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Katy Perry Announces Tour; Will Take 90-Yr-Old 'Grammy' to Grammys

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(PALO ALTO, Calif.) -- Katy Perry appeared live at Facebook headquarters on Wednesday to announce the North American leg of her California Dreams tour, which begins in Europe next month.  The new leg kicks off June 7 in Atlanta, Ga. and wraps up Aug. 14 with a two-night stand in her hometown of Santa Barbara, Calif.  The tour, sponsored by Schick Quattro for Women, will feature two opening acts: British act Marina & The Diamonds and Swedish pop star Robyn.

The big twist for the tour is that it'll incorporate social media to be super-interactive.   Fans arriving at each show can use Facebook's  Facebook/Places tool to "check in" and receive special goodies.  Katy's the first artist ever to use Facebook/Places for something like this. Fans' tweets and photos will also be incorporated into the live show, and Katy hinted that it may be that during the show, the fan with the best tweet of the night might be invited to join her onstage.  A ticket pre-sale begins this Friday.

As for the look of the tour, Katy says it's inspired by two separate artists, one who constantly paints candy and cake, and another one who creates pieces based around meat.  Katy says the tour's sets will be "a meat and candy smorgasbord."  The costumes will be designed by Todd Thomas, who designs for Victoria's Secret.

Katy also revealed that when she attends the Grammys next month, her special date will be her very own Grammy -- her 90-year-old grandmother, Ann Hudson.  She says, "If I don't go home with a Grammy, I'll still have my Grammy!"

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