TEG DAINTY announced today that Myer will present global pop superstar KATY PERRY’s WITNESS: The Tour, which will come to Australia next July and August in support of her new album Witness.
WITNESS: The Tour will kick off in Perth on Tuesday 24 July and will play dates in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
WITNESS: The Tour National Dates:
PERTH – Tuesday 24 July at Perth Arena
ADELAIDE – Monday 30 July at Adelaide Entertainment Centre,
MELBOURNE – Thursday 2 & Friday 3 August at Rod Laver Arena
BRISBANE – Wednesday 8 August at Brisbane Entertainment Centre
SYDNEY – Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 August at Qudos Bank Arena
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 19 July
Paul Dainty, President and CEO of TEG DAINTY promoted Katy’s 2014 Australian tour and said today, “The response we received from the 2014 tour was phenomenal with Katy performing a staggering 23 shows across the country. Katy is one of the most powerful entertainers in the world and I am delighted to be promoting her 2018 Australian tour.”
Myer Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Richard Umbers, said today, “Myer is thrilled to be the principle and naming rights partner of Katy Perry’s National WITNESS Tour. Katy is one of the most exciting and engaging global stars and we are so excited to be partnering with her to create a unique experience for Myer customers.”
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, “Bon Appétit” featuring Migos and the new single “Swish Swish” featuring Nicki Minaj – hint at the breadth of the musical and thematic elements found on Witness.
“Bon Appétit” is officially Katy’s fastest viewed music video of all time with 14.2 million views in the first 24 hours and has now exceeded 190 million! “Bon Appétit”, which features Atlanta-based hip-hop trio Migos, was co-written by Katy, Max Martin, Shellback, Oscar Holter, Ferras Alqaisi and Migos. “Bon Appétit” was #1 Most Added at Australian Radio in its first week.
In Australia, Katy has enjoyed 4 x No. 1 singles and 12 x top 5 singles. Her singles have achieved 60 x Platinum status in Australia with an additional 2 x Gold singles.
Katy made her EMI Music 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 “Firework” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katy is the first female artist to earn two 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.
WITNESS: The Tour is Katy’s first run since the sold-out, 151-date Prismatic World Tour, which was hailed by Rolling Stone as “a show to damage retinas and blow minds.” Katy played a staggering 23 shows across Australia in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on the Australian leg of the tour.