Born on 25th October 1984 in Santa Barbara, South California, Katy later discovered her singing talents through the church and listening to Gospel music. Soon she found herself in Nashville, Tennessee the home of Country Rock music. She was signed to a small indie label and recorded a Gospel Rock album under her original name Katy Hudson.
After several knock backs, she changed her name to Katy Perry and suddenly found fame with the controversial hit record I Kissed A Girl. This launched her into the mainstream and after gaining major support from the press and radio, soon followed up with her platinum selling album One Of The Boys in 2008.
Later that year Katy won Best New Act at the European MTV Awards and in 2009 was proud to receive a BRIT award for Best International Female. This rise to fame allowed her to headline her own Katy Perry Tour
in 2009, titled Hello Katy which was her first ever worldwide tour around North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. In 2010 she released her brand new single California Gurls, featuring rapper Snoop Dogg, that hit no.1 in the Billboard Charts. This propelled her even further into the stratosphere. The Teenage Dream single and album soon followed in July 2010, followed by the 3nd single Firework.
2011, brings a brand new Katy Perry tour California Dreams Tour. The tour is a much bigger tour than her previous as she has grown in popularity. She often visits places like Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. In the UK, usual tour dates include London, Manchester, Liverpool and Ireland as well as Nottingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff and Newcastle.
The Australian leg of the Katy Perry tour usually includes Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. She visits New Zealand too for a couple of dates in Auckland and Wellington. Whilst she is there, she sometimes flies to Japan performing in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Katy Perry tour goes to a lot of USA and Canadian dates as well seen as that is her home country of America. It often visits cities such as Duluth, onto Orlando and Tampa, in Florida, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa and finally Cleveland, Milwaukee following on to Saint Paul.
The tour even goes to Rio De Janeiro, in Brazil, so there is chance for Latin American fans to go and see her as well without having to travel to the USA or elsewhere. Katy Perry
does a lot of tour dates in the UK and particularly several in London which is very popular and sells out quickly. They take place at large Arena style venues. Ireland dates are often in Dublin at the famous O2 arena, host to many of the worlds biggest musical stars. She often does a couple of dates here for her Irish fans.