The Prismatic World Tour
|The Prismatic World Tour|
|Tour by Katy Perry|
|Start date||May 7, 2014|
|End date||March 22, 2015|
|Katy Perry concert chronology|
The Prismatic World Tour is the third concert tour by American singer Katy Perry, in support of her fourth studio album, Prism (2013). 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 will take place in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. A portion of the money generated from tickets for the second leg of the tour will go to UNICEF, Autism Speaks, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The third and fourth leg will take place in Oceania and Europe respectively.
Background and development
Perry 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". 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. 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". Perry told Capital FM in December 2013 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... 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.
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 scheduled to take place in May 2014. The second leg was announced on January 15, 2014, consisting of concerts in Canada and the United States. The leg will run from June to October 2014. Ferras will open for Perry in all of the North American dates, as well as Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, duo Tegan and Sara, and Becky G who will open in different markets. The third leg was announced in February 2014, consisting of shows in Oceania. The leg will run from November to December 2014. Betty Who will serve as opening act from November 7 through 28 while Tove Lo will open the show November 30 through December 20. The fourth leg was announced via Twitter on June 2, 2014. It is scheduled to take place from February to March 2015 through Europe.
The show begins with neon-clad dancers emerging on stage. An area of the stage moves to form a pyramid, from which Perry emerges to perform "Roar", and towards the end she and the dancers skip using light-up ropes. "Part of Me" is the next track to be performed, followed by 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. After a video interlude, Perry appears on stage atop a mechanical horse. During this section of the tour, she wears an Egyptian-themed outfit. Perry performs "Dark Horse", before moving on to "E.T.". A large diamond-shaped structure descends from the ceiling to lift the singer in the air. "Legendary Lovers" is then performed, followed by "I Kissed a Girl", which features dancers dressed as Rubenesque mummies with large breasts and buttocks.
A video interlude shows a cat being transported from the Pyramids of Giza to "Kittywood". Perry emerges on top of a large ball of wool wearing a catsuit, accompanied by her dancers wearing similar cat costumes. A jazz version of "Hot n Cold" is then performed, before Perry begins to perform "International Smile"; the song is intermingled with Madonna's "Vogue". The dancers enact a short scene in which the cats chase a mouse. Perry re-enters, wearing a butterfly-themed dress and cape and performs multiple songs acoustically, including "By the Grace of God", a mash-up of "The One That Got Away" and "Thinking of You", and "Unconditionally".
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. She performs "Walking on Air" before changing into a yin-yang dress 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. A video interlude is played, which shows Perry as a mental patient in a triangular padded cell, before paint splashes from all areas of the room. She appears on stage wearing a bra and skirt decorated with palm tree leaves to perform "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". 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.
For the encore, an interlude called "Prism-Vision" is played, where the audience are encouraged to wear special rainbow-star diffraction glasses picked up before the show to magnify the visual effects of the performance. Perry enters the stage wearing a firework-themed dress. During the song's climax, multiple fireworks explode on stage before Perry ends the show, exiting through the pyramid from which she entered the stage at the beginning.
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. Soon after, Perry added extra dates in Manchester and Birmingham. 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. Due to vast popularity during the pre-sale period, Perry added more shows to the Oceania leg in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, extending the leg to December. 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." 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.
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. In 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.
Colin Stutz of Billboard called the performance in Belfast a "spectacle of costumes and colors". Julian Douglas from the Entertainment.ie wrote that Perry "entertained, thrilled, and serenaded" and "oozed professionalism" despite feeling "under the weather". 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. Mike Wass from Idolator praised the show's costumes and dubbed the show a "candy-colored visual extravaganza". 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." 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." Daisy Wyatt from The Independent criticized Perry's vocal ability and stage presence. She awarded the tour three out of five stars. 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."
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." 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". 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. 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."
This setlist is representative of the show in London on May 30, 2014. It does not represent all dates throughout the tour.
- "Part of Me"
- "Wide Awake"
- "This Moment"
- "Love Me"
- "Dark Horse"
- "Legendary Lovers"
- "I Kissed a Girl"
- "Hot n Cold"
- "International Smile" / "Vogue"
- "By the Grace of God"
- "The One That Got Away" / "Thinking of You"
- "Megamix Dance Party (Dancers Only)"
- "Walking on Air"
- "It Takes Two"
- "This Is How We Do" / "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
- "Teenage Dream"
- "California Gurls"
|Leg 1 — Europe|
|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||—||—|
|May 11, 2014||Nottingham||Capital FM Arena||—||—|
|May 13, 2014||Birmingham||LG Arena||—||—|
|May 14, 2014||—||—|
|May 17, 2014||Glasgow||Scotland||The SSE Hydro||—||—|
|May 18, 2014||—||—|
|May 20, 2014||Manchester||England||Phones 4u Arena||21,343 / 24,951[a]||$1,796,590[a]|
|May 21, 2014||Liverpool||Echo Arena||—||—|
|May 23, 2014||Sheffield||Motorpoint Arena||—||—|
|May 24, 2014||Manchester||Phones 4u Arena||—[a]||—[a]|
|May 25, 2014[b]||Glasgow||Scotland||Glasgow Green||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|
|June 22, 2014||Raleigh||United States||PNC Arena||Capital Cities
|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||—||—|
|July 9, 2014||New York City||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||—||—|
|July 16, 2014||Ottawa||Canadian Tire Centre||—||—|
|July 18, 2014||Toronto||Air Canada Centre||—||—|
|July 19, 2014||—||—|
|July 21, 2014||—||—|
|July 22, 2014||Pittsburgh||United States||Consol Energy Center||—||—|
|July 24, 2014||New York City||Barclays Center||—||—|
|July 25, 2014||—||—|
|August 1, 2014||Boston||TD Garden||—||—|
|August 2, 2014||—||—|
|August 4, 2014||Philadelphia||Wells Fargo Center||—||—|
|August 5, 2014||—||—|
|August 7, 2014||Chicago||United Center||—||—|
|August 8, 2014||—||—|
|August 10, 2014||Grand Rapids||Van Andel Arena||Kacey Musgraves
|August 11, 2014||Auburn Hills||The Palace of Auburn Hills||—||—|
|August 13, 2014||Columbus||Nationwide Arena||—||—|
|August 14, 2014||Cleveland||Quicken Loans Arena||—||—|
|August 16, 2014||Louisville||KFC Yum! Center||—||—|
|August 17, 2014||St. Louis||Scottrade Center||—||—|
|August 19, 2014||Kansas City||Sprint Center||—||—|
|August 20, 2014||Lincoln||Pinnacle Bank Arena||—||—|
|August 22, 2014||Minneapolis||Target Center||—||—|
|August 23, 2014||Fargo||Fargodome||—||—|
|August 26, 2014||Winnipeg||Canada||MTS Centre||—||—|
|August 28, 2014||Saskatoon||Credit Union Centre||—||—|
|August 29, 2014||Calgary||Scotiabank Saddledome||—||—|
|August 31, 2014||Edmonton||Rexall Place||—||—|
|September 1, 2014||—||—|
|September 9, 2014||Vancouver||Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena||Tegan and Sara
|September 10, 2014||—||—|
|September 12, 2014||Portland||United States||Moda Center||—||—|
|September 13, 2014||Tacoma||Tacoma Dome||—||—|
|September 16, 2014||Anaheim||Honda Center||—||—|
|September 17, 2014||—||—|
|September 19, 2014||Los Angeles||Staples Center||—||—|
|September 20, 2014||—||—|
|September 22, 2014||San Jose||SAP Center||—||—|
|September 23, 2014||—||—|
|September 25, 2014||Glendale||Jobing.com Arena||—||—|
|September 26, 2014||Las Vegas||MGM Grand Garden Arena||—||—|
|September 29, 2014||Salt Lake City||EnergySolutions Arena||—||—|
|September 30, 2014||Denver||Pepsi Center||—||—|
|October 2, 2014||Dallas||American Airlines Center||—||—|
|October 3, 2014||—||—|
|October 5, 2014||Memphis||FedExForum||—||—|
|October 6, 2014||Tulsa||BOK Center||—||—|
|October 8, 2014||New Orleans||New Orleans Arena||—||—|
|October 10, 2014||Houston||Toyota Center||Becky G
|October 11, 2014||—||—|
|October 14, 2014||Monterrey||Mexico||Arena Monterrey||—||—|
|October 15, 2014||—||—|
|October 17, 2014||Mexico City||Palacio de los Deportes||—||—|
|October 18, 2014||—||—|
|Leg 3 — Oceania|
|November 7, 2014||Perth||Australia||Perth Arena||Betty Who||—||—|
|November 8, 2014||—||—|
|November 11, 2014||Adelaide||Adelaide Entertainment Centre||—||—|
|November 12, 2014||—||—|
|November 14, 2014||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena||—||—|
|November 15, 2014||—||—|
|November 18, 2014||—||—|
|November 19, 2014||—||—|
|November 21, 2014||Sydney||Allphones Arena||—||—|
|November 22, 2014||—||—|
|November 24, 2014||—||—|
|November 25, 2014||—||—|
|November 27, 2014||Brisbane||Brisbane Entertainment Centre||—||—|
|November 28, 2014||—||—|
|November 30, 2014||Tove Lo||—||—|
|December 1, 2014||—||—|
|December 4, 2014||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena||—||—|
|December 6, 2014||—||—|
|December 7, 2014||—||—|
|December 10, 2014||—||—|
|December 12, 2014||Sydney||Allphones Arena||—||—|
|December 13, 2014||—||—|
|December 15, 2014||Brisbane||Brisbane Entertainment Centre||—||—|
|December 19, 2014||Auckland||New Zealand||Vector Arena||—||—|
|December 20, 2014||—||—|
|Leg 4 — Europe|
|February 16, 2015||Barcelona||Spain||Palau Sant Jordi||—||—||—|
|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 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||—||—|
|TOTAL||239,850 / 253,161 (95%)||$26,055,075|
- Baz Halpin
- RJ Durell
- Nick Florez
- Management/tour producer
- Bradford Cobb
- Steven Jensen
- Martin Kirkup
- Ngoc Hoang
- Tour manager
- Harry Sandler
- Production manager
- Jay Schmit
- Tour accountant
- John Czajkowski
- Stage manager
- Alan Doyle
- Assistant tour manager
- Cindy Chapman
- Road manager
- Zoe Wilkinson (first leg)
- Production coordinator
- Kim Hilton
- Production design
- Baz Halpin
- Lighting design
- Baz Halpin
- Associate lighting designer
- Eric Marchwinski
- Katy Perry wardrobe 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
- Johnny Wujek
- LaDuca Shoes
- Band/dancer wardrobe section
- Marina Toybina
- Video content
- Ben Nicholson
- JT Rooney
- Vocal coach
- Eric Vetro
- Musical director - Kris Pooley
- Keys - Max Hart
- Guitars - Casey Hooper, Nathan Spicer
- Drums - Adam Marcello
- Bass - Joshua Moreau
- Background vocals - Lauren Ball, Cherri Black
- The Last Night
- Jack Rayner
- Leah Adler
- Khasan Brailsford
- Lockhart Brownlie
- Bryan Gaw
- Loriel Hennington
- Malik LeNost
- Scott Myrick
- Cassidy Noblett
- Tracy Shibata
- Britt Stewart
- Tour personnel
- Personal assistant - Tamra Natisin
- Security director - Richard Ramos
- Security - Ray Quarrie (first leg)
- Venue security - Javier Saldana
- Make-up artist - Todd Delano
- Hair design - Clyde Haygood
- Hair stylist - Larry McDaniel
- VIP coordinator - Samantha Fernandez
- Personal trainer - Armando Alarcon
- Physical trainer for NEURO Tour Physical Therapy, Inc. - Shannon N. Narasimhan, DPT
- Assistant choreographer - Katie Schaar
- Head rigger - Chuck Melton
- Riggers - Ricky Baiotto, Albert Pozzetti, Jake Harrelson, Patrick Leonard
- Automation supervisor - Robert Moore
- Automation fly op - Richard Kent, Simon Parsons
- Head carpenter - Luke Larson
- Carpenters - Dewey Evans, Jimmy George, PJ Smith, Mike Ryder, Vadim Melline, Aaron Ford
- Electrician - Tim Kitchens
- Automation carpenters - Rick Berger, Michael Berger, Eric Pelletier
- Automation technician - Michael Pettit, Eric Pelletier
- Production assistants - Tracy Baiotto, Natasha McCartan
- FOH Sound engineer - Pete Keppler
- Monitor engineer - Manny Barajas
- Playback - Eric Racy
- Backline crew chief - Duane Burda
- Backlines - Gabe Monago, Chris Morrison
- Wardrobe supervisor - Tony Villanueva
- Bling Mistress - Erin Lareau
- Wardrobe - Erin Lareau, Lisa Nishimura, Laura Spratt, Abby Franklin
- Background vocalist/dancer hair & make-up - Darren Scott
- Dressing room coordinator - Alie Amato
- Audio system engineer - Ben Rothstein
- Monitors - Matt Moser
- Audio technology - Matt Moser, Rachael Stuemke, Matthew Woolley (first leg), Trystan Forbes (first leg), Taylor Holden (second leg), Kory Lutes (second leg)
- Audio RF technology - Niall Stevens
- Lighting director - Kathy Beer
- Lighting crew chief - John Chiodo
- Lighting technology - Bart Buckalew, Tony Cerasuolo, Chris Donati, John Dall (first leg), Jamie Catt (first leg), Nick Barton (first leg), Alex Murphy (first leg), Tiffany Hudson (first leg)
- Video director - Omar Montes-Rangel
- Video engineers - Omar Montes-Rangel, Eugene Mcauliffe
- Crew chiefs - John Moore, Dan Ivory-Castle
- Camera operators - Will Stinton, Jay Strasser, Luis Ramos, Scott Grund
- Laser crew chief - Alex Oita
- Pyro technicians - Dan Ivory-Castle, Ian MacDonald, Michael Morey
- Merchandise manager - Charles Midgley
- Merchandise - Pete Dunn (first leg)
- Catering crew chief - Dan Le Fevre (first leg)
- Catering (first leg) - Steve Jenkins, William Jamieson, David Eskinazi, Richard Cutting, Steve Bond, Renette Cronje, Giovanni Di Perri
- Booking agent
- Emma Banks
- Mitch Rose (second leg)
- Jbeau Lewis (second leg)
- Christian Carubi
- Travel agent
- Tina Walters (first and fourth legs)
- Debbie and Nancy Rosenblatt (second leg)
- Lyndsay Thomson (first and fourth legs)
- Tracy Lonsdale (second leg)
- Mark Guterres (first leg)
- Chanon DiCarlo (second leg)
- Joerg Phillip (first and fourth legs)
- Mark Larson (second leg)
- Justin Carbone
- Set construction
- Patrick Seeley
- ML Procise III
- Greg Smith
- Lighting programming
- Eric Marchwinski
- Julian Lavender
- John Huddleston (second leg)
- Set construction
- David Mendoza
- Michael Curry Designs
- Aaron Ford
- Todd LePere
- Shaun Barnett
- Marc Webber
- Ryan Hagan
- Jeremy Schilling
- Eat Your Hearts Out (first leg)
- Tom Donnell
- Shannon Biliske (second leg)
- Paul Cole (fourth leg)
- Tour program design
- Jeri Heiden
- Nick Steinhardt
- Ryan Corey
- Gavin Taylor
- Rony Alwin
- Cass Bird
- Regan Cameron
- Christie Goodwin
- Ryan McGinley
- Matthias Vriens McGrath
- John Shearer
- Mariano Vivanco
- Tour program printing
- Rick Steinberg
- Dave Paiva
- Tina Ogata
- Business management
- Bernie Gudvi
- Jeff Hinkle
- Sandy Cohen
- Legal representation
- Greenberg Traurig
- Jay Cooper
- Steve Plinio
- Live Nation (first, second, and fourth legs)
- SJM Concerts (first leg)
- AEG (second leg)
- OCESA / Zignia Live (second leg)
- Dainty Group (third leg)
Credits adapted from The Prismatic World Tour program.
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- Europe box score:
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