Katy Perry set to perform in South Africa for the first time

International pop star, Katy Perry has announced that she will be performing in South Africa for the very first time as part of her WITNESS: The Tour.

This comes after the North American tour’s stellar reviews as well as an added concert.

The South African tour is produced by Big Concerts and Katy Perry will perform in Johannesburg on 18 and 20 July at Ticketpro Dome.

Photo: Rony Alwin.

The North American leg, which began in September, has received first-rate reviews:

“Eye-popping” – USA Today

“Ms Perry was as confident and adept onstage as she’s ever been” – The New York Times

“Enormous, colourful 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” – Los Angeles Times

“Fast-paced and fun” – Boston Globe

“Katy Perry’s Witness Tour looks are out of this world” – InStyle

“Colourful, sparkling spectacle” – Billboard

“As concert productions go, Perry’s is the definition of top-notch and an Instagram dream: A highly choreographed, sensory overloaded assault that sparkles, swings, struts, and even flies.” – Variety

 

Photo: Rony Alwin.

WITNESS: the Tour is an imaginative trip from outer-space to inner-space, from the planets to the bottom of the 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.

Photo: Kevin Mazur.

Katy Perry 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, she 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.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, 26 January, at 9 am from www.bigconcerts.co.za.

Discovery Cardholders get an exclusive 48-hour presale from today, 24 January. Visit www.discovery.co.za for more information.

 

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