Kesha Will Tour With Diplo's Mad Decent Block Party; Cover's Lady Gaga's "Til It Happens To You"
Mon, 09 May 2016 10:18:49
Kesha will be joining Diplo-founded record label Mad Decent's Block Party, a touring festival that includes performances from Diplo, Tiësto, D.R.A.M., AlunaGeorge, Baauer, Boi-1da, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Kaskade, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, Giraffage, and Rich the Kid. The tour will make 15 stops across the United states, including shows in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Chicago, Phoenix, and more. The festival series begins July 30th in Fort Lauderdale and continues until October 1st. The last show will be played at Los Angeles, California's L.A. Center Studios.
During this year's Coachella, Kesha joined Zedd on stage to perform his song "True Colors." It was the first time she has played live since the beginning of her legal battle with Dr. Luke and his Kemosabe Records. At the end of April, Kesha and Zedd released a new version of "True Colors" as a single. On Saturday night, Kesha performed a live cover of Lady Gaga's "Til It Happens to You" at the Humane Society Gala in Los Angeles, reports Rolling Stone. Kesha told the audience before her performance, "I want to dedicate this song to every man, woman, child and animal that has ever been abused."
Lady Gaga has openly offered Kesha support during her legal battle with Dr. Luke, posting on Instagram after February's injunction was denied,
"The very reason women don't speak up for years is the fear that no one will believe them or their abuser has threatened their life or life of their loved ones/livelihood in order to keep their victim quiet and under control. What happened to Kesha has happened to many female artists, including myself, and it will affect her for the rest of her life. No one needs to validate Kesha. Why is victim always the "liar"? Why do we let people in a position of power get away with behaving inhumanely? These guys hide behind the legal system and it's their litigious behavior that is precisely what they use to rape these girls. "Give me what I want or else I will come after you" and they have all the money and the resources to do it."
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff