In a beautiful act of defiance, Kesha is going on tour for the first time since suing former producer Dr. Luke for sexual assault earlier this year, despite the fact that the lawsuit is not yet resolved. Appropriately, the tour is called "The Fuck the World Tour."
The fiery, feminist pop star made an announcement on her Instagram on Tuesday, July 19th, saying, “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. 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.”
By announcing these tour dates, Kesha is standing up in the face of misogynistic violence and reassuring women and sexual assault survivors everywhere that recovery is possible, and that standing up and continuing to pursue your passions is perhaps the best kind of revenge.
We love you, Kesha! <3
07-23 Las Vegas, NV - Intrigue Nightclub
07-28 Windsor, Ontario - The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
07-30 Dubuque, IA - Dubuque County Fair
08-06 Atlantic City, NJ - The Waterfront
08-07 Brooklyn, NY - Mad Decent Block Party
08-09 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
08-10 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
08-12 Riverhead, NY - FOLD Festival
08-13 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
08-16 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
08-18 Minneapolis, MN - Aria
08-19 Milwaukee, WI - Rave
08-21 Chicago, IL - Mad Decent Block Party
08-23 Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
08-25 Syracuse, NY - New York State Fairground
09-17 Atlanta, GA - Music Midtown
10-01 Los Angeles, CA - Mad Decent Block Party
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