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Katy Perry announces summer 'California Dreams' tour during live Facebook chat; L.A. date in August

Katy perry Katy Perry’s much-hyped Facebook announcement is what was expected: She's gearing up to hit the road this summer.

The multiple Grammy nominee took to “Facebook Live,” the official streaming channel for the social network site, at their Palo Alto headquarters to announce her upcoming “California Dreams 2011” world tour Wednesday afternoon.

For openers, Perry said she will be joined by Robyn as well as Marina and the Diamonds on select dates in the U.S., and Yelle and Calvin Harris will support her on the U.K. leg of the trek, which will draw on material from her hit-filled sophomore disc, "Teenage Dream."

“It’s going to be super girl power. If you come to the tour, you’ll probably start menstruating,” she joked on the webcast. “It’s going to be amazing. I really believe in this tour.”

The 41-city North American leg of the tour launches Jun. 7 in Atlanta and wraps in August with a pair of dates in Perry’s hometown, Santa Barbara.

She said she plans on interacting with fans through social media networks throughout the tour. Using Facebook Places/Deals, fans will be able to check into the venues each night in a bid to score meet-and-greet access to the singer.  They will also be able to submit their own photos of the show via Twitter, which will be incorporated into the live show and also live on her website. 

Her tour will make a stop in Los Angeles on Aug. 5 when she will play the Nokia Theatre in L.A. Live. Presale tickets for the show go on sale on Friday with information on her website.

Check out the dates after the jump.

June 7— Atlanta, Arena at Gwinnett Center
June 9 — Orlando, UCF Arena
June 10 — Tampa, St. Pete Times Forum
June 11 — Ft. Lauderdale, Bank Atlantic Center
June 14 — Raleigh, RBC Center
June 15 — Columbia, Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 17 — Uniondale, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 18 — Boston, TD Garden
June 19 — Newark, Prudential Center
June 22 — Uncasville, Mohegan Sun Arena
June 23 — Pittsburgh, Petersen Events Center
June 24 — Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
June 28 — Detroit, Palace of Auburn Hills
June 30 — Toronto, Air Canada Centre
July 2 — Montreal, Bell Centre
July 3 — Ottawa, ScotiaBank Place
July 5 — Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena
July 7 — Milwaukee, Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee Summerfest
July 8 — Chicago, Allstate Arena
July 9 — St. Paul, Xcel Energy Center
July 13 — Regina, Brandt Centre
July 14 — Winnipeg, MTS Centre
July 16 — Calgary, Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary Stampede
July 17 — Edmonton, Rexall Place
July 19 — Vancouver, Rogers Arena
July 20 — Seattle, KeyArena at Seattle Center
July 22 — Portland, Rose Garden Arena
July 23 — Boise, Taco Bell Arena
July 25 — Salt Lake City, Energy Solutions Arena
July 26 — Denver, 1stBank Center
July 28 — Dallas, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 29 — Houston, Toyota Center
July 30 — Austin, Frank Erwin Center
Aug. 3 — Phoenix, Comerica Theatre
Aug. 5 — Los Angeles, Nokia Theatre, LA Live
Aug. 12 — San Jose, HP Pavilion
Aug. 13 & 14 — Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Bowl

— Gerrick D. Kennedy

Photo: Katy Perry. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / LA Times

Comments () | Archives (4)

Good Article!!! Can Facebook places really beat Foursquare? I see some sites like http://WorkplaceTalk.com people can use to share office gossip anonymously that are already built on top of facebook places. The advantage facebook has compared to other sites is Huge Huge user base.. Time will only tell who wins!!!

I think katy is nice looking and she's cool.. I was on a website the other day and met a Japanese girl with the same features and hot looks..Yeah the site was nice and it was called JapaneseFriendFinder.Com there were a ton of babes there but what stuck out was I thought one girl on there looked like a Japanese katy perry :)

Katy Perry, simply awesome, God bless her! She'll never know how much the troops appreciate what she’s doing. We’re waiting for u Katy in France! Bienvenue :-) !

It's apparently the biggest event in all of summer events this 2011 here in Denver. My daughter seems very happy that Katy Perry is coming here in Denver this July 26 - my daughter loves her so much!


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