Variety has posted a review of Katy Perry’s “Witness: The Tour” stops in Los Angeles, CA.
If anything, it’s gaffes like these that make Katy Perry arguably the most human of today’s pop stars. At Staples, she deflected an itch, a wedgie and a slight trip without missing a beat. She stopped to regale (read: charm) the audience on several occasions with tales of her past, like recalling performing “Thinking of You” at tiny Hollywood watering hole the Hotel Cafe. She doled out a wish to an 11-year-old fan, and a swish to a dad. She high-fived and engaged.
Still, there’s no denying how thoroughly contemporary Perry has always been, whether it’s turning a mid-tempo rallying call into the smash hit “Roar,” or embracing the stark sting of the street-savvy “Swish Swish.” Ultimately, however, Perry’s purpose is to uplift as she did with the show closer “Firework.” The challenging vocal would have left even the most seasoned of singers spent, but Perry, after 90 minutes of splits, dashes and Zumba-like moves, had stamina to spare.