15 May 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Today, Katy Perry announced on her socials the June 9 release of her new album, Witness on Capitol Records / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, and an extensive arena tour. With Witness, Katy 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, will kick off on September 7 in Columbus, OH and will include two New York City shows, an evening at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and three dates in Canada – September 9 at Bell Centre in Montréal, September 12 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, and February 5, 2018 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Tickets for the U.S. dates go on sale to the general public on Monday May 22, with the Canadian dates on sale May 26. WITNESS: The Tour Presale Powered By Ticketmaster Verified Fan Runs Thursday, May 18, from 9am – 12pm in the U.S. and in Canada runs Tuesday, May 23, from 10am – 10pm local time.
WITNESS: The Tour is Katy’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.”
Katy, who will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on the May 20 season finale, made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys after signing to the label in 2007. She cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010). PRISM, her 2013 album, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. With the singles “Firework” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katy is the first female artist to earn two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. In her 10 years with Capitol, she has racked up a cumulative 18+ billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 40+ million adjusted albums and 125+ million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter.
Katy Perry’s WITNESS: The Tour – Canadian Dates:
9/9 – Montréal, QE @ Bell Centre
9/12 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
2/5 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena