Katy Perry may have declared herself a “Firework” on her 2010 Teenage Dream track, but this Fourth of July she’ll perform alongside of them during the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.”
The singer will appear on the annual televised party as the nation blows out the candles on another year. She’ll be joined by Kenny Chesney when it all goes down on Independence Day at 9 p.m. ET. In addition to dazzling performances from Katy and Kenny, the show will also include 25 minutes of fireworks magic composed of 40,000 pyrotechnic shells.
“NBC is thrilled to have Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney join us in celebrating America’s birthday,” Doug Vaughan, senior vice president of NBC Entertainment’s Special Programs and Late Night, said in a statement about the 36th installment of the annual special taking place in New York City. “These stars’ powerful voices and stage presence will serve as the perfect complement to Macy’s captivating visual artistry.”
The performance couldn’t come at a more perfect time for Perry, who will release her 3-D concert film, “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” on July 5.
The film is part concert film, part documentary, featuring footage from Perry’s eye-popping California Dreams Tour, as well as candid confessions about her life and vintage video of the pop star. In addition to the film, Perry also recently shot a music video for her Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection’ track “Wide Awake.”
“It’s the most intimate I’ve ever been,” she told MTV News about the movie . “I mean that in a non-sexual way … I mean it in a vulnerable way. And so I’m not scared of it because I think it’s important for me, and important these days, for people to not think people in my position are perfect and that if they want to achieve this type of dream or achieve a goal that they have to be flawless, they don’t.”
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