“As a native Southern Californian, I know firsthand the devastation of wildfire across my home communities, and was particularly heartbroken by the Australian bushfires,” the pop star says in a statement.
“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.”
Show partners include Visit Victoria and the ICC T20 World Cup, plus concert promoter TEGDainty, its sister TEG company Ticketek, 160over90 and the Brighter Days Festival, who’ve provided full use of their event infrastructure for the concert at Pioneer Park Recreation Reserve.
Perry will arrive in Australia later this week ahead of her performance at the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, on Sunday (March 8) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The multi-platinum singer will perform during both the tournament finale’s pre-game show and the post-match celebration.
In other news, TEG Dainty and TEG Live are auctioning a swag of special memorabilia for bushfire relief, including a pair of Fender guitars signed by most of the performers at the historic Fight Fight Australia concert last month in Sydney.
Items to go under the hammer include autographed, life-size cut outs of Michael Bublé and a trucker cap signed by the Canadian crooner.
Bidding is now open at Global Online Auction. All profits go directly to the RSPCA Bushfire Appeal.
Queen + Adam Lambert, John Farnham, 5 Seconds of Summer and many others performed at the concert at ANZ Stadium, raising more than A$9.5 million.