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Hello Katy Tour
World tour by Katy Perry
Promotional poster for the tour
Associated album One of the Boys
Start dateJanuary 23, 2009
End dateNovember 28, 2009
Legs10
No. of shows95
Box office$1.5 million ($2.13 million in 2023 dollars) [1]
Katy Perry concert chronology

The Hello Katy Tour was the debut solo concert tour by American singer Katy Perry, in support of her second studio album, One of the Boys (2008). It ran from January 23, 2009, to November 28, 2009, and visited North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Background

Perry first announced the tour in November 2008, following the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, which she hosted. [2] The tour's title was inspired by, and is a play on, the Japanese Sanrio character Hello Kitty. In an interview with Billboard, Perry stated, "I have the guy who creates stages for Madonna working on this tour; I'm indulging my obsession with fruit and cats and designing all different outfits."[ citation needed]

Concert synopsis

Perry performing in Detroit, Michigan on March 27, 2009

The stage design featured a white picket fence, mailbox, oversized pink flamingos, inflatable plastic fruit, and a giant cat named Kitty Purry that glowed during the encore. Perry had two costumes during the show. During the encore, she would appear dressed as a cat. [3]

Each show opened with " California Girls" by The Beach Boys being played as Perry appeared on the stage. "Fingerprints", "One of the Boys", "Hot ‘n Cold", "Self Inflicted" and a cover of The Outfield’s " Your Love" followed. After this section, Perry would pick up her guitar and perform an acoustic version of "Mannequin" and " Thinking of You". The next songs were " Ur So Gay" and " Waking Up in Vegas", upon which confetti rained-down onto the audience. Perry continued her act with "Lost", "I'm Still Breathing", "I Think I'm Ready" and "If You Can Afford Me". At this point of the concert, Perry would exit the stage for a costume change and re-appear, dressed as a cat. A stage-prop of a massive cat’s head would glow as Perry covered Queen's song " Don't Stop Me Now". Perry would conclude the show with " I Kissed a Girl", and exit the stage after thanking the audience.

Critical reception

The Orange County Register called the tour "a surprisingly strong performance" in a positive review. [4] In a negative review, Variety called the tour "chilly" and "calculated". [5] Seventeen, impressed with the tour, posted a list of ten things they liked about it. [6]

Set list

  1. "Fingerprints"
  2. "One of the Boys"
  3. " Hokey Pokey"
  4. " Hot n Cold"
  5. "Self Inflicted"
  6. "Mannequin"
  7. " Thinking of You"
  8. " Ur So Gay"
  9. " Waking Up in Vegas"
  10. "Lost"
  11. "I'm Still Breathing"
  12. "I Think I'm Ready"
  13. "If You Can Afford Me"
Encore
  1. " I Kissed a Girl"

Notes

  1. "Hackensack", a Fountains of Wayne cover, was performed after "Lost" on August 21 and August 29.
  2. "Don't Stop Me Now" was played before the encore on July 28. " Starstrukk" was played as an encore instead with a special appearance by 3OH!3.

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Leg 1 — North America [7]
January 23, 2009 Seattle United States Showbox at the Market
January 25, 2009 Vancouver Canada Commodore Ballroom
January 27, 2009 Portland United States Crystal Ballroom
January 28, 2009 San Francisco The Fillmore
January 29, 2009 Sacramento Empire Events Center
January 31, 2009 Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre
February 2, 2009 Tucson Centennial Hall
February 3, 2009 Tempe Marquee Theatre
February 5, 2009 San Diego House of Blues
February 10, 2009 Salt Lake City In the Venue
Leg 2 — Europe [7]
February 20, 2009 Hanover Germany The Dome 49
February 22, 2009 Stockholm Sweden Nalen
February 23, 2009 Copenhagen Denmark K.B. Hallen
February 25, 2009 Manchester England Manchester Academy
February 26, 2009 London KOKO
February 27, 2009
March 1, 2009 Amsterdam Netherlands Melkweg
March 2, 2009 Paris France Élysée Montmartre
March 4, 2009 Munich Germany TonHalle
March 5, 2009 Neu-Isenburg Hugenottenhalle
March 6, 2009 Hamburg Große Freiheit
March 7, 2009 Brussels Belgium Ancienne Belgique
Leg 3 — North America [8] [7]
March 19, 2009 [a] Austin United States Stubb's
March 23, 2009 Kansas City Beaumont Club
March 24, 2009 Minneapolis First Avenue
March 26, 2009 Chicago House of Blues
March 27, 2009 Detroit Clutch Cargo's
March 28, 2009 Cleveland House of Blues
March 30, 2009 Toronto Canada The Guvernment
March 31, 2009 Montreal Metropolis
April 1, 2009 Boston United States House of Blues
April 3, 2009 [b] Palm Springs Convention Center
April 5, 2009 Philadelphia The Fillmore
April 6, 2009 New York City The Fillmore
April 7, 2009
April 8, 2009
April 10, 2009 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
April 11, 2009 Myrtle Beach House of Blues
April 14, 2009 Nashville Cannery Ballroom
April 15, 2009 Atlanta Center Stage
April 28, 2009 St. Petersburg Jannus Landing
April 29, 2009 Fort Lauderdale Revolution Live
May 2, 2009 [c] Birmingham Jefferson Convention Conplex
May 7, 2009 [d] Miami The Fillmore
May 11, 2009 Dallas House of Blues
May 12, 2009 Houston
Leg 4 — Asia [7]
May 25, 2009 Osaka Japan Club Quattro
May 26, 2009 Nagoya
May 28, 2009 Tokyo Duo Music Exchange
May 29, 2009
Leg 5 — Europe [7]
June 1, 2009 [e] Landgraaf Netherlands Landgraaf Megaland Park
June 9, 2009 London England O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
June 10, 2009
June 11, 2009 Brighton Brighton Dome
June 13, 2009 [f] Crans-près-Céligny Switzerland Port de Crans
June 14, 2009 Zürich Volkshaus
June 16, 2009 Paris France L'Olympia
June 17, 2009 Lyon Le Transbordeur
June 19, 2009 [g] Scheeßel Germany MSC Eichenring
June 20, 2009 [h] Cologne Palladium Köln
June 21, 2009 Tuttlingen Flugplatz Tuttlingen
June 23, 2009 [r] Milan Italy Idroscalo
June 25, 2009 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
June 26, 2009 [i] Madrid Palacio de Deportes
June 27, 2009 [i] Málaga Auditorio Municipal
June 28, 2009 Lisbon Portugal Campo Pequeno
July 2, 2009 [j] Nibe Denmark Skalskoven
July 4, 2009 [k] Werchter Belgium Festival Grounds
July 5, 2009 [l] Arras France Main Square
July 6, 2009 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
July 9, 2009 Istanbul Turkey True Blue Fenerbahçe
July 11, 2009 [m] Perth and Kinross Scotland T in the Park
July 12, 2009 [n] Kildare Ireland Oxegen 2009
Leg 6 — North America [8] [7]
July 25, 2009 Boston United States Agganis Arena
July 26, 2009 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre
July 28, 2009 New York City United States Hammerstein Ballroom
July 30, 2009 Atlantic City Borgata Event Center
August 2, 2009 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater
August 4, 2009 [o] Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Leg 7 — Oceania [8] [7]
August 12, 2009 Brisbane Australia The Tivoli
August 14, 2009 Melbourne The Forum
August 17, 2009 Sydney Enmore Theatre
August 18, 2009
Leg 8 — Europe [8] [7]
August 21, 2009 Glasgow Scotland Barrowland Ballroom
August 22, 2009 [p] Staffordshire England Weston Park
August 23, 2009 [p] Chelmsford Hylands Park
August 25, 2009 Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham
August 26, 2009 Newcastle O2 Academy Newcastle
Leg 9 — North America [8] [7]
August 29, 2009 Los Angeles United States Hollywood Palladium
August 30, 2009 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl
September 4, 2009 Salem Oregon State Fair
September 5, 2009 [q] Seattle Seattle Center
Leg 10 — Asia [8] [7]
November 14, 2009 Pasay Philippines SM Mall of Asia [r]
Leg 11 — Europe [8] [7]
November 28, 2009 Ischgl Austria Silvrettaseilbahn AG – Ischgl

^ a This concert is a part of the South by Southwest Festival. [9]
^ b This concert is a part of the Dinah Shore Weekend. [10]
^ c This concert is a part of the Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil. [11]
^ d This concert is a part of the Grammy Celebration Concert Tour. [12]
^ e This concert is a part of the Pinkpop Festival. [13]
^ f This concert is a part of the Caribana Festival
^ g This concert is a part of the Hurricane Festival [14]
^ h This concert is a part of the Southside Festival [15]
^ i This concert is a part of the U18 Festival [16]
^ j This concert is a part of the Nibe Festival
^ k This concert is a part of the Rock Werchter [17]
^ l This concert is a part of the Main Square Festival
^ m This concert is a part of the T in the Park [18]
^ n This concert is a part of the Oxegen [19]
^ o Katy opened for No Doubt on this date; She later joined them on stage to sing a cover of Adam and the Ants' " Stand & Deliver".
^ p These concerts are a part of the V Festival [20]
^ q This concert is a part of the Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival
^ r This concert is for the benefit of the Typhoon "Ondoy" victims that happened last 23-30 of September, 2009 in the Philippines. Originally scheduled last 3 of October, 2009 but cancelled after Typhoon Ondoy struck the Philippines on 26 of September, 2009, one week before the original scheduled concert. [21]

Box office score data

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Showbox at the Market Seattle 1,150 / 1,150 (100%) $19,980 [22]
Commodore Ballroom Vancouver 990 / 990 (100%) $20,111 [23]
The Fillmore San Francisco 1,314 / 1,314 (100%) $23,980 [22]
Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles 2,690 / 2,690 (100%) $44,913 [22]
House of Blues San Diego 1,000 / 1,000 (100%) $18,000 [22]
KOKO London 2,752 / 2,800 (98%) $53,623 [22]
Ancienne Belgique Brussels 1,850 / 1,850 (100%) $49,080 [22]
First Avenue Minneapolis 1,534 / 1,534 (100%) $36,816 [22]
Clutch Cargo's Detroit 1,121 / 1,275 (88%) $21,438 [24]
House of Blues Cleveland 1,300 / 1,300 (100%) $23,400 [24]
House of Blues Boston 2,597 / 2,597 (100%) $43,650 [22]
The Fillmore Irving Plaza New York City 3,520 / 3,599 (98%) $58,524 [22]
9:30 Club Washington, D.C. 1,200 / 1,200 (100%) $21,600 [22]
House of Blues North Myrtle Beach 2,067 / 2,067 (100%) $32,039 [22]
Jannus Landing St. Petersburg 1,429 / 1,500 (95%) $22,732 [22]
House of Blues Dallas 1,647 / 1,647 (100%) $29,658 [22]
Shepherd's Bush Empire London 3,960 / 3,960 (100%) $94,726 [22]
Brighton Dome Brighton 1,819 / 1,819 (100%) $40,143 [22]
Agganis Arena Boston 2,879 / 3,800 (76%) $84,930 [22]
Molson Amphitheatre Toronto 6,531 / 8,000 (82%) $163,072 [22]
Hammerstein Ballroom New York City 3,849 / 3,853 (99%) $110,212 [22]
The Borgata Atlantic City 2,495 / 3,000 (83%) $87,453 [22]
Verizon Wireless Theater Houston 3,262 / 3,262 (100%) $41,360 [22]
The Tivoli Brisbane 1,357 / 1,500 (90%) $62,416 [22]
The Forum Melbourne 1,318 / 1,500 (88%) $65,587 [22]
Enmore Theatre Sydney 3,299 / 4,735 (70%) $162,558 [22]
O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham 3,000 / 3,000 (100%) $66,746 [22]
Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles 3,044 / 4,940 (62%) $45,939 [22]
Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara 4,603 / 4,603 (100%) $115,075 [22]
TOTAL 69,577 / 76,485 (90.96%) $1,508,092

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