Prismatic World Tour
|Tour by Katy Perry|
|Start date||May 7, 2014|
|End date||October 18, 2015|
|No. of shows||
|Box office||$204.3 million|
|Katy Perry concert chronology|
The Prismatic World Tour was the third concert tour by American singer-songwriter 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, concluding on October 18, 2015, in Alajuela, Costa Rica at Parque Viva after six legs. The Prismatic World Tour grossed more than $204.3 million from 149 shows with a total attendance of 1,984,503 between 2014 and 2015 and it is Perry's most successful tour to date.
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.
Over 275 costumes were designed for the tour, including 80 for the dancers. Perry gave designer Marina Toybina intricate details for each outfit's materials, patterns, and designs. According to Toybina, "[Perry's] creative involvement was daily, down to us deciding together on trims, final prints, specific materials and color spectrum for any and all digital artwork".
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 Perry to be "closer than ever to her fans." The first leg took place in May 2014. The second leg was announced on January 15, 2014, consisting of concerts in Canada, United States and Mexico. The leg ran from June to October 2014. Ferras opened for Perry in all of the North American dates with the exception of Mexico. Capital Cities opened from June 22, 2014 through August 8, 2014, Kacey Musgraves opened from August 10, 2014 through September 10, 2014, duo Tegan and Sara opened from September 12, 2014 through October 8, 2014, and Becky G opened from October 10 through 18, 2014. The third leg, consisting of shows in Oceania, was announced in February 2014. Betty Who served as the opening act from November 7 through 28, 2014, while Tove Lo opened from November 30 until the end of the leg. The fourth leg was announced on June 2, 2014. It took place from February to March 2015 through Europe and Charli XCX opened the shows. The fifth leg of the tour, consisting of 12 shows, was announced on January 29, 2015 and has taken place in Asia between April and May 2015. Ferras returned as the opening act for Taipei, while The Dolls opened in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Tokyo, Macau, Manila, Jakarta, Singapore, and Bangkok. The sixth and final leg of the tour, consisting of 10 shows, was announced on March 7, 2015 and has taken place in Latin America between September and October 2015. Tinashe served as the opening act in Curitiba, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Bogotá, San Juan, Panama City, and Alajuela. Other opening acts included Gala Brie in Lima, AlunaGeorge in São Paulo, Lali in Buenos Aires, and Durazno in Bogotá. On February 16, 2015, Rock in Rio announced Perry as a main headliner of the festival in Rio de Janeiro.
Multiple outfits and costumes are featured throughout the tour. Her first costume, which is worn during the "Prismatic" act, is a silver, mirrored leather skirt, complete with finger less gloves and matching heels. The neckline, waistline, arms and bottom of the skirt all are installed with lights that glow during the performance. Perry also has light up extensions to match her dress for this section. During the "Egyptian" act, Perry wears a hand-embroidered purple leotard, a hand-embellished collar and an ornate purple and gold skirt, complete with thigh high purple high heel boots. She also wears a blonde wig with black bangs and ends. The "Cat-oure" act has Perry wearing a sparkly, pink, leopard leotard, complete with a tail and a matching pink plastic hat with cat ears and a short black bobbed wig attached to it. The chest and abdomen of the costume are nude colored, and the costume also contains a shimmery belt and collar. For the "Acoustic" act, Perry wears a butterfly inspired dress, a long with a short, silver glittery cape. The dress had a butterfly over the chest, and the bottom of the dress is see through, also containing butterflies imprinted on it. She also adorns a multi-colored wig, featuring pastel blues, pinks and greens.The "Throwback" act has Perry emerge on stage wearing a yellow smiley face push up bra, leggings with yellow piece signs on them, as well as a yellow skirt. For "It Takes Two", Perry wears a Yin-Yang crop top over her smiley face bra, and a large Yin-Yang dress that inflates as she rises on the stage. Following "It Takes Two", the Yin-Yang costume is removed and Perry now wears a yellow leather jacket with a smiley face on the back and sunglasses. The "Hyper Neon" act follows, where Perry wears a green palm tree inspired bra, high waisted underwear containing palm tree decor around it and pink heels with thigh high socks on. After exiting and returning to perform "Birthday", Perry emerges wearing a full body, skin-colored leotard. The leotard features many birthday themed items on it, such as balloons over the breasts, a cake over her pubic region, a bow on the buttocks, confetti and glitter everywhere, as well as 'Happy Birthday' embroidered on the back of it. During the entire "Hyper Neon" act, Perry wears a green ombre wig, that is dark towards the top, and transitions into a more lime green towards the tip. The wig is also pulled down into small buns. For the "Encore", Perry emerges with a long black wig, and a firework inspired dress. The corset and pants and heels are both glittery blue, and the corset features fireworks over the breasts. Perry adorns elbow length blue gloves with fireworks on them. She also wears a dress that straps onto the corset and reveals the front of her body. The dress is orange and features many different fireworks around it.
On May 14, 2014, at LG Arena in Birmingham, England, the Eyptian-inspired Lavender bodysuit and thigh-high boots were replaced with a Red bodysuit & Gladiator sandals during the "Ancient Egyptian" Section of the show. 
For the Asian Leg of the tour, Perry adorned several new costumes. For the "Prismatic" Act, she wore a metallic, purple cat inspired leotard. The outfit contained metallic, purple thigh high hell boots, a leotard complete with a cat face, with glowing eyes, and little multi-color triangles around the leotard that lit up, similar to her previous outfit. For the "Acoustic" set, Perry now wears a sparkly green dress, that has sunflowers over the breasts, and on other parts of the dress. The wig she adorns is also more vibrant in color, and less pastel. For her shows in China, during the "Throwback" and "Hyper Neon" act, Perry wore a pastel splatter paint inspired mini dress, which was a dress to look as if it had been splattered with paint. After her shows and China, Perry debuted (on tour) a new outfit to replace the splatter paint dress during the same act. This outfit consisted of a leather pink striped crop top bra, which had yellow shoulder pads sticking off of it. She wore leather pink striped cufflets and a pink, yellow and orange striped mini dress, created to look as if it was over lapping on itself – she wore this outfit when performing at the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend.
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", wearing a mirrored leather skirt and crop top with neon lights woven into the seams. Towards the end of the song, she and the dancers skip using light-up ropes while the entire arena goes dark. "Part of Me" is the next track to be performed, where she and her dancers sprint down a 15 meter long treadmill. Following Part of Me, 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 features multi colored lasers projected across the stage. This Moment shortly transforms into "Love Me" afterwards, followed by Perry exiting the stage.. After a video interlude displaying Perry's face created out of stars and planets in space, she appears on stage atop a mechanical horse. During this section of the tour, she wears an Egyptian-themed outfit, completed with a hand-embroidered leotard, a hand-embellished collar and an ornate purple and gold skirt. 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. They follow Perry around the stage and after she exits, the mummies proceed with their own dance while guitarists are lifted into the air, with sparks shooting from their guitars.
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", where she is lifted above the stage and flies from on end to the other. Following this, she changes into a yin-yang dress to sing "It Takes Two". While performing the song, she is lifted off the ground while the bottom half of her dress is inflated and covers the lift, to give the apprentice of her being very tall. 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 leaves to perform "Teenage Dream". "California Gurls" is then performed with blackout lights and 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", decorated with balloons over her breasts, and other birthday themed items. 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, which emerges from the stage. She soon is trapped into a seat with multiple balloons attached to it and flies around the entire audience as balloons and confetti descend from above. Soon after, she exits the stage once more after thanking everyone for attending and introducing her band members.
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 to perform "Firework". 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, Canada and Mexico 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. 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. 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."
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. 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. The tour was highly successful in North America, becoming the 25th best-selling North American tour of all-time with sales of $94.3 million, making it the third best-selling tour in North America of 2014. 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. The tour's success continued into 2015. The Pollstar 2015 Mid-Year Top 100 Worldwide Tour list revealed the Prismatic World Tour as the 23rd highest grosser, with a total of $25.8 million from 35 shows, and a total of 373,133 in attendance. However, Pollstar later adjusted its Mid-Year report, stating that the Prismatic World Tour grossed $35.7 million from 35 international dates in the first half of 2015 instead of $25.8 million. In the other hand, one week later, Billboard reported that the Prismatic World Tour grossed over $41.7 million from 27 shows in the first half of 2015. At the end of 2015, the tour placed 27th on Pollstar's "Top 100 Worldwide Tours", grossing $51 million from 43 dates.
Perry's performances at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena ranked at number 11 on Pollstar's 2014 Top Year End International Boxoffice list. At the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, the tour won the award for "Top Package" and was nominated for the "Concert Marketing & Promotion" award. Perry was the seventh most-searched artist on Ticketmaster in 2014.
The tour has been well received by critics. Colin Stutz of Billboard called the performance in Belfast a "spectacle of costumes and colors". Julian Douglas from The Irish Times 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." 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." 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."
|2014||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Music: Choice Summer Tour||Nominated|||
|Billboard Mid-Year Music Awards||Best Tour||Nominated|||
|TEC Awards||Tour / Event Sound Production||Nominated|||
|Billboard Touring Awards||Concert Marketing & Promotion Award||Nominated|||
|Capital Loves Awards||Best Live Show||Nominated|||
|2015||Pollstar Awards||Major Tour of the Year||Nominated|||
|Most Creative Stage Production||Won|
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. 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. A recorded live performance of "Legends Never Die" with Ferras at the Staples Center was uploaded to Ferras's official YouTube channel on October 11, 2014. Perry's performance during Rock In Rio on September 27, 2015, was broadcast live in Brazil on Multishow, Globo.com, and Gshow, and internationally was streamed live online on LiveXLive.com, AOL.com and AOL app.
It was announced that the final Sydney shows on December 12 and 13, 2014 would be filmed for a concert movie. Almost a year later, on November 23, 2015, it was broadcast on Network Seven. On March 28, 2015, Epix aired a two-hour concert special of the tour, as part of their "Free Preview Weekend". A short video interlude for "Peacock" was broadcast before Perry performed "Teenage Dream". During the exclusive Q&A with Epix, Perry confirmed that she will be making a DVD of the tour. She also revealed that she would change a couple of things for the DVD. Netflix added the tour's concert movie to its streaming service on June 26, 2015. The tour's concert movie was released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download on October 30, 2015. All formats also include 30 minutes of exclusive extras.
This set list is representative of the show on May 30, 2014 in London, England. It is not representative of all concerts for the duration of 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"
- "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||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||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||N/A||N/A|
|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||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|
|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 Arena||6,286 / 6,541||$941,786|
|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||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
|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
|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
|24,268 / 24,268||$2,692,788|
|October 11, 2014|
|October 14, 2014||Monterrey||Mexico||Monterrey Arena||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|
|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[c]||$13,360,900[c]|
|November 15, 2014|
|November 18, 2014|
|November 19, 2014|
|November 21, 2014||Sydney||Allphones Arena||93,841 / 93,841[d]||$12,177,000[d]|
|November 22, 2014|
|November 24, 2014|
|November 25, 2014|
|November 27, 2014||Brisbane||Brisbane Entertainment Centre||60,159 / 60,159[e]||$7,350,110[e]|
|November 28, 2014|
|November 30, 2014||Tove Lo|
|December 1, 2014|
|December 4, 2014||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena||[c]||[c]|
|December 6, 2014|
|December 7, 2014|
|December 10, 2014|
|December 12, 2014||Sydney||Allphones Arena||[d]||[d]|
|December 13, 2014|
|December 15, 2014||Brisbane||Brisbane Entertainment Centre||[e]||[e]|
|December 19, 2014||Auckland||New Zealand||Vector Arena||24,157 / 24,157||$3,046,890|
|December 20, 2014|
|Leg 4 — Europe|
|February 16, 2015||Barcelona||Spain||Palau Sant Jordi||Charli XCX||N/A||N/A|
|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||Tauron Arena|
|February 26, 2015||Vienna||Austria||Wiener Stadthalle|
|February 27, 2015||Bratislava||Slovakia||Ondrej Nepela Arena|
|March 1, 2015||Zürich||Switzerland||Hallenstadion||13,000 / 13,000||$1,183,140|
|March 2, 2015||Munich||Germany||Olympiahalle||N/A||N/A|
|March 4, 2015||Antwerp||Belgium||Sportpaleis||18,396 / 19,920||$1,045,430|
|March 5, 2015||Cologne||Germany||Lanxess Arena||N/A||N/A|
|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||7,936 / 11,664||$537,228|
|March 13, 2015||Berlin||O2 World||12,491 / 12,515||$753,185|
|March 15, 2015||Riga||Latvia||Arena Riga||N/A||N/A|
|March 18, 2015||Helsinki||Finland||Hartwall Arena|
|March 20, 2015||Oslo||Norway||Telenor Arena|
|March 22, 2015||Stockholm||Sweden||Ericsson Globe|
|Leg 5 — Asia|
|April 18, 2015||Guangzhou||China||Guangzhou Sports Arena||The Dolls||N/A||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||Ferras|
|May 1, 2015||Macau||Cotai Arena||The Dolls|
|May 2, 2015|
|May 7, 2015||Santa Maria||Philippines||Philippine Arena|
|May 9, 2015||Jakarta||Indonesia||Indonesia Convention Exhibition|
|May 11, 2015||Kallang||Singapore||Singapore Indoor Stadium|
|May 14, 2015||Bangkok||Thailand||IMPACT Arena|
|Leg 6 — Latin America|
|September 22, 2015||Lima||Peru||Hipódromo de Monterrico||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[f]||Rio de Janeiro||Parque dos Atletas||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|September 29, 2015||Curitiba||Pedreira Paulo Leminski||Tinashe||16,076 / 16,076||$1,115,000|
|October 3, 2015||Buenos Aires||Argentina||Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo||Tinashe
|17,623 / 17,623||$1,745,600|
|October 6, 2015||Santiago||Chile||Explanada del Estadio Nacional||Tinashe
|23,438 / 23,438||$1,955,240|
|October 9, 2015||Bogotá||Colombia||Parque Deportivo 222||Tinashe
|18,796 / 18,796||$1,409,520|
|October 12, 2015||San Juan||Puerto Rico||José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum||Tinashe||15,218 / 15,653||$1,691,275|
|October 15, 2015||Panama City||Panama||Plaza Figali||6,928 / 8,000||$968,479|
|October 18, 2015||Alajuela||Costa Rica||Parque Viva||16,199 / 16,199||$1,423,310|
|Total||1,515,864 / 1,537,369
- The score data is combined from the shows held at the Phones 4u Arena from May 20 and 24, 2014, respectively.
- The concert of May 25, 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland is a part of Radio 1's Big Weekend.
- 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.
- The score data is representative of the six shows at the Allphones Arena on November 21–22, 24–25, and December 12–13 respectively.
- The score data is representative of the five shows at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on November 27–28, 30, December 1 and 15 respectively.
- The concert of September 27, 2015, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a part of Rock in Rio.
- Baz Halpin – director
- Harry Sandler – tour manager
- Cindy Chapman – assistant tour manager
- Jay Schmit – production manager
- Kim Hilton – production coordinator
- Kavi Agrawal – production coordinator
- Bradford Cobb – tour producers
- Steven Jensen – tour producers
- Martin Kirkup – tour producers
- Ngoc Hoang – tour producers
- Alan Doyle – stage manager
- John Czajkowski – tour accountant
- David Mendoza – set construction
- Michael Curry Designs – set construction
- Aaron Ford – set construction
- Patrick Seeley – set construction
- Tamra Natisin – personal assistant
- Armando Alarcon – personal trainer
- Greenberg Traurig – legal representative
- Jay Cooper – legal representative
- Steve Plinio – legal representative
- Bernie Gudvi – business manager
- Jeff Hinkle – business manager
- Sandy Cohen – business manager
- Emma Banks– booking agent
- Mitch Rose– booking agent
- Jbeau Lewis– booking agent
- Christian Carubi – booking agent
- Tina Walters – travel agent
- Debbie and Nancy Rosenblatt – travel agent
- Lyndsay Thomson – travel agent
- Tracy Lonsdale – travel agent
- RJ Durell – choreographer
- Nick Florez – choreographer
- Katie Schaar – assistant choreographer
- Todd Delano – hair and make-up
- Clyde Haygood – hair and make-up
- Larry McDaniel – hair and make-up
- Darren Scott – hair and make-up
- Erin Lareau – wardrobe
- Lisa Nishimura – wardrobe
- Laura Spratt – wardrobe
- Abby Franklin – wardrobe
- Marina Toybina – wardrobe
- Tony Villanueva – wardrobe supervisor
- Baz Halpin – production design
- Kathy Beer – lighting director
- John Chiodo – lighting crew chief
- Baz Halpin – lighting design
- Eric Marchwinski – lighting design
- Julian Lavender – lighting design
- John Huddleston – lighting design
- Bart Buckalew – lighting technology
- Tony Cerasuolo – lighting technology
- Chris Donati – lighting technology
- John Dall – lighting technology
- Jamie Catt – lighting technology
- Nick Barton – lighting technology
- Alex Murphy – lighting technology
- Tiffany Hudson – lighting technology
- Chuck Melton – head rigger
- Ricky Baiotto – riggers
- Albert Pozzetti – riggers
- Jake Harrelson – riggers
- Patrick Leonard – riggers
- Duane Burda – backline crew chief
- Dan Lefevre – head chef, catering crew chief
- Robert Moore – automation
- Richard Kent – automation
- Simon Parsons – automation
- Rick Berger – automation
- Michael Berger – automation
- Eric Pelletier – automation
- Luke Larson – carpenter
- Dewey Evans – carpenter
- Jimmy George – carpenter
- PJ Smith – carpenter
- Mike Ryder – carpenter
- Vadim Melline – carpenter
- Aaron Ford – carpenter
- Pete Keppler – engineer
- Eric Racy – engineer
- Manny Barajas – engineer
- Ben Rothstein – engineer
- Shaun Barnett – pyrotechnics and lasers
- Marc Webber – pyrotechnics and lasers
- Ryan Hagan – pyrotechnics and lasers
- Dan Ivory-Castle – pyrotechnics and lasers
- Ian MacDonald – pyrotechnics and lasers
- Michael Morey – pyrotechnics and lasers
- Alex Oita – pyrotechnics and lasers
- Lightborne – video design
- Ben Nicholson – video design
- JT Rooney – video design
- Todd LePere – video design
- Omar Montes-Rangel – video engineer, video director
- Eugene McAuliffe – video engineer
- Live Nation – promoter
- SJM Concerts – promoter
- AEG, OCESA / Zignia Live – promoter
- Dainty Group – promoter
- The Blonds – costume design
- Roberto Cavalli – costume design
- Discount Universe – costume design
- J&M Costumers – costume design
- Nicolas Jebran – costume design
- Alexis Mabille – costume design
- Marco Marco – costume design
- Fausto Puglisi – costume design
- Jeremy Scott – costume design
- Silvia's Costumers – costume design
- Straight-Laced @ Runway Archives & Showroom – costume design
- Todd Thomas – costume design
- Valentino – costume design
- Johnny Wujek – costume design
- LaDuca Shoes – costume design
- Leah Adler – dancer
- Khasan Brailsford – dancer
- Lockhart Brownlie – dancer
- Bryan Gaw – dancer
- Loriel Hennington – dancer
- Malik LeNost – dancer
- Scott Myrick – dancer
- Cassidy Noblett – dancer
- Tracy Shibata – dancer
- Britt Stewart – dancer
- Kris Pooley – musical director
- Max Hart – keys
- Casey Hooper – guitar
- Nathan Spicer – guitar
- Adam Marcello – drums
- Joshua Moreau – bass
- Lauren Ball – background vocals
- Cherri Black – background vocals
- The Last Night – remixer
- Jack Rayner – remixer
Credits adapted from The Prismatic World Tour program.
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