Katy Perry Launches First World Tour

katy-perry.jpgGlobal No.1 Breaththrough New Artist Headlining 50 Cities January Through May 2009 





(NEW YORK, NY November 10, 2008) –   The undisputed ruling "It Girl" of 2008, Capitol Records breakthrough artist KATY PERRY, will take her act on the road in early 2009, in her first international headline tour in the wake of the global success of her debut album, ONE OF THE BOYS. Tickets will go on sale November 14/15.

Katy is playing in a variety of large clubs and small theatres. Her itinerary will take her to the stages of such classic venues as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Irving Plaza in New York City, The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, Canada and The Elyseé Montmartre in Paris, France, hitting fifty cities around the world between the tour’s Jan. 23rd kick-off in Seattle, and an early May wrap-up show in her Santa Barbara hometown.  Joining Katy on the road will be Alphabeat on all North American dates and Warped Tour alumni 3 OH 3! for all European dates.

Currently, Katy’s second single, the irrepressible "Hot N Cold," is her second international hit: aside from Top 10 entries in the US, Australia, Canada (where it claims the No. 1 slot) and the U.K, it is a bulleted Top 5 smash on Billboard’s Hot 100 pop chart, and No. 1 most listened to record on American Top 40. The video has become the No. 2 most viewed video premiere of all time on MySpace and the track’s U.S. radio success has sent the RIAA gold-certified ONE OF THE BOYS bulleting back into the Top 20 of the national Billboard Top 200 album chart, in its fifth month of release.

Katy is fresh off of a scene-stealing performance at the MTV Latin America "Los Premios Awards," and hosting and performing at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool where she picked up the award for "Best New Act". Previously, Katy spent two solid months on Stateside tour with Vans Warped Tour in the summer of 2008 – a scene described by one Midwestern reviewer as comparable to the running of the bulls in Pamplona "…minus the bulls, or the quaint Basque scenery"  marking her as a solid live performer.

Meanwhile, Katy’s career displayed the same unstoppable forward momentum, as her first single, "I Kissed a Girl," took up an astonishing seven-week residency at No. 1, equaling a Capitol label record set by The Beatles. The song was the 1,000th American No. 1 hit of the rock era, amassing over 2 million domestic paid downloads, and now approaching 6 million in global single sales. In addition, the song was No. 1 nationally in 15 countries, including the U.K., Canada, Germany, Sweden, and Australia as well as a No. 1 iTunes download in over a dozen countries, and a No. 1 airplay smash in 20 territories.

Along the way, as ONE OF THE BOYS made its Top 10 Billboard album chart debut, critics and fans alike commented on the cultural zeitgeist so effortlessly captured by Katy in her songs and video clips, including the underground Youtube and Myspace smash, "Ur So Gay," and the five times MTV Video Music Award nominee "I Kissed a Girl."

Jan 23          Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
Jan 25          Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Jan 26          Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Jan 28          San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Jan 29          Sacramento, CA @ Empire Events Centre
Jan 31          Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
Feb 2           Tuscon, AZ @ University of Arizona
Feb 3           Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Feb 5           San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Feb 22          Stockholm @ Nalan
Feb 23          Copenhagen @ Vega
Feb 25          Manchester @ Academy
Feb 26          London @ Koko
Feb 27          London @ Koko
Mar 1           Amsterdam @ Melkweg the Max
Mar 2           Paris @ Elysee Montmarte
Mar 4           Munich @ Kesselhaus
Mar 5           Frankfurt @ Batschkapp
Mar 6           Hamburg @ Grynspan
Mar 7           Brussels @ Ancienne Belgique
Mar 20          Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Mar 21          Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Mar 23          Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont
Mar 24          Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Mar 26          Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Mar 27          Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargos
Mar 28          Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Mar 30          Toronto, ONT @ Kool Haus
Apr 5           Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Apr 7           New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Apr 10          Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Apr 11          Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Apr 14          Nashville, TN @ Cannery
Apr 15          Atlanta, GA @ CenterStage
Apr 27          Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Apr 28          St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing

For more on Katy Perry including photos, streaming video, and Katy’s blog, visit her official website www.katyperry.com or MySpace page www.myspace.com/katyperry.

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