UPDATE: Purity Ring will open for Katy Perry on December 15 at Tampa's Amalie Arena

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click to enlarge Purity Ring, which opens for Katy Perry at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on December 15, 2017. - Renata Raksha
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Purity Ring, which opens for Katy Perry at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on December 15, 2017.

Over the weekend, Katy Perry bought a Times Square billboard to tease a May 15 announcement — now we know what's up.

UPDATE: The "complexity, scope and enormous scale" of Katy Perry's upcoming Witness tour is causing production delays at the front end of the agenda, but Tampa's date is not affected. What's more is that Billboard is also reporting that Purity Ring will open the tour from November 7 to December 20 — including Perry's December 15 date at Amalie Arena. By our count, it would be the Canadian electro-duo's first show in the area since a 2015 stop at The Ritz in Ybor City.

The 32-year-old church girl turned pop star has announced a new LP — Witness, due June 9 — and a slew of North American tour dates, including one at Tampa's Amalie Arena on December 15. It's Perry's first show here since a 2014 stop at the same building (then called the Tampa Bay Times Forum). 


Tickets for U.S. stops on the 44-stop tour, which includes shows in Orlando and Miami, go on sale to the general public on Monday May 22 at 10 a.m. EDT and will cost $45.75-$195.75.

A pre-sale starts on May 18, but fans must register for Ticketmaster Verified Fan, which Perry's website says is "an easy to use, fan-first technology that helps artists combat bots and get tickets into the hands of fans" (Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran have also released tickets via the new technology).

Get more info on the show via local.cltampa.com. Click here to register, and see a tease for the Witness' tour below. See the rest of the tour dates here.

This post was updated on August 17, 2017.

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