By Shannon Carlin
You’re going to hear Katy Perry roar this summer when she kicks off her new tour, the first behind her latest album Prism.
The 46-city trek kicks off on June 22 in Raleigh, North Carolina, making stops along the way in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Houston, TX.
Perry announced the tour this afternoon (Jan. 15) with a short clip featuring a few of her North American fans explaining why the “California Gurl” singer needs to come to their city.
“THE PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR is coming to light up some of my favorite North American cities this summer, as well as some new cities that you introduced me to through your video requests,” Katy said in a statement.
Openers for the 4-month trek include Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara. Perry previously performed with Musgraves and Tegan and Sara at last year’s We Can Survive benefit concert, thrown by Radio.com and our L.A. station AMP Radio 97.1 to raise money for the Young Survival Coalition, an organization supporting young women battling breast cancer.
No date has been officially announced as of yet for the general on sale, but fans will get an opportunity to buy theirs early via Facebook on January 23. Katy has teamed up with Tickets-for-Charity, donating a $1 from each ticket sold for the North American leg to UNICEF.
This is not only Perry’s first your behind her new album, but her first time back on the road since 2011’s California Dreams wold tour, which pulled in $60 million in ticket sales.
Before Perry hits the road in June, fans will be able to see her perform at this year’s GRAMMYs — airing Jan. 26 on CBS — where she’ll be joined by other acts including Lorde, Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons, Robin Thicke, Pink with Nate Ruess from fun. and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr performing for the first time together since 2009. Her song “Roar,” co-written with Bonnie McKee, is up for Song of the Year.
Check out the full list of tour dates below.
Katy Perry’s Prismatic North American Tour
06/22 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena *
06/24 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center *
06/27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena *
06/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena *
06/30 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum *
07/2 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center *
07/3 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena *
07/9 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
07/11 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center *
07/15 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
07/16 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre *
07/18 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre *
07/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center *
07/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center *
08/1 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden *
08/4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center *
08/7 – Chicago, IL @ United Center *
08/10 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena ^
08/11 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills ^
08/13 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena ^
08/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena ^
08/16 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center ^
08/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center ^
08/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center ^
08/20 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena ^
08/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center ^
08/23 – Fargo, ND @ FARGODOME ^
08/26 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre ^
08/28 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre ^
08/29 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome ^
08/31 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place ^
09/9 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena #
09/12 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center #
09/13 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome #
09/16 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center #
09/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center #
09/22 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center #
09/25 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena #
09/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena #
09/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ EnergySolutions Arena #
09/30 – Denver, CO 2 Pepsi Center #
10/2 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center #
10/5 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum #
10/6 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center #
10/8 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena #
10/10 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center ~
*With Capital Cities
^ With Kasey Musgraves
# With Tegan and Sara