Pop superstar Katy Perry announced today via a live appearance on Facebook that her California Dreams 2011 world tour is coming to North America this summer.  The North American leg of the tour sponsored by Schick® Quattro for Women® will start on June 7th in Atlanta, GA and will run through August 14th with two hometown shows in Katy’s hometown Santa Barbara, CA. (full schedule below).    To support her platinum-selling sophomore album Teenage Dream (EMI’s Capitol Records), Katy will kick off the California Dreams tour on February 20th in Lisbon, Portugal, traveling throughout Europe, the UK, Australia and Japan before hitting stateside in June.

Katy is planning on interacting with fans through social media networks throughout the California Dreams tour.   Using Facebook Places/Deals, fans will be able to check into the venues each night to receive special treats.  Fans 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 www.katyperry.com.  In addition, Katy has also partnered with I Love All Access to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages, including premium seats, meet and greets, photo ops, pre-show parties and more.   More information can be found at www.katyperry.com. As announced last week, Katy will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13th.   Six-time nominee, Katy is up for four awards this year including the coveted Album of the Year, along with Best Pop Album, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Teenage Dream” and “Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg.  Katy has also been nominated for two BRIT awards for International Album and International Female Solo Artist.  The BRIT awards will be handed out live on February 15th at the O2 Arena in London.

Teenage Dream was released in August, 2010 and has since sold 5 million copies world-wide.  The album’s first single, “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg was the biggest selling song of 2010 according to Soundscan with 4,398,212 tracks scanned.   After “California Gurls” spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Katy scored two follow-up No. 1’s, with “Teenage Dream” and her current single “Firework,” making her the first female artist in 11 years to score three Billboard #1 singles from the same album. Katy is gearing up to launch the album’s 4th single “E.T.” which will impact radio next month.  She will soon shoot the video with director Floria Sigismondi (Marilyn Manson, Bjork, David Bowie, Christina Aguilera, Muse, The White Stripes). Earlier this month, Katy won two People’s Choice Awards for “Favorite Female Artist” and “Favorite Online Sensation” — awards voted on by fans.  Katy won a People’s Choice Award in 2009 for “Best Pop Song” with her debut anthem “I Kissed A Girl.”   Over the course of her career, she has also won a BRIT Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, an NRJ Music Award, and two Teen Choice Awards, among other international honors. Over the past year, Katy has graced the cover of Rolling Stone, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Harpers’ Bazaar, Seventeen, Nylon and Lucky and currently appears on the cover of Maxim’s January issue.

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

Curious about what Katy is up to?

www.katyperry.com www.twitter.com/katyperry www.myspace.com/katyperry www.facebook.com/katyperry

-broke in the OC www.brokeintheOC.blogspot.com

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