Katy Perry has announced her 'California Dream' world tour, her largest to date.

The 'California Gurls' hitmaker is set to kick off the dates in Lisbon, Portugal, next spring before heading across mainland Europe and the UK before heading further afield in promotion of her 'Teenage Dream' album.

She tweeted: "THE CALIFORNIA DREAMS TOUR kicks off in Europe & beyond! Check www.katyperry.com/news for YOUR date! (sic)

"P.S. My dates in the USA, AUS & MORE are being put in soon of COURSE! Don't you worry... (sic)"

Little is known about the singer's planned stage show, other than it will continue the 'cotton candy cloud' theme of her album cover, on which she appears naked, with a cloud of the Pink fluffy treat - also known as candy floss - strategically covering her.

Of the stage show Katy said: "I hope that it's going to engage all of your senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch."

Katy is also known for her risque onstage outfits and sets which have previously seen her wearing latex dresses, polka dot bikinis, dressing as an American footballer and singing on top of a huge Chapstick cannon, as well as having a huge banana as a stage prop.

Katy Perry 'California Dream' World Tour announced dates so far:

Feb 20 - Campo Pequeno in Lisbon, Portugal

Feb 23 - Palasharp in Milan, Italy

Feb 25 - Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland

Feb 26 - Zenith in Munich, Germany

Feb 27 - Gasometer in Vienna, Austria

Mar 04 - Columbiahalle in Berlin, Germany

Mar 06 - Stadthalle in Offenbach, Germany

Mar 07 - Zenith in Paris, France

Mar 10 - Forest National in Brussels, Belgium

Mar 11 - Palladium in Cologne, Germany

Mar 14 - Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany

Mar 17 - HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London

Mar 18 - HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London

Mar 21 - O2 Apollo, Manchester

Mar 22 - O2 Apollo, Manchester

Mar 28 - The O2, Dublin

Mar 30 - Trent FM Arena, Nottingham

Mar 31 - BIC, Bournemouth

Apr 01 - CIA, Cardiff

Apr 03 - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Apr 04 - LG Arena, Birmingham

Apr 05 - SECC, Glasgow