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Katy Perry Plans Tour

Jan. 23 2009, Published 4:52 a.m. ET

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2008 breakout star Katy Perry will headline her 1st tour!

Gripping tight to her hit singles "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot N Cold", Katy's tour will hit up smaller, 1,000 to 2,000-seat venues, and will even include an 11 concert European leg.

"Our philosophy has always been to sell places out," says CAA's Mitch Rose. "We set the ticket price at $18-$20 for most markets, because we wanted to ensure a sellout. We could have charged more and we know we're leaving money on the table, but making sure the rooms were packed was our 1st priority."

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And their 2nd priority was putting on a good show?

"I have the guy who creates stages for Madonna working on this tour," Katy told Billboard.

"I understand diva-ness, but I cultivate an image as the pop star next door. You need to have some mystery and some privacy, and there are parts of me that I hold back."

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Katy's tour kicks off tonight, Jan. 23, at the Showbox in Seattle.

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