Kesha might not be able release new music of her own thanks to her recording studio captor/producer Dr. Luke, but she can perform live — with a catch. The artist can perform songs not associated with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records or independently cut tracks with outside collaborators (see Zedd’s “True Colors”). But you’re not going to catch her throwing back to “TiK ToK.” Why? Because then Dr. Luke, accused sexual assailant, gets a cut.
Kesha will bring her band the Creepies with her on what she’s aptly calling the “F—k the World” tour. She announced the shows via Twitter, where she posted a video in which she "I'm playing songs you've never heard me play before and you may never hear me play again."
Kesha will play 16 dates across the U.S. through August, including Brooklyn, Chicago and L.A.'s editions of the Mad Decent Block Party. If you're curious what kind of sound the Creepies will bring, the fine commenters over at Jezebel unearthed this performance from Kesha's Facebook page featuring her other band, Yeast Infection. It's moodier, weirder and dive bar-ready — so what the Creepies will bring is anyone's guess! Huzzah!
Check the dates below.
Kesha and the Creepies' "F—k the World" tour dates
Jul. 23 Intrigue Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV
Jul. 28 The Colesseum at Caesars, Windsor Windsor, Canada
Jul. 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, Millvale, PA
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
Sep. 17-18 Music Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 01 Mad Decent Block Party, Los Angeles, CA