Yes, Ke$ha‘s Warrior vastly under-performed (it’s also vastly underrated and people will eventually realize this), so we get it, the land of Lady Dolla needs a boost. The clock is Tik Tok-ing, you might say. So her team decided a high-profile tandem tour could do the trick. But of ALL the acts to latch onto, did it have to be Pitbull, the Duke of Dale, the Baron of Bud Light? Oh, Ke$ha…C’Mon!
Whether we like it or not (we don’t), the duo will perform across the US and Canada, beginning May 23 in Boston and finishing up June 28 in Tampa. If you’re into partying to party music, this is surely the tour for you; both of these guys have mastered the art of the sweaty soiree beat-rager. But K$ goes deeper than that, which is why we’re a little dejected by this announcement. When you remove Pitbull’s music from the dance floor, it has no utility, it ceases to have a reason for being. His material could be described with that most odious of idioms, “it is what it is.” There’s something more vital about Ke$ha’s music — starting with the fact that there’s just a lot more going on, musically and emotionally.
Perhaps this was a panic move, but we just hope that after spending so much time with Mr. Worldwide, K$ doesn’t herself become a cheesy party time autobot. But hey! It’s a chance to see Ke$ha live, right? So check out the full list of dates below, and for more tour information head to her official site or, if you must, Pitbull’s.
May 23 – Boston, MA (Comcast Center)
May 25 – Atlantic City, NJ (Golden Nugget)
May 26 – Atlantic City, NJ (Golden Nugget)
May 31 – Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
June 1 – Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
June 2 – Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagara Pavilion)
June 4 – Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
June 5 – Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)
June 7 – Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
June 9 – Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
June 11 – Denver, CO (Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre)
June 14 – Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View)
June 15 – Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
June 16 – San Diego, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
June 18 – Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Bowl)
June 20 – Albuquerque, NM (Isleta Amphitheater)
June 22 – Houston, TX (The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
June 23 – Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
June 24 – San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
June 27 – Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)
June 28 – Tampa, FL (Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds)