"I never take myself too seriously, but there are some modern mature moments to this tour."
VIDEO: Katy Perry – “Swish Swish” (Live from Witness World Wide)

 
By Scott T. Sterling

(RADIO.COM) – It’s no wonder Katy Perry had to postpone her Witness Tour last month. The upcoming escapade is shaping up to be one of the most extravagant pop spectacles of the year, and the singer is eager to see her fans immerse themselves in the experience.

“Witness: The Tour is The California Dreams Tour and the Prismatic World Tour matured, but we still dip in and out of moments of playfulness and light-heartedness,” Perry told Billboard. “I generally never take myself too seriously, but there are definitely some modern mature moments to this tour.”

While discussing the songs from the Witness album and how they’ll be represented onstage, Perry revealed that “Swish Swish” performances will be “an interactive game with the audience, which will be really fun.” She also said that she’ll be wearing “huge, angelic wings” during the song “Power.”

“Making eye contact, touching hands, and singing the songs with the audience is one of the most rewarding experiences for me,” she said. “I get to travel the world and see the different tastes and songs that people respond to, and really get out of the bubble that the studio can sometimes be. I love really getting out and meeting the people, whether it’s at a show or when I visit local Boys & Girls Clubs as part of my ticket giveaway initiative. It’s all about the connection and getting to know the listener better and being a witness for them.”

While she admits that she’s grateful to play all over the world, she singles out Brazilian fans as being the most passionate.

“They will sing outside of your hotel room through the night,” Perry explained. “There’s been many times I’ve been to Brazil and have woken up in the night hearing them sing songs from the record.”

Ultimately, the pop star said that the Witness tour is all about evolution.

“When I started out, a lot of my fans were 13 and now they’re in their early 20s, so almost 10 years later, it’s time for me to have an evolution,” she revealed. “It’s mature, but it’s still fun. It’s sexy and intelligent and fun at the same time. It’s not just one thing, and you never know what you’re going to get when you come to a show.”

The North American leg of Katy Perry’s Witness tour kick off on September 19 in Montreal, Quebec and wraps up on February 5 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Perry was forced to reschedule the first six dates of the tour due to production issues.

See the full slate of shows below:

09/19 – Montréal, QE @ Bell Centre
09/21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
09/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
09/24 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
09/25 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
09/29, 30 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
10/02 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/06 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/08 – Newark @ Prudential Center
10/09 – Quebec City @ Videotron Centre
10/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10.16 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
10/18 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
10/22 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
10/24 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/25 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
10/31, 11/01 – Toronto @ Air Canada Centre
11/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
11/14 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
11/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
11/26 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
11/28 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
11/29 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
12/01 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
12/02 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
12/04 – Milwaukee, WI at BMO Harris Bradley Center
12/06 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
12/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
12/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
12/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
12/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
12/15 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
12/17 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
12/20 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
01/05 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
01/07 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
01/10 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
01/12 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
01/14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
01/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
01/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
01/31 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center
02/02 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center at Rose Quarter
02/03 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
02/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

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