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Katy Perry Launches New Label Metamorphosis Music, Signs Ferras

"Ferras is a man with a message and a unique, lyrical way of communicating his perspective on life," Perry says of her signing

June 17, 2014 4:15 PM ET
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
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Katy Perry has launched a new label, Metamorphosis Music, with Capitol Records and revealed the signing of pop singer Ferras, her first artist . She executive produced the L.A.-based, Jordanian singer-songwriter's latest release, a self-titled EP, which Metamorphosis released digitally Tuesday. Perry duets with Ferras on the EP's "Legends Never Die," and she has invited him to appear as the support artist on her upcoming North American tour dates, viewable below.

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"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," Perry said in a statement. "[The EP's] '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."

Ferras, who signed with Capitol in 2007 and met Perry when both were new artists to the label, worked with his frequent collaborator, Sarah Hudson, on Ferras. "Speak in Tongues" tells the story of a stale relationship where, Ferras said, the couple begins "reigniting the spark and rebuilding intimacy rather than resentment."

"Her instincts are really on point," Ferras said of Perry. "She is very blunt and doesn't sugarcoat things, which I appreciate. Also, she gave me the freedom to do what I wanted musically and was a natural partner."

Below are Katy Perry's upcoming North American dates, all of which feature Ferras. As previously reported, Capital Cities will also appear on dates between June 22nd and August 7th, Kacey Musgraves will pick up after them through August 31st and Tegan and Sara will round out most of the rest of the dates.

6/22 Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
6/24 Washington DC - Verizon Center
6/25 Washington DC - Verizon Center
6/27 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
6/28 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
6/30 Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
7/2 Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center
7/3 Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
7/7 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
7/9 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
7/11 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
7/15 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
7/16 Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre
7/18 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
7/19 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
7/21 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
7/22 Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center
7/24 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
7/25 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
8/1 Boston, MA - TD Garden
8/2 Boston, MA - TD Garden
8/4 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
8/5 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
8/7 Chicago, IL - United Center
8/8 Chicago, IL - United Center
8/10 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
8/11 Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/13 Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
8/14 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
8/16 Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
8/17 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
8/19 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
8/20 Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
8/22 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
8/23 Fargo, ND - Fargodome
8/26 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
8/28 Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
8/29 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledom
8/31 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
9/1 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
9/9 Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
9/10 Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
9/12 Portland, OR - Moda Center
9/13 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
9/16 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
9/17 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
9/19 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
9/20 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
9/22 San Jose, CA - SAP Center
9/23 San Jose, CA - SAP Center
9/25 Glendale, AZ - Jobring.com Arena
9/26 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
9/29 Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena
9/30 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
10/2 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
10/3 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
10/5 Memphis, TN - FedExForum
10/6 Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
10/8 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
10/10 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
10/11 Houston, TX - Toyota Center

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