10:22PM/Astralwerks/Capitol Records will release Alesso & Katy Perry “When I’m Gone” globally on Wednesday, December 29, at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET. The vibrant new dance track marks the iconic artists’ first collaboration together. They wrote the song with Alida Garpestad Peck, Rami Yacoub, Space Primates’ Nathan Cunningham and Marc Sibley, and Alma Goodman.
The official music video for Alesso & Katy Perry “When I’m Gone” will receive a massive worldwide premiere Monday, January 10, on ESPN at halftime of the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.
The two global superstars will be ringing in 2022 with their fans. Hot off the release of his long-anticipated winter floor-filler “Somebody To Use,” which he had been teasing on his live sets for the past two years, Alesso will play two shows in Miami on New Year’s Eve and headline Omnia Las Vegas on New Year’s Day. In the lead-up to the holiday weekend, he’ll also play shows in Toronto and Boston and perform at Decadence in Phoenix and Denver. See below for itinerary.
Katy will launch “PLAY,” her first-ever Las Vegas residency, on Wednesday, December 29, at Resorts World, Las Vegas. “PLAY” will run through March 19, 2022, and will include exclusive New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day performances. For details, visit https://www.katyperry.com/tour/.
A global maverick in the dance world, Alesso has repeatedly proven that his influence transcends boundaries and crosses over into countless genres — to that end, he’s collaborated with such eclectic artists as OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Calvin Harris, Tove Lo, Liam Payne, James Bay, Marshmello, Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso, Hailee Steinfeld, Florida Georgia Line, Anitta, and more. With his past hits including the Platinum-certified “If I Lose Myself” and Gold-certified “Under Control,” the Swedish native has also found major success with “Calling (Lose My Mind),” which topped the Billboard US Hot Dance Club Songs chart. On Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, his massive breakup anthem “Let Me Go” — a collaboration with Hailee Steinfeld and Florida Georgia Line — reached No. 9, while “Is That Me” peaked at No. 25.
In 2020, he released a pair of hit singles: “Midnight,” featuring former One Direction member Liam Payne, and “THE END” with goth-pop singer/songwriter Charlotte Lawrence. Alesso has had an explosive 2021, releasing a slew of records. He kicked off with his East Asia fueled “Going Dumb (with Stray Kids & CORSAK),” and closed the chapter to his PROGRESSO series with PROGRESSO VOL 2. He then followed up with his cosmic love ballad “Chasing Stars (with Marshmello feat. James Bay),” the dynamic “Rescue Me (with Danna Paola)” from the Blade Runner: Black Lotus soundtrack and his highly-anticipated winter floor-filler “Somebody To Use.” To cap off the monumental year, aside from making his NFT debut with the Cosmic Genesis collection, Alesso ends it on a bang with his colossal collaboration with Katy Perry on “When I’m Gone” to set up an even greater 2022. To date, he’s performed at international festivals ranging from Tomorrowland to Ultra Music Festival to Electric Daisy Carnival, with his national TV experience including closing out GMA’s Summer Concert Series, performing on “The Late Show with James Corden,” and taking the stage at the AMAs.
Alesso – Tour Dates
12/27 Toronto, ON Rebel
12/28 Boston, MA Big Night Live
12/30 Phoenix, AZ Decadence
12/30 Denver, CO Decadence
12/31 Miami, FL Fountaine Bleau Poolside with Doja Cat
12/31 Miami, FL Liv Nightclub
1/1 Las Vegas, NV Omnia Las Vegas
ABOUT KATY PERRY:
Katy Perry has racked up a cumulative 50 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of over 48 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks. She boasts an impressive 40M + monthly listeners on Spotify with over 20M followers on the platform. Her 2019 single, “Never Really Over,” off her latest album SMILE, is certified PLATINUM and was the biggest streaming launch of Katy’s musical career. 2020’s SMILE release has sold over 1.25 million adjusted albums, with nearly two billion combined streams to date. Views of her 2013 video “Roar” and 2014 “Dark Horse” have recently surpassed three billion views – making Katy the first female artist to reach this milestone. Katy’s 2015 Super Bowl performance is the highest-rated in the event’s history. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club.
Aside from being one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Katy is an active advocate of many philanthropic causes. In 2013, Katy was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has used her powerful voice to ensure every child’s right to health, education, equality, and protection. Katy has also been a champion for LGBTQ+ equality, and has received numerous awards for her work, including the Trevor Project’s Hero Award in 2012, the Human Rights Campaign’s National Equality Award in 2017, amfAR’s Award of Courage in 2018, and Variety’s Power of Women distinction in 2021.