Katy Perry gets prismatic.
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Yesterday, Katy Perry announced via Twitter that she'll be spanning the globe in 2014 to support her new album, Prism, on the Prismatic World Tour (which kicks off in London in May). Obviously, our response was: MEOW! Also, YAY! The release of Perry's fourth studio album has ushered in a new era of style for the chameleonic singer, who's long been a courageous pioneer of rainbow-colored hair and exaggerated sartorial statements.
Since she first started promoting Prism a few months ago, Katy's typically been rotating three thematic looks: 1.) Tiger Style—which reflects "Roar," her first single off the new album and has been worn for several live performances of the song 2.) '90s Schoolgirl Steez—which is trending HARD right now and is usually rocked during non-performance appearances and 3.) "Perfectly Prismatic," the most literal interpretation of her album title—iridescent, mirrored, a Lisa Frank visual spectacular. So which look will she choose to sport on tour?
Katy Perry performs in the spinning peppermint bra during her "California Dreams Tour 2011" on June 9, 2011.
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We throw around the phrase "beauty is pain" for a variety of situations - tweezing eyebrows, pushing through that last lap at the gym, even waking up an hour early to give our hair a little extra TLC - but apparently, in Katy Perry's case, the expression a bit of an understatement. According to a recent interview the "Wide Awake" singer gave with The Sun, Katy's insurers are pulling for her to shelve her iconic spinning peppermint bra for fear that the pop star may injure her neck. "Why would a candy-themed ladylump chariot have anything to do with her neck?" you might be shouting aloud at the computer screen. Well, Katy explains that, too.
Katy Perry performing in London on March 17 and in Atlanta on June 8.
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CRIKEY! You guys. This is INCREDIBLE. Some amazing amateur Werner Herzog uploaded this video of Katy Perry performing "Hot N Cold" on her California Dreams tour while in Atlanta, and she changes outfits EIGHT FREAKING TIMES during ONE SONG. But, like, magically.