On Jan. 15, Katy Perry finally unveiled North American dates for her upcoming 2014 Prismatic World Tour that begins this May. Previously the singer had confirmed spring dates for Europe, but now fans in the U.S. and Canada can look ahead to more than 40 upcoming shows, starting with the lead concert on June 22 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.
The Prismatic World Tour takes its name from Perry’s 2013 album “Prism.” The album’s lead single “Roar” has been certified Platinum four times over since its release in August, and it was the first track to end the twelve-week chart-topping reign of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” last summer. Her latest album has yet to match the success of 2010’s “Teenage Dream,” which was not only the first album by a female solo artist to earn five No. 1 singles, but also the second album to accomplish the feat since Michael Jackson’s “Bad” in 1988. In addition to “Roar,” Katy Perry’s new album launched the singles “Unconditionally” and “Dark Horse,” which just secured the No. 4 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week.
The upcoming Katy Perry tour dates will span a little over three months with concerts at dozens of major arenas, including New York’s Madison Square Garden (July 9), Toronto’s Air Canada Centre (July 18), Minneapolis’ Target Center (Aug. 22), Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center (Sept. 19), and Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena (Sept. 26), among many others. The North American tour will draw to a close on Oct. 10 following a performance at Houston’s Toyota Center. Throughout the tour, three opening acts—Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, and Tegan and Sara—will join Perry on different dates.
According to the tour press release, the Prismatic World Tour will feature a unique stage designed by Perry, and the singer is prepared to treat fans to a collection of old and new songs from her catalog. Her last headlining venture, the California Dreams Tour, was one of Pollstar’s top 25 North American tours in 2011, grossing more than $28 million. It featured an elaborate stage design, acrobatics, and costumes, all of which have now become characteristic of the extravagant performer.
Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour Dates
June 22 – PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C.
June 24 – Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
June 27 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.
June 28 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga.
June 30 – Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Fla.
July 2 – BB&T Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
July 3 – American Airlines Arena, Miami, Fla.
July 9 – Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
July 11 – Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.
July 15 – Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
July 16 – Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
July 18 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
July 22 – CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
July 24 – Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Aug. 1 – TD Garden, Boston, Mass.
Aug. 4 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
Aug. 7 – United Center, Chicago, Ill.
Aug. 10 – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Aug. 11 – The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich.
Aug. 13 – Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 14 – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Aug. 16 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky.
Aug. 17 – Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Mo.
Aug. 19 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.
Aug. 20 – Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb.
Aug. 22 – Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Aug. 23 – Fargodome, Fargo, N.D.
Aug. 26 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Aug. 28 – Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Aug. 29 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Aug. 31 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Sept. 9 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, B.C.
Sept. 12 – Moda Center, Portland, Ore.
Sept. 13 – Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash.
Sept. 16 – Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.
Sept. 19 – STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
Sept. 22 – SAP Center, San Jose, Calif.
Sept. 25 – Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Ariz.
Sept. 26 – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.
Sept. 29 – EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Sept. 30 – Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo.
Oct. 2 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Oct. 5 – FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn.
Oct. 6 – BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.
Oct. 8 – New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, La.
Oct. 10 – Toyota Center, Houston, Texas