The dynamic pop star just announced two shows with Minnesota appeal: a concert June 16 at Mystic Lake Casino in Shakopee, plus an appearance at Dylan Fest, the all-star tribute timed to Bob Dylan's 75th birthday going down May 23-24 in Nashville.
Kesha has been embroiled in a long-running legal battle with her label, Sony, and her alleged rapist, producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald. So Tuesday's reveal of new live shows signals a very welcome return for the 29-year-old artist born Kesha Rose Sebert.
First up, let's talk about the Mystic gig. Since her recording future is uncertain, Kesha will still be performing songs from her refreshingly give-zero-fucks pop adventures — 2010's Animal ("Tik Tok") and 2012's Warrior ("Die Young"). Tickets — $59-$69 — go on sale 10 a.m. April 23 via the Mystic box office or online.
The casino announced three other summer concerts Tuesday in addition to the Kesha show: Styx (June 26), Hank Williams Jr. (July 14), and Goo Goo Dolls (July 30).
As for Dylan Fest, it will be Kesha's first performance since September 19, the culmination of her Warrior Tour. She'll join a cavalcade of stars — Kurt Vile, Kacey Musgraves, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Moon Taxi, and many more — tipping their caps to the Minnesota-born music god.
Presented by the Best Fest, the event will benefit nonprofit Thistle Farms, which offers handmade products from women who suffered through addiction, trafficking, violence, and extreme poverty. Tickets — $45-$150 — go on sale Friday. Find more info about Dylan Fest here.
Finally, check out Kesha's chilling 2011 cover of Dylan classic "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" below.