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September 14, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Bass, sweat and cheers for Katy Perry at Tacoma Dome

Artifice is inherent to pop music, but you still need actual talent to pull it off. Katy Perry might not have said anything of much importance Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome, but her real trick was making you not care one bit.

Before a predictable sold-out mix of screaming preteen girls (and their surprisingly enthusiastic parents), Perry opened the “Prismatic” tour with her hit single “Roar,” rising from the depths of the stage enclosed in a cocoon of LED panels. The crowd dutifully provided their own roars as Perry led them in a triumphant sing-along, opening with a moment most artists would kill to close their sets with.

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September 11, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Katy Perry’s Popsicle-colored “Prismatic’ show to Tacoma Dome | Concert preview

Nearly a year after its release, Katy Perry’s “Prism,” which spawned her biggest single yet, “Roar,” is still in the top quarter of the Billboard 200 album chart. No doubt her Prismatic World Tour, which will fill the Tacoma Dome Saturday, Sept. 13, isn’t hurting those numbers.

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October 21, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Katy Perry’s ‘Prism’ another big winner | New Recordings

Katy Perry, ‘Prism’ (Virgin EMI) Effervescent pop queen Katy Perry’s last album, “Teenage Dream” (2010), was a runaway hit, generating five No. 1 singles and placing her giddy singing career on terra firma. Perry’s fourth studio album, “Prism,” will likely be another big winner. “Roar,” a song of empowerment that references her painful, text-message breakup and subsequent…

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