Born in Santa Barbara, California on October 25 th , 1984 as Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, the now twenty four year old pop rock singing sensation was definitely born with that something that aspiring singer and artists of all genres can only pray for. To the contrary of her somewhat scandalous and racy songs and lyrics, Katy Perry was born as the middle child into the hands of two pastors. Growing up on gospel music and singing in your church choir, Katy Perry had some crazy hidden up her sleeve the whole time. In 2003, Katy Perry graduated from Pos Pueblos High School and right after she picked up and moved on out to the bright lights and big city that is Los Angeles, California.
Throughout her upbringing, Katy Perry has been quite as saying that when she found a Queen album with a friend of hers back in high school, "From then on, they have been my biggest influence." Along with the high involvement Queen had in teaching Katy Perry what she was fond of and being very impressionable was the likes of many other artists such as Alanis Morissette, Heart, Joni Mitchell, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, and Joan Jett to name a few.
In 2001, Katy Perry was signed my Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp of Red Hill Records. Through them, Katy Perry released Katy Hudson , a Christian gospel album. After she got that out, Katy Perry decided to work on a music style and album more suited to her own liking. She worked with the record production team The Matrix and Glen Ballard. Soon enough everyone was talking about Katy Perry, and Blender magazine named her "The Next Big Thing" in October 2004.
On April 29, 2008 when Katy Perry's single "I Kissed a Girl" was released on the iTunes Store, that was it. That was what put Katy Perry on the map and on radio stations all over the world. Not to mention on the banned list of many Christian families all over as well. Either way, Katy Perry became an overnight sensation and the releases after have been given just as much attention and acclimation. Katy Perry can do no wrong.
Stay in the know with ticket information as it becomes available because you don't want to miss your seats to see the epic Katy Perry live and in concert this upcoming 2009. Katy Perry will be kicking things off on January 23, 2009 in Seattle, Washington at Showbox at the Market, followed by a performance in Vancouver, BC at the Commodore Ballroom on the 25 th , and then a trip on over to the beautiful Portland, Oregon on the 26 th where she will perform at the McMenamins Crystal Ballroom. Perry will then head on over to other Fillmore in San Francisco, California on January 28 th . Make sure you don't miss your seats to see her live at a venue near you.