Kesha wrapped up her 2017-2019 “Rainbow Tour” with a handful of shows in September and November, including a Sept. 5 show in Prior Lake, Minn., at the Mystic Showroom that sold 1,474 tickets and grossed $138,777. Soon after that Kesha just unveiled she has a new album out this month and a 26-city North American tour to go with it. The tour, titled “The High Road Tour”, launches with a handful of dates in Texas, starting April 23, 2020 at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. Big Freedia joins the excursion April 29 in Phoenix with a gig at the Arizona Federal Theatre.
“While shaking my ass at the stroke of midnight, ringing in the new year, new decade, with my new album coming this month, I thought to myself, ‘Damn. I think the best medicine for happiness and having a beautiful life is to celebrate it while I have it, with the people I love most,” Kesha said in a statement. “And ummm…shake my ass. As often as possible.’ So…this is my HIGH ROAD TOUR announce!!! If you wanna come shake ur body and hear the new jams LIVE, this is the place to do it! And, on the HIGH ROAD TOUR, you will have not 1, but 2 grand supreme expert body movers – BIG FREEDIA and YOURS TRULY – ME!!!!! Come see us on tour this Spring!!!!!!”
Kesha Tour Dates
April 23 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre April 25 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory April 26 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater April 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre May 1 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl Concert Theater May 2 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre May 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre May 6 – Santa Barbara, CA -Santa Barbara Bowl May 8 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic May 9 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic May 11 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom May 13 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino May 14 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Amphitheatre May 16 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater May 17 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre May 19 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center May 20 – Minneapolis, MN -The Armory May 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom May 23 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island May 25 – St. Louis, MO – TBD May 27 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia May 28 – New York, NY- Pier 17 May 30 – Mashantucket, CT- Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater May 31 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion June 2 – Washington, DC – The Anthem June 5 – Windsor, ONTARIO – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor.
More About Kesha
Kesha is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress. In 2005, at age 18, Kesha was signed to Kemosabe Records. Her first major success came in early 2009 after she was featured on American rapper Flo Rida’s number-one single “Right Round”. As of 2019, Kesha has reportedly sold over 71 million records in the United States and over 134 million records worldwide. She was also listed as the 26th top artist on Billboard’s decade end charts from 2010 to 2019.
Kesha’s career was halted between Warrior and Rainbow due to a legal dispute with her former producer Dr. Luke, which has been ongoing since 2014. A series of lawsuits, known collectively as Kesha v. Dr. Luke, were exchanged between the two parties in which Kesha accused him of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and employment discrimination against her, while Dr. Luke claims breach of contract and defamation by Kesha. Kesha has received several awards and nominations, including her win for the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act in 2010.
Kesha’s music and image propelled her to immediate success. She has earned two number-one albums on the US Billboard 200 with Animal (2010) and Rainbow (2017), and the number-six record Warrior (2012). She has attained ten top-ten singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including “Blah Blah Blah”, “Your Love Is My Drug”, “Take It Off”, “Blow”, “Die Young”, “My First Kiss” with 3OH!3, and the chart-topping “Tik Tok”, “We R Who We R”, “Right Round” with Flo Rida, and “Timber” with Pitbull. “Tik Tok”, at one point, was the best-selling digital single in history, selling over 16.5 million units internationally. As of November 2019, the song has sold over 25 million copies. She has written songs for other artists, including “Till the World Ends” for Britney Spears.