Katy Perry announces new album 'Witness' amid reports she's joining 'American Idol'

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Katy Perry delighted fans today when she announced her new album ‘Witness’ will be released on June 9 and she’ll head out on tour in the US later this year.

Katy Perry/Instagram
Katy Perry/Instagram

On Sunday, the ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ hitmaker teased her followers that a huge announcement was on the way and she came up with the goods this afternoon, confirming that her new record will be out next month.

She’s also set to go on tour in the US but before she embarks on the American run, she’ll grace UK shores when she takes to the stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull, North England on May 27.

Sharing the news on Twitter, she wrote: “WITNESS THE ALBUM ! THE TOUR !IT’S ALL HAPPENING ! http://www.katyperry.com #WITNESSKP”

Katy Perry and her girlfriends nearly lost their drinks when a wave crashed their photo op. (Photo: Instagram)
Katy Perry and her girlfriends nearly lost their drinks when a wave crashed their photo op. (Photo: Instagram)

Katy updated her social media profile pics to a blinking-eye graphic with today’s date written behind the eyelid and the same visual was posted on a massive billboard in Times Square, New York.

The news comes as amid reports that she’s set to join ‘American Idol’ as a judge.

A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on May 14, 2017 at 12:39pm PDT

According to Variety, the 32-year-old star has been approached to join the panel, but whether she’ll take the offer is far from certain, because she’s turned down lucrative deals to join ‘The X Factor’ and ‘The Voice’ in the past.

It’s believed she’s currently in talks to sit on the panel when the series airs on ABC in March 2018.

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