Katy Perry has confirmed a concert date at The O2, Dublin on 28 March 2011. I can’t run from where I came from, nobody can, says Katy Perry. When it came time to make her exhilarating second album Teenage Dream, Katy found herself increasingly drawn back home to Santa Barbara, Calif. Back to where they knew her before she became a superstar. Before she kissed a girl and liked it. And, certainly, before she sold 5 million copies of her Capitol Records blockbuster, One of the Boys.
I love the vibe that Santa Barbara gives off and I wanted to really tap into the purity of my childhood and that feeling, says the two-time Grammy nominated singer. It was really fun to get away and walk into the studio with no make-up on.
When I was touring, I wanted people to dance more, Katy says. So I wrote an album that made people move, yet didn’t sacrifice the story substance that I had on the last record. I’m giving everyone the full spectrum on this record, Katy says. You’re getting the sugary sweet, but you’re also getting the Oh my goodness, she had to sit down for a minute and let some things off her chest.
I called the album Teenage Dream because I feel like I will always want to be that pin-up poster, Katy says. I definitely want to be in everybody’s dreams at all times until I get to Liz Taylor’s age when I’m not in your dreams anymore, and I’m just a diva! She’s the face most likely to adorn the bedroom walls of young girls who adore Katy not only for her musical brio, but for her playful yet sophisticated fashion sense (Who else could wear a blinking dress that lights up to the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute’s Gala?) I don’t ever really want to come off as trashy, she says. But I want people to know I’m definitely having fun.
Katy topped charts in more than 25 countries with cultural phenomenon I Kissed a Girl, Hot N Cold, Thinking Of You and Waking Up in Vegas, and has sold more than 22 million digital tracks and mobile products worldwide.
Katy erases any barrier between pop star and audience by writing all her own material. You’re getting a pure connection to the artist, Katy says. You’re not getting some idea of what that artist should be, you’re getting a direct voice.
Nowhere is Katy’s voice and vision clearer than in concert. She is a relentless road warrior, albeit one who comes complete with gigantic, blow up plastic strawberries to toss into the audience.
As a newcomer, she stormed the Warped Tour stage for 47 dates in 2008, immediately winning over hardened rock fans with her ceaselessly energetic live show.
Since then, she has steadily built audiences across the planet by touching down i KATY PERRY
The O2, Dublin
28 March 2011
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