Katy Perry announces ‘Witness’ album, tour

Katy Perry has announced the June 9th release of her new album, Witness via Capitol Records, and an extensive arena tour. With Witness, Perry reflects on the changes in her own life and in the world around her, delivering songs that both challenge and inspire. The singles released thus far – the Platinum-certified “Chained to the Rhythm” featuring Skip Marley and the follow-up single, “Bon Appétit” featuring Migos – hint at the breadth of the musical and thematic elements found on Witness. Each ticket purchase for WITNESS: The Tour also includes a copy of her album, Witness.

The North American leg of WITNESS: The Tour, produced by AEG Presents, will kick off on September 7th at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH. The run will include two New York City shows – October 2nd at Madison Square Garden and October 11th at Barclays Center – plus an evening at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on November 7th and a December 20th concert at American Airlines Arena in Miami. The tour will resume on January 5, 2018 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

Perry will be partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to donate tickets to club members and volunteers. Additionally, fans can earn free tickets by joining Global Citizen and taking action to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America. $1 per every ticket sold will also be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

“Katy Perry is one of the most powerful and famous entertainers in the world, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America is one of the most powerful youth development organizations in the country,” states Jim Clark, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “We share a commitment to improving the lives of young people through education, empowerment, and demonstrating good citizenship, and are excited to provide her fans with the chance to connect with Clubs while giving them an opportunity to win a chance to see her in concert.”

Tickets for the U.S. dates go on sale to the general public on Monday May 22nd at 10 am with the Canadian dates on sale May 26th. All U.S. concerts on WITNESS: The Tour are presented by Xfinity. Additional sponsors are Citi, Covergirl and Katy Perry Parfums. See below for itinerary. Additional international tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Katy is one of the most popular artists on the planet and her social media following is unrivaled,” comments Peter Intermaggio, SVP of Brand Marketing and Communications for Comcast. “Xfinity is proud to present ‘WITNESS: The Tour’ and we look forward to making a special collection of tour-related content available to millions of Xfinity TV customers, including Katy’s videos and music on Xfinity X1 that her fans are going to love.”

WITNESS: The Tour Presale Powered By Ticketmaster Verified Fan Runs Thursday, May 18th from 9 am – noon in the US and in Canada runs Tuesday, May 23rd from 10 am – 10 pm local time. Tickets for the tour will be available through registration using Ticketmaster Verified Fan, an easy to use, fan-first technology that helps artists combat bots and get tickets into the hands of fans. Registration is open now and continues until Tuesday, May 16th at 10 pm PT via katyperry.com.

Citi is the official U.S. credit card of WITNESS: The Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to U.S. pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday, May 18th at noon local time through Saturday, May 20th at 10 pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass program.

WITNESS: The Tour is Perry’s first run since the sold-out, 151-date Prismatic World Tour, which concluded in 2015 and was hailed by Rolling Stone as “a show to damage retinas and blow minds.”

Perry will also be a guest on the season finale of NBC’s Saturday Night Live on May 20th. Check local listings.

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9/7 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
9/9 – Montréal, QE @ Bell Centre
9/12 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
9/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
9/21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
9/25 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
9/29 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
10/2 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/3 – Uniondale, NY @ NYCB Live!: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10/8 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
10/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
10/16 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
10/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
10/22 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
10/24 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
11/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
11/14 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
11/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
11/26 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
11/28 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
11/29 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
12/1 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
12/2 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
12/4 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
12/6 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
12/9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
12/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
12/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
12/15 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
12/17 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
12/20 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
1/5 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
1/7 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
1/10 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
1/12 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
1/14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
1/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
1/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
1/31 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center
2/2 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center at Rose Quarter
2/3 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
2/5 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

Author: Buddy Iahn

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