Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Exclusive: Katy Perry to Tour in 2017 For New Album She’s “Working On”


Katy Perry has been off the music map for a while now since “Roar” and her “Prism” album were worldwide hits.

But she’s coming back. Perry told me during the Cannes Film Festival: “I’m touring in 2017.” A new album? “I’m working on it,” she said.

Perry and boyfriend Orlando Bloom were all over Cannes, and she was one of the delights of the festival. Why was she there? To perform at amFAR’s dinner. Someone asked her how many songs she would sing? “Five!” she laughed. “That’s enough.”

Well, the Perry-Blooms stayed in Cannes for most of the festival, leading some to believe that amFAR footed the bill. (They love giving donations to celebrities.)

But Katy and I discussed the quality of her records– I am always impressed about how good they sound, and how well produced. “There’s a reason for that,” she told me, citing her team. Her shows are also huge sellouts as they are family friendly– and certainly not like some of the junk we saw on the Billboard Music Awards.

A new Katy Perry record? I’ll bet we have a single before the Grammy deadline of September 30th. It will be a welcome addition to the airwaves.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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