Kesha announces first tour since 2013

The star is set to return with new album 'Rainbow' later this year

Kesha has announced a tour of North America in support of new album ‘Rainbow’ – her first run of solo dates since 2013.

The news comes following the announcement of the singer’s new album ‘Rainbow’ – her first since 2012’s ‘Warrior’. It’s so far been led by singles ‘Praying’ and ‘Woman’.

Kesha will return to US shores for a run of dates through September and October of this year, ending on November 1 at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium.

Kesha’s full US tour dates are as follows:

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

The ‘Tik Tok’ star’s ongoing legal battle with former producer Lukasz “Dr Luke” Gottwald recently saw Dr Luke summon Lady Gaga to testify in court.

Kesha and the producer have been embroiled in a legal dispute since October 2014, when the singer filed a lawsuit in California against Dr. Luke citing “mental manipulation, emotional abuse and sexual assault” while also seeking to end her contract with Sony.

Dr Luke responded by counter-suing for defamation, and it was confirmed in August 2016 that Kesha’s case had been dropped so that the singer could focus on the defamation lawsuit.

According to TMZ, Gottwald wants Gaga to discuss text messages she reportedly sent to Kesha. Gottwald believes that these messages further ruined his reputation.

When summoned, Gaga allegedly offered to submit a written statement, but Gottwald’s lawyers have requested an in-person assertion.