Katy Perry is going down under again, giving her Australian fans new opportunities to catch her live, as a part of her Witness: The Tour concert series. The event is still a year away, with Perry planning the Australian tour for next summer, but the early announcement gives fans time to plan for the 2018 summer concert.
Katy Perry Adds Australia To Her Witness: The Tour Schedule
Earlier this week, Perry hinted at a possible concert tour, while making a guest appearance on an Australian radio station. As Just Jared, Jr. reports, that announcement has gone from a tease to an official announcement, revealing that Katy has aligned with sponsor Myer, a Sydney department store chain, for the tour.
Perry will kick off the Australian leg of her Witness: The Tour series on June 30, 2018, in Sydney.
The official announcement came down just as Katy was set to perform a concert at the Sydney Opera House. Following that concert, Perry visited with fans, signing autographs and posing for selfies.
Prior to Ms. Perry’s Sydney Opera House concert, she teased the event on Twitter, sharing her love of Australian cuisine and her wry sense of humor.
“Also don’t be shy, bring me a meat pie (it’s my personal AUS goal to try as many as I can during my short visit),” tweeted Katy Perry.
Witness: The Tour Concert Dates Bring Katy Perry Down Under
The concert dates for Katy’s 2018 visit to Australia are as follows:
July 24 – Perth Arena
July 30 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Aug. 2 & 3 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Aug. 8 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Aug. 13 & 14 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
This will be Katy’s first return to Australia, since her 2014 Prismatic World Tour, which boasted 350,000 ticket sales, making it the biggest tour of the year, according to Billboard. For that tour, Perry enlisted promoter Paul Dainty, and at the time of the Prismatic Tour, Dainty predicted that Katy could have sold out an additional 12 dates in Australia.
Mr. Dainty adds that Perry’s 2014 tour had 23 dates in Australia alone. He says Katy is very popular in the country and feels confident that her Witness Tour will be just as successful, if not more so.
Katy Perry has debuted two singles in the top spot on Australian music charts and Prism and Teenage Dream have also soared to the number one spot on the country’s album charts. Witness fell just short, peaking at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
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