Kesha Announces A 2016 Summer Tour That's Exactly What She Needs Right Now
Kesha's music career is taking off even faster than her amazing Billboard Awards performance. The "Take It Off" singer took to Twitter Tuesday morning to announce that a Kesha 2016 summer tour is heading our way faster than you can listen to all of her albums on endless repeat. There's a 30 second video asking fans, "Are you coming to hang this summer?" and a special appearance of her horse, so you better believe that the singer already has fans running to their computers for the 1 p.m. CT ticket pre-sale for her 17-stop tour.
Despite the tour announcement coming rather last-minute — since it kicks off as soon July 23 at Intrigue Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada — that doesn't mean that it's going to be any less amazing than what fans may be expecting. If anything, it'll be a Kesha experience like no other. "I'm playing songs you've never heard me play before, and I may never play again. Only a couple of shows," Kesha revealed in the video. "So I want to see you there purely for the f*cking love of rock n' roll and my soul."
Honestly, it's hard to not already feel the love for Kesha just watching this video alone.
The 2016 summer tour represents way more than the strong bond between Kesha and her fans. It also represents Kesha's ability to rise above all that she dealt with over the past two years. The singer alleged in a lawsuit in October 2014 that her producer, Dr. Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald), sexually and emotionally abused her. Dr. Luke filed a countersuit for defamation, and denied Kesha's claims in a February 2016 tweet which read, "I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her. Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like my little sister." In addition, that same month, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich denied Kesha's request for an injunction to end her contract with Sony. Fans have shown their support for Kesha in the form of the #FreeKesha campaign, and, between Kesha's recent breakout collaboration with Zedd and her Billboard Music Awards performance, it appears that nothing is bringing this music industry warrior down.
This will be Kesha's first tour around the United States since her 2013 Warrior Tour. While a setlist for her latest tour still has not yet been released, I'm expecting it to be full of Kesha's classic hits, her newly released single, "True Colors," and the unexpected new songs she teased in the tweet. Start covering yourself in glitter now. With Kesha back on tour as early as the end of this month, the summer is just getting started.