Before she was the pop-party princess we didn’t do anything to deserve, dropping one of 2009’s biggest dance floor anthems in Tik Tok, , real life angel Kesha was a bonafide country-rock singer who was penning songs for everyone from Miley Cyrus to Alice Cooper. Now, the singer has returned to her dirty rock and roll and country roots with a new project, Kesha and The Creepies.
Just before announcing that she was dropping her Californian case against her alleged abuser and former collaborator/producer Dr. Luke last week, Kesha shared a tour poster and dates for an intimate set of summer (US) dates with her new band, The Creepies. Her tour, aptly titled the Fuck the World Tour, is the first full-scale tour the singer has done since she became embroiled in her legal battles with Dr. Luke and Sony in 2014. During that time, she has played a handful of dates, including her performance at the Billboard Music Awards, which went ahead following an attempt at blocking her from doing so on the part of Dr. Luke’s label, Kemosabe Records.
According to a Rolling Stone review, Kesha left all her legal issues at the doors to the House of Blues, only making a handful of references throughout the night and instead opting to focus on kicking negativity to the curb with a tongue in cheek middle finger to the world. Described as a 75 minute first-step in the important process of catharsis for both performer and adoring audience, the singer was described as continuing her work on reclaiming her own identity for herself. Hopefully, this all points to better, more positive things for Kesha in the near future.
As for new material, Kesha mentioned in her tour announcement that while it had been far too long since she’d toured, she was still unable to release her own music. “Until I can release my own music I will be reinventing some of my old songs” along with those from the “artists that have helped shape who I am and the music I make today.”
A 15 minute video from one of that same date Rolling Stone attended has now been uploaded to YouTube. Taking place that the House Of Blues, in Cleveland, Keshas’s set with The Creepies featured, as promised, re-imaginings of some of her biggest hits, along with covers of some of her biggest influences, including her version of Dolly Parton’ iconic Jolene and Bob Dylan’s I Shall Be Released.
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