ST. PAUL, Minn. - Pop princess Katy Perry is bringing her WITNESS tour to the Twin Cities this December.

Perry will play the Xcel Energy Center on Friday, December 1. Tickets for the general public go on sale next Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m., but those signed up for Ticketmaster Verified Fan can get them beginning Thursday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration for Ticketmaster Verified Fan opens Tuesday, May 16 at noon. The program is to guard against mass buying by ticket scalpers and brokers.

At this time no information on prices is available.

Each person who buys a ticket also receives a pre-order for WITNESS: The Album, which will be released June 9.

With WITNESS Katy Perry is reflecting on the changes in her own life and in the world around her. The singles released thus far - the Platinum-certified "Chained to the Rhythm" featuring Skip Marley and the follow-up single, "Bon Appetit" featuring Migos - hint at the breadth of the musical and thematic elements found on WITNESS.

Katie Perry will also be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live's season finale May 20.