Katy Perry Announces Additional Dates on the Hottest Tour of the Summer

Pop superstar Katy Perry has announced a series of brand-new U.S. dates on her California Dreams 2011 World Tour sponsored by Shick Quattro for Women ®. The new shows commence on September 7 following on the heels of the summer North American leg of the tour, which kicks off Stateside on June 7th in Atlanta and runs through August 14th with two shows in Katy’s Santa Barbara hometown. Katy just wrapped sold-out dates in the U.K. before heading to sold-out shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan in May. North American dates feature a rotating group of exciting openers, including Robyn, Janelle Monáe, and Marina & The Diamonds. DJ Skeet Skeet performs on all dates.

Throughout the California Dreams Tour, Katy has been interacting with fans through social media networks. Concertgoers have been able to check in to venues using Facebook Places and Deals to receive special treats, as well as submit their Tweets via the “Tweet-to-Screen,” powered by social curation start-up Mass Relevance — giant on-stage screens that welcome fans to each show and display live fan photos and tweets (via dedicated show hashtags), giving everyone in the audience the chance to share their thoughts, excitement, and anticipation before Katy hits the stage. A mini-version of the “Tweet-to-Screen” will also appear on Katy’s tour diary (http://www.katyperry.com/tour-diary) to allow any fan anywhere in the world to participate in the excitement.

In addition, Katy has partnered with Tickets-for-Charity to offer special access to some of the best seats in the house on the California Dreams Tour. A portion of the proceeds from each purchase will benefit three charities that Katy has selected: Generosity Water, The Humane Society of the United States, and the Children’s Health Fund. To date, her fans have raised over $100,000 in charitable donations. A limited number of premium seats benefiting these great causes are available now for select tour dates on www.ticketsforcharity.com. Katy is also inviting local Red Cross representatives to her UK shows to collect donations and is donating the proceeds from a light wand sold at the shows to the Red Cross, raising over $20,000 to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

In other Katy news, “E.T.,” the fourth single off Katy’s Grammy-nominated album Teenage Dream, today ascends to the top position on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, becoming just the third album in the 18-year history of the chart to yield a quartet of No. 1s. The song follows “California Gurls,” featuring Snoop Dogg, the title cut and “Firework” to the top of the Nielsen BDS-based mainstream top 40 radio airplay ranking. (When “E.T.” ascended to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, where it has reigned the past three weeks, “Teenage Dream” similarly became only the ninth album to produce four No. 1s in the chart’s 52-year archives). The epic sci-fi music video for “E.T.,” directed by Floria Sigismondi and featuring Kanye West, premiered two weeks ago and has over 24 million views: http://www.vevo.com/watch/katy-perry/et/USCA31100006.

California Dreams Tour Dates

June 7               Atlanta, GA                   Arena at Gwinnett Center w/ Robyn

June 9               Orlando, FL                   UCF Arena w/ Robyn

June 10             Tampa, FL                     St. Pete Times Forum w/ Robyn

June 11             Ft. Lauderdale, FL          Bank Atlantic Center w/ Robyn

June 14             Raleigh, NC                   RBC Center w/ Robyn

June 15             Columbia, MD                Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Robyn

June 17             Uniondale, NY               Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum w/ Robyn

June 18             Boston, MA                   TD Garden w/ Robyn

June 19             Newark, NJ                    Prudential Center w/ Robyn

June 22             Uncasville, CT                Mohegan Sun Arena w/ Marina & The Diamonds

June 23             Pittsburgh, PA               Petersen Events Center w/ Marina & The Diamonds

June 24             Philadelphia, PA            Wells Fargo Center w/ Marina & The Diamonds

June 28             Detroit, MI                     Palace of Auburn Hills w/ Marina & The Diamonds

June 29             Toronto, ONT                 Air Canada Centre w/ Marina & The Diamonds

June 30             Toronto, ONT                 Air Canada Centre w/ Marina & The Diamonds

July 2                Montreal, QC                 Bell Centre w/ Marina & The Diamonds

July 3                Ottawa, ONT                 ScotiaBank Place w/ Marina & The Diamonds

July 5                Cleveland, OH                Quicken Loans Arena w/ Marina & The Diamonds

July 7                Milwaukee, WI               Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee Summerfest w/ Marina & The Diamonds

July 8                Chicago, IL                    Allstate Arena w/ Marina & The Diamonds

July 9                St. Paul, MN                 Xcel Energy Center w/ Marina & The Diamonds

July 13              Regina, SK                    Brandt Centre w/ Janelle Monae

July 14              Winnipeg, MB                MTS Centre w/ Janelle Monae

July 16              Calgary, AB                   Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary Stampede w/ Janelle Monae

July 17              Edmonton, AB               Rexall Place w/ Janelle Monae

July 19              Vancouver, BC               Rogers Arena

July 20              Seattle, WA                  KeyArena at Seattle Center

July 22              Portland, OR                 Rose Garden Arena w/ Robyn

July 23              Boise, ID                       Taco Bell Arena w/ Robyn

July 25              Salt Lake City, UT          Energy Solutions Arena w/ Robyn

July 26              Denver, CO                    1stBank Center w/ Robyn

July 28              Dallas, TX                      Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie w/ Robyn

July 29              Houston, TX                   Toyota Center w/ Robyn

July 30              Austin, TX                     Frank Erwin Center w/ Robyn

August 3           Phoenix, AZ                  Comerica Theatre w/ Robyn

August 5           Los Angeles, CA            Nokia Theatre LA Live w/ Robyn

August 6           Los Angeles, CA            Nokia Theatre LA Live w/ Robyn

August 7           Los Angeles, CA            Nokia Theatre LA Live w/ Robyn

August 9           San Diego, CA               Valley View Casino Center

August 12         San Jose, CA                HP Pavilion

August 13         Santa Barbara, CA         Santa Barbara Bowl

August 14         Santa Barbara, CA         Santa Barbara Bowl

August 17         Kansas City, MO           Sprint Center

August 19         Nashville, TN                 Bridgestone Arena w/ Janelle Monae

August 20         St. Louis, MO                Scottrade Center w/ Janelle Monae

September 7    San Antonio, TX          AT&T Center w/ Janelle Monae

September 8    New Orleans, LA          New Orleans Arena w/ Janelle Monae
September 10  Louisville, KY               KFC Yum! Arena w/ Janelle Monae

September 11  Grand Rapids, MI         Van Andel Arena w/ Janelle Monae

September 13  Columbus, OH              Schottenstein Arena w/ Janelle Monae

September 14  Indianapolis, IN           Conseco Fieldhouse w/ Janelle Monae

September 16  Omaha, NE                  Qwest Center w/ Janelle Monae

September 17  Tulsa, OK                     BOK Center w/ Janelle Monae


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