Katy Perry concert in Manila, Jan. 22, 2012 – CONFIRMED!

I can now confirm with certainty that Katy Perry is coming to Manila on January 22, 2012 as part of her California Dreams Tour.

Like other devoted Katy Perry fans here in the Philippines, I was so excited upon hearing the news that she will be coming to Manila this January 22, 2012 (she first performed in Manila in late 2009). As much as possible, I do not want to disseminate information I have not independently verified from reliable sources (if possible).Hence, I titled my first post on this event as “A Katy Perry concert in Manila on Jan 22, 2012? Not so fast!” Read it here:


First, the circumstantial proof: Katy Perry announced via Twitter last Oct. 24 that she will be having a show in Jakarta, Indonesia by January 19, 2012 – a clear indication that her next stop after that would be Manila. The California Gurls singer would most likely leave Indonesia on the 20th and spend two to three days here in the Philippines – unless she’ll be performing somewhere else in Southeast Asia.

Katy Perry concert in Jakarta, Indonesia January 19, 2012

Then, Music Management International, the concert production outfit that brought Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus to the country earlier this year, has posted on their website a poster of the event. See it here: http://www.mmilive.com/events/33/katy-perry-california-dreams-tour-live-in-manila.

Katy Perry California Dreams Tour - live in Manila (official poster - courtesy of MMI)

Lastly, a source from SM Tickets (not to be confused with Ticketnet and Ticketworld) confirmed to me that the concert will indeed happen and that they will be the in charge of ticket sales. She stressed, however, that other details are still being finalized – particularly the ticket prices. Expect an update from me regarding that soon.

Meanwhile, according to Wikipedia, Katy Perry is following this song set list during her performances:

  1. Teenage Dream
  2. “Hummingbird Heartbeat”
  3. Waking Up in Vegas
  4. Ur So Gay
  5. Peacock
  6. I Kissed a Girl
  7. “Circle the Drain”
  8. E.T.
  9. “Who Am I Living For?”
  10. “Pearl”
  11. Not Like the Movies
  12. The One That Got Away” (Performed in replacement of a medley)
  13. Medley: “Only Girl (In the World)” / Big Pimpin’” / “Whip My Hair
  14. Thinking of You
  15. Hot n Cold” (contains elements of “I Want Candy“)
  16. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
  17. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” (contains elements of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun“)
  18. Firework
  1. California Gurls

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