Christina Perri On The Return Of Real Music And Females

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Christina Perri visited Walmart Soundcheck for a Risers interview, where the ‘Jar of Hearts’ singer talked about her favorite album, YouTube success, fan support and the rise of female singer songwriters. “There’s a return to real music and there’s a return to females too,” Perri said in the interview. “I’m watching it happen and I’m very proud to be female, which for a long time it’s like rocker bands and the dudes, and it’s a dude business. So all of the sudden girls who really sing, who really write their music and play their instruments, it’s just this assurgency. I think it’s epic. I’m so proud to be a girl and be a part of it.” Watch the comments and additional pictures below the cut. The entire interview and a free MP3 download for her song ‘Bluebird’ at at soundcheck.walmart.com/risers has since been removed. (more…)

Christina Perri ‘Arms’ Video Behind The Scenes

Christina Perri is out with the behind the scenes footage from her ‘Arms’ music video. The song is the second release off the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania singer songwriter’s debut album ‘lovestrong.’, out now on Atlantic Records.

“‘Arms’ is a song I wrote a couple months ago,” Perri explained. “It’s about this battle with yourself, when you’re in love. Normally when you’re in love, this little thing pops up which is fear, and you don’t really feel lovable. You’re afraid of opening yourself up and being loved. So ‘Arms’ is really about that battle between you, and yourself and your fear, and in the end, love wins. With this video, I came up with some obstacles that represent fear to me.”

Watch the clip via YouTube below.

Love Is Christina Perri’s Inspiration

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Christina Perri took the time to speak to Paste magazine about her debut album ‘lovestrong.’, writing music for a second album, themes for her future work, chart success and more. “Love is my main inspiration,” the 24-year-old said. “I don’t know if it’s fortunately or unfortunately that I keep falling in and out of love. Definitely good for my writing, but I have no idea where this road is going to take me. I’d like to think that I’m maturing, and every day I experience something new, whether it be fear or falling in love or anything – I don’t even know. I have no idea what’s ahead of me. I feel like it will come out as I go along.” Check out the entire interview here.

Christina Perri ‘Arms’ Video

Christina Perri is out with the music video to her new single ‘Arms’, the second release off the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania singer songwriter’s debut album ‘lovestrong.’, out now on Atlantic Records. Watch it via YouTube below.

Christina Perri Performing On Tuesday’s ‘Today’

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Catch Christina Perri perform her double platinum selling hit single ‘Jar of Hearts’ Tuesday morning (May 17th) on NBC’s ‘Today’ show at 10:50 AM. Supporting her debut album ‘lovestrong.’, which was released last week on Atlantic Records, the singer songwriter will revisit the song that launched her career nearly a year ago.

Christina Perri’s Favorite Things

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Christina Perri rattled off several of her favorite things in an interview with Spin magazine. Among those listed by the ‘Jar of Hearts’ singer was her favorite celebrity:

Paul McCartney. I have “john paul ringo george” tattooed on my wrist and hope that when I’m old and grey I’ll be a The Beatles historian. My earliest memories as a child are listening to Beatles records, and they are a big part of how I’ve learned to write pop songs. If I met him, I’m pretty sure I’d pass out.

Check out her favorite book, movie, pet, gadget and more at Spin.com.

Christina Perri U.S. Headlining Tour Dates

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Christina Perri will hit the road this summer on her first ever headlining tour of the U.S. in support of her debut album .lovestrong.’, out Tuesday (May 10) on Atlantic Records. Kicking off on July 16th in Las Vegas with a show at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the tour includes a performance at this year’s Lollapalooza and ends in her current home of Los Angeles at the Troubadour on August 11th.

Confirmed dates below:
July 16 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
July 17 Martini Ranch Scottsdale, AZ
July 18 Hotel Congress Tucson, AZ
July 20 Antone’s Nightclub Austin, TX
July 21 House of Blues – Cambridge Room Dallas, TX
July 22 House of Blues – Bronze Peacock Houston, TX
July 24 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
July 25 The Loft @ Center Stage Atlanta Atlanta, GA
July 27 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
July 28 Mohegan Sun – Wolf Den Uncasville, CT
July 29 Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
July 30 9:30 Club Washington, DC
August 2 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
August 4 Opera House Toronto, ON, Canada
August 5-7 Lollapalooza (day/time TBA) Chicago, IL
August 7 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
August 9 Bluebird Theatre Denver, CO
August 11 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA

Christina Perri Fan Presale starts on May 9th via christinaperri.com, public on sale date is May 11th and for all headlining shows tickets prices range from $12.75-$15.00 (all prices before taxes and fees).

Christina Perri Looking Forward To Opening For James Blunt

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Christina Perri spoke with Soundspike in a Q&A, where the ‘Jar of Hearts’ singer talked about the opportunity she’s getting opening for James Blunt on tour. “I am looking so forward to it,” the 24-year-old said. “It’s the first time I’ll be actually really wrapping my head around a show and playing like a 45-minute set. There’s a show to make: a beginning, middle and end. It’s the first time in a tour bus with my band and traveling to some of these major cities I’ve never been to. I’ve never met James yet, but I hear he’s just the nicest guy. I’m so excited. I’m so stoked.”

Christina Perri Visits The Billy Bush Show

Christina Perri visited The Billy Bush Show the other day, where she talked about her debut album ‘Lovestrong’ and its first single ‘Jar of Hearts’, how she broke into the industry with a YouTube video, learning to play piano, and candidly talked about her love life. Watch it via YouTube below.

Christina Perri Debut Album ‘Lovestrong’ Out May 10th

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Christina Perri has set a release date for her debut album ‘lovestrong’, coming out May 10th on Atlantic Records. The singer spent the last month plus locked away at Sunset Sound Studio in Hollywood with producer Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, Tori Amos, The Shins) working on the eleven songs that will be featured on ‘lovestrong’, including her already platinum-selling single ‘Jar Of Hearts’. Christina’s next single ‘Arms’ will be released March 15th to all digital retailers.

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