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.
According to reports, the pop star will be performing 32 shows up until March, which will see her pocket $168million.
Probably… the best show in the world! Katy Perry ‘lactated’ beer out of her sexy bra dress made of cans before downing it during the opening night of her FIRST-EVER Vegas residency on Wednesday – as she pockets $168m
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 neon-and-orange slit gown and a pink-and-white vinyl mini dress.
For another fun look, the singer transformed into a toadstool, manoeuvring her way around the stage in a tight leather bodysuit and tasselled trousers, even bringing on a costumed frog to join her for one of her hits.
The sets were nothing short of spectacular, comprising a keyhole, ducks, a life-size face mask – and a 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.
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
Girl power: The Teenage Dream songstress
Global star: Katy propelled to fame following the release of her second album One of the Boys back in 2008
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.
Effort: The alternative sets – comprising a keyhole, ducks and a life-size face mask – were nothing short of spectacular
Impressive! For one set, Katy sung out of a toilet after perching on a stack of rolls
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
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
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
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’
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’
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