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The Return Of Ida Maria!

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The feisty Norwegian is back!

Check out her performance of Bad Karma on Skavlan (above)!

That voice is so raw and powerful!

You Must Read This!!!!!!

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Spin magazine gave the kick-off concert of our Perez Hilton Presents tour the most amazing review!!!!!!

They say:

"Perez Hilton Kicks Off U.S. Tour
The Queen of All Media throws a party with his favorite acts, including Ida Maria and Ladyhawke. And it is fabulous, dahlin

Perez Hilton helped put Lady Gaga and Mika on the map by featuring them in the "Listen to This" section of his popular site Perezhilton.com. So it was only a matter of time before America's celebrity blog princess became a de facto A&R man with his own label and a national tour.

Thursday night at Atlanta's 1200-seat Variety Playhouse, said tour kicked off much like his fans would expect: The stage was flanked by shiny magenta curtains and a massive "Perez Hilton Presents" backdrop. A video screen played boppy tunes by the Ting Tings and Rihanna, until the house lights dimmed and the host bounded on stage, sporting perfectly messy hair and a tight-fitting turquoise tee that read "I'm Huge on Twitter."

"Hi Atlanta! I hope you guys are drunk," Hilton said by way of greeting. "And if not, it's time to get drunk!" Then suddenly recognizing how young the audience was, he added, "And I don't care how old you are, I approve of underage drinking…as long as you don't drive."

With that, the party was underway.

French pop artist Sliimy, the first artist Hilton has signed to his label, will be appearing at select upcoming tour dates, but for the Atlanta kickoff, New York glam-metal band Semi Precious Weapons opened.

Led by androgynous frontman Justin Tranter, the group looked and sounded like the Sex Pistols — if they had emerged from Andy Warhol's downtown Manhattan Factory scene. "We are Semi Precious Weapons. You should start fucking now," Tranter urged. As for their set? It was like a drag show on speed, with just the right amount of pop fabulousness.

During the changover, Hilton hung in the crowd, smiling and chatting as flash bulbs popped around him, a constant reminder of the magnitude of his self-made celebrity. Then he was back on stage to pump the next act. "I have a silly celebrity website, but music is my passion," he declared, before unleashing Norwegian pop-punker Ida Maria, a rising star in her own right.

Within seconds, Maria and her band — think Courtney Love fronting the Artic Monkeys – had the crowd bouncing like excited Muppets, pogoing along to supercatchy tunes like "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked." But they also knew how to shut the hell up during stunning, delicate tunes like "Stella."

Before introducing the final act, the sexy, synth-happy Ladyhawke, Hilton said, "Thank you guys so much for coming out. It's the first time I've done this. Thank you." Then back into the crowd he went.

Perhaps it was all the PBR swilling or the fact that Ladyhawke could have been playing the soundtrack to a feel-good 80's-era John Hughes movie, but the atmosphere became less like a concert and more like a giant house party, complete with famous bands and your new BFF, that nice, surprisingly earnest Mr. Hilton.

Looks like he's on to something after all."

If you haven't done so yet….

CLICK HERE to get your tickets for the Perez Hilton Presents tour NOW!
CLICK HERE to get your tickets for the Perez Hilton Presents tour NOW!
CLICK HERE to get your tickets for the Perez Hilton Presents tour NOW!

Get Your Tickets Today!

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Finally, the day has arrived!!!!

Tickets go on sale today (at 10 A.M. in each city) for our first-ever Perez Hilton Presents tour, featuring a super stellar rotating lineup of the hottest musical acts on the planet, including Ida Maria, Ladyhawke, FrankMusik, Julian Perretta, Eric Hutchinson, Semi Precious Weapons and Sliimy.

CLICK HERE to find out what artists are playing which city and for access to the exclusive pre-sale, beginning at 10 A.M. your time.
CLICK HERE to find out what artists are playing which city and for access to the exclusive pre-sale, beginning at 10 A.M. your time.
CLICK HERE to find out what artists are playing which city and for access to the exclusive pre-sale, beginning at 10 A.M. your time.
CLICK HERE to find out what artists are playing which city and for access to the exclusive pre-sale, beginning at 10 A.M. your time.
CLICK HERE to find out what artists are playing which city and for access to the exclusive pre-sale, beginning at 10 A.M. your time.
CLICK HERE to find out what artists are playing which city and for access to the exclusive pre-sale, beginning at 10 A.M. your time.
CLICK HERE to find out what artists are playing which city and for access to the exclusive pre-sale, beginning at 10 A.M. your time.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this weekend. We strongly encourage you to buy your tix today.

A big BIG thank you to our title tour sponsor, Neuro, for helping make this all possible.

It's going to be magical!

Update: If any of the ticketing sites are asking for a password for the pre-sale, that code is "Perez"

Perez Hilton Presents…

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Ida Maria's Fortress 'Round My Heart is easily one of the best albums of the past 12 months.

Spin magazine agrees with us, naming her CD one of the 20 Best Albums of 2009 So Far and saying "Ida Maria throws herself into every song as if it's all a big finale, which makes for an auspicious beginning."

And watching her perform these songs live is an experience that is not to be missed!

We've had the pleasure of seeing Ida Maria in concert and she is one of the most dynamic performers around! This feisty Norweigan brings a rawness and ferociousness to the stage that is completely captivating.

That's why we are thrilled to have Ida Maria be a part of our first-ever tour, Perez Hilton Presents, playing across North America this fall.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this weekend and our Perezcious readers will have access to a special pre-sale this Thursday.

Keep checking back to find out who else will be part of our superexcellent tour, what cities it will be hitting and how you can get tickets early!!!

Check out two of our favoritest Ida Maria songs above - and then CLICK HERE to listen to more songs from this righteous babe.

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You Must…

CLICK HERE to view an amazing photo gallery from our epic "One Night in Austin" concert spectacular!
CLICK HERE to view an amazing photo gallery from our epic "One Night in Austin" concert spectacular!
CLICK HERE to view an amazing photo gallery from our epic "One Night in Austin" concert spectacular!
CLICK HERE to view an amazing photo gallery from our epic "One Night in Austin" concert spectacular!
CLICK HERE to view an amazing photo gallery from our epic "One Night in Austin" concert spectacular!

One Night in Austin

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Our big Texas extravaganza is filled with our favoritest musicians on the planet!!!!!!

We named Ida Maria a "new obsession" back in November, so we are beyond thrilled that she is going to rock the socks off our Divas-themed "One Night in Austin" concert.

The feisty Norwegian's music is gritty yet vulnerable. Pretty yet raw. And, above all else, brimming with energy!

If you are not yet familiar with Ida Maria's tunes, then check out the delicious one-two punch of I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked and Oh My God (above).

You'll instantly be hooked and desperately want to catch her must-see live show!

Luckily for us, we've got her this Saturday!!!!!

In addition to Ida Maria, Little Boots, Ladyhawke and Yelle will also be performing at our mega blowout.

CLICK HERE to apply for a credential to "One Night In Austin"!
CLICK HERE to apply for a credential to "One Night In Austin"!
CLICK HERE to apply for a credential to "One Night In Austin"!
CLICK HERE to apply for a credential to "One Night In Austin"!
CLICK HERE to apply for a credential to "One Night In Austin"!
CLICK HERE to apply for a credential to "One Night In Austin"!
CLICK HERE to apply for a credential to "One Night In Austin"!

If you can't make it to the party, you can watch video highlights after the event at the Dell Lounge!

All those who get credentialed to attend "One Night in Austin" will be emailed a confirmation.

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More From Our New Obsession!

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CLICK HERE to check out the ferociously amazing Ida Maria's Oh My God.

Can't get enough of her!!!!!!