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The Mike & Carla Morning Show

The Mike & Carla Morning Show

Katy Perry’s new music is premiering at Fremont Street Experience this weekend, and so is Katy – in person.

Katy Perry is scheduled to take the SlotZilla Zip Line Saturday, May27 and like a firework, shoot across the sky, to the unveiling of her Viva Vision light show at midnight Saturday. Perry is flying in after her “PLAY” performance at Resorts World.

Perry’s hit songs “Waking Up In Vegas,” “California Gurls,” and “Firework” are to be featured in video montages. Imagine Dragons, Shakira, The Who and Steve Aoki have also been played on the lighted canopy.

Viva Vision shows are free to the public, airing at the top of every hour from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Perry is expected to fly at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, then appear at Main Street Stage, similar to Aoki’s appearance in 2019. Perry’s crowd should rival Aoki’s turnout of 8,000.

In a recent interview with Out Perry talked about what’s next for her. She said, “I still love making music. I still love spreading light and love. I know there’s a lot of people who couldn’t make it to Vegas. The last time I was on tour was in 2018. I’m… due.”

Perry also mentioned something that is apparently still on her “bucket list”: RuPaul’s Drag Race. “It’s absolutely on my bucket list. We’re just trying to figure out the best date to do it. I adore Ru and that is an iconic show. I’m inspired by that show daily,” she said.

Katy Perry packs a lot of punch into her 95 minute PLAY show. The set list is the same every night, and it’s packed with all the hits, like “Dark Horse,” “I Kissed A Girl,” “Swish Swish,” “Teenage Dream,” and “Roar.” She closes with “Firework,” 

Perry’s residency first debuted on the Las Vegas Strip in December 2021 and has been seen by thousands of her beloved fans, selling out multiple dates. In April, Perry announced her ‘Katy Perry: PLAY’ residency will end on November 4.

Here are Katy Perry’s biggest hits according to Rolling Stone Magazine.

  • 1. I Kissed a Girl

    Did she or didn’t she? Maybe a high school bestie really was her experimental game, maybe she was just fantasizing out loud about tasting ScarJo’s cherry chapstick, maybe she made the whole thing up – songwriters do that sometimes, you know.

  • 2. California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)

    This was written as a frothy counterpoint to “Empire State of Mind,” and you can hear the Cali fun and feel in its production.

  • 3. E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

    Katy says that outer space fascinates her. “E.T. is a metaphor about finding someone who is just obviously not from this world because how could they love me like this? Even though it’s a metaphor, I’m very interested in all things futuristic.

  • Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)

    Juicy J sounds great, and Dr. Luke’s trap music elements really complete this song. And the video? QUITE the production!

     

  • 5. Firework

    Has there ever been a better year to have low self-esteem than 2011? Gaga’s “Born This Way” to Pink’s “F-in’ Perfect” – pop music was so inspirational! Fortunately, there were still a few million plastic bags and houses of cards left for Perry to keep giving those pep talks!

  • 6. Roar

    This anthem stomped up the charts. However, Perry was accused of jacking Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” (though not by Bareilles herself). 

  • &. Teenage Dream

    Perry says this is a throwback song to the euphoric feelings of being in love as a teenager, and very reminiscent of her youth.

  • 8. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

    A straight-up teen fantasy of naughty rule-breaking fun. “Kathy Beth Terry” gets a makeover and popularity. It features cameos from teen stars of various eras, including Rebecca Black, Corey Feldman, Hanson and Debbie Gibson. Oh, and also Kenny G – even he must have been a teen once, right?

  • 9. Part of Me

    This was leftover from the original Teenage Dream sessions, and it illustrated the maturity Perry achieved through overcoming adversity.  In the video, Katy was determined to Private Benjamin her way through Marine boot camp!

  • 10, Wide Awake

    This one was personal. Written after her divorce from Russell Brand, this is the first Perry hit that demands awareness and interest in her autobiography, and it elevated her to a new level of stardom. It’s the first day of the rest of Katy’s life – or at least her career.

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