Odds & Ends: Katy Perry, Prince, Kurt Cobain
We’ve got some shining good news for Katy Perry’s Canadian fans. Following yesterday’s addition of a dozen North American dates, the “Prismatic World Tour” just got even brighter thanks to two more Canadian gigs.
The pop singer has announced a third show in Toronto and a second night in Vancouver. The new dates are July 21 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre and Sept. 10 at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena.
Due to popular demand second nights were added yesterday in Toronto as well as Washington, D.C., Brooklyn, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Edmonton, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose, Dallas and Houston.
A Facebook presale is ongoing now. Tickets for all “Prismatic” shows go on sale to the general public Monday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. local time.
Prince isn’t revealing exactly when his upcoming shows will take place but he can tell you when and where he will unveil the big news.
The Purple One’s people have put out a statement saying he’ll play “iconic venues in and around London” after he gets to England’s capital Feb. 3, according to the BBC.
Prince will announce the dates at a press conference held at Lianne LaHavas’ flat. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter met the artist formerly known as a symbol met last year during LaHavas’ U.S. tour and they even jammed together at his Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis.
“When Prince told Lianne he was coming to London to launch his new project, Ms LaHavas jokingly offered her flat as the location for the press conference,” according to the statement, which notes that “details about the event are very hush-hush at this time.”
Along with the dates, Prince has an upcoming album, PlectrumElectrum, which he recorded with his all-female band, 3rdEyeGirl.
Feb. 20 will now be known as “Kurt Cobain Day” in the musician’s hometown of Aberdeen, Wash.
The day corresponds to the Nirvana frontman’s birthday. If Cobain was still alive he would have been 47 next month.
Local radio station KXRO Newsradio (via Rolling Stone) reports that during a city council meeting Wednesday it was announced that Kurt Cobain Day would be recognized yearly in Aberdeen.
The city’s welcome sign features the title of the 1992 Nirvana hit song “Come As You Are.”
Rolling Stone points out that nearby Hoquiam, which is located four miles away, will celebrate its first Nirvana Day April 10. Cobain briefly lived in the city.