Katy Perry Launches A Record Label, Duets With First-Signing Ferras On “Legends Never Die”

Who knew Katy Perry was such a baller? The serial chart-topper announced the launch of her own record label today (June 17). Metamorphosis Music, a joint venture with Capitol Records, is not a vanity project either. The company has already signed Ferras as their first artist and wasted no time releasing his self-titled EP digitally.

If the name sounds a little familiar to you, it’s because Ferras was signed to Capitol at the same time as Katy and even had a minor radio hit way back in 2008 with “Hollywood’s Not America”, which was used to promote American Idol. The Jordanian-born singer/songwriter didn’t quite take off but he certainly left an impression on his then label-mate.

“I believe [Ferras] is going to be an important artist to watch unfold,” the “Birthday” diva said in a statement. “I am so ecstatic the world gets to hear his music now both online and on tour with me.” She’s referring to the fact that her friend/artists will open for her on the North American leg of her blockbuster Prismatic tour. But there’s more. The pair even duet on new song called “Legends Never Die”. Produced by Greg Wells, it’s a beautiful mid-tempo ballad with a soaring chorus that I can’t wait to hear performed live. Listen to the song and check out their tour dates after the jump.

“Legends Never Die”:

North American tour dates:

06/22 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
06/24 Washington DC Verizon Center
06/25 Washington DC Verizon Center
06/27 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
06/28 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
06/30 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
07/02 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
07/03 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
07/07 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
07/09 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
07/11 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
07/15 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
07/16 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
07/18 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
07/19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
07/21 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
07/22 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
07/24 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
07/25 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
08/01 Boston, MA TD Garden
08/02 Boston, MA TD Garden
08/04 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
08/05 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
08/07 Chicago, IL United Center
08/08 Chicago, IL United Center
08/10 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
08/11 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
08/13 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
08/14 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
08/16 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
08/17 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
08/19 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
08/20 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
08/22 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
08/23 Fargo, ND Fargodome
08/26 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
08/28 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
08/29 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledom
08/31 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
09/01 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
09/09 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
09/10 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
09/12 Portland, OR Moda Center
09/13 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
09/16 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
09/17 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
09/19 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
09/20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
09/22 San Jose, CA SAP Center
09/23 San Jose, CA SAP Center
09/25 Glendale, AZ Jobring.com Arena
09/26 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
09/29 Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena
09/30 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
10/02 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
10/03 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
10/05 Memphis, TN FedExForum
10/06 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
10/08 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
10/10 Houston, TX Toyota Center
10/11 Houston, TX Toyota Center

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