Katy Perry Announces 'California Dreams' Tour & Chicago Show

Katy Perry Announces ‘California Dreams’ Tour & Chicago Show

Katy Perry announced the dates for the North American leg of her California Dreams 2011 world tour yesterday afternoon via a Facebook live chat, according to Billboard.com. The pop princess will kick off the U.S. and Canadian 38-city tour in Atlanta on June 7th.  She'll make a stop at the Allstate Arena Friday, July 8th. Pre-sale tickets go on sale this Friday (Jan. 21), while general on-sale tickets will be released a week later. Swedish pop singer Robyn and Welsh singer-songwriter Marina and the Diamonds will open for Perry during the North American leg. Perry's album "Teenage Dream" is up for the Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards. Her catchy (annoyingly catchy, I must say) singles "California Gurls," "Teenage Dream," and "Firework" have propelled the album to the nomination.  All three hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 Billboard, and a fourth is on the way - "E.T." is expected to hit the radio in February. She'll be performing  along with other best album nominees Eminem, Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire.

Here's the full tour schedule (North American dates):

June 7: Atlanta, Ga. (Arena at Gwinnett Center) June 9: Orlando, Fla. (UCF Arena) June 10: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum) June 11: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Bank Atlantic Center) June 14: Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Center) June 15: Columbia, Md. (Merriweather Post Pavilion) June 17: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum) June 18: Boston, Mass. (TD Garden) June 19: Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center) June 22: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena) June 23: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Events Center) June 24: Philadelphia, Pa (Wells Fargo Center) June 28: Detroit, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills) June 30: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre) July 2: Montreal, Quebec (Bell Centre) July 3: Ottawa, Ontario (ScotiaBank Place) July 5: Cleveland, Ohio (Quicken Loans Arena) *July 7: Milwaukee, Wis. (Marcus Amphitheater - Milwaukee Summerfest) *July 8: Chicago, Ill. (Allstate Arena) July 9: St. Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center) July 13: Regina, Saskatchewan (Brandt Centre) July 14: Winnipeg, Manitoba (MTS Centre) July 16: Calgary, Alberta (Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary Stampede) July 17: Edmonton, Alberta (Rexall Place) July 19: Vancouver, British Columbia (Rogers Arena) July 20: Seattle, Wa. (KeyArena at Seattle Center) July 22: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden Arena) July 23: Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena) July 25: Salt Lake City, Utah (Energy Solutions Arena) July 26: Denver, Co. (1stBank Center) July 28: Dallas, Texas (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie) July 29: Houston, Texas (Toyota Center) July 30: Austin, Texas (Frank Erwin Center) Aug. 3: Phoenix, Ariz. (Comerica Theatre) Aug. 5: Los Angeles, Calif. (Nokia Theatre LA Live) Aug. 12: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion) Aug. 13: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl) Aug. 14: Santa Barbara, Calif.  (Santa Barbara Bowl)  
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