Kesha announces new summer tour: ‘I thrive from making and performing music’

LAS VEGAS, July 20 (UPI) — Kesha is set to take the stage once again as part of a new summer tour.

Announced on social media Tuesday, the singer who is coming off a three-night Las Vegas residency from June and her long-running legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, will kick off a 17-city trek starting July 23 in Vegas and will wrap it up Oct. 1 in Los Angeles.

“Hi guys, are you coming to hang this summer with us? We’re going on a tour. We’re going on tour, me and the horse,” the 29-year-old said in a video on Instagram alongside her horse.”So if I see you guys there, it’s going to be [expletive] crazy. And I’m playing songs you’ve never heard me play before and I may never play again.”

In a separate post on the photo sharing app, Kesha detailed the August section of her tour which will feature band The Creepies performing a “new creepy creation.”

“The day has come that I, now, present to you, Kesha and The Creepies. This project and upcoming tour comes from my deep eternal love of dirty rock roll and country music. I thrive from making and performing music, and much like a flower with no sun, my soul slowly dies when I don’t get to create and perform,” the singer wrote alongside a colorful tour poster that features a bloody Kesha and a roaring tiger.

“So, for a short ride and in mostly small intimate venues, I will be performing a new creepy creation. It’s been too long. Until I can release my own music I will be reinventing some of my old songs and some of my favorite songs from my musical idols. I’ve hand picked songs from artists that have helped shape who I am and the music I make today. I have missed you, all of you, so if you would like to boogie, come join us. The time has come to get creepy,” she concluded.

Tickets for Kesha’s new summer tour can be purchased through her official website.

Kesha last notably performed during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in May where she received a standing ovation after covering Bob Dylan‘s “It Ain’t Me.” The moment was her first televised performance since entering into a court battle with Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald.

In April, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich threw out a majority of Kesha’s counterclaims against Dr. Luke in their ongoing lawsuit citing a failure to present facts proving Dr. Luke’s alleged actions were discriminatory based on gender.

Kornreich originally denied Kesha’s injunction against Dr. Luke keeping her contractually bound to the producer amid allegations that he sexually, physically and verbally abused her. Dr. Luke has denied any wrongdoing in the matter.


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