Icona Pop has already plotted the first half of its 2014 after breaking out with the Top 10 smash "I Love It" this year, as Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo will be opening for Miley Cyrus' Bangerz world tour beginning in mid-February and joining Katy Perry for the U.K. Both members of the Stockholm duo tell Billboard that they're "super excited" to be part of two of next year's most high-profile pop music treks.
"We think they are two really awesome acts and amazing artists, so we feel very honored," says Hjelt, of Cyrus and Perry. "And we know that they both are very involved when it comes to choosing who they want to have as a warm-up act."
Hjelt and Jawo will help Cyrus kick off the Bangerz tour (with Sky Ferreira also aboard as an opening act) on Feb. Although Icona Pop has yet to spend extended time with either Cyrus or Perry, their fandom was apparently evident when they met both pop singer.
"We met Katy Perry, and we were like, 'Hey, we want to go on tour with you, we love you and we love your music!'" It's going to be a fun tour -- both of them -- because they'll be a big party."
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In 2013, Icona Pop released their debut album, "This Is Icona Pop"; sold 2.6 million downloads of "I Love It," their anthemic ode to recklessness featuring Charli XCX; and performed on a slew of late-night TV shows as well as the Billboard Music Awards stage. So what was Icona Pop's favorite pop song of the year?
"I love [Miley Cyrus'] 'Wrecking Ball,'" says Hjelt, giving a nod to her future touring partner. You see a different side of her."