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Kesha to Tour With Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party

Baauer, Tiësto, Boi-1da and more to perform at select cities of traveling dance fest


Kesha has been recruited to headline at least three dates of Diplo's Mad Decent Block Party touring festival.

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Kesha‘s ongoing legal battle against producer Dr. Luke won’t prevent her from performing music this summer as the singer revealed that she’ll take part in the Mad Decent Block Party’s traveling festival. In addition to Mad Decent founder Diplo, this year’s Block Party also boasts artists like Tiësto, Baauer, AlunaGeorge, DJ Snake, D.R.A.M., Kaskade and dozens more along its 13-city trek.

The Mad Decent Block Party trek kicks off July 30th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and concludes October 1st in Los Angeles. Boi-1da, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, RL Grime, Zeds Dead and more also take part in the fest, with lineups varying at each stop.

As of now, Kesha is scheduled to take part in at least three Block Party gigs: August 7th at Brooklyn’s MCU Park, August 21st at Chicago’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion and the tour-ending visit to L.A. Center Studios. Check out the Mad Decent site for full lineup breakdown.

After spending much of the past year embroiled in a lengthy legal battle against her former producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, who she accuses of sexual and verbal abuse, Kesha has slowly started stepping back into the spotlight in recent months, including a surprise guest spot during Zedd’s Coachella concert in April; two weeks later, “True Colors,” her new collaboration with the EDM star, was officially released.

Kesha is also scheduled to take part in an all-star celebration of Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on May 23rd and 24th.

Watch a trailer for the festival and check out the Mad Decent Block Party tour dates below:

Mad Decent Block Party Tour Dates
July 30 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
August 6 & 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ MCU Park
August 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
August 19 – Toronto, ON @ Fort York Garrison Commons
August 20 – Detroit, MI @ Russell Industrial Center
August 21 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
August 26 – Dallas, TX @ Club Zouk Outside Lot
September 3 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 4 – Kansas City, MO @ KC Live!
September 9 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
September 10 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
September 16 & 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rawhide
October 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ L.A. Center Studios

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