OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2011) -
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
SCOTIABANK PLACE – OTTAWA
Doors: 6:30 p.m. Showtime: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets on sale Friday, Jan. 28 @ 10 a.m.
Order online at www.capitaltickets.ca or www.livenation.com
Tickets can be purchased by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d'Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office.
Ticket prices are $39.50 & $49.50; General Admission Floor & Reserved Seating Stands (plus CRF and service charges).
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 Canadian leg of the tour, presented by Virgin Mobile Canada and sponsored by Schick® Quattro for Women® will start on June 30 in Toronto and end on July 19 in Vancouver. In support of her platinum-selling sophomore album Teenage Dream, Katy will kick off the California Dreams tour on Feb. 20 in Lisbon, Portugal, traveling throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan before arriving in Canada and the U.S. 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-in to 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 available on katyperry.com. In addition, Katy has partnered with I Love All Access to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages, including premium seats, meet and greets, photo opportunities, pre-show parties and more.
As announced last week, Katy will perform at this year's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13. A six-time nominee, Katy is up for four awards this year including the coveted Album of the Year award, 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 Feb. 15 at the O2 Arena in London.
Teenage Dream was released in Aug., 2010 and has since sold five 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 fourth 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 honours.
More information can be found at www.katyperry.com.