When those billboards with “May 15” popped up in Times Square over the weekend, Katy Kats were on high alert for some big news from their leader / Candy Queen this morning. 

And in news that surprised no one, here’s what Katy Perry announced: Her new album is dropping June 9, it’s called Witness, and yes, she’s going on an arena tour this fall to promote it. starting early September. In fact, Toronto and Montreal are the second and third dates on that tour (Vancouver has to wait until 2018 for their turn).

Something that might also be announced this week? Rumours are that Katy will be a judge on the American Idol reboot with news to the affirmative expected Tuesday.