The excitement around Katy Perry‘s album release has grown to unprecedented levels, with the eyes of the entire Pop world focused squarely on Tuesday, 8/24 when Teenage Dream hits store shelves. That night Katy will celebrate by performing for a very lucky, intimate audience at the Ed Sullivan Theater in what is by far the most buzzed-about show of the summer.
Watch the exclusive online concert at http://www.cbs.com/late_night/liveonletterman/
5. “Don’t Stop Me Now” Queen
Pulling off a good Queen cover is no small feat, but Katy and company do Freddie and the boys proud with their version of “Don’t Stop Me Now” at the Hurricane Festival in Germany. We’d like to think the festival is named in tribute to German rockers The Scorpions’ “Rock Me Like a Hurricane,” but it probably isn’t.
4. “Black and Gold” Sam Sparro
Katy and her band stripped it down in-studio for this haunting rendition of Sam Sparro’s 2008 underground hit “Black and Gold.” The acoustic performance is so intimate, we’re pretty sure you can hear Katy batting her eyelashes as percussion.
3. “Hackensack” Fountains of Wayne
Before performing Fountain’s of Wayne’s song “Hackensack,” Katy said she thinks it’s a “perfectly written pop song,” and she can relate to the feeling of getting off the road and having someone there for you, but, hey, even people like us who don’t tour the world singing in blue wigs can appreciate the song’s message too.
2. “Use Your Love” The Outfield
The Outfield released “Use Your Love” in 1986, and then twenty one years later, Katy reworked a few lyrics and put it on her 2007 EP “Ur So Gay,” completely making the track her own. Katy even has the good sense to thank the mothers at her shows for creating her crowd in the 80s.
1. “Electric Feel” MGMT
MGMT’s “Electric Feel” fits Katy Perry like a sequin covered glove bedazzled with cherries. Hopefully, someday soon we’ll see her join MGMT, Billy Bob, and the rest of the Showbiz Pizza gang, like in the original video.
Need more Katy? Of course you do. Come back here on August 24, 2010 (5pm PT/8pm ET) for an exclusive online concert the very same day her album Teenage Dream drops!
POP ICON KATY PERRY TO HEADLINE CBS INTERACTIVE MUSIC GROUP’S LATEST “LIVE ON LETTERMAN” WEBCAST,
TUESDAY, AUG. 24 AT 8:00 PM, ET
Exclusive Concert, Which Will Follow the Taping of Katy’s
LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN Appearance and
Coincide with the Release of New Album, Teenage Dream,
Will Be Streamed Across a Variety of CBS Online Properties and VEVO
Katy Perry, two-time Grammy nominee and one of pop’s biggest breakout stars, joins the CBS Interactive Music Group for an exclusive “Live on Letterman” webcast concert, Tuesday, Aug. 24 (live 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT). As a part of the ongoing concert series, Katy will perform the live webcast concert from the historic Ed Sullivan Theater and will play a few of her biggest hits, as well as new songs from her eagerly anticipated second album, Teenage Dream, which will be released the same day as her “Live on Letterman” performance.
Through this interactive collaboration between television, radio and the Internet, fans can connect with their favorite talent in a multiplatform setting, accessible on-air, online and on-demand. CBS will promote and broadcast the webcast across the Company’s multiple assets, with the live concert streaming on the LATE SHOW website (www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show) and airing that night on select CBS RADIO stations throughout the country. Additional access to live and on-demand video of the concert will be available through CBS Television Station websites, TV.com, ETonline.com and theinsider.com, while Last.fm and mp3.com will promote and drive tune-in through CBS.com. Furthermore, as part of CBS Interactive Music Group’s partnership with VEVO, VEVO.com will webcast Katy’s live performance with the archived on-demand broadcast available through a VEVO player on VEVO.com and VEVO on YouTube.
Katy’s exclusive webcast will follow the taping of her appearance on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, which will be broadcast later that evening, Tuesday, August 24 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
Katy Perry returned to her hometown of Santa Barbara, Calif. for inspiration on her second album, Teenage Dream. The two-time Grammy nominated singer sold over five million copies of her debut album, One of the Boys, and her latest single, “California Gurls,” is setting her up for a repeat success. Her whimsical pop songs “I Kissed a Girl,” “Hot N Cold,” “Thinking of You” and “Waking Up in Vegas” have sold more than 22 million digital tracks and mobile products worldwide. Because Katy writes her own material, her lyrics are filled with truth and an infectious will to have fun. Those efforts have won her Best New Act at the Europe Music Awards, Best Pop Video at the MTV Japan Awards and International Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards.
Several major CBS RADIO stations across the nation will be broadcasting the event including:
KLUC-FM, Las Vegas
KMBX-FM, Las Vegas
KAMP-FM, Los Angeles
WXRK-FM, New York
KSCF-FM, San Diego
KLLC-FM, San Francisco
KMVQ-FM, San Francisco
KYKY-FM, St. Louis
WMBX-FM, West Palm Beach