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The success of Katy Perry's new album has prompted her to announce a 2014 UK tour, including two shows at Birmingham's LG Arena on May 13 and 14.

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Success: Katy Perry (pic: Cass Bird)


The superstar's Prism album topped the UK album chart and also yielded a number one single, Roar.

The tour starts on May 7 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena and will continue in Newcastle, Nottingham, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield, culminating in four nights at London's O2 Arena on May 27, 28, 30 and 31.

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On tour in 2014: Katy Perry


Prism is Katy's follow-up to her 2010 album, Teenage Dream. Its creation coincided with a tumultuous time in the life of the singer which saw her both married to and divorced from Russell Brand.

''I did a lot of figuring out who I am and reconnecting with myself and growing,'' she says of the self-reflection on Prism. ''I've let a lot of light in and through that it's inspired me to write certain songs that are full of wonderful positivity.''

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Self-reflection: Katy Perry


She says Prism reflects her various emotions.

''I am really proud of all the songs on this record and every one says something different. There are a lot of different colours, a lot of different moods and a lot of different emotions. I've learned a lot of things in the past year as I was making it. When I started writing in November 2012 I was in a much darker place – you can see the transition I was going through in the first song I wrote, By The Grace Of God. Then there came a point this past year where I needed to reflect and sit down and be like, Okay, what's going on inside of me and what are some things I need to get clear and deal with? How can I help myself get to the next level and grow?

''I guess you just have to be open and ready for it.''

Katy Perry 2014 UK tour dates:

May 7 & 8: Belfast Odyssey Arena;
May 10: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena;
May 11: Nottingham Capital FM Arena;
May 13 & 14: Birmingham LG Arena;
May 17 & 18: Glasgow SSE Hydro;
May 20 & 24: Manchester Phones 4 U Arena;
May 21: Liverpool Echo Arena;
May 23: Sheffield Motorpoint Arena;
May 27, 28, 30, 31: London O2 Arena.

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Why? Pop superstar Katy Perry returns to Britain for an arena tour.
When: May 7 - May 31, 2014
Phone: 0844 338 8000
Where: Birmingham's LG Arena plus Belfast, Newcastle, Nottingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and London.
Cost: From £43.40 plus fees
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