Katy Perry to open Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles

Katy Perry will help launch the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles with a release party for her new album, "Prism," on Oct. 22.
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Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is bringing a new music venue to the Los Angeles area, the radio conglomerate announced Thursday.

The iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles, which will be located at the Burbank Studios in the former home of “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” promises “to bring fans intimate performances from top recording artists.”


The 20,000-square-foot performance space will also host album release parties and, given its radio backing, “a variety of innovative promotional opportunities.”

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Clear Channel will launch its new venue on Oct. 22 with a live album release party for Katy Perry’s “Prism,” which will hit stores the same day.

Perry will perform tracks from the new album and sit for a Q&A; hosted by Mario Lopez.


The event will be broadcast live on 175 Clear Channel stations around the country. It will also be recorded and televised on the CW on Oct. 25.

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“The iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles will create pop culture events that reach tens of millions of fans across the country live on the radio as well as further extending our reach to video streaming and television platforms. It is a way for us to expand our support for incredible superstars like Katy Perry as well as exciting new and emerging artists,” John Sykes, president of Entertainment Enterprises for Clear Channel, said in a statement.

Clear Channel opened a similar venue in New York City in 2009 that has hosted shows from artists Green Day, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, John Mayer, Stevie Nicks and Mumford & Sons.

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