California Dreams Tour
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Official California Dreams Tour logo.
Tour by Katy Perry
Associated album Teenage Dream
Start date February 20, 2011
End date January 22, 2012
Legs 9
Shows 46 in Europe
11 in Oceania
6 in Asia
61 in North America
3 in South America
124 Total
Gross revenue $59.5 million ($61.12 in 2014 dollars)[1]
Katy Perry tour chronology
Teenage Dream Tour
California Dreams Tour
Prismatic World Tour
The California Dreams Tour was the official second concert tour by Katy Perry, in support of her third studio album Teenage Dream. The tour was officially announced on October 11, 2010 through Twitter and her official site. Beginning February 2011, the tour visited Europe, Oceania, Asia, North America and South America.[2] The tour ranked 16th in Pollstar's "2011 Top 25 Worldwide Tours", earning over $59.5 million.[3] At the end of 2011, Billboard ranked it #13 on its annual "Top 25 Tours", earning nearly $48.9 million.[4] It won an award for Favorite Tour Headliner at the 38th People's Choice Awards.[5]


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Perry performing "Thinking of You" at the Zénith de Paris in Paris in March 2011

In October 2010, Perry told MTV about the California Dreams Tour:
I guess I'm looking forward to making music videos on this new album ... and I'm really excited about incorporating the look and the idea of some of the songs on tour and making a massive production of it. I'm gonna want a lot of visuals. I want it to be 10 times better than when I was on tour last.[6]

Baz Halpin was hired to direct the tour and production on the tour began in November 2010. Perry chose Halpin as the director after seeing his work with P!nk and wanted the tour to look like the work of artists Will Cotton and Mark Ryden. The tour was originally designed as a theater-based tour with only one or two small arena performances. However, as Perry's popularity grew, the tour was scaled up and revamped to accommodate larger venues. When the tour was revamped, a larger rolling stage was introduced with more lighting, larger video screens, more costume changes, and 14 trucks to transport the equipment. Tour director Baz Halpin designed the show to be a "jukebox musical."[7][8][9]

California Dreams - Peacock

Katy performing "Peacock"

While promoting her recent album, Perry expressed that she wanted her upcoming tour to be very visual. On her Twitter account, she stated, "I hope that it's going to engage all of your senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch".[10] The tour was officially announced in October 2010 by various media outlets including Perry's official website, in conjunction with the release of her third single "Firework". In 2011, Perry announced her North American leg during a live chat on social network Facebook. She then responded the tour will be very "super girl power" as vocalists Robyn, Yelle, Marina and the Diamonds, and Janelle Monáe will open her shows during the various legs. Perry further stated she will actively participate with fans during the tour on various social networks including Facebook and Twitter.

Perry opening the show

Her friend Jessie J was also confirmed to support Perry during the final leg of her tour during fall but had to pull out under the doctor's orders after an injury during rehearsals for the concert. She was replaced by Ellie Goulding.[11][12][13]

Calvin Harris was advertised to be the opening acts for Perry in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.[14] On March 27, 2011, Perry announced via Twitter that Harris was no longer involved with the tour. He cites technical restrictions as the reason for his cancellation. He was replaced by DJ Skeet Skeet.[15]

California Dreams Tour - Waking Up In Vegas

Katy performing "Waking Up in Vegas"

While Perry was performing at the TSB Bank Arena in Wellington, New Zealand, on May 10, 2011, a 24-year old female was attacked in a mosh-pit situation. The injuries included were a black eye along with small cuts and bruises. The woman stated she was attacked by another female concert attendee in front of her when she told her to "stop pushing her".[16] Perry announced on her website that over $150,000 was raised for the Tickets-For-Charity fundraiser, in which a portion of proceeds from the tour revenue were donated to charity. The money was divided between three charities: the Children's Health Fund (CHF), Generosity Water, and Humane Society of the United States.[17] EMI donated a signed album by Perry herself for an auction for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Auckland. The auction was for the promotion of the California Dreams Tour, where she had visited in New Zealand. The auction closed on May 31, 2011.[18] On Thanksgiving Day (November 24, 2011), Perry had tweeted that there will be a concert DVD released for the tour.[19]

Concert synopsis

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Katy Perry performing at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario on June 30, 2011

The show begins with a video screen introduction directed by Cole Walliser 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, played by former What I Like About You star Nick Zano.[20] Katy appears on stage and starts performing "Teenage Dream" with her dancers, while wearing a white dress with spinning peppermints.[21] "Hummingbird Heartbeat" and "Waking Up in Vegas" are performed next, the latter accompanied by a human slot machine, showgirls and an Elvis Presley impersonator.[22] 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.[20] 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.[20] 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.[23]
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Perry performing at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington on July 21, 2011

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Katy performing "Teenage Dream"

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Katy performing "I Kissed a Girl"

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.[23] 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".[24] During the performance, Katy is lifted high above the stage as images of cartoons kissing are projected behind her.[24] 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.[25] 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".[26]
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Katy performing "California Gurls"

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[23] bursting immediately into "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)". During this song, photos of fans are displayed on the screens.[27] 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.[21]

Broadcasts and recordings

Main article: Katy Perry: Part of Me

Perry's performance during Rock in Rio was broadcast live in Brazil on Multishow, and Rede Globo, and aired internationally was streamed live on the video sharing website YouTube. It was confirmed by Perry that the DVD would be from the November 23, 2011 show that was put on for free at the Staples Centre.[28] In March 2012, Perry announced via Twitter that she and Paramount Pictures announced the release of her autobiographical documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me, which was released on July 5, 2012 and contains clips from various shows.[29]


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Perry performing in Hamburg

The tour received positive reviews from music critics. Bridget Jones from Stuff NZ gave it an excellent review. She said "There was no doubt her fans were left with a truly sweet taste in their mouths after one of the most extravagant and fun performances Vector Arena has seen in a long time".[30] Bernadette McNulty from The Daily Telegraph gave it four out of five stars, complimenting storyline of the tour itself. She had noted "Her California Dreams tour is less of a pop concert and more of a megawatt jukebox musical." They had said that it features all the glitz and glamour, but said that the music lacks a few and it doesn't leave a trace to remember.[31] Jon Mitchell from MTV reviewed the concert at Uniondale and said that "The show stuck so impressively to its storyline about Perry's travels through Candy Land in pursuit of "the baker's boy" that it could almost be a jukebox Broadway musical in the vein of "Rock of Ages" or "Mamma Mia."[22]

Joseph Brannigan Lynch from Entertainment Weekly reviewed the tour through the night in New Jersey, which featured Robyn. He gave it a positive review, but said "Say what you will about Katy Perry—sure, she has a weak singing voice and her songs are mostly devoid of substance—but as a courier of frothy delights and eye-catching effulgence, she’s become one of today’s most-satisfying pop stars."[32] gave it a positive review. They had said "The show had a sweet theme and Katy performed in a front of a candy cane staircase against a backdrop of giant lollipops in a characteristically outlandish outfit of glittery fishnet stockings, a sparkly heart-shaped corset and a bright pink tutu."[33] John Mitchell from MTV News gave the concert a very positive review. He had said "It was colorful, triumphant and the perfect way to end a near-perfect pop show" and also added "Unlike many of her dance-pop contemporaries (think Lady Gaga or Britney Spears), Perry left most of the dancing to her talented backup troupe, who were introduced individually during solos to popular candy-related songs."[22] Emily Mackay from NME gave it a positive review.[34]


Year Award Result
2011 Billboard Touring Awards for Top Tour 13th
2011 Pollstar for Top 25 Worldwide Tours 16th
2011 Capricho Awards for Melhor Show Nominated
2011 MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Live Act Won
2011 Teen Choice Awards for Choice Music: Tour Won
2012 People's Choice Awards for Favorite Tour Headliner Won
2012 Parnelli Awards for Lighting Designer of the Year (Baz Halpin) Won
2012 Parnelli Awards for Pyro Company of the Year (Strictly FX) Won



  1. "Teenage Dream"
  2. "One of the Boys"
  3. "Waking Up in Vegas"

Act 1

  1. "Ur So Gay"
  2. "Peacock"
  3. "I Kissed a Girl"

Act 2

  1. "Circle the Drain"
  2. "E.T."
  3. "Who Am I Living For?"

Act 3

  1. "Pearl"
  2. "Not Like the Movies"
  3. "The One That Got Away"
  4. "Only Girl (In the World)" / Big Pimpin'" / "Whip My Hair"
  5. "Thinking of You"

Act 4

  1. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
  2. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (contains elements of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun")
  3. "Firework"
  4. "Hot N Cold"

Act 5

  1. "California Gurls"

Main setlist

Act 1: Candyfornia

Act 2: Visual Touch

Act 3: Katy Kat

Act 4: Not Like the Movies


Act 5: The Blue Tribute



Act 1

  1. "Teenage Dream"
  2. "Hummingbird Heartbeat" (not performed in Rio de Janairo)
  3. "Waking Up in Vegas"

Act 2

  1. "Ur So Gay" (only in Buenos Aires)
  2. "Peacock"
  3. "I Kissed a Girl"

Act 3

  1. "Circle the Drain"
  2. "E.T."

Act 4

  1. "Thinking of You"
  2. "I Want Candy" medley (performed by the band and the dancers)

Act 5

  1. "Hot N Cold"
  2. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
  3. "Firework"

Act 6

  1. "California Gurls"


  • Katy sang a lower pitched version of "Who Am I Living For?".
  • Before "The One That Got Away", Katy would introduce her band members.
  • During "Hot N Cold", Katy would change multiple outfits.
  • During the concert at Campo Pequeno, Perry performed "One of the Boys" in lieu of "Hummingbird Heartbeat". Additionally, "Hot N Cold" was performed during the encore.
  • On 7th March, Katy covered Lady Gaga's song "Born This Way" on the medley set during her concert in Zénith de Paris.
  • During concerts in Europe, Australasia and Asia, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me" was performed during the encore.
  • During the concert at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, Perry performed "Baby."
  • During the concert at the Rod Laver Arena, Perry performed "Friday". Perry also performed the song during her concert at TD Garden, Air Canada Centre, Taco Bell Arena and the 1stBank Center. During the August 5th concert at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Rebecca Black joined Perry onstage, performing the song as a duet.
  • During the concert at the Petersen Events Center, Perry performed "Black and Yellow" and "Friday."
  • During the second leg of her tour, she sang The One That Got Away instead of Only Girl (In the World) / Big Pimpin' / Whip My Hair.
  • In "Ur So Gay" instead of saying "you'd rather MySpace instead", she says "Twitter" or "Facebook" instead of "MySpace".

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 Attendance Revenue
February 20, 2011 Lisbon Portugal Campo Pequeno N/A 6,162 / 6,271 $283,541
February 23, 2011 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum 11,218 / 11,218 $458,765
February 25, 2011 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion 5,111 / 5,111 $343,709
February 26, 2011 Munich Germany Zenith Munich 5,883 / 5,883 $227,176
February 27, 2011 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle 12,332 / 12,570 $700,273
March 4, 2011 Berlin Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle 7,443 / 8,950 $331,308
March 6, 2011 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt 4,800 / 4,800 $201,365
March 7, 2011 Paris France Zénith de Paris 12,149 / 12,149 $767,981
March 8, 2011
March 10, 2011 Brussels Belgium Forest National 8,000 / 8,000 $378,028
March 11, 2011 Cologne Germany Palladium Köln 4,008 / 4,008 $177,640
March 14, 2011 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle 6,916 / 6,916 $269,295
March 15, 2011 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall 5,462 / 5,607 $259,120
March 17, 2011 London England HMV Hammersmith Apollo 14,777 / 14,777 $593,333
March 18, 2011
March 19, 2011
March 21, 2011 Manchester Manchester Apollo 7,057 / 7,221 $258,929
March 22, 2011
March 27, 2011 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool 11,052 / 11,052 $398,646
March 28, 2011 Dublin Ireland The O2 9,122 / 9,122 $413,390
March 30, 2011 Nottingham England Capital FM Arena Nottingham 9,095 / 9,095 $327,291
March 31, 2011 Bournemouth Windsor Hall 6,211 / 6,306 $223,635
April 1, 2011 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 7,530 / 7,530 $272,067
April 3, 2011 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena 11,304 / 11,304 $412,296
April 4, 2011 Birmingham LG Arena 14,999 / 14,999 $543,572
April 5, 2011 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre 5,460 / 5,460 $198,206
April 9, 2011 London England Wembley Arena 11,251 / 11,507 $466,903
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 $2,031,140
May 5, 2011 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre 23,910 / 27,144 $2,107,890
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 1 1
May 15, 2011 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre 2 2
May 22, 2011 Nagoya Japan Zepp Nagoya N/A N/A N/A
May 23, 2011 Tokyo Studio Coast
May 24, 2011
May 26, 2011 Osaka Zepp Osaka
North America[11][14][39][41][45][46]
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 3 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater 20,417 / 20,764 $596,935
July 13, 2011 Regina Canada Brandt Centre Janelle Monáe
DJ Skeet Skeet
6,296 / 6,466 $306,020
July 14, 2011 Winnipeg MTS Centre 11,405 / 11,695 $542,272
July 16, 2011 4 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 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 Monáe 12,995 / 12,995 $469,625
August 19, 2011 Nashville Bridgestone Arena Janelle Monáe
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 5 Rosemont Allstate Arena Natalia Kills 13,617 / 13,617 $482,205
August 23, 2011 6 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 Smoothie King Center Janelle Monáe
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 Monáe
DJ Skeet Skeet
9,693 / 10,360 $408,062
September 16, 2011 Omaha CenturyLink Center 9,967 / 13,440 $438,735
September 17, 2011 Tulsa BOK Center 12,475 / 12,475 $519,442
South America[39][45][47]
September 23, 2011 7 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Parque dos Atletas 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 8 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio G.E.B.A. Natalia Kills N/A N/A
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
October 24, 2011 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena 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
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
November 7, 2011 Dublin Ireland The O2 18,250 / 18,250 $935,460
November 8, 2011
North America[45][50]
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
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 N/A N/A
January 19, 2012 Bogor Indonesia SICC Auditorium N/A N/A N/A
January 22, 2012 Pasay Philippines SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds
TOTAL 1,066,831 / 1,088,817 (98%) $51,824,881

Cancelled shows

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
December 1, 2011 Grand Rapids United States Van Andel Arena Unforeseen circumstances and scheduling conflicts[53]


1 The score data is combined from the both shows held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on May 4 and 14 respectively.
2 The score data is combined from the both shows held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on May 5 and 15 respectively.
3 The July 7, 2011 concert in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Marcus Amphitheater was a part of Summerfest 2011.[54]
4 The July 16, 2011 in Calgary, ALberta at the Scotiabank Saddledome was a part of the Calgary Stampede.[55]
5 The August 21, 2011 concert in Rosemont, Illinois at the Allstate Arena was originally to take place on July 8, but was postponed due to Perry having food poisoning.[56]
6 The August 23, 2011 concert in St. Paul, Minnesota at the Xcel Energy Center was originally to take place on July 9, but was postponed due to Perry having food poisoning.[56]
7 The September 23, 2011 concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the City of Rock was a part of Rock in Rio festival.[57]
8 The September 27, 2011 concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Estadio G.E.B.A. was a part of the Pepsi Music Festival.[58]


Main Tour Personnel[59][60]
  • Show Director: Baz Halpin (Silent House Productions)
  • Production & Lighting Design: Baz Halpin & Chris Nyfield
  • Production Manager: Jay Schmit
  • Programming: Baz Halpin & Bryan Barancik
  • Lighting Director: Brad Teagan
  • Lighting Crew Chief: John Chiodo
  • Lighting Crew: Mat Hamilton, Andy Cimerman, Wayne Kwiat, & Daniel Kirkman
  • Video Director: Richy Parkin
  • Video Producer: Olivier Goulet
  • Video Technical Director: Olivier Goulet
  • Video Projectionist: Jason Lowe
  • Video Tech: Gordon Davis
  • Tour Manager: Fitzroy Hellin
  • Stage Manager: Aaron Draude
  • Event Manager: Jordan Ford
  • General Management: Meghan Brown
  • Riggers: Chuck Melton & John Williamson
  • Pyro: Phil Maggs
  • Lighting Company: Upstaging Inc.
  • Video Company: Chaos Visual Productions
  • Set Construction: ShowFX Inc.
  • Staging Company: All Access Staging & Productions
  • Lasers: Laser Design Productions
  • Photography: Baz Halpin & Todd Kaplan
  • Fashion Stylist: Meghan Brown
Main Vocals / Guitar
  • Katy Perry
Background Vocals
  • Lauren Allison Ball
  • Tasha Layton
Band Leader / Drums
  • Adam Marcello
  • Casey Hooper
  • Patrick Matera
  • Max Hart
  • Joshua Moreau
  • Leah Adler
  • Lockhart Brownlie
  • Anthony Burrell
  • Lexie Contursi
  • Ashley Ashida Dixon
  • Brandee Evans
  • Bryan Gaw
  • Malik LeNost
  • Rachael Markarian
  • Scott Myrick
  • Cassidy Noblett
  • Anne Stenberg
  • Darine Stenberg

External links


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  3. Top 25 Worldwide Tours (01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011)
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  6. Katy Perry Announces European Tour Dates
  7. Katy Perry: 2011 California Dreams Tour
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  9. Exclusive: Katy Perry Reveals Plans for California Dreams World Tour
  10. 10.0 10.1 Katy Perry Announces Her California Dreams Tour Dates!
  11. 11.0 11.1 Katy Perry to Kick Off 'California Dreams' U.S. Tour in June
  12. Jessie J pulls out of Katy Perry tour
  13. Ellie Goulding to Join the California Dreams Tour in November
  14. 14.0 14.1 Katy Perry announces summer 'California Dreams' tour during live Facebook chat; L.A. date in August
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  17. KATY PERRY // Official Website // North American Tour Tickets Still Available on Tickets for Charity
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  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Hard not to like this candy girl - St. Petersburg Times
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  30. Review: Katy Perry in Auckland
  31. Katy Perry, Hammersmith Apollo, review
  32. Katy Perry and Robyn take a sweet-toothed teenage dream tour to New Jersey
  33. Katy Perry begins California Dreams world tour in fishnet stockings and heart-shaped tutu
  34. NME Live Reviews - Live Review: Katy Perry
  35. Katy Perry Covers Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' in Paris
  36. Partyin' Partyin' Yeah: Katy Perry Covers Rebecca Black's 'Friday'
  37. Katy Perry Is Booed for Suggesting Justin Bieber Cover
  38. Watch Katy Perry covering Adele's 'Someone Like You' – video
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 Tour Dates
  40. European box score data:
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Katy Perry takes "California Dreams" to more U.S. cities
  42. Additional sources for dates in Australasia:
  43. Oceania box score data:
  44. 44.0 44.1 Katy Perry expands 2011 world tour
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 Katy Perry plans final stops of "California Dreams Tour"
  46. North American box score data:
  47. Kate Perry fará show em São Paulo em setembro (in Portuguese)
  49. Billboard Boxscore, volume 124, issue 6
  50. North American box score data:
  51. Katy Perry to take a year off to start a family
  52. Katy Perry to hold concert in Manila next year
  53. Katy Perry to skip Grand Rapids; cancels December show at Van Andel Arena
  54. Katy Perry Headlines Summerfest 2011 Performances
  55. Katy Perry to play at Calgary Stampede
  56. 56.0 56.1 Katy Perry postpones Chicago, St. Paul concerts
  57. Elton John, Rihanna, and Katy Perry at Rock in Rio in Brazil (in Portuguese)
  58. Argentina: confirm shows great legends of rock (in Spanish)
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