Kesha will get back to throwing some glitter and making it rain. The multi-platinum pop singer announced an American summer tour, her first since the Warrior Tour in 2013. She took to Instagram to share the news.
“I’m playing songs you’ve never heard me play before and I may never play again,” the 29-year-old singer said in a video peppered with expletives.
“The day has come that I, now, present to you, Kesha and The Creepies. This project and upcoming tour comes from my deep eternal love of dirty rock ‘n’ roll and country music,” she captioned a photo of her tour poster. “I thrive from making and performing music, and much like a flower with no sun, my soul slowly dies when I don’t get to create and perform.”
The singer announced this news amid long-running litigation involving her producer Lukasz “Dr Luke” Gottwald, 42. Kesha sued the producer in Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2014, alleging a long history of sexual, physical and mental abuse. He sued her in New York around the same time, alleging defamation and breach of contract. In June 2015, the judge in LA put that case on hold because Kesha’s contract required that disputes be resolved in New York.
In April, despite her counterclaims, a New York State Supreme Court Judge denied an injunction that would have removed Kesha from her six-album contract under Gottwald and Sony Music. Most, but not all, of her claims against him in New York were dismissed, though that decision can be appealed and Kesha’s lawyers are trying to revive the suit in Los Angeles.