Katy Perry not only has revealed that she is going to be traveling all over the U.S. and Canada this summer, but she’s also going to be taking with her two of our friends! Robyn and Marina & The Diamonds will be joining Mrs. Russell Brand on her “California Dreams” North American tour, which kicks off June 7th in Atlanta and wraps up August 14th with a 2-night stint in Katy’s hometown of Santa Barbara.
Perry is doing some really cool things with Facebook and Twitter to make the experience truly interactive, plus she’s offering meet-and-greets and other cool packages.
Check it all out – including cities, dates and venues – after the jump!!!!
For Immediate Release
KATY PERRY ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN DATES FOR HER CALIFORNIA DREAMS WORLD TOUR SPONSORED
BY SCHICK® QUATTRO FOR WOMEN®
The 41-City Trek Begins On June 7th In Atlanta, GA And Finishes On Aug. 14th With A 2-Night Stint In Katy’s Hometown Santa Barbara, CA
Katy Will Perform At The Grammy Awards On Feb. 13th
She Is Nominated For Four Awards Including Album Of The Year
Katy Is Nominated For Two BRIT Awards Including International Album And International Female Solo Artist
(New York, NY – January 19, 2011) — Pop superstar Katy Perry announced today via a live appearance on Facebook that her California Dreams 2011 world tour is coming to North America this summer. The North American leg of the tour sponsored by Schick® Quattro for Women® will start on June 7th in Atlanta, GA and will run through August 14th with two hometown shows in Katy’s hometown Santa Barbara, CA. (full schedule below). To support her platinum-selling sophomore album Teenage Dream (EMI’s Capitol Records), Katy will kick off the California Dreams tour on February 20th in Lisbon, Portugal, traveling throughout Europe, the UK, Australia and Japan before hitting stateside in June.
Katy is planning on interacting with fans through social media networks throughout the California Dreams tour. Using Facebook Places/Deals, fans will be able to check in to the venues each night to receive special treats. Fans’ will also be able to submit their own photos of the show via Twitter which will be incorporated into the live show and also live on katyperry.com. In addition, Katy has also partnered with I Love All Access to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages, including premium seats, meet and greets, photo ops, pre-show parties and more. More information can be found at http://www.katyperry.com.
As announced last week, Katy will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13th. Six-time nominee, Katy is up for four awards this year including the coveted Album of the Year, along with Best Pop Album, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Teenage Dream” and “Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg. Katy has also been nominated for two BRIT awards for International Album and International Female Solo Artist. The BRIT awards will be handed out live on February 15th at the O2 Arena in London.
Teenage Dream was released in August, 2010 and has since sold 5 million copies world-wide. The album’s first single, “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg was the biggest selling song of 2010 according to Soundscan with 4,398,212 tracks scanned. After “California Gurls” spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Katy scored two follow-up No. 1’s, with “Teenage Dream” and her current single “Firework,” making her the first female artist in 11 years to score three Billboard #1 singles from the same album.
Katy is gearing up to launch the album’s 4th single “E.T.” which will impact radio next month. She will soon shoot the video with director Floria Sigismondi (Marilyn Manson, Bjork, David Bowie, Christina Aguilera, Muse, The White Stripes).
Earlier this month, Katy won two People’s Choice Awards for “Favorite Female Artist” and “Favorite Online Sensation” — awards voted on by fans. Katy won a People’s Choice Award in 2009 for “Best Pop Song” with her debut anthem “I Kissed A Girl.” Over the course of her career, she has also won a BRIT Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, an NRJ Music Award, and two Teen Choice Awards, among other international honors.
Over the past year, Katy has graced the cover of Rolling Stone, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Harpers’ Bazaar, Seventeen, Nylon and Lucky and currently appears on the cover of Maxim’s January issue.
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California Dreams Tour Dates
June 7 Atlanta, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
June 9 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
June 10 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
June 11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
June 14 Raleigh, NC RBC Center
June 15 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 17 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 18 Boston, MA TD Garden
June 19 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
June 22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
June 23 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
June 24 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
June 28 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
June 30 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
July 2 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
July 3 Ottawa, ONT ScotiaBank Place
July 5 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
July 7 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee Summerfest
July 8 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
July 9 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
July 13 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
July 14 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
July 16 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary Stampede
July 17 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
July 19 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
July 20 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
July 22 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
July 23 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
July 25 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
July 26 Denver, CO 1stBank Center
July 28 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 29 Houston, TX Toyota Center
July 30 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
August 3 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
August 5 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre LA Live
August 12 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
August 13 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
August 14 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl