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Kesha announces first tour since start of Dr. Luke battle

Posted: 9:55 PM, Jul 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-20 07:21:34Z
In what marks her first major tour since her highly-publicized legal battle with music producer Dr. Luke began, pop singer Kesha has announced new concert dates.
 
Kesha’s brand new headlining tour launches this summer, and it’ll feature new material the 29-year-old star has yet to play on the road. 
 
“Hey, guys! Are you coming to hang this summer with us? We’re going on tour, me and the horse,” Kesha announced Tuesday via an Instagram video. “I’m playing songs you’ve never heard me play before, and I may never play again. [It’s] only a couple shows, so I want to see you there.”
 
An exclusive fan pre-sale for the tour, which kicks off July 23 in Las Vegas, began Tuesday at 1 p.m. CT. The tour includes 17 stops and wraps up Oct. 1 in Los Angeles, Entertainment Weekly reports.
 
See below for the full list of tour dates.
 
July 23  Intrigue Nightclub - Las Vegas, NV
July 28  The Colesseum at Caesars Windsor - Windsor, Canada 
July 30  Dubuque County Fair - Dubuque, IA 
Aug. 06  The Waterfront - Atlantic City, NJ 
Aug. 07  Mad Decent Block Party - Brooklyn, NY 
Aug. 09  House of Blues - Cleveland, OH 
Aug. 10  Mr. Smalls Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA 
Aug. 12  FOLD Festival - Riverhead, NY 
Aug. 13  The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI 
Aug. 16  Bogart’s - Cincinnati, OH 
Aug. 18  Aria - Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 19  Rave - Milwaukee, WI 
Aug. 21  Mad Decent Block Party - Chicago, IL
Aug. 23  Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
Aug. 25  New York State Fairground - Syracuse, NY
Sept. 17-18  Music Midtown - Atlanta, GA
Oct. 01  Mad Decent Block Party - Los Angeles, CA
 
It’s Kesha’s first extended string of tour dates since her lawsuit against Dr. Luke took shape in 2014. The singer accused Dr. Luke of sexually assaulting her throughout the course of their working relationship, which was bound by contract under Sony’s RCA/Kemosabe label.