Rainbow Tour (Kesha)

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Rainbow Tour
Tour by Kesha
Kesha Rainbow Tour 2017 poster.png
Associated albumRainbow
Start dateSeptember 26, 2017 (2017-09-26)
End dateNovember 16, 2019 (2019-11-16)
No. of shows41 in North America
4 in Oceania
6 in Asia
1 in Europe
52 in total
Kesha concert chronology

The Rainbow Tour is the fourth headlining concert tour by American recording artist Kesha, in support of her third studio album Rainbow (2017). It is her first solo tour since the Warrior Tour in 2013;[1] the tour started in Birmingham on September 26, 2017 and is scheduled to end November 16, 2019, Grossing over 76 million in total.[2] Tickets ranged from $42 to $2,484 on the secondary ticket market.[3]

Background and development[edit]

Since 2014, Kesha has been involved in a legal battle against her former producer and longtime collaborator Dr. Luke. This legal dispute has put her career on hold.[4] To reconnect with her fans, Kesha embarked on the Kesha and the Creepies: Fuck the World Tour,[5] which took place in North America and Asia between 2016 and 2017. In October 2016, it was revealed that Kesha has written and given to her label 22 new songs.[6]

On July 6, 2017, the lead single "Praying" from Rainbow was released.[7] On August 1, four days prior the release of her album, Kesha announced the tour, revealing tour dates in North America.[1] Shows in Europe, Oceania and Asia were later added.

On February 20, 2018, Kesha announced that her planned shows in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan are temporarily canceled and will be rescheduled due to an imminent knee surgery in order to repair her torn ACL.[8][9] On March 23, 2018, Kesha announced the rescheduled dates in Australia and Asia, set to take place in October.[10] Kesha later added shows in South Korea and China, as well as a festival date in Japan. Unfortunately, since Kesha had not yet acclimatized to the food and weather, she had to cancel the already rescheduled Taipei show 20 minutes before she was due to take the stage, as well as cancelling the entirety of her four date China tour. Kesha's official site says that the show in Chengdu, China is postponed and not cancelled, but it is unlikely the show will be rescheduled.

Setlist[edit]

This set list is from the show on September 27, 2017 in Nashville, it is not intended to represent all concerts for the tour.[11]

  1. "Woman"
  2. "Boogie Feet"
  3. "Learn to Let Go"
  4. "Hymn"
  5. "Let 'Em Talk"
  6. "Take It Off"
  7. "We R Who We R"
  8. "Spaceship"
  9. "Hunt You Down" / "Timber"
  10. "Godzilla"
  11. "Your Love Is My Drug"
  12. "Blow"
  13. "Praying"
Encore
  1. "Rainbow"
  2. "Tik Tok"
  3. "Bastards"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
North America
September 26, 2017 Birmingham United States Iron City 1,300 / 1,300 $50,050
September 27, 2017 Nashville Ryman Auditorium 2,168 / 2,362 $93,845
September 29, 2017 Atlanta Buckhead Theatre 3,039 / 3,039 $84,030
September 30, 2017 Charlotte The Fillmore Charlotte 2,001 / 2,001 $63,833
October 2, 2017 Raleigh The Ritz
October 4, 2017 Boston House of Blues
October 6, 2017 Silver Spring The Fillmore Silver Spring
October 7, 2017 Philadelphia Theatre of Living Arts
October 9, 2017 New York City Hammerstein Ballroom 2,200 / 2,200 $99,937
October 10, 2017 Irving Plaza 1,029 / 1,029 $93,272
October 13, 2017 Lakewood Lakewood Civic Auditorium
October 15, 2017 Detroit The Fillmore Detroit
October 16, 2017 Toronto Canada Rebel
October 18, 2017 Chicago United States Aragon Ballroom
October 19, 2017 Milwaukee The Rave/Eagles Club
October 23, 2017 Kansas City Uptown Theater
October 24, 2017 Denver Fillmore Auditorium
October 27, 2017 Seattle Showbox SoDo
October 28, 2017 Portland Roseland Theater
October 31, 2017 San Francisco SF Masonic Auditorium
November 1, 2017 Los Angeles Hollywood Palladium
Europe
November 14, 2017 London England Electric Brixton
Asia
February 9, 2018 Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai Media Amphitheatre
North America
June 29, 2018 Sioux City United States Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City
June 30, 2018 Prior Lake Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
July 2, 2018 Oklahoma City OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
July 4, 2018 Milwaukee Henry Maier Festival Park
July 6, 2018 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
July 7, 2018[a] Des Moines Western Gateway Park
August 7, 2018 Bethlehem Musikfest
Asia
September 14, 2018 Seoul South Korea Yonsei University Amphitheatre 4,038 / 5,000
September 29, 2018[b] Okinawa Japan Camp Hansen Parade Deck - -
October 1, 2018[c] Tokyo Zepp Tokyo
October 2, 2018[d] Zepp Diver City
October 4, 2018[e] Osaka Zepp Namba
Oceania
October 7, 2018[f] Melbourne Australia Margaret Court Arena
October 8, 2018[g] Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
October 10, 2018[h] Brisbane Eatons Hill Hotel
October 11, 2018[i] Sydney ICC Sydney Theatre
North America
November 2, 2018[j] Cedar Rapids United States US Cellular Center
November 3, 2018[k] Pittsburgh Countdown to Vote - A Concert with Kesha
November 16, 2018[l] Atlantic City Ocean Resort Casino
December 31, 2018 Montville Mohegan Sun Arena
March 29, 2019 Boone Appalachian State University
April 26, 2019 Tulsa River Spirit Casino Resort
April 27, 2019[m] Fayetteville Washington County Fairgrounds
May 16, 2019[n] Los Angeles The Novo DTLA
June 1, 2019[o] Port Chester Capitol Theatre
June 27, 2019 Funner Harrah's Resort SoCal
September 5, 2019 Prior Lake Mystic Lake Casino
September 6, 2019[p] Milwaukee BMO Harris Pavilion
November 16, 2019[q] Las Vegas Las Vegas Convention Center
Total

Cancelled shows[edit]

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
October 25, 2017 Salt Lake City United States The Complex Injury[14]
March 27, 2018[r] Perth Australia Metro City Knee surgery[8][10]
March 29, 2018[s] Byron Bay Byron Bay Area
April 2, 2018 Auckland New Zealand The Trusts Arena
September 16, 2018[t] Taipei Taiwan National Taiwan University Sports Center Canceled 20 minutes before showtime as Kesha had not yet 'acclimatized to the food and weather'[17]
September 19, 2018 Nanjing China Wutaishan Stadium Unknown[18]
September 21, 2018 Beijing Workers' Stadium Unknown[19]
September 23, 2018 Chengdu Chengdu Cube Magic Performance Center Postponed[20]
September 26, 2018 Shenzhen Shenzhen Universiade Arena Unknown[21]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The show on July 7, 2018 in Des Moines at Western Gateway Park is part of the 80/35 Music Festival.[12]
  2. ^ The show on September 29, 2018 in Okinawa at the Camp Hansen Parade Deck is part of the Hansen Festival[13]
  3. ^ The show on October 1, 2018 in Tokyo at Zepp Tokyo was originally scheduled to take place on April 17, but was temporarily canceled and then rescheduled due to knee surgery.[8]
  4. ^ The show on October 2, 2018 in Tokyo at Zepp Diver City was originally scheduled to take place on April 19 at Zepp Tokyo, but was temporarily canceled and then rescheduled due to knee surgery.[8]
  5. ^ The show on October 4, 2018 in Osaka at Zepp Namba was originally scheduled to take place on April 20, 2018, but was temporarily canceled and then rescheduled due to knee surgery.[8]
  6. ^ The show on October 7, 2018 in Melbourne at Margaret Court Arena was originally scheduled to take place on April 5, 2018, but was temporarily canceled and then rescheduled due to knee surgery.[8][10]
  7. ^ The show on October 8, 2018 in Adelaide at Thebarton Theatre was originally scheduled to take place on April 4, 2018, but was temporarily canceled and then rescheduled due to knee surgery.[8][10]
  8. ^ The show on October 10, 2018 in Brisbane at Eatons Hill Hotel was originally scheduled to take place on March 25, 2018, but was temporarily canceled and then rescheduled due to knee surgery.[8][10]
  9. ^ The show on October 11, 2018 in Sydney at ICC Sydney Theatre was originally scheduled to take place on March 31, 2018, but was temporarily canceled and then rescheduled due to knee surgery.[8][10]
  10. ^ The show on November 2, 2018 was a free concert to celebrate the 30th anniversary of U.S. Cellular offering wireless service in Cedar Rapids.
  11. ^ The show on November 3, 2018 was renamed "Stronger Than Hate" following a terrorist attack at a synagogue.
  12. ^ The show on November 16, 2018 was co-headlined with The Struts.
  13. ^ The show on April 27, 2019 was part of the Springtime of Youth Festival.
  14. ^ The show on May 16, 2019 is part of the MusiCares Concert for Recovery honoring Macklemore.
  15. ^ The show on June 1, 2019 is part of the Anniversary Party of Greenwich International Film Festival.
  16. ^ The show on September 6, 2019 is part of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Pantherfest.
  17. ^ The show on November 16, 2019 is part of the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Series.
  18. ^ The show on March 27, 2018 in Perth at Metro City was originally scheduled to take place on March 26, 2018.[15]
  19. ^ The show on March 29, 2018 in Byron Bay at Byron Bay Area would have been part of the Bluesfest Byron Bay festival.[16]
  20. ^ The show on September 16, 2018 in Taipei at Nangang C3 Field was originally scheduled to take place on April 8, 2018, but was temporarily canceled and then rescheduled due to knee surgery.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Weatherby, Taylor (August 1, 2017). "Kesha Announces North American Rainbow Tour, Her First Solo Trek Since 2013". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Tour Dates". Kesha Official Site. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Ticket Prices for Kesha's Rainbow Tour 2017". Good Deed Seats. September 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Maria Sherman (8 August 2016). "Kesha's Live Rebirth: What Her 'Fuck the World' Tour Means for Her Future". Pitchfork. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  5. ^ Strauss, Matthew (19 July 2016). "Kesha Announces Kesha and The Creepies: The Fuck the World Tour". Pitchfork. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  6. ^ McDermott, Maeve (October 26, 2016). "Kesha wrote a 22-song album – and can't release it". USA Today. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  7. ^ Gil Kaufman (July 6, 2017). "Kesha Returns With Emotionally Charged Single 'Praying': Watch the Video". Billboard.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Joey Nolfi (February 20, 2018). "Kesha postpones spring tour dates ahead of surgery: 'I'm heartbroken'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Natalie Maher (February 20, 2018). "Kesha Postpones Tour Dates After Tearing Her ACL". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Kesha announces rescheduled Australia tour". Daily Mail. March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  11. ^ Jon Freeman (September 28, 2017). "Kesha Raises Spirits, Preaches Equality at Triumphant Nashville Show". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  12. ^ Matthew Leimkuehler (February 27, 2018). "80/35 Music Festival announces this summer's headlining acts". The Des Moines Register. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  13. ^ https://www.mccsokinawa.com/mccsoki2015/_sub2015.1.0.aspx?cid=4294997847&pglot=2147485841. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "CANCELED - Kesha - Rainbow Tour 2017 @ The Complex". Thecomplexslc.com. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Scheduling Change - Kesha - Rainbow Tour 2017 @ Metro City". metroconcertclub.com. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Kesha – Byron Bay Bluesfest".
  17. ^ "Kesha cancels Taipei concert". Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  18. ^ "KESHA彩虹教主2018中国巡回演唱会南京站". Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  19. ^ "KESHA彩虹教主2018中国巡回演唱会北京站". Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  20. ^ "KESHA彩虹教主2018中国巡回演唱会成都站". Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  21. ^ "KESHA彩虹教主2018中国巡回演唱会深圳站". Retrieved September 18, 2018.