Katy Perry to tour SA in July 2018

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In the wake of the North American tour’s stellar reviews and added concerts, Katy Perry announced this morning that she will be performing in South Africa for the very first time as part of her Witness: The Tour in 2018.

The North American Katy Perry tour has received great reviews:

USA Today called it “Eye-popping”, the New York Times said that “Ms. Perry was as confident and adept onstage as she’s ever been”, the Los Angeles Times called it “Enormous, colorful sets with eye-popping props, strong vocals that kept her at the front of top-40 live performers, and a presence now more refined than radicalized.”, the Boston Globe called it “Fast-paced and fun.” and Billboard said it was a “Colorful, sparkling spectacle.”

With Witness, Katy finds liberation, in the changes in her own life and in the world around her, delivering songs that inspire both thought and movement. The singles released thus far – the Platinum-certified “Chained to the Rhythm” featuring Skip Marley, and the singles, “Bon Appétit” featuring Migos and “Swish Swish” featuring Nicki Minaj – hint at the breadth of the musical and thematic elements found on Witness.

Witness: the Tour is an imaginative trip from outer-space to inner-space, from the planets to the bottom of our oceans, and a musical journey through Katy Perry’s biggest milestones and mega-hits right up to her latest album. The dramatically original staging means that there isn’t a bad seat in the house, when Katy brings out her band and dancers, along with all the bells and whistles.

This tour is Katy’s first run since the sold-out, 151-date Prismatic World Tour, which concluded in 2015 and was hailed by Rolling Stone as “a show to damage retinas and blow minds.” Sponsors include Katy Perry Parfums.

Katy made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys after signing to the label in 2007. She cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010). PRISM, her 2013 album, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide.

With the singles “Roar,” “Firework” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katy is the first female artist to earn three RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. In her 10 years with Capitol, she has racked up a cumulative 18+ billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 40+ million adjusted albums and 125+ million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter, and the first to surpass 100 million followers.

Here are the Katy Perry 2018 SA Tour Dates:

Katy Perry will visit Johannesburg on the 18th and the 20th of July 2018 at the Ticketpro Dome. Tickets go on sale at 9 AM on the 26th of January 2018 on the Big Concerts website. Tickets are priced between R575 and R1375.

Take note that ticket restrictions apply for the Golden Circle ticket buyers:

  • No Under 12’s allowed and no persons shorter than 1,2m are allowed.
  • Should you buy a ticket within the Golden Circle and fall within the above you will not be allowed access to the Golden Circle area. Big Concerts will not take responsibility to relocate or reseat you within a new area. You may be barred from entering the venue.

You can see itinerary on Katy Perry’s official website. This tour is brought to you by Big Concerts, 947, M-Net and Channel 24.

Watch this space for regular updates in the Music category on RWR.

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