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California Dreams Tour

Katy Perry promotional poster California Dreams Tour

 

 

The California Dreams Tour was the second concert tour by American singer Katy Perry, in support of her third studio album Teenage Dream. Beginning February 2011, the tour visited Europe, Oceania, Asia, North America, and South America. The tour ranked 16th in Pollstar’s “2011 Top 25 Worldwide Tours”, earning over $59.5 million.At the end of 2011, Billboard ranked it #13 on its annual “Top 25 Tours”, earning nearly $48.9 million.

The show begins with a video screen which tells the story of a girl named Katy who lives in a colorless world wasting her life cutting meat for a mean old butcher. One night, Perry escapes her dreadful reality by falling asleep and visits a vibrant candy land in search for her pet cat, Kitty Purry and also for her love interest, the Baker’s Boy. Katy appears on stage and starts performing “Teenage Dream” with her dancers, while wearing a white dress with spinning peppermints. “Hummingbird Heartbeat” and “Waking Up in Vegas” are performed next, the latter accompanied by a human slot machine, showgirls and an Elvis Presley impersonator. She leaves the stage briefly for a costume change while a video interlude shows Perry taking a shortcut that leads her into a candy forest where she meets two naughty mimes who join her on stage to perform “Ur So Gay”. At the end of the performance, Perry takes a bite of their magical brownie. Perry then makes a wardrobe change on stage, trading her skirt for a feathered tail while she begins to perform “Peacock”, an elaborated feathered fan dance number. Perry continues with “I Kissed a Girl” in vampy torch-singer garb, prefacing the song by bringing a male fan on stage to flirt and kiss.

In the next section, a video interlude reveals that the mimes’ brownie has transformed Perry into a catwoman, a plan executed by the evil butcher all along. “Circle the Drain” gets performed while Perry battles her dancers who are dressed as butchers before going into “E.T.” where laser beams run across the stage while a futuristic lyrics video is projected on the screens. The show continues with “Who Am I Living For?” in which she is strapped up by her dancers with elastic strings and is left on the ground defeated. She is then saved by her two backup singers and moves into “Pearl,” at one moment she is lifted in the air sitting in the backs of two aerialists. After a brief video interlude, Perry reappears on stage sitting on a swing to perform “Not Like the Movies”. During the performance, Katy is lifted high above the stage as images of cartoons kissing are projected behind her. Perry descends and picks her guitar to perform an acoustic version of “The One That Got Away”. Then, she goes on to perform an acoustic medley of songs such as Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World)”, Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin'”, Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair”, and Rebecca Black’s “Friday” while interacting with the public. A giant pink colored cloud descends to the stage and Perry gets on top of it, she is then elevated above the crowd and performs “Thinking of You”.

The next section begins with another video interlude where Perry finally finds Kitty Purry and is now headed to the Big Bakers City Ball wearing a blue wig to meet her lover, the Baker’s Boy. Trying to decide on what to wear, Perry starts performing “Hot n Cold”, magically going through seven costume changes bursting immediately into “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”. During this song, photos of fans are displayed on the screens. This is followed by a cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, in which Perry and her cat Kitty Purry invite up to 20 fans onto the stage at the end of the number. After a high-energy and sparkly performance of “Firework” the encore begins with the final interlude of the show, which reveals that Perry has been dreaming all along, suddenly the Baker’s Boy enters her room dressed in a gingerbread costume to deliver cupcakes she has ordered for breakfast. Perry returns to the stage for a performance of “California Gurls” dressed in a silver bra shaped like Hershey’s Kisses, dancing with a line of Gingerbread men, and dousing the crowd with a whip cream bazooka. At the end, Perry and the dancers bow to the audience as the curtain falls down.

 

Setlist

 

 

Tour dates

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act(s) Attendance Revenue
Europe
February 20, 2011 Lisbon Portugal Campo Pequeno N/A 6,162 / 6,271 $283,541
February 23, 2011 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum N/A 11,218 / 11,218 $458,765
February 25, 2011 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion N/A 5,111 / 5,111 $343,709
February 26, 2011 Munich Germany Zenith Munich N/A 5,883 / 5,883 $227,176
February 27, 2011 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle N/A 12,332 / 12,570 $700,273
March 4, 2011 Berlin Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle N/A 7,443 / 8,950 $331,308
March 6, 2011 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt N/A 4,800 / 4,800 $201,365
March 7, 2011 Paris France Zénith de Paris N/A 12,149 / 12,149 $767,981
March 8, 2011
March 10, 2011 Brussels Belgium Forest National N/A 8,000 / 8,000 $378,028
March 11, 2011 Cologne Germany Palladium Köln N/A 4,008 / 4,008 $177,640
March 14, 2011 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle N/A 6,916 / 6,916 $269,295
March 15, 2011 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall N/A 5,462 / 5,607 $259,120
March 17, 2011 London England HMV Hammersmith Apollo N/A 14,777 / 14,777 $593,333
March 18, 2011
March 19, 2011
March 21, 2011 Manchester Manchester Apollo N/A 7,057 / 7,221 $258,929
March 22, 2011
March 27, 2011 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool N/A 11,052 / 11,052 $398,646
March 28, 2011 Dublin Ireland The O2 N/A 9,122 / 9,122 $413,390
March 30, 2011 Nottingham England Capital FM Arena Nottingham N/A 9,095 / 9,095 $327,291
March 31, 2011 Bournemouth Windsor Hall N/A 6,211 / 6,306 $223,635
April 1, 2011 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff N/A 7,530 / 7,530 $272,067
April 3, 2011 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena N/A 11,304 / 11,304 $412,296
April 4, 2011 Birmingham LG Arena N/A 14,999 / 14,999 $543,572
April 5, 2011 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre N/A 5,460 / 5,460 $198,206
April 9, 2011 London England Wembley Arena N/A 11,251 / 11,507 $466,903
Oceania
April 28, 2011 Melbourne Australia Rod Laver Arena Zowie 24,649 / 24,649 $2,228,150
April 29, 2011
May 2, 2011 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre 8,805 / 9,426 $803,497
May 4, 2011 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre 22,834 / 24,146 (with one other show) $2,031,140 (with one other show)
May 5, 2011 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre 23,910 / 27,144 (with one other show) $2,107,890 (with one other show)
May 7, 2011 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena 22,905 / 23,938 $1,435,140
May 8, 2011
May 10, 2011 Wellington TSB Bank Arena 5,726 / 5,830 $381,959
May 13, 2011 Newcastle Australia Newcastle Entertainment Centre Zowie DJ Skeet Skeet 7,043 / 7,407 $706,342
May 14, 2011 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre Zowie (look above) (look above)
May 15, 2011 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre (look above) (look above)
Asia
May 22, 2011 Nagoya Japan Zepp Nagoya N/A N/A N/A
May 23, 2011 Tokyo Studio Coast N/A N/A N/A
May 24, 2011
May 26, 2011 Osaka Zepp Osaka N/A N/A N/A
North America
June 7, 2011 Duluth United States Arena at Gwinnett Center Robyn DJ Skeet Skeet 10,341 / 10,341 $460,845
June 9, 2011 Orlando UCF Arena 7,792 / 7,792 $350,640
June 10, 2011 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum Robyn 10,558 / 10,558 $441,652
June 11, 2011 Sunrise BankAtlantic Center 12,014 / 12,014 $488,685
June 14, 2011 Raleigh RBC Center Robyn DJ Skeet Skeet 10,352 / 10,352 $429,952
June 15, 2011 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion 17,553 / 18,000 $538,879
June 17, 2011 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 12,358 / 12,615 $580,647
June 18, 2011 Boston TD Garden 12,589 / 12,589 $577,977
June 19, 2011 Newark Prudential Center 13,321 / 13,321 $580,198
June 23, 2011 Pittsburgh Petersen Events Center Marina and the Diamonds DJ Skeet Skeet 8,610 / 8,610 $387,450
June 24, 2011 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 14,931 / 14,931 $631,978
June 25, 2011 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 5,323 / 5,323 $239,535
June 28, 2011 Auburn Hills Palace of Auburn Hills 14,144 / 14,144 $559,870
June 29, 2011 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 28,794 / 28,794 $1,260,890
June 30, 2011
July 2, 2011 Montreal Bell Centre 12,906 / 12,906 $607,562
July 3, 2011 Ottawa Scotiabank Place 13,426 / 13,596 $620,394
July 5, 2011 Cleveland United States Quicken Loans Arena 11,602 / 11,836 $413,850
July 7, 2011 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater 20,417 / 20,764 $596,935
July 13, 2011 Regina Canada Brandt Centre Janelle Monae DJ Skeet Skeet 6,296 / 6,466 $306,020
July 14, 2011 Winnipeg MTS Centre 11,405 / 11,695 $542,272
July 16, 2011 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 12,357 / 12,727 $719,219
July 17, 2011 Edmonton Rexall Place 13,701 / 13,750 $600,540
July 19, 2011 Vancouver Rogers Arena 13,359 / 13,906 $670,037
July 20, 2011 Seattle United States KeyArena Robyn DJ Skeet Skeet 12,294 / 12,609 $437,120
July 22, 2011 Portland Rose Garden 10,259 / 11,059 $392,854
July 23, 2011 Boise Taco Bell Arena 7,747 / 7,995 $310,440
July 25, 2011 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena 11,745 / 12,080 $432,840
July 26, 2011 Broomfield 1stBank Center 5,608 / 5,868 $259,602
July 28, 2011 Grand Prairie Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie 6,431 / 6,431 $289,395
July 29, 2011 Houston Toyota Center 12,235 / 12,235 $511,777
July 30, 2011 Austin Frank Erwin Center 8,429 / 8,429 $379,305
August 3, 2011 Phoenix Comerica Theatre 4,741 / 4,925 $186,145
August 5, 2011 Los Angeles Nokia Theatre L.A. Live 20,769 / 20,769 $945,534
August 6, 2011
August 7, 2011
August 9, 2011 San Diego Valley View Casino Center Oh Land DJ Skeet Skeet 10,306 / 10,306 $431,760
August 12, 2011 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose Robyn DJ Skeet Skeet 12,373 / 12,660 $500,445
August 13, 2011 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl Oh Land 9,698 / 9,698 $382,012
August 14, 2011
August 17, 2011 Kansas City Sprint Center Janelle Monae 12,995 / 12,995 $469,625
August 19, 2011 Nashville Bridgestone Arena Janelle Monae DJ Skeet Skeet 12,122 / 12,122 $500,567
August 20, 2011 St. Louis Scottrade Center 12,005 / 12,005 $497,910
August 21, 2011 Rosemont Allstate Arena Natalia Kills 13,617 / 13,617 $482,205
August 23, 2011 St. Paul Xcel Energy Center 14,402 / 14,402 $476,819
September 1, 2011 Guadalajara Mexico Auditorio Telmex Natalia Kills DJ Skeet Skeet 8,451 / 8,578 $598,316
September 3, 2011 Mexico City Palacio de los Deportes Natalia Kills 16,869 / 16,884 $707,031
September 5, 2011 Monterrey Arena Monterrey Natalia Kills DJ Skeet Skeet 9,944 / 9,958 $633,530
September 7, 2011 San Antonio United States AT&T Center N/A 9,733 / 10,165 $398,565
September 8, 2011 New Orleans New Orleans Arena Janelle Monae DJ Skeet Skeet 11,496 / 11,496 $474,350
September 10, 2011 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 13,555 / 13,555 $599,319
September 13, 2011 Columbus Value City Arena N/A N/A N/A
September 14, 2011 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse Janelle Monae DJ Skeet Skeet 9,693 / 10,360 $408,062
September 16, 2011 Omaha CenturyLink Center Arena 9,967 / 13,440 $438,735
September 17, 2011 Tulsa BOK Center 12,475 / 12,475 $519,442
South America
September 23, 2011 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Parque Olímpico Cidade do Rock N/A N/A N/A
September 25, 2011 São Paulo Chácara do Jockey Natalia Kills 22,784 / 24,500 $2,105,710
September 27, 2011 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio G.E.B.A. N/A N/A N/A
Europe
October 12, 2011 Sheffield England Motorpoint Arena Sheffield DJ Skeet Skeet 12,650 / 12,650 $543,527
October 14, 2011 London The O2 Arena 31,250 / 31,708 $1,474,670
October 15, 2011
October 18, 2011 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool N/A N/A N/A
October 19, 2011 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff N/A N/A N/A
October 24, 2011 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena N/A 9,932 / 9,932 $493,104
October 26, 2011 Birmingham England National Indoor Arena DJ Skeet Skeet 13,581 / 13,581 $597,314
October 27, 2011 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena N/A N/A N/A
October 29, 2011 Aberdeen Scotland Press & Journal Arena N/A N/A N/A
October 31, 2011 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena DJ Skeet Skeet 15,429 / 15,429 $679,914
November 1, 2011 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre N/A N/A N/A
November 3, 2011
November 4, 2011
November 5, 2011 Nottingham England Capital FM Arena Nottingham N/A N/A N/A
November 7, 2011 Dublin Ireland The O2 N/A 18,250 / 18,250 $935,460
November 8, 2011
North America
November 15, 2011 Hartford United States XL Center DJ Skeet Skeet Ellie Goulding 9,998 / 10,500 $401,772
November 16, 2011 New York City Madison Square Garden N/A N/A N/A
November 19, 2011 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center Ellie Goulding N/A N/A
November 21, 2011 Oakland Oracle Arena 12,303 / 12,303 $554,075
November 22, 2011 Los Angeles Staples Center 13,332 / 13,332 $569,016
November 23, 2011
Asia
January 19, 2012 Bogor Indonesia SICC Auditorium N/A N/A N/A
January 22, 2012 Pasay Philippines SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds N/A N/A N/A
TOTAL 1,066,831 / 1,088,817 (98%) $51,824,881

 

 

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