Kesha Embarking on Tour, Performing Songs That’ll Speak to Her “Eternal Love of Dirty Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country Music”


Kesha announced on Instagram today that she’ll soon be heading out on a tour titled, “Kesha and the Creepies: The Fuck the World Tour,” which will kick off on July 23 in Vegas and will see Kesha stopping in various locations in the South, the Midwest, and the East Coast before making her final stop in Los Angeles for the Mad Decent Block party on October 1. “I’m playing songs you’ve never heard me play before, and you may never hear me play again — only a couple shows,” she announced in a video accompanying the news of the tour.

In another post, she released the poster for the tour, and described it as playing into her “Eternal Love of Dirty Rock & Roll and Country Music,” which presumably means a major divergence from the Kesha sound fans are used to. This, as Pitchfork notes, will be her first full tour (though she’s done a smattering of performances) since the beginning of her widely publicized legal battle with Dr. Luke following sexual assault allegations — which ended with the musician still unable to release music free of Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe imprint.

“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. So, for a short ride and in mostly small intimate venues, I will be performing a new creepy creation,” she said, explaining that the performances will feature both fresh takes on her older work and reinventions of songs by her idols.

Below are the posts announcing the tour; a presale has already begun on Kesha’s website):

Here are all the dates:

7/23 Las Vegas, NV — Intrigue Nightclub 7/28 Windsor, Ontario — The Collesseum at Caesars Windsor 7/30 Dubuque, IA — Dubuque County Fair 8/6 Atlantic City, NJ — The Waterfront 8/7 Brooklyn, NY — Mad Decent Block Party 8/9 Cleveland, OH — House of Blues 8/10 Millvale, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre 8/12 Riverhead, NY — FOLD Festival 8/13 Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection 8/16 Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’s 8/18 Minneapolis, MN — Aria 8/19 Milwaukee, WI — Rave 8/21 Chicago, IL — Mad Decent Block Party 8/23 Louisville, KY — Mercury Ballroom 8/25 Syracuse, NY — New York State Fairground 9/17 Atlanta, GA — Music Midtown 10/1 Los Angeles, CA — Mad Decent Block Party