She just released the artwork for new single "E.T." and now Katy Perry is dishing on her upcoming California Dreams Tour. In a chat with Rolling Stone, the pop starlet admits that she really has to bring it in order to compete with the high touring standards of fellow stars such as Lady Gaga and Pink.
"I just really want to raise the bar," she says, adding that she's working with Pink's touring director. "Touring is no longer an ordinary thing where you play an instrument in jeans and a T-shirt. It has some pizzazz these days, and I'm definitely bringing the pizzazz with a lot of bells and whistles. The show has a Broadway feel to it. It's got a story line that's going to be very interesting — kind of loosely based on my life, but a cartoon version."
For her tour, Perry's got some tricks up her sleeve in the form of Smell-O-Vision. "It's the first concert that's going to smell good," she reveals. "It's going to smell like you're in cotton candy heaven. It's a fun little nuance. I am a woman of detail, and you will be seeing that — even down to the 15 outfit changes I'm doing in concert."
The singer also is seeking inspiration from artist pals like Will Cotton, who worked with Perry on her "California Gurls" video and Teenage Dream art, and Mark Ryden.
"I have this whole thing in my show that is about candy and cupcakes and meat," Perry explains. "It's both really sweet and shocking, but not in a sexual way."
Perry adds that, unlike her previous tour, she plans to take in the sights around the world while on the road.
Perry has been busy tweeting up a storm about her California Dreams Tour, which kicks off next month. "Cotton Candy angel is working up a treat you'll NEVER forget for GRAMMYS & TOUR!" she wrote earlier this week about what is sure to be one fine-smelling spectacle.
The California Dreams Tour kicks off February 20 in Lisbon, Portugal, and will touch down in the United States in June.
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