No one could ever accuse Katy Perry of not taking the preparation for her 95-date California Dreams Tour seriously.
“I’ll give you a sneak peek of my day,” Perry told Rolling Stone when she called on Wednesday morning. “After this interview I’m going to have a nice healthy breakfast. I’m on a meal plan, which absolutely sucks but on Sundays I get to have a cheat day where I go buck wild and eat In-N-Out Burger.
Then I’ll work out, go to a vocal lesson, run through the entire set at rehearsals, go to dance rehearsal until 10:00 p.m. and then go home and sort through e-mails concerning the production. I feel like I’m training for the Olympics!”
The show draws a lot of inspiration from the artists Will Cotton and Mark Ryden. Cotton who was the art director on Perry’s “California Gurls” video incorporates candy and baked goods into his art.
Ryden is known for drawing pieces of meat alongside surreal images of creepy, doll-like children. “I have this whole thing in my show that is about candy and cupcakes and meat,” Perry says. “It’s both really sweet and shocking, but not in a sexual way.”
She’s most excited about the newest addition to the California Dreams show: smell-o-vision. “It’s the first concert that’s going to smell good,” she says. “It’s going to smell like you’re in cotton candy heaven. It’s a fun little nuance. I am a woman of detail, and you will be seeing that even down to the 15 outfit changes I’m doing in concert.”
The tour starts February 20 in Portugal and wraps up November 2 in Dublin and Perry insisted that adequate downtime be built into the schedule. “This time around when people ask ‘how was Barcelona?’ I’m not gonna be stupid and be like, ‘Uh, your room service is great.’
That was really annoying the first time. I’d go to these magical places and literally just have time to taste the room service. I wanna go and see Gaudi this time…I also have some two-week breathers where I can see my husband [actor Russell Brand] and regain some stamina.”