Katy Perry is to perform at the opening of the Indian Premier League (IPL), organisers said Tuesday, in a return to the country where she sealed her ill-fated marriage to comic Russell Brand.
The IPL Opening Nite will be held at the YMCA Grounds in Chennai a day before the start of the T20 cricket league. Ms. Perry’s participation at the DLF IPL 2012 Opening Nite. A performer of her calibre makes the occasion even more special for the IPL family players, organisers and fans.
The verve and originality of her music matches that of the competition and we look forward to an inspired performance from her,” IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, said in a statement.
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said, The verve and originality of her (Perry’s) music matches that of the competition and we look forward to an inspired performance from her, Perry, 27, made waves in India two years ago for her extravagant Hindu wedding to British comic Brand in Jaipur, a tourist hotspot in the western state of Rajasthan.
Katy Perry is best known for hit songs, “Teenage Dream,” California Gurls,” and “I Kissed a Girl.” Her debut album “One of the Boys” garnered two Grammy nominations, and her second record “Teenage Dream” was given six Grammy nods.
The venue gates will be thrown open to the audience from 5:00 pm. The sale of the tickets, pegged at a starting price of Rs 1,500, would be on sale from March 16.
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