Kesha is ready to go back on the road.
On Tuesday, the pop star announced her first tour since 2013, and it includes a stop at the Uptown Theater on Oct. 23. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Announcement of her Rainbow Tour precedes the release of “Rainbow,” her third studio album, on Aug. 11. Every purchase of two tickets comes with a copy of the new record, which includes the single “Praying.”
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Kesha spent part of the past three years undergoing treatment for bulimia nervosa. She has also been enmeshed in a lawsuit and counterlawsuit involving music producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald). In March, a judge rejected an amendment to the original lawsuit by Kesha. Dr. Luke recently subpoenaed Lady Gaga as part of his defamation lawsuit against Kesha.
In a statement announcing her tour, Kesha said, “My new album, “Rainbow,’ is dedicated to my fans, and I’m so excited to be able to invite you all to come boogie with me on my Rainbow Tour. I would not have made it to this point without my animals and supporters, so now come and join the celebration with me.”
In an interview with SiriusXM radio, Kesha said the process of recording “Rainbow” helped her deal with depression: “I would roll out of bed, get in my car and show up to the studio. And I would just keep making songs. That was my way to cope.”
This will be Kesha’s third headlining performance in Kansas City. Her two previous were at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in February 2011 and at Starlight Theatre in September 2011.