American pop star Katy Perry announced on her website on December 6 that she is expanding her upcoming California Dreams tour with five new dates in Japan and 12 more shows in the UK and Ireland in 2011.Katy Perry First announced on October 11, the world tour kicks off in Portugal on February 20, 2011, and will hit North America by next summer. Throughout March and April, she will tour Europe and the UK before launching her Japan tour on May 20.
She will perform concerts in Osaka, Nagoya, and two in Tokyo on May 23 and 24. She returns to the UK for a show in Sheffield on October 12, and then continues to 11 other cities, with a final concert in Dublin on November 7.The tour supports her third album, Teenage Dream, which was released on August 24 and debuted at number one on the US Billboard chart. In its first week, the album sold 192,000 copies in the US, 26,000 in Canada, and more than 54,000 in the UK.The new album's first single, "California Gurls," topped charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US, with sales of more than three million digital downloads. "Teenage Dream," the album's second single, is another international hit, reaching number one in eight countries. Following a December 10 concert at New York's Madison Square Garden, Perry launches her tour early next year in Lisbon, Portugal.
Dream Tour 2011
12 - Sheffield, UK: Motorpoint Arena
14 - London, UK: O2 Arena
18 - Liverpool, UK: Echo Arena
19 - Cardiff, UK: Cardiff International Arena
24 - Belfast, UK: Odyssey Arena
26 - Birmingham, UK: NIA Arena
27 - Newcastle, UK: Metro Arena
29 - Aberdeen, UK: AECC
31 - Manchester: MEN Arena
3 - Glasgow, UK: SECC Hall 3
5 - Nottingham, UK: Trent FM Arena
7 - Dublin, Ireland: O2