A.K.A. low ticket sales.
Katy Perry is delaying the first several shows on the Witness Tour because she wants more time to rehearse with the proper stage setup.
Her kickoff show was slated for Sept. 7 in Columbus, Ohio, but the tour will now begin Sept. 19 in Montreal.
“Due to unavoidable production delays, major elements of my tour stage design could not be available for me to rehearse on until this week,” Perry explained to fans in a post on Instagram. “I’ll be spending the next few weeks taking the time to properly prepare the show to be an experience I am proud to share with you. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but hope everyone who sees the show will agree it was worth the wait. My first show on WITNESS: The Tour will be in Montreal on September 19, and all the rescheduled dates are listed on katyperry.com/tour.”
Why am I having a hard time believing it’s production issues to blame and not poor ticket sales? Her show in Buffalo, New York, was cancelled entirely.
Due to a scheduling conflict because of production delays, Katy Perry's WITNESS: The Tour concert has been cancelled on September 16.
— KeyBank Center (@KeyBankCtr) August 17, 2017
There is some good news in all of this – her opening acts. Noah Cyrus will open for the pop star on Sept. 19 through Nov. 1, Purity Ring will take the slot from Nov. 7 to Dec. 20, and Carly Rae Jepsen will bring the emotion from Jan. 5 to Feb. 5.
If everything stays as is, Perry is set to tour the world until next August.