrounded by backing dancers

    Here she is! At one point she emerged onto the stage in her eye-catching yellow and orange sequinned gown, surrounded by backing dancers

    Quirky: For another fun look, the singer transformed into a toadstool, manoeuvring her way around the stage in a tight leather bodysuit and tasselled trousers

    Work it! Katy wasn't afraid to put on a showstopping performance

    Quirky: For another fun look, the singer transformed into a toadstool, manoeuvring her way around the stage in a tight leather bodysuit and tasselled trousers

    Nice to meet you! She danced alongside a bikini-clad frog during one wild moment - while dressed as a sexy mushroom

    Nice to meet you! She danced alongside a bikini-clad frog during one wild moment – while dressed as a sexy mushroom

    We love it! Her show sparked a flurry of reaction from her die-hard fans, with many desperate to know more about the show, and more importantly whether tickets were still available

    We love it! Her show sparked a flurry of reaction from her die-hard fans, with many desperate to know more about the show, and more importantly whether tickets were still available

    VEGAS’ BIGGEST EARNERS

    1. CELINE DION – $681.3million 

    Celine Dion is one of Vegas’ longest-standing performers and made $476,000 per show during her lengthy stint on-stage. 

    Celine in Vegas in 2006

    Celine in Vegas in 2006

    She has played 427 shows. Her two residencies, A New Day, which ran from 2003 to 2007 and Celine  from 2011 to 2019 combined to gross $681.3 million and sell 4,555,752 tickets, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

    Her wealth is now estimated at some $800 million. Her 2019 earnings alone topped over $37 million. 

    2. BRITNEY SPEARS – $140million

    In 2013, Britney Spears signed a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The 2014 to 2015 leg of the shows were so successful that she signed on to extend the residency for another two years. 

    The shows wrapped up in December 2017. She made $475,000 per show, where over four years – around 1,500 days – she performed nearly 250 shows. 

    3. ELTON JOHN – $131million

    The Million Dollar Piano was Elton John’s residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, which launched in 2011 and ran until 2018. 

    Jennifer performing in Vegas in 2019

    Jennifer performing in Vegas in 2019

    He made $500,000 per show in the incredibly lucrative performances. 

    4. JENNIFER LOPEZ – $120million 

    Jennifer Lopez signed a residency with Planet Hollywood that would pay her $350,000 per show between 2016-2018. TMZ previously claimed.

     In August 2016, the residency raked in over $1million in ticket sales — the highest gross in Planet Hollywood history, Billboard reported. 

    5. CHER – $97million 

    Cher’s Classic Cher residency also took place at The Colosseum. She performed 192 shows during the nearly three years she performed at the venue and raked in nearly $100million. 

    6. LADY GAGA – $75million 

    In 2017, Lady Gaga penned a two-year contract for a residency at MGM Park Theater. The deal earned her an incredible $75million. The sum meant she was earning an incredible $1million per performance.  

    Rod pictured in Vegas in 2012

    Rod pictured in Vegas in 2012

    7. ROD STEWART – $50million 

    In 2011, Rod Steward signed an eye-watering $50million contract for 18 shows in Las Vegas at the Colosseum, Caesars Palace. 

    The vast pay cheque meant the star was raking in $2.7million per show – making his Vegas’ highest paid star with Rod Stewart: The Hits in Vegas. Between 2011 and 2018, the show raked in $53,911,159 in profits.   

    8. BRUNO MARS 

    In 2019, Bruno Mars signed up for a mini Vegas residency for 11 shows at MGM Park. While his earnings are unknown, it was reported in 2016 that he was offered $950,000 per show to become a Sin City resident.

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    A third wrote: ‘THIS is how u do a vegas show,’ while one added: ‘What is going on here and why do I need to find a way to get my tickets for Katy Perry in Vegas IMMEDIATELY now??? (Also, side note, When I’m Gone is the best thing she’s released since NRO and I NEED to hear it live with a horde of screaming, dancing fans…)’

    One posted: ‘Katy looks so happy in her las vegas residency omg i love you so much and i’m so proud of you… katy perry was born for vegas and you can’t deny it… 

    ‘Katy Perry really the true Vegas Queen wow,’ one gushed.

    The mother-of-one’s debut residency – which will continue into the new year – was established during the Covid-19 lockdown. 

    Katy described it as ‘larger than life’ and ‘the kookiest, most camp show I’ve ever put together.’   

    And if the set of photographs from the showstopping first night are anything to go by, the Californian star has spoken that into existence. 

    Stellar: After emerging from the toilet, Katy sported a stunning white sequinned dress with a fringed trim

    Stunning: She teamed it with a matching headpiece and gloves, as she belted out one of her biggest hits

    Stellar: After emerging from the toilet, Katy sported a stunning white sequinned dress with a fringed trim, along with a matching headpiece and gloves, as she belted out one of her biggest hits

    Wow! She was surrounded by wild dancers for some pretty energetic routines as she knelt on the floor

    Wow! She was surrounded by wild dancers for some pretty energetic routines as she knelt on the floor

    Having fun? Proving that being a superstar was simply childs play, Katy was surrounded by oversized toys and props as she changed into her different looks, including a fun purple 1960s-inspired rain jacket

    Having fun? Proving that being a superstar was simply childs play, Katy was surrounded by oversized toys and props as she changed into her different looks, including a fun purple 1960s-inspired rain jacket

    She wore an incredible candy-striped dress and white boots for one number - her dress had an umbrella-style skirt design

    Pretty: Her concert attire featured a lot of pink - one long-sleeve number drawing attention to her figure

    She wore an incredible candy-striped dress and white boots for one number – her dress had an umbrella-style skirt design 

    Cheers to you! She raised her pint to her huge mask before embarking on another number

    Cheers to you! She raised her pint to her huge mask before embarking on another number 

    What an entrance! She walked through a giant keyhole atop a rainbow floor

    What an entrance! She walked through a giant keyhole atop a rainbow floor

    Queen of pop: She later donned a pink Cleopatra-style gown as she emerged from a keyhole, no doubt channelling the video for her single Dark Horse

    Queen of pop: She later donned a pink Cleopatra-style gown as she emerged from a keyhole, no doubt channelling the video for her single Dark Horse

    Quackers look: She posed in front of some giant ducks in a 60s themed mini dress with two-tone boots

    Quackers look: She posed in front of some giant ducks in a 60s themed mini dress with two-tone boots 

    On Tuesday, Katy teased her fans before the first show by revealing her full set list.

    The musician posted a brief video for her 146million Instagram fans where she showed off her neat handwriting while sharing each song she will be performing during her set.

    ‘TOMORROW you can officially come to PERRY PLAYLAND Where you can come and sing along to so many of your favorite songs! #PLAY,’ she captioned her post.

    A new chapter: On Tuesday, Katy teased her fans the night before the first show by revealing her full set list

    A new chapter: On Tuesday, Katy teased her fans the night before the first show by revealing her full set list








    Among some of the tunes she will be singing at Resorts World in Vegas are hits like California Gurls, I Kissed A Girl, Teenage Dream, Roar, and Firework.

    Comedian Amy Schumer seemed ready for the show as she commented, ‘Holy s**t’ adding three fire emojis.

    Meanwhile singer Rita Ora wrote, ‘Literally hit after hit after hit.’ 

    Hit maker: The musician posted a video for her 146million Instagram fans where she showed off her neat handwriting while sharing each song she will be performing during her set

    Incredible set list: Among some of the tunes she will be singing are hits like California Gurls, I Kissed A Girl, Teenage Dream and Firework

    Hit maker: The musician posted a video for her 146million Instagram fans where she showed off her neat handwriting while sharing each song she will be performing during her set

    She has been giving fans glimpses at the behind-the-scenes preparations ahead of the show on social media, sharing videos of props and costumes.

    Last week she unveiled one of her many stage props – a large, animated toilet – in a brief video shared to Instagram.

    ‘Only 8 more days until you can come to PERRY PLAYLAND’ captioned Perry, adding that those in attendance will ‘be flush with happiness!’  

    The giant toilet prop comes in a blinding shade of orange and boasted two toilet paper rolls for eyes. The lid moved up and down to mimic a mouth. 

    Perry recently revealed how she’s been physically preparing for the hectic residency schedule.








    Quirky! She has been giving fans glimpses at the behind-the-scenes preparations ahead of the show and recently unveiled one of her many stage props - a large, animated toilet

    Quirky! She has been giving fans glimpses at the behind-the-scenes preparations ahead of the show and recently unveiled one of her many stage props – a large, animated toilet

    Unique props: The Teenage Dream singer also revealed another stage prop - a colorful chair and a set of children's wooden number blocks

    Unique props: The Teenage Dream singer also revealed another stage prop – a colorful chair and a set of children’s wooden number blocks

    Lucrative deal: As reported by Electronic Vegas earlier this year, the Witness songstress allegedly will 'perform two nights a week for four months during the $168 million contract'

    Lucrative deal: As reported by Electronic Vegas earlier this year, the Witness songstress allegedly will ‘perform two nights a week for four months during the $168 million contract’

    The singer said she has been working out three to five days a week. 

    She also told Entertainment Tonight that she has mostly been focusing on ‘strength training and weights,’ but also loves to take hikes with her family, including her partner, actor Orlando Bloom, and the couple’s one-year-old daughter Daisy Dove.

    ‘We also like to hike. Orlando has one of those hiking backpacks that we can pop Daisy into; she loves it,’ shared the Grammy nominee.

    Getting ready: In preparation for the show, Katy said she has been working out three to five days a week and focusing on 'strength training and weights'

    Getting ready: In preparation for the show, Katy said she has been working out three to five days a week and focusing on ‘strength training and weights’

    The singer’s beau also helps out with her fashion choices.

    Perry told E! News on December 15 that the actor was happy to help her pick out the wardrobe for the big show.

    ‘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,’ she said, promising fans that her outfits will feature plenty of rhinestones.

    Style guru: Katy revealed that her partner Orlando Bloom was happy to give her fashion advice ahead of the residency; Pictured on Sep 30, 2021 in Beverly Hills

    Style guru: Katy revealed that her partner Orlando Bloom was happy to give her fashion advice ahead of the residency; Pictured on Sep 30, 2021 in Beverly Hills

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