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Prismatic World Tour
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Tour by Katy Perry
Associated album Prism
Start date May 7, 2014
End date October 12, 2015
Legs 7
Shows 38 in Europe
67 in North America
25 in Oceania
12 in Asia
1 in South America
143 total
Gross revenue $204.3 million
Katy Perry tour chronology
California Dreams Tour
(2011-12)
Prismatic World Tour
(2014-15)
The Prismatic World Tour[1][2] is the third concert tour by Katy Perry in support of her fourth studio album Prism. The tour began on May 7, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the Odyssey Arena. The first leg also contained performances in Scotland and England that month. From June to October 2014, the second leg took place in the United States, Canada and Mexico. A portion of the money generated from tickets for the second leg of the tour went to UNICEF,[3] Autism Speaks, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.[4] The third leg began on November 7, 2014 in Perth, and concluded in Auckland on December 20, 2014. The fourth and fifth legs will take place in 2015, through Europe during February and March and through Asia during April and May respectively. The sixth will visit South America.

The Prismatic World Tour was an international success and became Perry's most successful tour to date. The tour was the second highest-grossing, and highest-grossing led by a female, in North America by average box office gross per city in 2014.[5] According to Pollstar, the tour was the fourth best-selling in the world, and the best-selling by a solo female, in 2014 with a gross of $153 million and 1,407,972 attendees.[6] The tour was highly successful in North America, becoming the 25th best-selling North American tour of all-time[7] with sales of $94.3 million, making it the third best-selling tour in North America of 2014.[8] The tour was also highly successful in Australia, selling 350,000 tickets across the country and breaking Allphones Arena's attendance record with over 89,000 tickets sold at Allphones Arena alone.[9]

Perry's performances at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena ranked at number 11 on Pollstar's 2014 Top Year End International Boxoffice list.[10] At the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, the tour won the award for "Top Package" and was nominated for the "Concert Marketing & Promotion" award.[11][12] Perry was the seventh most-searched artist on Ticketmaster in 2014.[13]

Production

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Perry performing at Madison Square Garden in New York in July 2014

Katy first teased the tour during her "We Can Survive" event at the Hollywood Bowl on October 23, 2013, where she encouraged fans to see her on her 2014 tour, stating that it would be "magical".[14] She told Entertainment Weekly that "The tour is going to be fantastic. I always try to take it to the next level. I think people will realize what the tour is going to be like when they listen to the music." She also emphasized that she would be "very close" to the audience during the tour.[15] At the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, Perry said the show would be "less cartoony" than the California Dreams Tour and would be a "feast for your eyes".[16] In a December 2013 interview with Capital FM, Perry stated that the tour has a less of a storyline than her previous endeavors, saying:

"I'm going to bring all the bells and whistles like it was last time but it won't be so highly narrated. I just want a little bit more room to express myself." She further elaborated, saying "I'm just really excited. I just did a big tour meeting yesterday and saw the graphic drawing of the stage and it's unlike anything I've seen for any other artist and it's unlike anything I've ever done. It's different, it's fresh, it's clean and it's actually in the middle of the audience."[17]

Perry announced the tour on November 18, 2013 via Twitter. She announced the first leg taking place in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England along with Icona Pop as the opening act. According to the official press release, the tour is designed to be a "multi-faceted spectacular" and will include a special standing pit around the stage called "The Reflection Section" that will allow Katy to be "closer than ever to her fans." The first leg took place in May 2014.[18] The second leg was announced on January 15, 2014, consisting of concerts in Canada and the United States. Concerts in Mexico were later announced in March 2014. The leg ran from June to October 2014. Ferras opened for Perry in all of the United States and Canadian dates,[19] as well as Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, duo Tegan and Sara,[20] and Becky G,[21] who all opened in different markets. Becky G also opened in Mexico.[21] The third leg, consisting of shows in Oceania, was announced in February 2014.[22] Betty Who served as opening act from November 7 through 28, while Tove Lo opened the show from November 30 until the end of the leg on December 20.[23] The fourth leg was announced via Twitter on June 2, 2014.[24][25] It is scheduled to take place from February to March 2015 through Europe, and Charli XCX will open the shows.[26][27] The fifth leg of the tour, consisting of 12 shows, will take place in Asia between April and May 2015.[28][29] On March 8, 2015, Perry announced the sixth leg, which will take place in South America starting in October.[30]

Fashion

Ten days before the tour was scheduled to commence, Perry began to reveal her collaborators for the tour. Each day, she posted an outfit design to her official Instagram account. The first outfit revealed was a haute couture dress designed by Italian fashion house Valentino, worn during the third act.[31] The second outfit revealed was a blue Roberto Cavalli dress.[32] The following day, Perry revealed a Moschino smiley face-themed outfit consisting of a pair of peace-sign emblazoned leggings, a biker jacket, a bralette bustier, and a pencil skirt, all with strategically placed smileys, designed by Jeremy Scott.[33] On April 30, she continued her countdown confirming that Nicolas Jebran had contributed an outfit for the tour. On May 1, Perry confirmed that she would wear a pink leopard print catsuit during the CAT-OUR section of the show, designed by The Blonds.[34] The next day, it was announced that Italian designer Fausto Puglisi had designed the Egyptian-themed outfit for the second act.[35] On May 3, Perry unveiled sketches of her one-piece outfit to be worn during her performance of "Birthday" on the tour. The outfit was dubbed her "Birthday Suit" and designed by Discount Universe.[36] On May 4, she revealed that Todd Thomas had contributed a dress to the tour's wardrobe.[37] On May 5, Perry released an image of a yin-yang dress designed by friend and former America's Next Top Model creative director Johnny Wujek alongside celebrity styling brand Marco Marco.[38] The final outfit revealed on May 6 was a sparkling bodysuit created by Parisian designer Alexis Mabille.[39] During the Asia leg of her tour, Katy added to her wardrobe with her wearing a purple leatoard and boots with light-up cat eyes on her chest for the prismatic section, a neon paint-splattered dress with the dancers wearing neon paint splattered outfits for the hyper neon section, a golden sparkling dress with sunflowers placed on the dress for the acoustic section, and a pink and yellow two-piece designed by Nicolas Jebran for the throwback section which she wore during her performance at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend. For her show in Lima, Peru, Katy mostly stuck to a single hairstyle which was a plain, dark ponytail but the costumes remained the same..

Concert synopsis

Act 1 — Prismatic

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Perry emerging atop a horse, carried below by her dancers, to sing "Dark Horse"

The show begins with dancers emerging on stage dressed as warriors, wearing neon clothing and holding spears. An area of the stage moves to form a pyramid, from which Perry emerges wearing a Roberto Cavalli-designed top and skirt, with both her clothes and hair featuring color-changing lights. Perry performs "Roar", and towards the end of the number, the lights go out as she and the dancers skip using light-up ropes. Perry then performs "Part of Me" before singing a dubstep version of "Wide Awake", during which a triangular section of the stage rises and rotates in the air. She then performs "This Moment", which transforms into "Love Me" shortly afterwards.

Act 2 — Egyptian

A short video plays on the screens, featuring a narration by Perry regarding ancient civilisations and their views of the stars and space. Perry appears on stage on top of a mechanical horse, operated by dancers standing underneath. During this section of the tour, she wears an Egyptian-themed outfit that reads "Pharest of them all", a pun on the Egyptian word "pharaoh", which was designed by Fausto Puglisi.[35] Perry performs "Dark Horse", before moving on to "E.T.". A large diamond-shaped structure descends from the ceiling during the number, from which Perry is lifted into the air. "Legendary Lovers" is then performed, followed by "I Kissed a Girl", which features dancers dressed as mummies with excessively large breasts and buttocks. During the song's close, the guitar players rise into the air as their guitars shoot sparks and pyrotechnics explode.

Act 3 — Cat-Oure

A video interlude shows a cat being transported from the Pyramids of Giza to "Kittywood", where it enjoys day-to-day activities. At the end of the video, multiple cats fill a theatre to watch a performance by "Kitty Purry". Perry emerges on top of a large ball of wool wearing a catsuit created by design team The Blonds, accompanied by her dancers wearing similar cat costumes.[34] A jazz version of "Hot N Cold" is then performed, before Perry begins to perform "International Smile". Towards the end of the song, Madonna's "Vogue" begins to play. Perry and her dancers, all dressed as cats, walk down one side of the triangular stage wearing various cat-related items. The rest of "International Smile" is then performed, before Perry exits the stage. The dancers then enact a short scene in which the cats chase a mouse.

Act 4 — Acoustic

At the end of the stage, instruments and microphones are arranged and decorated with sunflowers. Perry re-enters, wearing a butterfly-themed dress and cape designed by Valentino,[31] and performs multiple songs acoustically, the first being "By the Grace of God". She performs a mash-up of "The One That Got Away" and "Thinking of You" while playing the guitar, before performing "Double Rainbow" (before the London show on May 30, 2014). Finally, there is a performance of "Unconditionally", throughout which dancers wave large butterflies on stage.

Act 5 — Throw Back

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Perry performing during the acoustic section of the tour in Newark, New Jersey in July 2014

At the beginning of this section, there is a "Megamix Dance Party", performed by the dancers and backing singers, which is a mix of a selection of songs. Perry arrives on stage wearing a top, skirt and leggings featuring smiling faces and peace symbols designed by Jeremy Scott for Moschino.[33] She performs "Walking on Air", and rises from the ground and into the air during the song. Perry then changes into a yin-yang dress designed by stylist Johnny Wujek, alongside celebrity styling brand Marco Marco,[38] to sing "It Takes Two". To close this section of the tour, a mash-up of "This Is How We Do" and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" is performed as Perry and her dancers ride an inflatable car on stage.

Act 6 — Hyper Neon

A video interlude is played, which shows Perry as a mental patient in a triangular padded cell. She scrapes her nails along the walls, causing colored paint to pour out. Perry tastes the colored paint and allows it to fall out of her mouth, before paint splashes from all areas of the room. The lights go out in the cell and the paint glows in the dark, before she falls into a pool of pink paint at the end of the video. During the interlude, a remix of "Peacock" plays. On stage, Perry wears a bra and skirt decorated with palm tree leaves as she performs "Teenage Dream". "California Gurls" is then performed as dancers move letters that eventually recreate the Hollywood Sign. Perry exits the stage before re-emerging to sing "Birthday", wearing a one-piece outfit named the "Birthday Suit" and designed by Discount Universe.[36] During the performance, Perry brings a member of the audience whose birthday is near the show's date on stage, and they sit on a throne on top of a rotating birthday cake. Perry flies across the audience while confetti and balloons descend upon the crowd; she then exits the stage.

Encore

For the encore, an interlude called "Prism-Vision" is played, where the audience are encouraged to wear special rainbow-star diffraction glasses bought before the show or given away by the dancers during the interlude to magnify the visual effects of the performance. Perry then re-enters the stage wearing a firework-themed dress designed by Todd Thomas to perform "Firework".[37] During the song's climax, multiple fireworks explode on stage before Perry thanks the audience and ends the show, exiting through the pyramid from which she entered the stage from at the beginning.

Commercial performance

The first leg attracted high public demand, resulting in additional shows in Belfast, Glasgow and London being announced within hours of tickets being released on general sale.[40] Soon after, Perry added extra dates in Manchester and Birmingham.[41] Extra dates in the United States and Canada were also added to the second leg of her tour shortly after the leg's first announcement.[42] Due to vast popularity during the pre-sale period, Perry added more shows to the Oceania leg[22] in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, extending the leg to December.[43] Jesse Lawrence from Forbes reported on the North American leg of the tour, saying that her ticket sales averaged at $252.60 on the secondary market throughout the five-month stint in the country. His analysis concluded that the average price was higher than that of her peers, such as Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, adding "with Prismatic holding one of the highest tour average prices of the summer, the secondary market won't have many dates dropping below a $200 average price."[44]

On Pollstar's Mid Year Top 100 Worldwide Tours list, released in July 2014 and ranking tours up until that date, the Prismatic World Tour ranked at number 26 with $22 million in grosses and 249,716 tickets sold for 22 shows so far.[45] The Prismatic World Tour topped the Billboard Hot Tours weekly recap the week of September 18. The tour topped the chart with $31 million in ticket sales from 21 of the tour's North American concerts that occurred in a two-month span beginning on July 15.[46] In Australia, the tour sold more than 350,000 tickets across 23 dates. It broke the record for most tickets sold at the Allphones Arena, selling a total of 89,500 tickets spanning six shows. Paul Dainty of Dainty Group, the promoters of the Australian leg, stated that ticket demand was so high "we could have added another dozen shows everywhere easily."[47]

Critical reception

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Perry and her neon-clad backing dancers performing in Newark, New Jersey in July 2014

Colin Stutz of Billboard called the performance a "spectacle of costumes and colors", and noted a surprise mashup of Perry's "International Smile" with Madonna's "Vogue".[48] Julian Douglas from the The Irish Times wrote that Perry "entertained, thrilled, and serenaded" and "oozed professionalism" despite feeling "under the weather".[49] Emilee Lindner from MTV News felt Perry lived up to her previous "promise" of making the concert a "feast for your eyes and for your Instagram", and noted a recurring cat-theme within the show.[50] Mike Wass from Idolator praised the show's costumes and dubbed the show a "candy-colored visual extravaganza".[51] Alexander Martin writing for The Journal gave the performance in Newcastle four out of five star calling the tour a "visual extravaganza" and complimented Perry's vocal performances during the acoustic portion of her set.[52] Mike Atkinson from the Nottingham Post stated that "no one else at the top of their game in contemporary pop is working it as hard as Katy Perry right now," calling Perry a "reign[ing] supreme," and complimented the tour's visuals.[53] Neil Elkes writing for the Coventry Telegraph gave the performance in Birmingham four out of four stars, noting the show was "loud and brash with production values as impressive as the string of hits which followed one after another."[54] In a review of the one of the Glasgow shows, Matthew Magee from The Daily Telegraph awarded the tour four out of five stars, stating that Perry "made the kind of natural connection with her Glasgow audience that her peers would die for."[55] Richard Clayton of Financial Times gave the show an excellent review, awarding five out of five stars, and described it as "sonically stonking, visually spectacular and fun, fun, fun."[56] In a review for Daily Express, Hannah Britt commented: "Eye-wateringly colourful and relentlessly energetic, it was kitsch, camp and a whole lot of fun" and described Perry's vocals as "on point."[57] However, in a review of the same show, Daisy Wyatt from The Independent criticized Perry's vocal ability and stage presence. She awarded the tour three out of five stars.[58] Rolling Stone reviewer Mark Sutherland praised the tour, calling it "loud, garish, camp and never less than uproariously entertaining" and "a show to damage retinas and blow minds."[59]

Jem Aswad of The Village Voice described the show at Madison Square Garden as "Better Than: Every other multimillion-dollar concert I've seen" and commented that "The Prismatic tour, for all its expense and atom-splitting technology, is above all else fun, smart and crowd-pleasing, and I'll take that over the self-serious bombast that usually accompanies shows of this scale any day of the week."[60] Nate Chinen of The New York Times gave the same show a mixed review, saying that he felt the "music was subordinate to the spectacle", though described it as a "Spectacle of Pop Idol Proportions".[61] Pitchfork Media's Lindsay Zoladz commented on one of the shows at New York City's Barclays Center: "I felt about this concert the way I feel about Katy Perry overall: She throws everything she's got at the wall, and every so often hits a bullseye." Three journalists from Pitchfork gave the show a mixed review.[62] Jason Lipshutz of Billboard reviewed the same show positively, saying "the superstar is at the top of her game, and Prismatic's Brooklyn debut shone bright."[63] August Brown from the Los Angeles Times gave the tour a generally positive review, commenting that the "show at the Honda Center proved that Perry's persona is a lasting one", but "the few stumbles came in the presentation."[64] Consequence of Sound's Michael Roffman named Perry one of the Top Live Acts of 2014, saying that with the Prismatic World Tour, "similar to the late King and the still-truckin' Queen of Pop — Michael Jackson and Madonna, respectively — Perry creates an unforgettable event for her legions of fans."[65]

Broadcasts and recordings

Perry's pre-recorded "Birthday" performance at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena show was aired live during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards ceremony on May 18, 2014.[66] On May 25, 2014, Perry headlined BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, which was streamed live on the Radio 1 website. It was also broadcast live on BBC Three, BBC HD and BBC Radio 1. Highlights of the event were also broadcast on BBC Three and BBC HD during the week following the Big Weekend.[67] A recorded live performance of "Legends Never Die" with Ferras at the Staples Center was uploaded on his official YouTube channel on October 11, 2014.[68] It was announced that the final Sydney shows on December 12 and 13 would be filmed for a concert movie.[69] On March 28, 2015, Epix will air a two-hour concert special of the tour, as part of their "Free Preview Weekend".[70]Epix's two-hour concert special has been confirmed to soon be released on DVD and Blu-ray along with pizza themed bundles that can be purchased with the film.

Stage

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The stage design for the tour consists of a large triangle with a cut out section in the middle as well as a triangular video screen.

Set list

This set list is representative of the show in London on May 30, 2014. It does not represent all dates throughout the tour.[59]

  1. "Roar"
    • Perry performing "Firework" at The O2 Arena in London in May 2014
    • Perry performing "Wide Awake" at Madison Square Garden in New York in July 2014
    • Ferras and Perry united for a one-time performance of "Legends Never Die" in New York.
    • Perry performing "It Takes Two" at Madison Square Garden in New York in July 2014
  2. "Part of Me"
  3. "Wide Awake"
  4. "This Moment"
  5. "Love Me"
  6. "Dark Horse"
  7. "E.T."
  8. "Legendary Lovers"
  9. "I Kissed a Girl"
  10. "Hot N Cold"
  11. "International Smile" / "Vogue"
  12. "By the Grace of God"
  13. "The One That Got Away" / "Thinking of You"[71]
  14. "Unconditionally"
  15. "Walking on Air"
  16. "It Takes Two"
  17. "This Is How We Do" / "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
  18. "Teenage Dream"
  19. "California Gurls"
  20. "Birthday"
  21. "Firework"
Notes
  • Katy Perry performed "Double Rainbow" and "Ghost" during the Acoustic Act at selected UK dates.[72][73][48]
  • Perry performed the "Megamix Dance Party" during the Throw Back Act at selected UK dates.[72][73][48]
  • At selected dates of the leg in North America, such as on July 24 in New York, Perry performed "Legends Never Die" with Ferras before "Unconditionally".[74]
  • In "Teenage Dream", Perry says the name of the place she is performing in rather than "Cali".
  • Perry performed a cover of "Hey Jude", at her show in Liverpool during the UK leg of the tour, before singing "By the Grace of God"


Radio 1's Big Weekend

This is the setlist for Perry's performance at Radio 1's Big Weekend.[67]

  1. "Roar"
  2. "Part of Me"
  3. "Wide Awake"
  4. "Dark Horse"
  5. "I Kissed a Girl"
  6. "The One That Got Away" (with small excerpts of "Thinking of You")
  7. "Unconditionally"
  8. "Walking on Air"
  9. "Teenage Dream"
  10. "California Gurls"
  11. "Birthday"
  12. "Firework"

Promotional video

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Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
Leg 1 — Europe[75][76]
May 7, 2014 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena Icona Pop 18,553 / 18,553 $1,658,690
May 8, 2014
May 10, 2014 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena N/A N/A
May 11, 2014 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
May 13, 2014 Birmingham LG Arena
May 14, 2014
May 17, 2014 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro Arena
May 18, 2014
May 20, 2014 Manchester England Phones 4U Arena 21,343 / 24,951 $1,796,590
May 21, 2014 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool N/A N/A
May 23, 2014 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
May 24, 2014 Manchester Phones 4U Arena 1 1
May 25, 2014 2 Glasgow Scotland Glasgow Green N/A N/A N/A
May 27, 2014 London England The O2 Arena Icona Pop 53,871 / 63,574 $5,023,470
May 28, 2014
May 30, 2014
May 31, 2014
Leg 2 — North America[19][75][77][78][79]
June 22, 2014 Carolina Raleigh United States PNC Arena Capital Cities
Ferras
13,704 / 13,704 $1,461,008
June 24, 2014 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 26,508 / 26,508 $3,293,503
June 25, 2014
June 27, 2014 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 13,487 / 13,487 $1,567,175
June 28, 2014 Atlanta Philips Arena 12,843 / 12,843 $1,525,349
June 30, 2014 Tampa Tampa Bay Times Forum 13,680 / 13,680 $1,503,644
July 2, 2014 Sunrise BB&T Center 12,888 / 12,888 $1,382,655
July 3, 2014 Miami American Airlines Arena 13,543 / 13,543 $1,432,275
July 7, 2014 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 6,286 / 6,541 $941,786
July 9, 2014 Manhattan Madison Square Garden 13,846 / 13,846 $2,047,284
July 11, 2014 Newark Prudential Center 25,584 / 25,584 $3,363,432
July 12, 2014
July 15, 2014 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 14,284 / 14,284 $1,332,540
July 16, 2014 Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre 13,260 / 13,260 $1,053,260
July 18, 2014 Toronto Air Canada Centre 44,556 / 44,556 $4,403,610
July 19, 2014
July 21, 2014
July 22, 2014 Pittsburgh United States Consol Energy Center 13,909 / 13,909 $1,440,835
July 24, 2014 Brooklyn Barclays Center 27,823 / 27,823 $3,280,455
July 25, 2014
August 1, 2014 Boston TD Garden 26,227 / 26,227 $3,178,415
August 2, 2014
August 4, 2014 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 28,213 / 28,213 $2,952,334
August 5, 2014
August 7, 2014 Chicago United Center 27,851 / 27,851 $3,369,142
August 8, 2014
August 10, 2014 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena Kacey Musgraves
Ferras
10,286 / 10,286 $787,474
August 11, 2014 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 13,888 / 13,888 $1,363,889
August 13, 2014 Columbus Nationwide Arena 14,138 / 14,138 $1,391,453
August 14, 2014 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 15,376 / 15,376 $1,336,244
August 16, 2014 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 16,306 / 16,306 $1,607,190
August 17, 2014 St. Louis Scottrade Center 14,395 / 14,395 $1,463,826
August 19, 2014 Kansas City Sprint Center 13,132 / 13,132 $1,219,456
August 20, 2014 Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena 13,693 / 13,693 $1,217,100
August 22, 2014 Minneapolis Target Center 13,718 / 13,718 $1,357,694
August 23, 2014 Fargo Fargodome 21,843 / 21,843 $1,660,459
August 26, 2014 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre 11,858 / 11,858 $956,695
August 28, 2014 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre 12,379 / 12,379 $940,310
August 29, 2014 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 12,295 / 12,295 $1,239,040
August 31, 2014 Edmonton Rexall Place 25,112 / 25,112 $2,161,810
September 1, 2014
September 9, 2014 Vancouver Rogers Arena 27,462 / 27,462 $2,680,950
September 10, 2014
September 12, 2014 Portland United States Moda Center Tegan and Sara
Ferras
13,675 / 13,675 $1,137,015
September 13, 2014 Tacoma Tacoma Dome 19,902 / 19,902 $1,764,933
September 16, 2014 Anaheim Honda Center 23,374 / 23,374 $2,619,670
September 17, 2014
September 19, 2014 Los Angeles Staples Center 28,791 / 28,791 $3,606,823
September 20, 2014
September 22, 2014 San Jose SAP Center 25,173 / 25,173 $2,963,031
September 23, 2014
September 25, 2014 Glendale Gila River Arena 13,145 / 13,145 $1,423,994
September 26, 2014 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 12,886 / 12,886 $1,742,965
September 29, 2014 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena 13,860 / 13,860 $1,218,622
September 30, 2014 Denver Pepsi Center 12,784 / 12,784 $1,283,904
October 2, 2014 Dallas American Airlines Center 27,453 / 27,453 $3,520,503
October 3, 2014
October 5, 2014 Memphis FedExForum 13,136 / 13,136 $1,177,517
October 6, 2014 Tulsa BOK Center 12,388 / 12,388 $1,285,851
October 8, 2014 New Orleans New Orleans Arena 13,718 / 13,718 $1,274,571
October 10, 2014 Houston Toyota Center Becky G
Ferras
24,268 / 24,268 $2,692,788
October 11, 2014
October 14, 2014 Monterrey Mexico Arena Monterrey Becky G N/A N/A
October 15, 2014
October 17, 2014 Mexico City Palacio de los Deportes 39,212 / 40,368 $3,726,052
October 18, 2014
Leg 3 — Oceania[75][22][43][80]
November 7, 2014 Perth Australia Perth Arena Betty Who 29,153 / 29,153 $3,822,000
November 8, 2014
November 11, 2014 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre 18,426 / 18,426 $2,264,770
November 12, 2014
November 14, 2014 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena 100,923 / 100,923 $13,360,900
November 15, 2014
November 18, 2014
November 19, 2014
November 21, 2014 Sydney Allphones Arena 93,841 / 93,841 $12,177,000
November 22, 2014
November 24, 2014
November 25, 2014
November 27, 2014 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre 60,159 / 60,159 $7,350,110
November 28, 2014
November 30, 2014 Tove Lo
December 1, 2014
December 4, 2014 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena 3 3
December 6, 2014
December 7, 2014
December 10, 2014
December 12, 2014 Sydney Allphones Arena 4 4
December 13, 2014
December 15, 2014 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre 5 5
December 19, 2014 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena 24,157 / 24,157 $3,046,890
December 20, 2014
Leg 4 — Europe[26][75]
February 16, 2015 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi Charli XCX
February 17, 2015 Montpellier France Park&Suites Arena
February 20, 2015 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
February 21, 2015 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
February 23, 2015 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
February 24, 2015 Kraków Poland Kraków Arena
February 26, 2015 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
February 27, 2015 Bratislava Slovakia Ondrej Nepela Arena
March 1, 2015 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
March 2, 2015 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
March 4, 2015 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
March 5, 2015 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
March 7, 2015 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen
March 9, 2015 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
March 10, 2015
March 12, 2015 Hamburg Germany O2 World Hamburg
March 13, 2015 Berlin O2 World Berlin
March 15, 2015 Riga Latvia Arena Riga
March 18, 2015 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena
March 20, 2015 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena
March 22, 2015 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
Leg 5 — Asia [75]
April 18, 2015 Guangzhou China Guangzhou Sports Arena N/A
April 21, 2015 Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena
April 22, 2015
April 25, 2015 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
April 26, 2015
April 28, 2015 Taipei Taiwan Taipei Arena
May 1, 2015 Macau Macau CotaiArena
May 2, 2015
May 7, 2015 Manila Philippines Philippine Arena
May 9, 2015 Jakarta Indonesia Indonesia Convention Exhibition
May 11, 2015 Singapore Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
May 14, 2015 Bangkok Thailand Impact Arena
Leg 6 — Latin America [75]
September 22, 2015 Lima Perú Jockey Club del Perú
  • Gala Brie
15,635 / 15,635 $1,397,180
September 25, 2015 São Paulo Brazil Allianz Parque AlunaGeorge 35,564 / 35,564 $2,218,220
September 27,2015 Rio de Janeiro City of Rock
September 29, 2015 Curitiba Pedreira Paulo Leminski Tinashe 16,076 / 16,076 $1,115,000
Octuber 3, 2015 Buenos Aires Argentina Hipódromo de Palermo Lali Espósito 17,623 / 17,623 $1,745,600
Octuber 6, 2015 Santiago Chile Pista Atlética del Estadio Nacional
  • Consuelo Schuster
23,438 / 23,438 $1,955,240
October 9, 2015 Bogotá Colombia Parque Deportivo 222 18,796 / 18,796 $1,409,520
October 12, 2015 San Juan Puerto Rico Coliseo de Puerto Rico 15,218 / 15,653 $1,691,275
October 15, 2015 Panama City Panama Plaza Figali Tinashe 6,928 / 8,000 $968,479
October 18, 2015 San José Costa Rica Parque Viva 16,199 / 16,199 $1,423,310
Total 1,515,864 / 1,537,369

(98.6%)

$160,293,758

Notes

1 The score data is combined from the shows held at the Phones 4u Arena from May 20 and 24, 2014, respectively.
2 The May 25, 2014 concert in Glasgow, Scotland is a part of Radio 1's Big Weekend.[81]
3 The score data is representative of the eight shows at the Rod Laver Arena on November 14-15, 18-19, December 4, 6-7, and 10 respectively.
4 The score data is representative of the six shows at the Allphones Arena on November 21-22, 24-25, and December 12-13 respectively.
5 The score data is representative of the five shows at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on November 27-28, 30, December 1, and 15 respectively.

Personnel

  • Director — Baz Halpin
  • Tour manager — Harry Sandler
  • Assistant tour manager — Cindy Chapman
  • Production manager — Jay Schmit
  • Production coordinator — Kim Hilton
  • Tour producers — Bradford Cobb, Steven Jensen, Martin Kirkup, & Ngoc Hoang
  • Stage manager — Alan Doyle
  • Tour accountant — John Czajkowski
  • Set construction — David Mendoza, Michael Curry Designs, Aaron Ford, & Patrick Seeley
  • Personal assistant — Tamra Natisin
  • Personal trainer — Armando Alarcon
  • Legal representatives — Greenberg Traurig, Jay Cooper, & Steve Plinio
  • Business managers — Bernie Gudvi, Jeff Hinkle, & Sandy Cohen
  • Booking agents — Emma Banks, Mitch Rose, Jbeau Lewis, Christian Carubi
  • Travel agents — Tina Walters, Debbie and Nancy Rosenblatt, Lyndsay Thomson, & Tracy Lonsdale
  • Choreographers — RJ Durell & Nick Florez
  • Assistant choreographer — Katie Schaar
  • Hair & make-up — Todd Delano, Clyde Haygood, Larry McDaniel, & Darren Scott
  • Wardrobe — Erin Lareau, Lisa Nishimura, Laura Spratt, Abby Franklin, & Marina Toybina
  • Wardrobe supervisor — Tony Villanueva
  • Production design — Baz Halpin
  • Lighting director — Kathy Beer
  • Lighting crew chief — John Chiodo
  • Lighting design — Baz Halpin, Eric Marchwinski, Julian Lavender, & John Huddleston
  • Lighting technology — Bart Buckalew, Tony Cerasuolo, Chris Donati, John Dall, Jamie Catt, Nick Barton, Alex Murphy, & Tiffany Hudson
  • Head rigger — Chuck Melton
  • Riggers — Ricky Baiotto, Albert Pozzetti, Jake Harrelson, Patrick Leonard
  • Backline crew chief — Duane Burda
  • Backlines — Gabe Monago & Chris Morrison
  • Automation — Robert Moore, Richard Kent, Simon Parsons, Rick Berger, Michael Berger, & Eric Pelletier
  • Carpenters - Luke Larson, Dewey Evans, Jimmy George, PJ Smith, Mike Ryder, Vadim Melline, & Aaron Ford
  • Engineers — Pete Keppler, Eric Racy, Manny Barajas, & Ben Rothstein
  • Pyrotechnics & lasers — Shaun Barnett, Marc Webber, Ryan Hagan, Dan Ivory-Castle, Ian MacDonald, Michael Morey, & Alex Oita
  • Video design — Lightborne, Ben Nicholson, JT Rooney, & Todd LePere
  • Video director — Omar Montes-Rangel
  • Video engineers — Omar Montes-Rangel & Eugene McAuliffe
  • Promoters — Live Nation, SJM Concerts, AEG, OCESA / Zignia Live, & Dainty Group
  • Costume design — The Blonds, Roberto Cavalli, Discount Universe, J&M Costumers, Nicolas Jebran, Alexis Mabille, Marco Marco, Fausto Puglisi, Jeremy Scott, Silvia's Costumers, Straight-Laced @ Runway Archives & Showroom, Todd Thomas, Valentino, Johnny Wujek, & LaDuca Shoes
  • Dancers — Leah Adler, Khasan Brailsford, Lockhart Brownlie, Bryan Gaw, Loriel Hennington, Malik LeNost, Scott Myrick, Cassidy Noblett, Tracy Shibata, & Britt Stewart

Band

  • Lead vocals & guitar — Katy Perry
  • Musical director — Kris Pooley
  • Keys — Max Hart
  • Guitars — Casey Hooper & Nathan Spicer
  • Drums — Adam Marcello
  • Bass — Joshua Moreau
  • Background vocals — Lauren Ball & Cherri Black
  • Remixers — The Last Night & Jack Rayner

Credits adapted from The Prismatic World Tour program.[82]

References

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  2. Katy Perry Cues Up 'Prismatic' World Tour
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  5. Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar
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  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Katy Perry announces Australian Prismatic tour
  23. OZ!
  24. European Dates Announced
  25. Prismatic World Tour - European Dates Announced!
  26. 26.0 26.1 💘EUROPE!💘 @charli_xcx is going to get prismatic with us next February & March! Excited to welcome her to #ThePrismaticWorldTour!
  27. Katy Perry Is Bringing Charli XCX On Her Prismatic Tour, AKA Making All Of Our Dreams Come True
  28. Katy Perry - Timeline Photos
  29. Shanghai! So pleased to be able to play for you twice! Tickets on sale Mar 10 @ 2:00p. See you April 21st & NOW 22nd! http://www.katyperry.com/events
  30. Do u hear me, Bogota? October 9 at Parque Deportivo! Tickets on sale March 13 at http://www.tuboleta.com. More shows soon!
  31. 31.0 31.1 Let's start the 10 day countdown with a little couture @maisonvalentino #theprismaticworldtour
  32. 9 DAYS TILL #THEPRISMATICWORLDTOUR Oh hay, @roberto_cavalli 👗👗👗
  33. 33.0 33.1 8 DAYS TILL #ThePrismaticWorldTour I bet this @itsjeremyscott for Moschino will put a smile on your face when you see it!
  34. 34.0 34.1 6 DAYS TILL #ThePrismaticWorldTour when you'll see me as the cat lady that I've ALWAYS been! Meow-out to @theblondsny (katycats you're gonna lose ur mind for the CAT-OUR section of the show...)
  35. 35.0 35.1 5 DAYS TILL FAUSTO on #ThePrismaticWorldTour @faustopuglisi_pr 🌟)
  36. 36.0 36.1 4 MORE DAYS TILL YOU SEE ME IN MY #BIRTHDAY SUIT ON #ThePrismaticWorldTour by @discountuniverse 🎂🎉🎈
  37. 37.0 37.1 3 more days till we bring some GLAMOUR by @toddthomasnyc to #ThePrismaticWorldTour 💥🌟
  38. 38.0 38.1 2 DAYS TILL #ThePrismaticWorldTour!!! Tried to come to #TheMet tonight but my dress wouldn't fit through customs 😜 @voguemagazine HAVE A BALL TONIGHT KIDS! Yin Yang dress by @jwujek & @marcosquared
  39. THE FASHION MUST CONTINUE EVEN IF THE BALL IS OVER! 1 MORE DAY TILL #ThePrismaticWorldTour with couturier @alexismabille
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  41. TWO MORE UK DATES ADDED TO THE PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR
  42. Katy Perry Adds More 'Prismatic' Tour Dates
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  44. Prices for Prismatic Tickets Could Cement Katy Perry as Queen Of Pop
  45. Mid Year Top 100 Worldwide Tours
  46. Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour Doing Big Business
  47. Katy Perry's Australian Tour Sells 350,000 Tickets, Could Have 'Easily' Added a Dozen Shows
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Katy Perry Launches Prismatic World Tour in Belfast, Posts Tour Set List Early
  49. Live Review: Katy Perry @ Odyssey Arena, Belfast - 7th May, 2014
  50. Katy Perry Brings The Poo Emoji To Life! See Prismatic Tour Pics
  51. Katy Perry's 'Prismatic' Tour Blasts Off In Belfast, Northern Ireland: See The Setlist And Videos
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  53. Review: Katy Perry, Capital FM Arena
  54. Review: Katy Perry at LG Arena, Birmingham
  55. Katy Perry The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, review: 'smart and inventive'
  56. Katy Perry, O2 Arena, London
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  58. Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour, The O2, review: Pop princess fails to take flight
  59. 59.0 59.1 Katy Perry Brings Eye-Popping 'Prism' Spectacle to London
  60. Katy Perry - Madison Square Garden - 7/9/2014
  61. Katy Perry at Madison Square Garden
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  63. Katy Perry's 'Prismatic' Hits Brooklyn's Barclays Center
  64. Katy Perry shows all sides of her 'Prism' at Honda Center
  65. Top Live Acts of 2014
  66. Katy Perry Throws 'Birthday' Bash at Billboard Music Awards | Billboard
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  70. Katy Perry Pulls Out All The Stops at Super Bowl
  71. California Girl: does Glasgow love Katy Perry Unconditionally?
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  74. Katy Perry Makes Splashy Brooklyn Debut With 'Prismatic' Tour: Live Review
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  77. Arena Monterrey
  78. Palacio de los Deportes
  79. Boxscore:
  80. Oceania box score:
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