Christina Perri headlines at Dinah Shore Weekend

Christina PerriBY LESBIAN.COM

Palm Springs, California — Pop music’s queen of romance, Christina Perri is slated to headline Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend’s 25th Anniversary (April 1-5, 2015).

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, 2015.

“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. 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,” says Mariah Hanson, founder and producer of Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend.

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, then manager at a Beverly Hills cafe, 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 four-time platinum single “A Thousand Years,” written and recorded for the film, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,” 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 five 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.”

Christina Perri recorded with Butch Walker, John Hill and Martin Johnson, toured with Demi Lovato on her Demi World Tour, performed at the Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood Bowl with Jason Mraz and will now perform for a sold out crowd at The Dinah — the largest lesbian event in the world — in celebration of the event’s epic 25th anniversary.

The Dinah 2015’s headliners are Christina Perri and Meghan Trainor. Other live performances confirmed to date include pop music’s new “it” girls Bebe Rexha and Ivy Levan. Stay tuned for more talent announcements. Learn more at

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