Katy Perry Announces Album Name and Tour Dates Amid ‘American Idol’ Revival Talks
Katy Perry is gearing up for her busiest year yet!
The “Bon Appétit” singer announced big plans revolving her upcoming album — titled Witness — Monday (May 15, 2017). Not only will the record drop June 9, but Perry will support her fifth studio album with an arena tour starting this fall.
Starting in September, Perry will travel across the United States and parts of Canada. Dates for the American leg of Witness: The Tour will go on sale May 22 at 10 a.m. Each ticket purchase also includes a pre-order for Perry’s new album.
Dates for other parts of the world have yet to be announced.
The announcement comes amid news that Perry is in talks to judge the upcoming American Idol revival on ABC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network is vying to add the “Chained to the Rhythm” songstress to its roster after Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson signed on to appear on NBC’s The Voice.
Should Perry accept the TV gig, the length of her would tour could be affected as ABC is looking to premiere American Idol in early 2018. So far, she is slated to be on the road until early February.
See complete tour dates — below.
September 7 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
September 9 – Montréal, QE @ Bell Centre
September 12 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
September 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
September 21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
September 25 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
September 29 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
October 2 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
October 3 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 8 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
October 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
October 15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
October 16 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
October 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
October 22 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
October 24 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
November 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
November 14 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
November 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
November 26 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
November 28 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
November 29 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
December 1 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
December 2 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
December 4 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
December 6 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
December 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
December 10 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
December 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
December 15 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
December 17 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
December 20 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
January 5 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
January 7 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
January 10 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
January 12 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
January 14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
January 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
January 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
January 31 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center
February 2 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center at Rose Quarter
February 3 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
February 5 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena