To celebrate the live review in this week's issue, here are some 'California Dreams' tour shots.
Katy Perry played London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on March 17. It was London’s first taste of her none-more-cheesy ‘California Dreams’ tour. Perry told Rolling Stone recently: “The show has a Broadway feel to it. It’s got a storyline that’s going to be very interesting, kind of loosely based on my life, but a cartoon version.”
“I have this whole thing in my show that is about candy and cupcakes and meat. It’s both really sweet and shocking, but not in a sexual way,” she said.
The tour contains smell-o-vision. “It’s the first concert that’s going to smell good. It’s going to smell like you’re in a cotton candy heaven,” she said.
During the show’s acoustic section Perry covered chart hits by Lady Gaga, Willow Smith, Jay-Z and Rihanna. Sadly nothing by Cradle Of Filth.
However, she got booed in London when she tried to sing Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’.
After playing Brussels, she Tweeted: “I have stocked my bus with lots of your cheese, waffles, chocolate & beer. Unfortunately my thighs hate you.”
Perry is set to play 95 tour dates. She returns to the O2 Arena in October.
Support acts for the gigs have included Yelle, New Young Pony Club and Marina & The Diamonds.
On her prep for the tour she said: “I’ll work out, go to a vocal lesson, run through the entire set at rehearsals, go to dance rehearsal until 10pm. I feel like I’m training for the Olympics.”
“Touring is no longer an ordinary thing where you play an instrument in jeans and a T-shirt. It has some pizazz these days, and I’m definitely bringing the pizazz with a lot of bells and whistles,” she said.