Katy Perry To Hold Bushfire Relief Concert March 11th
Katy Perry is holding a bushfire relief concert in Australia.
The concert Fight On will be a free show for firefighters and communities affected by the Australian bushfires. Perry will perform March 11th at Pioneer Park Recreation Reserve in Bright, Victoria. Tickets will be given to emergency services personnel and residents of fire-affected areas in Victoria.
Perry will also perform Sunday at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final in Melbourne. She will perform two songs during the pre-game show and a one-hour post-match concert.
“As a native Southern Californian, I know firsthand the devastation of wildfire across my home communities, and was particularly [heartbroken] by the Australian bushfires,” Perry wrote on Instagram. “Australia has always given me so much love and support so FIGHT ON is one way to return that love, and help provide a little bit of joy to a country that’s given me so much joy.”
In an interview with the Australian magazine Stellar, Perry said the Australian bushfires broke her heart.
“I sympathize because my hometown, Santa Barbara, had terrible fires where we lot members of the community. I remember my parents and brother evacuating several times, so I know what it’s like not knowing when you wake up if your family home will be there,” she said.
Perry also discussed her relationship with fellow singer Taylor Swift. The pair ended a years-long feud in 2019. “Well, we don’t have a very close relationship because we are very busy, but we text a lot,” Perry said of Swift.