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Katy Perry to play the Super Bowl
Katy Perry has landed the biggest gig of her career. The songstress is set to bring her biggest hits to Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Arizona on February 1, and the Internet has been abuzz ever since the official announcement.
Though nothing has been confirmed, Perry is rumored to be performing at least two of her 11 number one hits during her upcoming halftime performance on football's biggest stage. At least one website, Hollywoodlife.com, claims that Perry will be performing two of her "most-heart pumping songs" in "Roar" and "Firework." Perry's camp, however, has remained mum on the song selections thus far.
The announcement that Perry would headline the halftime show came after months of rumors and speculation. She will follow in the footsteps of Bruno Mars, who played last year's Super Bowl, and said in a video posted soon after the announcement, "I've sot some insane ideas this year. What if we covered the stadium with glitter … but the glitter was edible."
Perty just wrapped the Australian leg of her Prismatic World Tour, which will visit nearly 90 cities over 130 shows by the time it wraps in March. Rolling Stone recently traveled with the tour, including its 28 semis and 12 buses to transport the entire stage setup and crew. The trek will resume February 16 with a gig in Barcelona, Spain to kick off the European leg. According to Perry, there are seven sections in the tour and "each section is its own different world."
Katy Perry now 'Queen of Twitter' (Updated 2/13/14)
Life is a whirlwind these days for Katy Perry, and best explored through a 'Prism.'
Take, for example, that "Roar" made its debut as the lead single from "Prism," Perry's fourth studio album, back on August 10, 2013. The album itself followed a few months later, but in between she recorded and co-wrote a duet with her boyfriend John Mayer titled "Who You Love" for his album "Paradise Valley," then closed the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with her first live performance of "Roar" under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Originally, Perry had talked about "Prism" becoming a vehicle for more "darker" elements and themes in her music. But instead she "let the light in" during the recording process, and the darkness was never an issue. Thus when the album bowed, it 'roared' to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, selling some 286,000 copies in its first week.
A marketing bonanza swept Perry from the iTunes Festival to "Saturday Night Live" (and everywhere in between). She also took part in a "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America" on February 9, 2014, alongside the likes of Mayer, Maroon 5, Keith Urban, John Legend, Stevie Wonder and many more.
Did you know that Perry is currently the queen of Twitter? She reached more than 50 million followers on the social media site on February 1. Fans can tweet all about her when she begins her third headlining tour, The Prismatic World Tour, on May 7, 2014. It will begin at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland and open with icona Pop. The first leg of the tour will also feature performances in Scotland and England before the second leg moves to North America.
Perry's darker side emerges (Updated April 3, 2013)
Katy Perry's going dark. No, we're not talking incognito, non-communicative or pulling some wild disappearing act into an extended hiatus. Instead, Perry has altered both her professional image and her musical style – moves apparently leading up to the eventual release of her fourth studio album, which currently has no set release date.
Perry's darker side came out in full force following her highly-publicized divorce from English comedian Russell Brand. Once famous for her colorful outfits, Perry stepped out at various awards shows sporting a Gothic look accentuated by dark purple hair and plum lipstick. Then there was the brooding video for the song "Wide Awake" in June 2012 in which the songstress wore the same get-up, this time teamed with a cape and dramatic makeup.
But not all of Perry's normally sunny disposition has been washed away. Her part-biopic part-concert 3D film titled "Katy Perry: Part of Me" was released to theaters in July 2012. Not only did it garner mostly positive reviews, but it grossed $30 million worldwide at the box office. Two months later, Perry was named "Woman of the Year" by Billboard magazine.
Things seemed to be going swimmingly for Perry into 2013… that is, until a tulmultuous split with John Mayer. Still, if she's nursing a broken heart it's pretty hard to tell. The pop star has been back in the recording studio in Los Angeles with "Teenage Dream" producer Greg Wells. She also recently received a Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Female Artist of 2013.
Katy Perry was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California to Christian pastor parents. She grew up listening only to gospel music, and started her singing career early by participating in the church choir as a child. Rather than endure four years of high school drama, Perry tested out, earning her G.E.D. after her freshman year.
It was drama, however, that would follow Perry in her early years as a musician. She released her first album under the name ?Katy Hudson,' but it failed to chart. Another solo album never saw the light of day outside a studio, and a deal inked with Capitol Music Group in 2007 made the label her fourth in seven years. It also marked the birth of ?Katy Perry,' the adopted stage name that would take the singer/songwriter to new heights.
The third time proved the charm for Katy's studio recordings, as 2008 saw the release of her first mainstream project, 'One of the Boys.' It produced three Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 songs ? 'I Kissed a Girl,' 'Hot n Cold' and 'Waking up in Vegas' ? and made her a bona fide star. 'I Kissed a Girl' would spend seven weeks at No. 1, and the track has eclipsed 3.8 million downloads. 'Hot n Cold' followed it with more than 4 million downloads to date.
If the aforementioned release made her a household name, then Perry's second album -- 2010's 'Teenage Dream' -- was the game-changer that made her a superstar. It's first single, 'California Gurls,' reigned for six weeks at the top of the Hot 100, smashing the record for most weekly plays in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart. The follow-up singles, 'Teenage Dream' and 'Firework' would make her the first female in eleven years to have three consecutive number-ones from one album.Perry's live shows have also proved insanely popular, known for eye- popping performances, bright colors and outrageous costumes. Her 'California Dreams Tour' grossed nearly $60 million worldwide, with 124 shows in Europe, Australasia, Asia, North America and South America.
Katy Perry Tickets - Artist History
Katy Perry was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California to Christian pastor parents. She grew up listening only to gospel music, and started her singing career early by participating in the church choir as a child. Rather than endure four years of high school drama, Perry tested out, earning her G.E.D. after her Freshman year.
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In 2001, Perry released a self-titled gospel album that went no where thanks to the record label closing. Perry continued to record, but none of her efforts made it out of the studio. In 2007, Perry signed with Capitol Music Group, adopted the stage name 'Katy Perry', and released her first single, 'Ur So Gay' shortly thereafter. It was not until the 2008 release of her second single, 'I Kissed a Girl' that Perry gained national attention. The single topped international charts, and the release of her album One of the Boys received platinum certification. Interestingly, 'I Kissed a Girl' and her next single 'Hot n Cold' both received multi-platinum certifications. Katy Perry tickets sold quickly. In fact, in 2010, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized Perry as the 'Best Start on the US Digital Chart by a Female Artist'. Perry's second album Teenage Dream was released in 2010, and its first single, 'California Gurls' reached number one on the Billboard Charts.
Katy Perry Tickets - Career
Katy Perry tickets have been very popular as she is known for eye-popping performances, including bright colors, outrageous costumes, and often feature Perry playing the guitar.In 2009, Perry announced that she was engaged to funny-man Russell Brand after a vacation in India. The pair returned to India in 2010 for their nuptials. Although Perry has been nominated for both MTV Music Awards and the coveted Grammy Awards, she has yet to claim a prize. Perry also enjoys acting, appean The Young and the Restless, The Simpsons, and How I Met Your Mother. Perry also filmed a Sesame Street episode in which she was to play pretend with Big Bird. The show was deemed too controversial for children's television. Perry also voiced Smurfette in the big screen debut of The Smurfs.
Katy Perry Summer 2011 Update
Katy Perry and Kanye West collaborated on her hit single, "E.T.", released in February 2011. The song hit the top of the charts in the US and 3 other countries. It will be one of the most anticipated songs when Perry's 2011 California Dreams tour hits the US this summer. Perry has enlisted the help of Pink's tour director to keep her show fresh and exciting. Perry also recently released the single "Last Friday Night"--its music video includes an appearance by teen youtube sensation Rebecca Black. The singer's ever increasing star-power is evident in her recent appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine...in a Hershey's Kisses bikini. Wild.
Katy Perry Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Part of Me||2012|
|Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection||2012|
|The One That Got Away: The Remixes||2011|
|Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)||2011|
|If We Ever Meet Again||2010|
|Not Like the Movies||2010|
|Circle the Drain||2010|
|I Wanna See Your Peacock: Peacock Remixes||2010|
|The Hello Katy Australian Tour EP||2009|
|Thinking of You||2009|
|Waking Up in Vegas||2009|
|I Kissed a Girl||2008|
|One of the Boys||2008|
|Hot N Cold||2008|
|Ur So Gay||2007|
|(A) Katy Perry||2005|
Top 10 Katy Perry Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)||582,022||148,199|
|3||The One That Got Away||877,789||144,624|
|5||Part of Me||1,395,640||130,305|
|7||I Kissed a Girl||308,972||96,926|
|8||California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)||273,958||91,241|
|9||Hot N Cold||241,334||80,354|
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date city state venue 03/22/2015 Stockholm AB Ericsson Globe 03/20/2015 Oslo 03 Telenor Arena 03/18/2015 Helsinki ?? Hartwall Arena 03/15/2015 Riga ?? Arena Riga 03/13/2015 Berlin BE O2 World 03/12/2015 Hamburg HH O2 World Hamburg 03/10/2015 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 03/09/2015 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 03/07/2015 Herning 065 Jyske Bank Boxen 03/05/2015 Cologne NW Lanxess Arena 03/04/2015 Merksem Van Antwerps Sportpaleis 03/02/2015 Munich BV Olympiahalle 03/01/2015 Zurich ZH Hallenstadion 02/26/2015 Vienna 9 Wiener Stadthalle 02/24/2015 Krakow Krakow Arena 02/23/2015 Prague ?? O2 Arena 02/21/2015 Milan LM Mediolanum Forum 02/20/2015 Lyon Rho Halle Tony Garnier 02/17/2015 Montpellier Herault Park & Suites Arena 02/16/2015 Barcelona Cat Palau Sant Jordi 02/08/2015 Los Angeles CA Staples Center
Katy Perry Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/20/2014 Auckland Auk Vector Arena 12/19/2014 Auckland Auk Vector Arena 12/15/2014 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 12/13/2014 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena (Acer Arena) 12/12/2014 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena (Acer Arena) 12/10/2014 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 12/07/2014 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 12/06/2014 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 12/04/2014 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 12/01/2014 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 11/30/2014 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 11/28/2014 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 11/27/2014 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 11/25/2014 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena (Acer Arena) 11/24/2014 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena (Acer Arena) 11/22/2014 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena 11/21/2014 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena 11/19/2014 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 11/18/2014 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 11/15/2014 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 11/14/2014 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 11/12/2014 Hindmarsh SA Adelaide Entertainment Centre 11/11/2014 Hindmarsh SA Adelaide Entertainment Centre 11/08/2014 Perth WA Perth Arena 11/07/2014 Perth WA Perth Arena 10/18/2014 Mexico City Dif Palacio de los Deportes 10/17/2014 Mexico City Dif Palacio de los Deportes 10/15/2014 Monterrey ?? Arena Monterrey 10/14/2014 Monterrey ?? Arena Monterrey 10/11/2014 Houston TX Toyota Center 10/10/2014 Houston TX Toyota Center 10/08/2014 New Orleans LA Smoothie King Center 10/06/2014 Tulsa OK BOK Center 10/05/2014 Memphis TN FedExForum 10/03/2014 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 10/02/2014 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 09/30/2014 Denver CO Pepsi Center 09/29/2014 Salt Lake City UT EnergySolutions Arena 09/26/2014 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 09/25/2014 Glendale AZ Gila River Arena 09/23/2014 San Jose CA SAP Center 09/22/2014 San Jose CA SAP Center 09/20/2014 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 09/19/2014 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 09/17/2014 Anaheim CA Honda Center 09/16/2014 Anaheim CA Honda Center 09/13/2014 Tacoma WA Tacoma Dome 09/12/2014 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 09/10/2014 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 09/09/2014 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 09/01/2014 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 08/31/2014 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 08/29/2014 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 08/28/2014 Saskatoon SK SaskTel Centre 08/26/2014 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 08/23/2014 Fargo ND Fargodome 08/22/2014 Minneapolis MN Target Center 08/21/2014 Lincoln NE Pinnacle Bank Arena 08/20/2014 Lincoln NE Pinnacle Bank Arena 08/19/2014 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 08/17/2014 Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center 08/16/2014 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 08/14/2014 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 08/13/2014 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 08/11/2014 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 08/10/2014 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 08/08/2014 Chicago IL United Center 08/07/2014 Chicago IL United Center 08/05/2014 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 08/04/2014 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 08/02/2014 Boston MA TD Garden 08/01/2014 Boston MA TD Garden 07/25/2014 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 07/24/2014 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 07/22/2014 Pittsburgh PA Consol Energy Center 07/21/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 07/19/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 07/18/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 07/16/2014 Kanata ON Scotiabank Place 07/15/2014 Montreal QC Bell Centre 07/12/2014 Newark NJ Prudential Center 07/11/2014 Newark NJ Prudential Center 07/09/2014 New York NY Madison Square Garden 07/07/2014 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 07/03/2014 Miami FL American Airlines Arena 07/02/2014 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 06/30/2014 Tampa FL Amalie Arena 06/28/2014 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 06/27/2014 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 06/25/2014 Washington DC Verizon Center 06/24/2014 Washington DC Verizon Center 06/22/2014 Raleigh NC PNC Arena 05/31/2014 London The O2 05/30/2014 London The O2 05/28/2014 London The O2 05/27/2014 London The O2 05/24/2014 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 05/23/2014 Sheffield South Yorkshire Motorpoint Arena 05/21/2014 Liverpool Msy Liverpool Echo Arena 05/20/2014 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 05/18/2014 Glasgow Glg The SSE Hydro 05/18/2014 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 05/17/2014 Glasgow Glg The SSE Hydro 05/14/2014 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 05/13/2014 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 05/11/2014 Nottingham Nottinghamshire Capital FM Arena Nottingham 05/10/2014 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W Metro Radio Arena 05/08/2014 Belfast Ant Odyssey Arena 05/07/2014 Belfast Ant Odyssey Arena 04/12/2014 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 01/26/2014 Los Angeles CA Staples Center
Katy Perry Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/07/2013 London The O2 11/24/2013 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 10/23/2013 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 09/20/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 08/25/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 05/19/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Katy Perry Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/08/2012 Dubai DU Meydan Racecourse 12/04/2012 Hollywood CA Hollywood & Highland Complex
Katy Perry Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/01/2011 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 11/23/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 11/22/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 11/21/2011 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 11/21/2011 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 11/19/2011 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 11/19/2011 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 11/19/2011 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 11/16/2011 New York NY Madison Square Garden 11/16/2011 New York NY Madison Square Garden 11/15/2011 Hartford CT XL Center 11/10/2011 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 11/03/2011 Glasgow Glasgow City SECC 10/31/2011 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 10/26/2011 Birmingham Warwickshire NIA Academy 10/24/2011 Belfast Ant Odyssey Arena 10/19/2011 Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 10/15/2011 London The O2 10/14/2011 London The O2 09/17/2011 Tulsa OK BOK Center 09/16/2011 Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 09/14/2011 Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 09/13/2011 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 09/11/2011 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 09/10/2011 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 09/08/2011 New Orleans LA Smoothie King Center 09/07/2011 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 09/03/2011 Mexico City Dif Palacio de los Deportes 08/23/2011 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 08/20/2011 Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center 08/19/2011 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 08/17/2011 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 08/14/2011 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 08/13/2011 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 08/12/2011 San Jose CA SAP Center 08/09/2011 San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 08/07/2011 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 08/06/2011 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 08/05/2011 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 08/03/2011 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 07/30/2011 Austin TX Frank Erwin Center 07/29/2011 Houston TX Toyota Center 07/28/2011 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 07/26/2011 Broomfield CO 1St Bank Center 07/25/2011 Salt Lake City UT EnergySolutions Arena 07/23/2011 Boise ID Taco Bell Arena 07/22/2011 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 07/20/2011 Seattle WA Key Arena 07/19/2011 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 07/17/2011 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 07/16/2011 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 07/14/2011 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 07/13/2011 Regina SK Brandt Centre 07/09/2011 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 07/08/2011 Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 07/07/2011 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 07/05/2011 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 07/03/2011 Kanata ON Scotiabank Place 07/02/2011 Montreal QC Bell Centre 06/30/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 06/29/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 06/28/2011 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 06/25/2011 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 06/24/2011 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 06/23/2011 Pittsburgh PA Petersen Events Center 06/19/2011 Newark NJ Prudential Center 06/18/2011 Boston MA TD Garden 06/17/2011 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 06/15/2011 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 06/14/2011 Raleigh NC PNC Arena 06/11/2011 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 06/10/2011 Tampa FL Amalie Arena 06/09/2011 Orlando FL The Venue at UCF 06/07/2011 Duluth GA Gwinnett Center 04/09/2011 London London Wembley Arena 04/05/2011 Glasgow Glg Secc 04/04/2011 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 04/03/2011 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W Metro Radio Arena 04/01/2011 Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 03/31/2011 Bournemouth Bmh Bournemouth International Centre 03/30/2011 Nottingham Nottinghamshire Capital FM Arena Nottingham 03/28/2011 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 03/27/2011 Liverpool Msy Liverpool Echo Arena 03/22/2011 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 03/21/2011 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 03/15/2011 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 03/14/2011 Hamburg HH Alsterdorfer Sporthalle 03/10/2011 Brussels Bru Vorst Nationaal NV 03/08/2011 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 03/07/2011 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 03/06/2011 Offenbach ?? Stadthalle Offenbach 03/04/2011 Berlin BE Columbia Halle 02/27/2011 Vienna Vienna Wiener Stadthalle - Halle D 02/25/2011 Zurich ZH Hallenstadion 02/23/2011 Milan LM Mediolanum Forum
Katy Perry Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 12/05/2010 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live
Katy Perry Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 09/04/2009 Salem OR LB Day Amphitheatre 08/29/2009 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium