Katy Perry Announces New Album ‘Witness’ and North American Arena Tour

 

Katy Perry will release her new album Witness on June 9 via Capitol Records. She also announced an extensive North American Arena Tour. Presented by Xfinity, it kicks off September 7 at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH. The run will include two New York City shows – October 2 at Madison Square Garden and October 11 at Barclays Center – plus an evening at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on November 7 and a December 20 concert at American Airlines Arena in Miami. The tour will resume on January 5, 2018 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

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.

Katy 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.
 
Jim Clark, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America said, “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. 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 22, at 10 AM with the Canadian dates on sale May 26. 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 or visit http://katyperry.com. 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,” said 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 18, from 9 AM – 12 PM in the US and in Canada runs Tuesday, May 23, 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 16, at 10 PM PT. For more information and to register, visit 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 18, at 12 PM local time through Saturday, May 20, at 10 PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
“Having just launched a new national advertising campaign with Katy, we’re thrilled to extend our relationship to encompass the upcoming Witness Tour,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer Chief Marketing Officer, Citi. “Citi cardmembers will have exclusive access to pre-sale tickets for what promises to be one of the biggest and most memorable tours of the year.”
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