Katy Perry announces support acts for UK and EU tour

Tove Styrke and Hailee Steinfeld are joining the run

Katy Perry has announced the Tove Styrke and Hailee Steinfeld are set to join her upcoming UK and European tour.

The ‘Witness’ tour kicks off in May, with a series of European dates leading into a UK run, which wraps up in late June.

Styrke, who appeared in NME‘s 100 essential new acts for 2018, came third on Swedish Idol in 2009. Since then, she’s been honing her craft to perfection and winning hearts across Europe – namely her pan-European hit ‘Say My Name’.

Steinfeld, meanwhile, made her name as an Oscar-nominated actress, before launching a pop career in the wake of her appearance in the Pitch Perfect series.

Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ tour hits the following UK and European spots later this year.

23-May Germany Cologne LANXESS arena
24-May Belgium Antwerp Sportpaleis Antwerp
26-May Netherlands Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
29-May France Paris AccorHotels Arena
1-June Switzerland Zurich Hallenstadion
2-June Italy Bologna Unipol Arena
4-June Austria Vienna Wiener Stadthalle
6-June Germany Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
8-June Denmark Copenhagen Royal Arena
10-June Sweden Stockholm Ericsson Globe
14-June UK London The O2
18-June UK Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
19-June UK Sheffield Sheffield Arena
21-June UK Liverpool Echo Arena
22-June UK Manchester Manchester Arena
24-June UK Glasgow The SSE Hydro
25-June UK Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Perry recently said that she would rewrite her breakthrough hit ‘I Kissed A Girl’ if she could, admitting that the lyrics contain “a couple of stereotypes”.Perry released ‘I Kissed A Girl’ in 2008 and was criticised at the time by Gossip’s Beth Ditto, who argued that the song was offensive to gay culture.

Addressing the song’s controversial lyrics, Perry recently told Glamour: “We’ve really changed, conversationally, in the past 10 years. We’ve come a long way. Bisexuality wasn’t as talked about back then, or any type of fluidity.”

“If I had to write that song again, I probably would make an edit on it,” she said. “Lyrically, it has a couple of stereotypes in it. Your mind changes so much in 10 years, and you grow so much. What’s true for you can evolve.”