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Katy Perry announces new album and tour

(Photo: Getty Images, Rich Fury)
(Photo: Getty Images, Rich Fury)

In February, Katy Perry released a video that established her as a new voice in the world of socially conscious pop that makes you feel good about hanging out with your friends but also reminds you that watching the news is a good way to stay informed about important issues, and now she has announced a brand new album to go along with her newly political-ish identity. The album—Perry’s fourth—is called Witness, and a press release (via Variety) says the album finds Perry “[reflecting] on the changes in her own life and in the world around her, delivering songs that both challenge and inspire.” She probably won’t be literally singing protest songs about Donald Trump, but Perry’s gotta take this revolution thing slowly if she doesn’t want to scare her fans off.


Along with Witness, Perry has announced a lengthy tour to support the album that stretches into February of next year, with Variety noting that each ticket to one of the shows on the tour will include a copy of the album. Plus, $1 of every ticket sale will be donated to the Boys And Girls Clubs Of America. The full list of dates is below, along with previously release single “Chained To The Rhythm.”

Katy Perry Witness Tour 2017-2018

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