She stormed the international airwaves with her hit “I Kissed a Girl,” and now Katy Perry is storming the world’s stages, too. The overnight...

She stormed the international airwaves with her hit “I Kissed a Girl,” and now Katy Perry is storming the world’s stages, too. The overnight singing sensation has announced plans for her first headlining tour, which kicks off in early 2009 with stops across North America and Europe.

Perry kicks off the first North American tour leg on January 23 with a concert at the Showbox at The Market in Seattle, WA, and travels across the West Coast through a February 5 gig at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA. Following a 10-city European tour, the singer is back in North America from her March 20 show at the House of Blues in Houston, TX, through an April 28 concert at Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg, FL.

During both North American jaunts, Perry is slated to play two dates in Canada: first on January 25 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC, followed by a March 30 show at the Kool Haus in Toronto, ON. Highlights for the U.S. include a January 31 gig at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, and an April 7 concert at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York, NY.

Perry burst onto the music scene in spring 2008 with the catchy and controversial single “I Kissed a Girl,” which topped 18 different song charts around the world, including its No. 1 spots on Billboard‘s Hot 100 and Pop 100 lists. The song also ranked in the Top 5 in a handful of other countries, including France, Finland, Greece, Russia and Turkey.

The track is on Perry’s debut studio album, “One of the Boys,” which was released in June and certified Gold in September. The album’s second single, “Hot N Cold,” hit the airwaves late in September and has entered the Top 10 on almost a dozen charts around the world, including spots at No. 2 on the Pop 100 and No. 4 on the Hot 100.

Despite this commercial success, Perry’s album has received generally poor reviews. Rolling Stone gave the album 2/5 stars, calling the singer “a total snooze.” Meanwhile, NME‘s reviewer trashed the album with 3/10 stars, writing, “If you’ve got even passing interest in actually enjoying a record, don’t buy this one.”

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Katy Perry itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

December 3Sacramento, CAARCO Arena (107.9 The End Jingle Ball)
December 5Phoenix, AZCricket Wireless Pavilion (Phooson)
December 6Anaheim, CAHonda Center (KIIS FM Jingle Ball)
December 10Columbus, OHLifestyle Communities Pavilion
December 11Lowell, MAPaul E. Tsongas Arena (KISS 108 Jingle Ball)
December 12New York, NYMadison Square Garden Arena (Z100 Jingle)
December 13Sunrise, FLBankAtlantic Center (Y100 Jingle Ball)
January 23Seattle, WAShowbox at The Market
January 25Vancouver, BCCommodore Ballroom
January 26Portland, ORMcMenamins Crystal Ballroom
January 28San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore
January 29Sacramento, CAEmpire Events Center
January 31Los Angeles, CAThe Wiltern
February 2Tucson, AZUniversity of Arizona
February 3Tempe, AZThe Marquee
February 5San Diego, CAHouse of Blues
February 22Stockholm, SWENalen
February 23Copenhagen, DENLille Vega
February 25Manchester, UKAcademy 2
February 26 – 27London, UKKoko
March 1Amsterdam, NETMelkweg
March 2Paris, FRAElysee Montmartre
March 4Munich, GERKesselhaus
March 5Frankfurt, GERBatschkapp
March 6Hamburg, GERGrunspan
March 7Brussels, BELAncienne Belgique
March 20Houston, TXHouse of Blues
March 21Dallas, TXHouse of Blues
March 23Kansas City, MOBeaumont Club
March 24Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
March 26Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
March 27Pontiac, MIClutch Cargo’s
March 28Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues
March 30Toronto, ONKool Haus
April 5Philadelphia, PATheatre of the Living Arts
April 7New York, NYFillmore at Irving Plaza
April 10Washington, DC9:30 Club
April 11North Myrtle Beach, SCHouse of Blues
April 14Nashville, TNCannery Ballroom
April 15Atlanta, GACenter Stage
April 27Fort Lauderdale, FLRevolution
April 28Saint Petersburg, FLJannus Landing