Wednesday, January 19, 2011

UPDATED: Katy Perry's world tour headed to Tampa

UPDATED Jan. 21: Tickets are $45 and go on sale 10 a.m. Sat., Jan. 29 at the St. Pete Times Forum box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. For more information call (813) 301.2500 or visit

Katy Perry, pop's most consistently interesting star of the past couple years, will kick off the North American leg of her "California Dreams World Tour 2011" June 7 in Atlanta, according to e-mail issued today by her record company EMI music.

She plays the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa on June 10.

I had the privilege of seeing Perry the last time she played Tampa Bay in April of 2009.

Here's what I wrote:
Pop tease Katy Perry delighted a sold-out crowd Tuesday in St. Petersburg with her snarky lyrics, catchy melodies, and undeniable charisma. Alternating between naughty sexpot and cute nerd next-door, the singer/songwriter best known for the kinda-sorta controversial single "I Kissed a Girl" pleased about 1,000 concertgoers at Jannus Landing with a winning mix of well-executed songs and spot-on, funny stage banter that appealed to the highly eclectic, all-ages audience - even if some four-letter words probably upset the parents of tweens in attendance.
Continue reading my review

Photo: Katy Perry. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / LA Times.
Katy Perry performing "I Kissed a Girl" at Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg, April 28, 2009

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