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A NEW date has been added to Katy Perry’s Wit­ness: The Tour show to South Africa, which takes place in July.

Big Con­certs In­ter­na­tional, who are bring­ing the Amer­i­can mul­ti­mil­lion-record-sell­ing star, have added the new date of July 21 fol­low­ing an ex­cep­tion­ally big de­mand for tick­ets. The tour was ini­tially planned to be held over two days, July 18 and 20, at Joburg’s Tick­etPro Dome.

This will be the star’s first per­for­mance in South Africa. “Tick­ets are sell­ing quickly and fans are rec­om­mended to pur­chase quickly to avoid dis­ap­point­ment,” said the com­pany. The North Amer­i­can leg of the tour, which be­gan in Septem­ber, has re­ceived rave re­views from USA To­day, The New York Times and The Bos­ton Globe, among other pub­li­ca­tions.

Wit­ness: The Tour is Perry’s first tour since the sold-out Pris­matic World Tour, which she con­cluded in 2015.

Wit­ness: The Tour has been de­scribed as “an imag­i­na­tive trip from outer space to in­ner space, from the plan­ets to the bot­tom of our oceans, and a mu­si­cal jour­ney through the singer’s mile­stones and mega hits right up to her lat­est al­bum”.

Tick­ets go on sale at 9am on Fri­day from www.big­con­certs.co.za, but Dis­cov­ery card-hold­ers will get an ex­clu­sive 48-hour pre­sale from 9am to­day via www. dis­cov­ery.co.za. Gen­eral tick­ets cost be­tween R630 and R1 765 while the VIP Di­a­mond Wit­ness pack­age costs R2 495 and R3 395 for the Blue Wing Hospi­tal pack­age. Perry made her de­but in 2008 af­ter sign­ing with Capi­tol Records. She con­firmed her global su­per­star sta­tus with the fol­lowup al­bum Teenage Dream, re­leased in 2010. Her 2013 third al­bum, Prism, de­buted at No 1 on iTunes in 100 coun­tries and has sold more than 12.5 mil­lion copies.

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