• Can Katy Perry pack 55,000-capacity PH Arena?

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     Katy Perry

    Katy Perry

    Tonight’s the night that American singer and songwriter Katy Perry will hold her much-awaited third concert in the Philippines as part of her ongoing The Prismatic World Tour. According to show organizers, this evening’s show officially marks the tour’s first anniversary, which has seen the 30-year-old artist perform in over 120 countries in the UK, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia.

    The past couple of days have seen Perry as a hot topic in global celebrity news as she was spotted with “on-again, off-again boyfriend” John Mayer getting cozy at the after-party of the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in New York.

    Expected to fly into Manila today, Perry will have the honor as one of the first artists to perform at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan–currently touted as country’s biggest venue to date–and if and when she fills it up to the rafters will confirm just how famous she and her music is this side of the world. The seating capacity of the Philippine Arena is reported at 55,000.

    What is certain is that the artist considers the Philippines an important audience and market for she has always included this stop as part of her two previous concert tours in 2009 and 2012. During her second concert here, the global pop icon even launched her perfume brand Purr in a separate event. She also featured the Taal Volcano in the music video of her biggest hit, “Roar,” which was released in September 2013.

    No more than two months later, her involvement in the Philippines took a more meaningful turn when she became one of the few Hollywood celebrities who sympathized with and extended help for victims of the super Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.

    As she returns to familiar territory tonight she will take to the stage the hits of her top-charting album Prism, which, besides “Roar,” also features “Dark Horse”–the artist’s lucky 13th Top 10 hit on The Billboard Hot 100. Other songs include “Unconditionally,” “Birthday” and “This is How We Do.”

    Throughout her career, Katy has also produced hits like “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “California Girls” and “Thinking of You,” among many others.

    Her guests performers for the show include female DJ duo, The Dolls (DJ Mia Moretti + Margot), who also opened her shows in Macau, Tokyo, Jakarta, Singapore and Bangkok.

    The Dolls have spent the last three years DJ-ing around the world and recently released their debut single “Summer of 93” (featuring Margot on vocals).

    As of press time, organizers have refused to disclose details of Perry’s arrival in Manila in time for this evening’s concert.

    For more information, log on to www.katyperryph2015.com

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