Katy Perry: On The Road With ‘California Dreams’ Tour Until Mid-November

Katy Perry: On The Road With ‘California Dreams’ Tour Until Mid-November

Katy Perry is a walking contradiction.

On one hand, she started her music career as a gospel singer and has appeared on Sesame Street. On the other hand, her most famous song is about kissing a girl and she’s constantly flaunting her God-given assets. If you don’t believe Land of Punt, just check out the latest cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

Inside that issue, via an “in-depth” interview with the buxom pop star, Perry once again displays the conflicting aspects of her personality.

Showing a self-confidence that’s well beyond her years (26), Perry told the magazine that even though she reads all of her bad reviews she doesn’t let them get her down.

“Whenever people ask me about having bad reviews, I’m like, ‘Have you seen the run I’ve had? Have you see the numbers?’” boasts Perry. “Numbers do not lie!”

They certainly don’t. Already in her brief career, which started in earnest in 2008, Perry has sold ten million albums and been nominated for six Grammy Awards.

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The songstress also has perspective on her place in the music business. Perry is keenly aware that she’s more saccharine than significant.

“Since the age of nine all I’ve wanted to do is share my perspective and hopefully help people through my music, whether it just makes someone smile or a song becomes someone’s mantra for life or a motto or whatever,” explains Perry. “I’m not a dummy. I know ‘California Gurls’ isn’t going to save the world. But I got a lot of heart from my upbringing, and I put a lot of heart in my songs.”

If she had only stopped there. Unfortunately, KP had to wax philosophically about politics.

“It just feels like the thing running our country is a bank, money. I know it sounds like an intense viewpoint, but I’m only slowly but surely getting the wool taken off my eyes… not to get all politically divulging and introspective, but the fact that America doesn’t have free health care drives me f**king absolutely crazy, and is so wrong.”

My eyes hurt from rolling so much.

Why her sentiment is admirable, her woeful lack of understanding is staggering. Clearly, she’s tuned into her own world but oblivious to anything outside of her safe little cocoon. To put it another way, she’s sagacious but obtuse, insightful but ignorant.

Obviously, Perry should stick to what she knows. That’s recording great pop songs and selling Katy Perry tickets.

KP kicked off her California Dreams 2011 Tour in early June. Her epic trek concludes Sept. 17 at the BOK Center in Tulsa. Originally announced as a 41-city jaunt of North America, the well-received Katy Perry tour has ballooned to more than 50 shows.

Major stops on her schedule include a Katy Perry concert in Cleveland on July 5, a Katy Perry concert in Vancouver, BC on July 19, a Katy Perry concert in Portland on July 22, and a Katy Perry concert in Phoenix on Aug. 3.

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After her gig in Oklahoma, Perry leaves the continent to perform in South America and Europe—she has two dates scheduled in Brazil and 16 dates on the calendar for the U.K. and Ireland.

She returns to the states in mid-November for five more shows. The first one sees Katy Perry in Hartford at the XL Center on Nov. 15. The following night, Katy Perry heads to New York City for a big show at Madison Square Garden. On Nov. 19, Katy Perry plays Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

For the tour’s penultimate stop, Katy Perry travels to Oakland for a concert at the Oracle Arena on Nov. 21. She finishes her 2011 schedule the next night with a Katy Perry performance in Los Angeles at Staples Center.

English singer Jessie J will perform opening duties for Perry’s five dates in November. Before then, her supporting acts will be Robyn and Marina and the Diamonds.

More highlights from her tour’s route include a Katy Perry gig in Seattle on July 20, a Katy Perry concert in Houston on July 29, and a Katy Perry show in San Diego on Aug. 9.

Fans should expect a high energy show with special effects, lasers, pyrotechnics, numerous costume changes, confetti, aerial dances, and a cannon that shoots whipped cream. While Perry fills her show with bright colors and childish imagery, there is a fair amount of sexuality. Parents should be aware.

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