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."
i'm going on tour this summer!!!! xxxclusive fan pre-sale starts today at 1pm CT, deets coming soon! ✨ 🎤 🎸 ⚡️ 🚀 ✨ pic.twitter.com/VaOR0dk0Sf— kesha (@KeshaRose) July 19, 2016
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. 23Intrigue Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV
Jul. 28The Colesseum at Caesars, WindsorWindsor, Canada
Jul. 30Dubuque County, FairDubuque, IA
Aug. 06The Waterfront, Atlantic City, NJ
Aug. 07Mad Decent Block Party, Brooklyn, NY
Aug. 09House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
Aug. 10Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale, PA
Aug. 13The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
Aug. 16Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
Aug. 18Aria, Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 19Rave, Milwaukee, WI
Aug. 21Mad Decent Block Party, Chicago, IL
Aug. 23Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY
Aug. 25New York State Fairground, Syracuse, NY
Sep. 17-18 Music Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 01Mad Decent Block Party, Los Angeles, CA