BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
Atlanta fans caught a rare Kesha sighting at last year’s Music Midtown festival, but the singer will hit the road this fall for a full-fledged road run.
The “Rainbow Tour” – her first since 2013’s “Warrior Tour” - will kick off Sept. 26 and swing by the Coca-Cola Roxy at 8 p.m. Sept. 29. A fan pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 3; fans can get a chance at first access by listening to and sharing tracks from her new album, “Rainbow.” A Citi card pre-sale also launches Aug. 3 – at noon – via www.citiprivatepass.com.
Every pair of tickets to the “Rainbow Tour” will come with a physical copy of her new album, which arrives Aug. 11.
During her colorful set at Music Midtown, Kesha played her radio favorites “We R Who We R” and “Your Love is My Drug,” coyly referenced the Dr. Luke lawsuit that stymied her career and told the crowd, “ “What I cannot do is play you my new music, which sucks because I have so much good s*** waiting. Please don’t give up on me yet.”
Last month, Kesha was finally free to release her first new music via RCA and Kemosabe (Dr. Luke’s contract with Sony Music expired in March and he is no longer CEO of Kemosabe) and in early July she released the single, “Praying.”
Fans can get a deeper look/listen to the music of “Rainbow” on Aug. 2 when Kesha performs a private live show at YouTubeSpace LA, which will stream on www.YouTube.com .
"Rainbow Tour" 2017:
September 26 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
September 27 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
September 29 - Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy
September 30 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
October 2 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
October 4 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
October 6 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring
October 7 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore Philadelphia
October 9 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
October 13 - Lakewood, OH - Lakewood Civic Auditorium
October 15 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
October 16 - Toronto, ON - Rebel
October 18 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
October 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
October 23 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
October 24 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
October 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
October 27 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
October 28 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre (Daze of the Dead)
October 31 - San Francisco, CA - Masonic Auditorium
November 1 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium