Katy Perry is ready to take her show back out on the road after nearly a nearly five-year hiatus from touring.
In a new interview with Out, the pop star revealed she is planning on heading out on on tour once she wraps up her PLAY residency at Resorts World in Las Vegas.
‘I know there’s a lot of people who couldn’t make it to Vegas,’ Perry, 38, explained of her interest in taking her show out into the world.
‘The last time I was on tour was in 2018. I’m… due. How about that? I’m due to go out and see the kids that couldn’t make it to Vegas.’
While the Santa Barbara, California native confessed she’s ‘proud of the show,’ it turns out it’s not technically possible to cart around’ all the elaborate set pieces and costumes.’
Ready to hit the road: Katy Perry, 38, expressed interest in heading out on tour once she wraps up her ongoing Play residency at Resorts World in Las Vegas
‘It is such a spectacular show that we love so much,’ she added. ‘It’s almost like the greatest hits show! I call it all thriller, no filler. I wish I could bring it to the rest of the world.’
The Firework star continued, ‘Closing a chapter on PLAY allows me to start a new chapter. I’m so excited for the potential of my story to continue.’
Part of the lure of performing for fans, via the residency, is that it offers Perry a more consistent home life now that she’s a first-time mother to two-year-old daughter, Daisy, whom she shares with fiancé Orlando Bloom.
‘I get to literally drop [my daughter] off at preschool and then go play a show in Las Vegas,’ she said on her work-life balance to Extra on the red carpet for the 2022 CMA Awards.
‘I come back late, like maybe 11:30 or something. I still make her lunches.’
Perry kicked off PLAY at Resorts World Las Vegas on December 29, 2021, and has since done short stints throughout 2022 and into 2023.
Inspired by the looks of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Pee-wee’s Playhouse and Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, the songstress described the show as ‘larger than life’ and ‘the kookiest, most camp show I’ve ever put together.’
Consisting of a set of 19 songs, including E.T., Dark Horse, California Gurls, Waking Up in Vegas, I Kissed a Girl, Never Really Over, Teenage Dream, Roar and the show-stopping Firework. PLAY would go on to receive critical acclaim.
Itching for the road: ‘The last time I was on tour was in 2018. I’m… due. How about that? I’m due to go out and see the kids that couldn’t make it to Vegas”; the pop star explained in a new interview with Out; she is seen performing PLAY residency on opening night in December 2021
Ready for new chapter: The PLAY residency, which kicked off on December 2021, is scheduled to wrap on November 4; she is pictured in Las Vegas in June 2022 after receiving ceremonial key to the Las Vegas Strip
The show picked back up for a sixth leg of her stay in Sin City on February 15, 2023, with more shows in April, May, July, August and October, before wrapping up the show on November 4.
The last time Perry headed out on the road was for Witness: The Tour, which was in support of her fifth studio album, Witness (2017).
Kicking off September 19, 2017, the tour took her to cities in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania through until August 21, 2018, in Auckland, New Zealand.
The 13-time Grammy-nominated singer previously expressed interest in recording a new studio album during an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show in September 2022.
Her most recent album, Smile (2020), debuted at number five on the U.S.Billboard 200, marking Perry’s fifth top-10 album and her first since One of the Boys (2008) to not reach number one.
Perry is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 143 million records worldwide.
New music: The pop star has also expressed interest in recording a new studio album, which would be her first since Smile (2020); the singer is seen on set of American Idol in 2022