the party don't start...
Kesha is coming to town. The award-winning singer-songwriter will tour the U.S. this spring to support a new album, hitting 26 cities across North America that include stops in Houston, Dallas, and Austin, showcasing Kesha at her quintessential best: vibrant, rowdy, heartfelt, and badass.
The tour launches on April 23 in Sugar Land at Smart Financial Centre, followed by The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving on April 25, and ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin on April 26.
The tour follows the upcoming January 31 release of her highly-anticipated album High Road, but will include a decade's worth of her hits, from "TiK ToK" and "Your Love Is My Drug" through "Praying" along with tracks from the new LP.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday January 10, but a fan presale begins on Wednesday, January 8. To see the full list of tour dates and order tickets, visit www.bitchimblessed.com. Every ticket purchased online includes a CD copy of High Road (max 4 per household).
In a statement, Kesha says, "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. And ummm shake my ass. As often as possible.'"
High Road is her first release since her 2017 album Rainbow, which was nominated for a Grammy.
The lead single is called "Raising Hell," and features backing from a church choir. Other tracks that have been issued prior to the album release include "My Own Dance" and "Resentment," a country-tinged collaboration that features Sturgill Simpson, Brian Wilson & Wrabel.
Tour dates are as follows:
- April 23 - Sugar Land/Smart Financial Centre
- April 25 - Irving/The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
- April 26 - Austin/ACL Live at The Moody Theater
- April 29 - Phoenix/Arizona Federal Theatre
- May 1 - Las Vegas/The Pearl Concert Theater
- May 2 - San Diego/Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
- May 5 - Los Angeles/Greek Theatre
- May 6 - Santa Barbara/Santa Barbara Bowl
- May 8 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
- May 9 - San Jose/San Jose Civic
- May 11 - Denver/The Mission Ballroom
- May 13 - Council Bluffs/Stir Cove at Harrah's Casino
- May 14 - Kansas City/Starlight Amphitheatre
- May 16 - Nashville/Ascend Amphitheater
- May 17 - Atlanta/Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
- May 19 - Cincinnati/PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
- May 20 - Minneapolis/The Armory
- May 22 - Milwaukee/Eagles Ballroom
- May 23 - Chicago/Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
- May 25 - St. Louis/TBD
- May 27 - Philadelphia/The Met Philadelphia
- May 28 - New York/Pier 17
- May 30 - Mashantucket, Connecticut/Foxwoods Resort Casino - Grand Theater
- May 31 - Boston/Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
- June 2 - Washington, DC/The Anthem
- June 5 – Windsor, Ontario/The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor