KATY PERRY fans witnessed the last show of her spectacular world tour in Newcastle on Monday night at Metro Radio Arena.

Rocking a blonde pixie cut, she confessed she was ‘sad’ that Witness: The Tour was over and highlighted that the point of the tour was to be “safe, seen and celebrated”.

Opening with the title track from her fifth studio album, Witness, Perry flew out above the audience on an illuminated giant star to roars of approval from the crowd, who revelled in a trio of sing-along hits including Roulette, Dark Horse and Chained to the Rhythm.

The colourful production featured everything from larger-than-life dancing flamingos and piano-playing sharks to flying planets and giant angel wings.

Backed by a live band and an entourage of talented dancers, the 33-year-old American singer-songwriter made the show intimate by connecting with fans on a one-to-one level. She expressed the importance of being able to “lock eyes” with fans and see people smile.

Deviating from the jam-packed set list, she sang an a capella snippet of The One That Got Away to an emotional ten-year-old fan who had confessed to her idol that it was her favourite song. It was a touching moment in the show as the youngster cried with happiness before being handed a signed gift from the Perry.

Perry smashed performances of Hot N Cold, I Kissed a Girl, California Gurls and at one point got the whole audience to do the floss dance in sync with her as she sang Swish Swish. Highlights included the pop star riding on a planet which orbited the arena as she played guitar and sang Wide Awake. Before performing the self-empowerment track Power, she told fans “never let anyone clip your wings”.

Fittingly, the show ended with the uplifting pop hit Firework and cannons of confetti showered the audience as Perry slowly disappeared down into the palm of a giant hand while thanking fans for coming to “witness” her Newcastle show.

Marie Westmoreland