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The world tour, which kicks off next month, will be the first headlining slot for the 'California Gurls' singer. To make the tour all the more spectacular, Perry is planning on wowing the audience more than once throughout the show with meat, candy, Perry-worthy costumes and a little something called 'smell-o-vision.'
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Perry says that this tour will mirror her life in many ways. "I just really want to raise the bar," she says. "Touring is no longer an ordinary thing where you play an instrument in jeans and a T-shirt. It has some pizazz these days, and I'm definitely bringing the pizazz with a lot of bells and whistles. The show has a Broadway feel to it. It's got a storyline that's going to be very interesting, kind of loosely based on my life, but a cartoon version."
Candy and meat are also part of the 'California Dreams' theatrics. The visuals are inspired by artists Will Cotton, known for incorporating candies and bakery goods in his art and Mark Ryden, for his meat alongside eerie, child-like figures. Both also directed the 'California Gurls' video.
"I have this whole thing in my show that is about candy and cupcakes and meat," says Perry. "It's both really sweet and shocking, but not in a sexual way."
What better way to keep 95 shows smelling fresh -- and enjoy visions of cupcakes, gummy bears and other sweets? Smell-o-vsion. The California Dreams tour is the first to incorporate the live, scent-sory feature, which will give the audience whiffs of the sweet stuff. "It's the first concert that's going to smell good," says Perry. "It's going to smell like you're in cotton candy heaven. ... I am a woman of detail, and you will be seeing that -- even down to the 15 outfit changes I'm doing in concert."
The California Dreams tour kicks off in Portugal, February 20, and will conclude this November in Dublin.
Watch Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' video.