Kesha Announces New Album ‘High Road’ & North American Tour

Kesha 2020
– Kesha 2020

NPR Music’s Ann Powers name dropped Kesha on Monday’s episode of “All Things Considered” when asked for her opinion on “the Hail Mary joints we need” aka a wish list of releases from big-name artists who haven’t confirmed new music. Well, ask and you shall receive, as the saying goes. Kesha just unveiled she has a new album out this month and a 26-city North American tour to go with it. 

“Kesha. Come on, girl. She’s coming. She’s going to give us the anthems we need. I know it’s going to happen,” Powers said
High Road is due out Jan. 31 via Kemosabe/RCA Records as the follow-up to her acclaimed third studio album, 2017’s Rainbow. The LP includes the choir-backed lead single “Raising Hell” featuring Big Freedia, who is hitting the road with Kesha this spring. 
“While shaking my ass at the stroke of midnight, ringing in the new year, new decade, with my new album coming this month, I thought to myself, ‘Damn. I think the best medicine for happiness and having a beautiful life is to celebrate it while I have it, with the people I love most,” Kesha said in a statement. “And ummm…shake my ass. As often as possible.’ So…this is my HIGH ROAD TOUR announce!!! If you wanna come shake ur body and hear the new jams LIVE, this is the place to do it! And, on the HIGH ROAD TOUR, you will have not 1, but 2 grand supreme expert body movers – BIG FREEDIA and YOURS TRULY – ME!!!!! Come see us on tour this Spring!!!!!!”
The album also includes the tracks “My Own Dance” and “Resentment” (feat. Sturgill Simpson, Brian Wilson and Wrabel). 
Kesha wrapped up her 2017-2019 “Rainbow Tour” with a handful of shows in September and November, including a Sept. 5 show in Prior Lake, Minn., at the Mystic Showroom that sold 1,474 tickets and grossed $138,777.

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– Kesha
performs onstage at the Cyndi Lauper And Friends: Home For The Holidays Benefit at The Novo by Microsoft on December 10, 2019 in Los Angeles.
“The High Road Tour” launches with a handful of dates in Texas, starting April 23 at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. Big Freedia joins the excursion April 29 in Phoenix with a gig at the Arizona Federal Theatre. 
A fan presale starts Wednesday, Jan. 8 and tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Jan. 10.
Check out the routing below: 
April 23 – Sugar Land, TX  – Smart Financial Centre
April 25 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
April 26 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
April 29 – Phoenix, AZ  – Arizona Federal Theatre **
May 1 – Las Vegas, NV  – The Pearl Concert Theater **
May 2 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre **
May 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre **
May 6 – Santa Barbara, CA -Santa Barbara Bowl **
May 8 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic **
May 9 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic **
May 11 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom **
May 13 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino **
May 14 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Amphitheatre **
May 16 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater **
May 17 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre **
May 19 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center **
May 20 – Minneapolis, MN -The Armory **
May 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom **
May 23 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island **
May 25 – St. Louis, MO – TBD **
May 27 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia **
May 28 – New York, NY- Pier 17 **
May 30 – Mashantucket, CT- Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater **
May 31 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion **
June 2 – Washington, DC – The Anthem **
June 5 – Windsor, ONTARIO – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
** confirmed with Big Freedia