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Kesha wages legal battle with Dr. Luke
With several recent underperforming hits – the latest being "C'mon" and "Crazy Kids" – new controversy has enveloped the career of Kesha.
It was back in the spring of 2013 that Kesha announced the Warrior Tour, which supported her "Warrior" album. The North American leg was even co-headlined by rapper Pitbull. But the songs spun from the album didn't fare as well as Kesha's team had hoped, and an MTV series documentary called "Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" drew scant attention.
It was September of 2013 that things between Kesha and longtime collaborator Dr. Luke turned ugly. An online petition from fans to "free" Kesha from Dr. Luke's management garnered more than 10,000 signatures online. Kesha went on to allege she had little creative control of "Warrior," and her mother publicly announced she hoped Kesha would be dropped from RCA Records.
By October 2014, the Kesha and Dr. Luke partnership had dissolved completely, as the rivals filed separate lawsuits in Los Angeles Superior Court. In her 28-page suit against Dr. Luke (born Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald), Kesha alleged a decade of sexual, physical and mental abuse by her former producer. In a countersuit, Dr. Luke claimed Kesha used the claims to extort money and get out of her recording and publishing contract.
In the meantime, one of Kesha's new songs recently leaked online, though the SoundCloud page that hosts the audio of a tune called "Lover" states the song was available weeks before the 'leak.' In the chorus Kesha sings, "Lover / You've already broken my heart / Why would you stay?"
Kesha stirs controversy with 'Die Young' (Updated January 2, 2013)
If 2009 was a banner year for Kesha, then her march through 2012 was the antithesis to success. Criticized early in the year for vocals heavily processed with auto-tune, she seemed to fall out of favor with fans who clamored instead for artists like Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. She also gave interviews to explain the direction of her music by telling MTV she just wants to showcase "sexiness and fun and not giving a f---."
Then came "Die Young." The party tune about living for the moment seemed destined for the top of the charts until the Newtown, Conn., school shootings had reverberations in the radio world. It contained the chorus: "Let's make the most of the night like we're gone die young/We're gonna die young/We're gonna die young." Program directors at pop stations in Connecticut and around the country took the song out of their rotations in the day after the December 14 shootings. Airplay dropped 19 percent in one week, and the songstress used a string of Twitter posts to assert that she had objected to the lyrics but was "forced" to sing them.
The controversy came just a month after Kesha's second album, "Warrior," was panned by some critics who cited its immaturity, 'dumb' songs and misplaced beats. Still, the girl with the party persona refused to apologize for what one major newspaper called 'post-millennial recklessness.'
Despite the ups and downs, Kesha rocked MTV's Club NYE 2013 in Times Square to help ring in the New Year. And though she doesn't have any 2013 tour dates currently scheduled, she is touting a new book called "My Crazy Beautiful Life," and will most certainly be back on the road in the near future in support of her current projects.
Kesha (sometimes written in its stylized form of Ke$ha) set the musical world on fire with her debut single "Tik Tock" in 2009 and was ranked No. 1 in more than 10 countries. As a 20-something, Kesha has succesfully connected with the key demographics of high school students, college students and recent grads. Her debut album "Animal" topped the charts in 2010 in the US, Canada and Greece, and has sold more than 2 million units. Kesha Tickets are a hot property. She is from Nashville, TN but was born in the West coast in LA. Now she tops the charts with her dance-pop jams.
|Album name||Release date|
|I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance: The Remix Album||2011|
|Animal + Cannibal||2011|
|Till the World Ends (The Femme Fatale remix)||2011|
|My First Kiss||2010|
|We R Who We R||2010|
|Shingaling / First Kiss||2010|
|Blah Blah Blah (feat. 3OH!3)||2010|
|Your Love Is My Drug||2010|
Top 10 Kesha Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||We R Who We R||261,210||81,292|
|3||Take It Off||207,963||71,561|
|4||Your Love Is My Drug||193,915||67,017|
|7||Kiss N Tell||71,407||27,794|
Ke$ha Drops Album at the end of 2012, Plans 2013 Tour?
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Kesha Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/23/2015 Las Vegas NV Rehab 04/29/2015 Greenvale NY Tilles Center for the Performing Arts 04/21/2015 Washington DC Black Cat 04/13/2015 Green Bay WI Kress Events Center 03/15/2015 Hammond IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino 01/25/2015 Sao Paulo Citibank Hall - Sao Paulo
Kesha Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 04/13/2014 Green Bay WI Kress Events Center 03/15/2014 Hammond IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Kesha Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/24/2013 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 11/19/2013 Osaka Osaka Namba Hatch 11/16/2013 Osaka Osaka Namba Hatch 11/15/2013 Osaka Osaka Namba Hatch 11/13/2013 Koto-ku Tokyo Zepp Tokyo 11/12/2013 Koto-ku Tokyo Zepp Tokyo 10/26/2013 Kuala Lumpur 16 Stadium Negara 09/27/2013 Baltimore MD Pier Six Concert Pavilion 09/25/2013 Kingston RI Ryan Center 09/20/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 09/07/2013 Pomona CA Los Angeles County Fair 09/01/2013 Las Vegas NV 1 Oak At The Mirage Hotel And Casino 08/31/2013 Gilford NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook 08/30/2013 Bangor ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion 08/28/2013 Portsmouth VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion 08/27/2013 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 08/25/2013 Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center 08/24/2013 Essex Junction VT Champlain Valley Expo 08/23/2013 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 08/21/2013 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 08/19/2013 Saint Paul MN Myth 08/18/2013 Lincoln NE Pershing Center 08/17/2013 Springfield IL Illinois State Fairgrounds 08/15/2013 Charlotte NC Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory 08/14/2013 Raleigh NC Red Hat Amphitheater 08/12/2013 Vienna VA Wolf Trap 08/10/2013 Bethlehem PA Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza 08/09/2013 Windsor ON The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor 07/21/2013 Istanbul 34 Parkorman 07/16/2013 Paris Ile Le Trianon 07/12/2013 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 07/09/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 07/07/2013 Stockholm AB Grona Lund 07/03/2013 Cork C Live At The Marquee 06/30/2013 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 06/28/2013 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 06/27/2013 Atlanta GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood 06/24/2013 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 06/23/2013 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 06/22/2013 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 06/20/2013 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 06/19/2013 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 06/18/2013 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 06/16/2013 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 06/15/2013 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 06/14/2013 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 06/13/2013 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 06/11/2013 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 06/09/2013 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 06/08/2013 Cincinnati OH The Shoe at Horseshoe Casino 06/07/2013 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 06/05/2013 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 06/04/2013 Montreal QC Bell Centre 06/02/2013 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 06/01/2013 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 05/29/2013 Portsmouth VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion 05/26/2013 Atlantic City NJ Golden Nugget Atlantic City 05/25/2013 Atlantic City NJ Golden Nugget Atlantic City 05/24/2013 Springfield MA MassMutual Center 05/23/2013 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 04/26/2013 Syracuse NY Carrier Dome
Kesha Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/12/2012 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 12/11/2012 Fairfax VA Patriot Center 12/09/2012 Tampa FL Amalie Arena 12/08/2012 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 12/03/2012 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 11/18/2012 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 08/21/2012 Tokyo 13 STUDIO COAST
Kesha Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 09/20/2011 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 09/18/2011 San Diego CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 09/17/2011 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 09/16/2011 Las Vegas NV La Comedy Club Inside Cabo Wabo Lounge (Planet Hollywood) 09/14/2011 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 09/13/2011 Davis CA UC Davis - The Pavilion At Arc 09/11/2011 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 09/10/2011 Seattle WA WaMu Theater 09/09/2011 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 09/07/2011 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 09/06/2011 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 09/03/2011 Broomfield CO 1St Bank Center 09/02/2011 Kansas City MO Starlight Theatre 08/31/2011 Council Bluffs IA Mid America Center 08/30/2011 Saint Paul MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium 08/24/2011 Chicago IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 08/23/2011 Indianapolis IN The Lawn at White River 08/21/2011 Fairfax VA Patriot Center 08/20/2011 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/19/2011 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/16/2011 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 08/14/2011 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 08/12/2011 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 08/10/2011 Charlotte NC Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory 08/07/2011 Miami FL Bayfront Park 08/04/2011 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 08/03/2011 Cedar Park TX Cedar Park Center 07/31/2011 Nashville TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium 07/30/2011 Duluth GA The Arena At Gwinnett Center 07/28/2011 Columbus OH Celeste Center 07/26/2011 Harrington DE Delaware State Fair 07/24/2011 Tulsa OK Brady Theater 05/13/2011 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 05/07/2011 Las Vegas NV Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort 05/06/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 05/05/2011 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 05/04/2011 San Francisco CA The Warfield 05/03/2011 Reno NV Grand Sierra Theatre 05/01/2011 Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 04/30/2011 Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 04/29/2011 Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 04/29/2011 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 04/26/2011 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 04/23/2011 Orlando FL House of Blues Orlando 04/22/2011 Orlando FL House of Blues Orlando 04/20/2011 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 04/19/2011 Charlotte NC The Fillmore Charlotte 04/16/2011 Clarion PA Tippin Gym 04/15/2011 Williamsport PA Lycoming College 04/13/2011 New York NY Roseland Ballroom 04/12/2011 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 04/06/2011 Toronto ON Kool Haus 04/05/2011 Dayton OH Wright State University Nutter Center 04/03/2011 Geneseo NY SUNY Geneseo (Kuhl Gym) 02/26/2011 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 02/25/2011 Mt. Pleasant MI McGuirk Arena 02/24/2011 Chicago IL House of Blues 02/22/2011 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 02/20/2011 Kansas City MO Uptown Theater 02/20/2011 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 02/19/2011 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium 02/18/2011 Salt Lake City UT In The Venue 02/18/2011 Magna UT The Great Saltair 02/16/2011 Seattle WA Showbox SoDo 02/15/2011 Portland OR Roseland Theater 02/15/2011 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom
Kesha Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 10/26/2010 Providence RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel 10/23/2010 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 08/28/2010 Syracuse NY NY State Fair 08/26/2010 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 08/25/2010 Chicago IL United Center 08/22/2010 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/21/2010 Hershey PA Hersheypark Stadium 08/20/2010 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/19/2010 New York NY Roseland Ballroom 08/18/2010 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/15/2010 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/14/2010 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 08/12/2010 New York NY Madison Square Garden 08/11/2010 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 08/08/2010 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/07/2010 Montreal QC Bell Centre 08/05/2010 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 08/03/2010 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 07/31/2010 Miami FL American Airlines Arena 07/30/2010 Vail CO Gerald Ford Amphitheatre 07/28/2010 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 07/26/2010 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 07/25/2010 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 07/24/2010 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 07/24/2010 Laredo TX Laredo Energy Arena 07/22/2010 Tucson AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater 07/22/2010 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 07/22/2010 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre 07/21/2010 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 07/20/2010 San Diego CA House of Blues San Diego 07/17/2010 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Resort Event Center 07/15/2010 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 07/14/2010 Villanova PA The Pavilion 07/12/2010 West Valley City UT USANA Amphitheatre 07/10/2010 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 07/09/2010 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 07/06/2010 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 07/05/2010 Penticton BC South Okanagan Events Centre 07/04/2010 Vancouver BC General Motors Place 05/15/2010 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 05/13/2010 San Jose CA SAP Center 04/30/2010 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 04/04/2010 San Francisco CA The Regency Ballroom