KATY PERRY ANNOUNCES OPENING ACTS FOR WITNESS: THE TOUR
PURITY RING TO OPEN ON DECEMBER 9 IN INDIANAPOLIS, IN AT BANKERS LIFE FIELDHOUSE
Tickets are on sale now
Today, Katy Perry announced the opening acts for her highly-anticipated WITNESS: The Tour, produced by AEG Presents. Purity Ring will be the opening act for the December 9th Indianapolis, IN concert at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
WITNESS: The Tour is an imaginative trip from outer-space to inner-space, from the planets to the bottom of our oceans, and a musical journey through Katy Perry’s biggest milestones and mega-hits right up to her latest album. The dramatically original staging means that there isn’t a bad seat in the house, when Katy brings out her band and dancers, along with all the bells and whistles.
Tickets are on sale now. All U.S. concerts on WITNESS: The Tour are presented by Xfinity. Additional sponsors are Citi, COVERGIRL and KATY PERRY PARFUMS. For more information and tickets visit KatyPerry.com.
About Purity Ring
Purity Ring is an electronic pop duo originally from Edmonton, Canada. In 2012 they released debut album Shrines; a cohesive, beguiling and wholly unique universe of what the band called ‘Future Pop’. At the center of the amniotic swirl of Shrines was an undeniable nucleus of crystalline pop which presciently suggested both indie and popular music to come. Critics were effusive: ‘Best New Music’ from Pitchfork and praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and NPR, among others. They quickly amassed a rabid fanbase, toured relentlessly and sold out shows worldwide.
On 2015′s ‘Another Eternity,’ Purity Ring traded the gorgeously claustrophobic atmospheres of Shrines for wide-open, muscular vistas of sound and luminous, up-front vocals. Crafting a lyrical universe of “sweat and dreams” populated by seacastles, rattling spines, and weeping drawers, Megan James wielded concrete imagery and metaphor with increasingly direct, startling resonance. Corin Roddick’s gifts for evocative melody remained intact, but his drum work and use of space were been completely reforged: immaculately built and focused in service of the song.
On July 24th, 2017–the 5th anniversary of Shrines’ release date–the band released a new single, “Asido”. It is in many ways the perfect synthesis of Shrines brooding production and Another Eternity’s bold, expansive sheen.
Though they are now working at a higher resolution, Purity Ring remain hands-on with every aspect of their project. As usual, the band produced and recorded “Asido” themselves. With every step forward they take, Purity Ring actualize their vision while sounding utterly and undeniably like themselves.
WITNESS: The Tour is Katy’s first run since the sold-out, 151-date Prismatic World Tour, which concluded in 2015 and was hailed by Rolling Stone as “a show to damage retinas and blow minds.”
Katy made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys after signing to the label in 2007. Shecemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010). PRISM, her 2013 album, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. With the singles “Roar,” “Firework,” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katy is the only artist to earn three RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. In her 10 years with Capitol, she has racked up a cumulative 18+ billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 40+ million adjusted albums and 125+ million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter.
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