In what some saw as a surprising move, Katy Perry put on a headlining show this past weekend (July 25-26) during Tomorrowland‘s live virtual festival and made it a memorable one as she declared it was the last exhibition to take place before having her child.
The 35-year-old kicked off the performance with a new song from Smile, her sixth studio album, as had her band was clad in comical clown hats, matching the circus theme of the forthcoming album (dropping 8.28). In addition to previewing her new single, Perry further put an EDM spin on some of her popular tracks – “Teenage Dream,” “California Gurls,” “Dark Horse” and “Roar” – and shared her “Daisies (Can’t Cancel Pride)” remix, accompanied by a giant dancing daisy. Perry fittingly finished off the set with “Firework,” as virtual balloons and fireworks filled the sky. Watch a clip of the performance below.
“I just thought it was so innovative and so resilient of a festival to just say, you know what, f— it, we’re just going to pivot and we’re going to bring something really technically advanced and difficult, but we’re going to create something beautiful out of this mess,” the California native said of the event. “All I will say is that the performances are not on Zoom and not on our couches. They are (at) a high level, and they’re going to be different than anything you’ve tuned into during quarantine.”