Katy Perry has recently announced on Facebook that she’ll be touring through North America in Summer. The multiple Grammy nominee took to “Facebook Live,” the official streaming channel for the social network site, at their Palo Alto headquarters to announce her upcoming “California Dreams 2011” world tour Wednesday afternoon.
For openers, Perry said she will be joined by Robyn as well as Marina and the Diamonds on select dates in the U.S., and Yelle and Calvin Harris will support her on the U.K. leg of the trek, which will draw on material from her hit-filled sophomore disc, “Teenage Dream.”
“It’s going to be super girl power. If you come to the tour, you’ll probably start menstruating,” she joked on the webcast. “It’s going to be amazing. I really believe in this tour.”
Check out the dates after the jump. (more…)
Marina has been confirmed for the Coachella Festival! This is her only performance that has been announced this year (yet!). The three-day event will take place in Indio, California from April 15 to 17 and feature the Strokes, the National, Tinie Tempah, Brandon Flowers, Interpol, Klaxons, Erykah Badu and Mumford & Sons with blasts from the past Suede, Duran Duran, Wire and Big Audio Dynamite.
Enhancing the festival experience for music fans at California’s biggest music event, organisers are adding a roller skating rink and a free shuttle service to a local grocery store. Three-day passes to Coachella cost $269. Tickets go on sale on Friday. Click on the banner above or here to visit the official website for tickets!
Marina has talked to Greg James on BBC Radio 1. It was done on January 12 and broadcasted the day after. Thanks to MarinasDiamond for uploading it. You can listen to it below.
Again a bunch of new/old interviews! The two you can listen below were provided by MarinasDiamond and were done for a german radio station, one in April, one on October 3rd, 2010. Happy listening!
Spinner: Despite homegrown accolades from sources as illustrious as the BBC, BRIT Awards and MTV European Music Awards, Marina and the Diamonds still have one big area left to fully conquer: America.
“The thing is, it’s not easy to break in America because it’s so massive,” Maria Diamandis, the UK pop singer-songwriter at the heart of Marina and the Diamonds, tells Spinner. “If it’s too British-specific then the sound doesn’t travel. But I do think if your music is suited [to American tastes] then you will break.”
Putting aside her pronounced British delivery, Marina and the Diamonds’ debut LP, ‘The Family Jewels’ has an infectious, hook-laden pop sound that should resonate across the Atlantic just fine. It just looks like she’ll have to wait a little while longer before she can put that to the test in a live environment. Having cancelled her North American tour — originally scheduled to kick off this month — in order to record new material, Diamandis now has to stick it out in her motherland until she relocates to America in October. (more…)
We’ve already posted the interview, now we’ve added a few pictures that have been taken on June 19. Yes, they are not new, but most of you probably haven’t seen them before, so they might be interesting to browse through:
Okay, we can’t deny that it’s been a while ago since Marina performed at the Hurricane Festival 2010, which took place in summer. But however we’ve got a very nice interview she did back then with a german radio station. Here’s what she said:
- On what she wanted to reach ten years ago: “I wanted to (…) contribute to pop music in a good way. Because there aren’t many pop songs that aren’t about being in a club and having a good time. You need that music, but you also need to talk about other things, you know, the dark sides of life.
- On taking part at casting-shows: [I've taken part in] many. But before X-Factor had even started, so I did lots of girl-band auditions, pop projects and I found out very quickly that my personality does not fit.
- On the important parts of life: I think family [is important]. I think problems in society are usually due to the families’ structure dissolving. That along with being a good person because you want to and not because of religion or for your own gain. and I also think the number one thing for me is to accept you for what you are when you take away the make-up and clothes.
- On spending time when not touring: I like to try to cook, because I don’t do that very often and I’m not great. And maybe read newspapers, go to the park. When I’m at home I always buy The Guardian and maybe The Times.
Thanks extremely much to Kate!
You probably remember the pretty photoshoot Marina did last year with Nylon magazine. However, a new outtake has surfaced online and you can view it thanks to The Diamonds by clicking on the banner above!
I am constantly uploading pictures into the photo gallery and about the screen captures update you haven’t been informed yet! Take a look at hundreds of “new” caps that have been added, including snapshots from performances and photoshoots! Just click on the banner above to get there.
The Australian InStyle magazine had the chance to do an interview with Marina during her stay down-under. Since it’s a fashion magazine the main topic was — for sure — fashion.
Tell us about your style.
“I’m a real chameleon. I love feminine things, but I also quite like brash and bold clothes–things attitude. It changes so much.”
Do you have any style icons?
“I like the way Shirley Manson from Garbage and Gwen Stefani dress. But Jessica Rabbit would be my style icon. She is a fabulous femme fatale. Anybody who doesn’t like Jessica Rabbit is nuts.” (more…)