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Katy Perry set to roar onto Columbus stage

January 16, 2014

grove.157@osu.edu
Katy Perry is set to perform in Columbus Aug. 13 at Nationwide Arena. Credit: Courtesy of MCT

Katy Perry is set to perform in Columbus Aug. 13 at Nationwide Arena.
Credit: Courtesy of MCT

This summer, Columbus is going to hear Katy Perry roar.

Katy Perry is set to bring her Prismatic World Tour to Columbus this summer, much to the excitement of many of her fans in Central Ohio.

David Redelberger, the director of interactive marketing for Nationwide Arena, commented on Perry’s announcement.

“We are thrilled to have Katy Perry coming to Nationwide Arena,” Redelberger said. “We had her come to the Schottenstein Center a couple of years ago, so we were excited to bring her show back to Columbus at Nationwide Arena.”

The last time Katy Perry performed in Columbus was at the Schottenstein Center Sept. 13, 2011.

The “Roar” singer is scheduled to perform at Columbus’ Nationwide Arena Aug. 13 with Grammy-nominated country artist Kacey Musgraves as her opening act.

Perry took to her Instagram account earlier this month to ask for fan input as to which cities she should visit on the North American leg of her tour. Columbus was one of the 46 cities that made the cut.

While many students at Ohio State have not had much time to take in the news, they were happy to hear it.

“I’m very excited,” said Kylie Dean, a first-year in biology. “I’ve become a big fan because my roommate is obsessed with her.”

Other students pushed Dean’s sentiments further.

Allison Reed, a second-year in psychology, said she is a big Katy Perry fan, mostly because of Perry’s artistic creativity.

“She has her own unique style,” Reed said. “She’s got everything going for her and she’s not afraid to do things, but she does it all in taste.”

Reed said she has followed Perry’s career from the beginning and has not been able see her in concert. This opportunity, she said, is one she will not take for granted.

“I’ll be standing in line for hours for her tickets,” Reed said. “I’ll wait a long time and pay a good amount of money to go see her in concert.”

Emily Kerns, a first-year in business, said she has followed Perry’s career since middle school and loves who she has become as both an artist and a person.

“After hearing ‘I Kissed A Girl,’ I was just wondering who this girl was and why she was kissing girls,” Kerns said. “But she just kind of stuck and now she’s really developed into a woman.”

As of Thursday evening, there were no official updates as to when tickets will be available to the public, but according to Nationwide Arena’s website, tickets are expected go on sale soon.


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