With Capital Cities in tow, the pop star will play Honda Center in Staples Center in September.
Last year, Katy Perry insisted on playing only one official headlining concert in North America, a benefit show in October at the Hollywood Bowl with fellow female artists she admires or has befriended, including Tegan and Sara, Kacey Musgraves, Ellie Goulding and Sara Bareilles.
This year, however, she will perform quite a bit more to promote her third album, Prism.
As revealed Wednesday, Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, launching June 22 from Raleigh, N.C., will stop in 46 cities coast to coast. It arrives locally for two dates as fall arrives, including Sept. 16 at Honda Center in Anaheim and Sept. 19 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Note how much space there is between those gigs for additional performances.)
After a Southwest swings that culminates in her return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 26, the songwriter-turned-entertainer wraps her latest outing with dates across the Midwest in mid-October, shortly before she turns 30.
At other stops, T&S and Musgraves are opening, but the party favors for her Southern California stops will be Capital Cities.
The tour, she says in a press statement, “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. This colorful show will bring you all the songs you know as well as ones from my new album, Prism. I’m so excited that I got to hand-select some of my favorite artists to join me on this journey – I know you’ll love Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara as much as I do.”
No general on-sale date for tickets to see the 11-time Grammy nominee has been announced, though prices are up: $29.50-$154.50 for Anaheim, $29.50-$150.50 for L.A. Citi card-holders get first crack, starting Jan. 21, while select followers of her Facebook pagewill get pre-sale access as of Jan. 23.
Presumably, then, the California dates would become widely available on Jan. 24 or 25.