Christina Perri to Headline Club Skirts Dinah Shore

by Winnie McCroy

EDGE Editor

Wednesday January 21, 2015

Pop music's queen of romance, Christina Perri is slated to headline Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend's 25th Anniversary, April 1-5. Perri, the singer/songwriter behind "Jar of Hearts" and "A Thousand Years," is the latest major recording artist to proudly add Palm Springs' iconic Dinah Shore Weekend to her touring resume. She will deliver an exclusive live concert just before the "White Party" at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Friday, April 3.

"Christina Perri's love song, 'A Thousand Years,' is one of the great ballads of this decade and a song that our community has embraced," said Mariah Hanson, founder and producer of Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend. "She also happens to be incredible in concert so our guests are in for a full-blown treat. Her fan base is broad and she is one of our more established artists so we are expecting record attendance. Her concert is followed up with The White Party, our signature Friday night event so it's going to be an action packed night."

The 28-year-old Philadelphia native's career has been on a meteoric path since her defiant breakup anthem called "Jar of Hearts" was used on Fox's TV show, "So You Think You Can Dance." The breakout single was success on a stratospheric scale, instantly catapulting Christina Perri into the public eye and earning her the coveted iTunes' "Breakthrough Pop Artist of 2011" title.

More than 100,000 fans downloaded the pop ballad allowing Perri, the then manager at a Beverly Hills Café, to not only crack the Billboard Top 40 two weeks after debuting the song on the show, but also snatch a deal with Atlantic records.

Perri followed with the 4x-platinum single "A Thousand Years," written and recorded for the film: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1&2," which famously zoomed into orbit selling over 4 million copies in the United Sates. Perri then released her first album, produced by GRAMMY®-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket), which entered the Billboard 200 among the top 5 upon its initial release.

Now riding a wave of success since "Jar of Hearts," Perri is on an international tour in support of her commercially successful sophomore album "Head or Heart," a collection of cathartic songs and powerhouse vocals released in the spring of 2014, led by the album's buoyant first single "Human."

Perri recorded with Butch Walker, John Hill and Martin Johnson, toured with Demi Lovato on her Demi World Tour, performed at the Los Angeles's iconic Hollywood Bowl with Jason Mraz and will now perform for a sold out crowd at The Dinah.

The Dinah 2015's headliners are now Perri and Meghan Trainor. Other live performances confirmed to date include pop music's new "it" girls Bebe Rexha and Ivy Levan.

As the largest and biggest lesbian event in the world, The Dinah has been continuously delivering a spectacular slate of legendary headliners, rising pop stars and celebrities alike.

Building on its reputation as the ultimate entertainment hub, Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend has positioned itself as an event the entertainment industry's most elite go to and a trendsetting event that entertainment industry insiders watch and jockey to book their artists' performances.

It is the only acknowledged all-girl party that features such a phenomenal line-up of talent to ever to perform at a lesbian event. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Mary Lambert, Tegan and Sara, Kesha, Chaka Khan, Colbie Caillat, India Arie, The Pussycat Dolls and more recently Iggy Azalea are just a few examples of major recording artists that have preformed at the iconic event over the past 25 years.

And 2015 will be no different. Now ready to soar to new heights, the 25th installment of The Dinah is already expected to be one of the major highlights of the 2015 Palm Springs festival season. Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is not just breaking ground; it is making history!

And as the celebration of the milestone Silver Anniversary is already in full swing, past Dinah alumni are all proudly stepping in front of the camera to send in their best birthday wishes!

Want to know why everyone should experience the Dinah once in their lives? Club Skirts' got the insider scoop from our past headliners Katy Perry, Tegan and Sara, Leisha Hailey and Kate Moennig, Salt'n Pepa as well as Iggy Azalea (among others) in this exclusive Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend 2015 Promo Video produced by award-winning filmmaker JD DiSalvatore. Check out the video below.


For information or tickets, visit www.TheDinah.com



Winnie McCroy is the Women on the EDGE Editor, HIV/Health Editor, and Assistant Entertainment Editor for EDGE Media Network, handling all women's news, HIV health stories and theater reviews throughout the U.S. She has contributed to other publications, including The Village Voice, Gay City News, Chelsea Now and The Advocate, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.