Early Monday, Perry confirmed that her new album is indeed titled Witness and also revealed tour dates through early 2018. Perry will begin her Witness tour on Sept. 7 in Columbus, Ohio before heading to Toronto, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington D.C., New York, Dallas, Denver, Chicago, and Los Angeles, among other stops. The tour will conclude on Feb. 5 in Vancouver.
Witness, Perry’s first album since 2013’s Prism, is set for release on June 9. “It’s really quite brave,” Perry previously told EW about the album. “Sonically, it’s fun and dance-y and dark and light. It’s all of these things. It definitely is a change.”
“I left my 20s and I’ve gone to my 30s,” Perry said of the album. “I’ve embraced. I’ve surrendered. I’ve healed some of my issues with my family, with my relationships. Today I’m sober but I don’t know about tomorrow! One day at a time, right? [Laughs] It’s all kind of beautiful. I built up Katy Perry and she was so fun. And I still am Katy Perry and I love her so much but, at the core, I’m Katheryn Hudson and I think that’s being revealed as I embrace who I really am.”
A full list of tour dates can be found at Perry’s website.