Katy Perry Books Prismatic World Tour Dates

“GUESS WHAT?” Katy Perry tweeted Sunday. “I’M GOING ON A WORLD WIDE TOUR!!! Playing ALL your favorite songs AND all the brand new ones!” Today she revealed the Prismatic World Tour launches in May with a round of U.K. gigs.

Before announcing where she was kicking off the tour, Perry gave her Twitter followers a hint, tweeting “Clue: I love these people and their accents.”

Her U.K. fans certainly love her back. When her fourth studio LP, Prism, was released in October it marked her second No. 1 album in the U.K.

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"Sunrise" television broadcast, Sydney, Australia

And for the rest of the Katycats living around the world, Perry promises that more global dates will be announced soon. According to her website, the Prismatic Tour is expected to be a year-long trek.    

“I can’t wait to get closer to ALL of you than ever before!” Perry tweeted earlier today.  

If you’re wondering how Perry is going to get close to fans with the venues on the first leg of dates being huge arenas, the pop star’s website has just the explanation for you. The place to be on this tour is a special standing pit in front of the stage dubbed “The Reflection Section.”

Here are the first Prismatic dates, featuring special guests Icona Pop:  

May 7 – Belfast, United Kingdom, Odyssey Arena     
May 10 – Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, Metro Radio Arena     
May 11 – Nottingham, United Kingdom, The Capital FM Arena Nottingham     
May 13 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, LG Arena     
May 17 – Glasgow, United Kingdom, The SSE Hydro     
May 20 – Manchester, United Kingdom, Phones 4u Arena – Manchester     
May 21 – Liverpool, United Kingdom, Liverpool Echo Arena     
May 23 – Sheffield, United Kingdom, Motorpoint Arena     
May 27 – London, United Kingdom, The O2 – London     
May 28 – London, United Kingdom, The O2 – London     
May 30 – London, United Kingdom, The O2 – London

Presale tickets for select dates will be available Nov. 20. Tickets go on sale to the public Nov. 22.

For more information visit KatyPerry.com.