September 7, 2013 13:01

Katy Perry hails Freddie Mercury and 'Killer Queen' as a major influence Katy Perry Tickets

Perry says 'Killer Queen' helped her discover music and boosted her self-confidence

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Katy Perry

Katy Perry has hailed late Queen singer Freddie Mercury as a major influence on her recording career.

The pop singer would perform Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now' during her 'Hello Katy' tour in 2009 and now she has revealed that another of the band's best-loved songs, 'Killer Queen', helped inspire her to get into music.

"Queen's track 'Killer Queen' made me discover music and helped me come into my own at the age of 15," she told Cosmopolitan. "The way Freddie Mercury delivered his lyrics just made me feel like a confident woman; I'd say his fingerprint is all over me in general. And I also love the idea of a woman who reigns and has power, like Queen Elizabeth in the UK."

In June of last year (2012), Perry dismissed rumours that she had been cast as Mercury's former girlfriend Mary Austin in the planned biopic of the late frontman.

On Thursday (September 5), Perry unveiled the jungle-themed video for her new single 'Roar', which is set to top the UK's Official Singles Chart tomorrow (September 8). 'Roar' is the first track to be taken from Perry's forthcoming third album 'Prism', which is due on October 22. Perry has recently released preview clips of two further tracks from the album, 'Walking On Air' and 'Dark Horse'.

Perry will play the closing night of this year's iTunes Festival at London's Roundhouse on September 30 with support from Icona Pop and Iggy Azalea. The singer got a namecheck from Josh Homme during yesterday's iTunes Festival show from Queens Of The Stone Age.

Read More On This Artist

Katy Perry Tickets
Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
May 07, 2014 Odyssey Belfast

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £40

May 08, 2014 Odyssey Belfast

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £40

May 10, 2014 Metro Radio Arena Newcastle

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £41

May 11, 2014 Capital Fm Arena Nottingham

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £50

May 13, 2014 Lg Arena Birmingham

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £39

May 14, 2014 Lg Arena Birmingham

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £44

May 17, 2014 Hydro Glasgow

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £54

May 18, 2014 Hydro Glasgow

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £64

May 20, 2014 Phones 4u Arena Manchester Manchester

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £40

May 21, 2014 Echo Arena Liverpool

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £40

May 23, 2014 Motorpoint Arena Sheffield Sheffield

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £46

May 24, 2014 Phones 4u Arena Manchester Manchester

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £37

May 27, 2014 The O2 Arena London

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £43

May 28, 2014 The O2 Arena London

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £43

May 30, 2014 The O2 Arena London

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £50

May 31, 2014 The O2 Arena London

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £55

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
07 May 2014 Odyssey Belfast

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £40

08 May 2014 Odyssey Belfast

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £40

10 May 2014 Metro Radio Arena Newcastle

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Katy Perry Tickets
from £41

More Tickets

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
New Issue Out Now
On NME.COM Today