Big Concerts announced today that The Dolls and Elle B. are confirmed as the support acts for Katy Perry’s Johannesburg tour dates. Katy Perry will be performing in South Africa for the very first time as part of her Witness: The Tour on 18th, 20th and 21st July. Tickets are selling quickly and fans are recommended to purchase quickly to avoid disappointment.
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The Dolls (DJ Mia Moretti + Margot) have spent the last six years DJing and performing around the world, collaborating with artists and musicians across different genres and backgrounds to create one-time special performances and dance music. This summer, they will release the first instrumental single "Club Soda" off of their forthcoming EP, I.D.M. (Instrumental Dance Music). The EP will feature guest artists including The Original Pinettes (the only all-female brass band from New Orleans), drummers from South Africa, a chamber orchestra from New York City, and street musicians they've met along the way. Mia & Margot pull inspiration from their world travels, collecting field recordings to create samples for each track they create.
The DJ+violin duo, have played music festivals including Bonnaroo and Full Moon Fest and opened for Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder & Diana Ross. Named “New Artist to Watch” by Interview Magazine and Paper Magazine's “DJ of the Year,” The Dolls have landed on Billboard charts for their remix work for Katy Perry, Cat Power, Robyn & Rye Rye. Together, they have curated original musical performances inside The Louvre, The Guggenheim Museum and The National Portrait Gallery, in addition to numerous philanthropic endeavours, including work with amfAR, Planned Parenthood, Save Venice, Creative Time, Housing Works & UNICEF.
During her eight years as Katy Perry’s lead back up singer, Elle B. both entertained millions around the globe and released several auspicious EP’s, each project a seamless fusion of pop, soul and R&B. Now, striking out on her own, she’s poised to show the world the full range of her talents. In 2010, Elle’s voice so captivated Katy Perry that she hired Elle as her lead back up singer. While touring three of Perry’s highest charting albums (Teenage Dream, Prism and Witness), Elle perfected her vocal and performance chops. On tour, she composed ‘Until the Light of Day’ and ‘Noire’ remotely, collaborating with producers and fellow songwriters. Her 2018 EP, NoireBlue, is a multi-genre work that showcases Elle’s beguiling singing and poignant songwriting.
Now both The Dolls and Elle B. will join Katy Perry on her South African WITNESS: the Tour dates.
WITNESS: the Tour is an imaginative trip from outer-space to inner-space, from the planets to the bottom of our oceans, and a musical journey through Katy Perry’s biggest milestones and mega-hits right up to her latest album. The dramatically original staging means that there isn’t a bad seat in the house, when Katy brings out her band and dancers, along with all the bells and whistles.
WITNESS: The Tour is Katy’s first run since the sold-out, 151-date Prismatic World Tour, which concluded in 2015 and was hailed by Rolling Stone as "a show to damage retinas and blow minds." Sponsors include KATY PERRY PARFUMS.
Katy made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys after signing to the label in 2007. She cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010). PRISM, her 2013 album, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. With the singles “Roar,” “Firework” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million, threshold including song sales and streams, Katy is the first female artist to earn three RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. In her 10 years with Capitol, she has racked up a cumulative 18+ billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 40+ million adjusted albums and 125+ million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter, and the first to surpass 100 million followers.