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KATY PERRY ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF METAMORPHOSIS MUSIC, HER JOINT VENTURE RECORD LABEL WITH CAPITOL RECORDS, AND FIRST SIGNING, FERRAS


Hollywood, CA, June 17, 2014— Global superstar Katy Perry has announced the launch of Metamorphosis Music, her new joint venture record label with Capitol Records. Her first signing is multi-dimensional pop singer Ferras, whose self-titled EP for Metamorphosis Music/Capitol Records is released digitally today:  http://smarturl.it/FerrasEP

Katy and Ferras met in 2007 when both were newly signed artists to Capitol Records. Through the years, their friendship developed, and when Katy was ready to launch Metamorphosis Music, she knew the Jordan-born, L.A.-based singer, songwriter, and musician should be her inaugural artist.

"Ferras is a man with a message, and a unique lyrical way of communicating his perspective on life that makes you feel connected to every note when you listen. ‘Speak in Tongues’ is a song with raw emotional power that I wish I wrote. I believe he is going to be an important artist to watch unfold. I am SO ecstatic the world gets to hear his music now both online and on tour with me,” Katy says of Ferras.

Katy not only duets with Ferras on one song on the EP (the Greg Wells-produced “Legends Never Die”), she also serves as its executive producer. “Her instincts are really on point,” Ferras says. “She is very blunt and doesn’t sugar-coat things, which I appreciate. Also, she gave me the freedom to do what I wanted musically and was a natural partner.”

Ferras’ EP is a showcase for his lush, dark-hued pop aesthetic, sweeping soulful vocals, and unapologetically honest lyricism. “I think of every song as having its own world,” Ferras says of the EP’s sound. “I try not to categorize it; it’s a pop record with many different textures, but it's definitely dark in places.”

With lavish sonics courtesy of producers Greg Wells, A.C. and Billboard, Benny Cassette, The Monsters and the Strangerz, and Jesse Shatkin, the EP finds Ferras, with his main songwriting collaborator Sarah Hudson, scaling emotional highs and lows in his lyrics. Lead-off track “Speak in Tongues” tells a story of being in a relationship “where you lose the physical connection, creating an ocean of distance,” he explains. “It’s about reigniting the spark and re-building intimacy rather than resentment.”

Ferras is also looking forward to hitting the road with Katy as an opener on the entire North American leg of her Prismatic World Tour, which kicks off on June 22nd in Raleigh, NC, and continues through mid-October. “Being on stage is pure bliss. There’s no greater high than experiencing that exchange of energy,” Ferras says. “I need that charge.”

The track-listing for Ferras’ self-titled EP is as follows:

“Speak in Tongues”

“No Good In Goodnight”

“Champagne”

“King Of Sabotage”

“Legends Never Die” feat. Katy Perry

Ferras’ upcoming tour dates with Katy Perry are as follows:

06/22  Raleigh, NC              PNC Arena

06/24  Washington DC       Verizon Center

06/25  Washington DC       Verizon Center

06/27  Nashville, TN            Bridgestone Arena

06/28  Atlanta, GA                Philips Arena

06/30  Tampa, FL                 Tampa Bay Times Forum

07/02  Sunrise, FL               BB&T Center

07/03  Miami, FL                   American Airlines Arena

07/07  Uncasville, CT          Mohegan Sun

07/09  New York, NY           Madison Square Garden

07/11  Newark, NJ               Prudential Center

07/15  Montreal, QC            Bell Centre

07/16  Ottawa, ON                Canadian Tire Centre

07/18  Toronto, ON              Air Canada Centre

07/19  Toronto, ON              Air Canada Centre

07/21  Toronto, ON              Air Canada Centre

07/22  Pittsburgh, PA          CONSOL Energy Center

07/24  Brooklyn, NY            Barclays Center

07/25  Brooklyn, NY            Barclays Center

08/01  Boston, MA               TD Garden

08/02  Boston, MA               TD Garden

08/04  Philadelphia, PA      Wells Fargo Center

08/05  Philadelphia, PA      Wells Fargo Center

08/07  Chicago, IL                United Center

08/08  Chicago, IL                United Center

08/10  Grand Rapids, MI     Van Andel Arena

08/11  Auburn Hills, MI       The Palace of Auburn Hills

08/13  Columbus, OH         Nationwide Arena

08/14  Cleveland, OH          Quicken Loans Arena

08/16  Louisville, KY           KFC Yum! Center

08/17  St. Louis, MO            Scottrade Center

08/19  Kansas City, MO      Sprint Center

08/20  Lincoln, NE               Pinnacle Bank Arena

08/22  Minneapolis, MN      Target Center

08/23  Fargo, ND                  Fargodome

08/26  Winnipeg, MB           MTS Centre

08/28  Saskatoon, SK         Credit Union Centre

08/29  Calgary, AB               Scotiabank Saddledom

08/31  Edmonton, AB          Rexall Place

09/01  Edmonton, AB          Rexall Place

09/09  Vancouver, BC         Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

09/10  Vancouver, BC         Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

09/12  Portland, OR             Moda Center

09/13  Tacoma, WA             Tacoma Dome

09/16  Anaheim, CA            Honda Center

09/17  Anaheim, CA            Honda Center

09/19  Los Angeles, CA      Staples Center

09/20  Los Angeles, CA      Staples Center

09/22  San Jose, CA           SAP Center

09/23  San Jose, CA           SAP Center

09/25  Glendale, AZ            Jobring.com Arena

09/26  Las Vegas, NV         MGM Grand Garden Arena

09/29  Salt Lake City, UT    EnergySolutions Arena

09/30  Denver, CO               Pepsi Center

10/02  Dallas, TX                  American Airlines Center

10/03  Dallas, TX                  American Airlines Center

10/05  Memphis, TN            FedExForum

10/06  Tulsa, OK                  BOK Center

10/08  New Orleans, LA      New Orleans Arena

10/10  Houston, TX              Toyota Center

10/11  Houston, TX              Toyota Center

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