Katy Perry. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Pop superstar Katy Perry has announced the release date for her new album Witness, set to drop on June 9. She also announcedan extensive roster of dates for the North American leg of the support tour. Sorry folks, theres no Austin concert on the list.

Its not personal. The show is playing arenas and stadiums around the country and, without a professional sports team, we dont have one of those. Perrys last outing, the 2014 Prismatic tour, only played Dallas and Houston, skipping Central Texas entirely.

The Witness tour hits Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in January of next year.

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We still do have two somewhat decent shots at a Katy Perry performance in Austin in 2018, though. Its possible that Katy Perry could be tapped as an Austin City Limits Fest headliner, although given this years roster, it seems unlikely that the fest would shell out for a chart-dominating pop spectacle like Perry. Odds are much better for the Formula One Grand Prix.

If the race continues in Austin again next year, Perry becomes a front-runner to follow superstars Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake as a marquis musical guest for the event.

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