Kesha postpones tour dates for March and April due to injury
Kesha delays the Pacific leg of her 'Rainbow Tour' after taking a nasty fall in Dubai earlier this month and tearing her ACL.
After taking a fall at a show in Dubai earlier this month, Kesha is "heartbroken" to announce that she'll be postponing the March and April dates of her world tour.
The singer, who delivered an emotional #MeToo-themed performance of her song Praying during the Grammy Awards late last month, underwent surgery on February 20; this will be followed by rehab in preparation for her co-headlining North American tour with Macklemore this summer, which is titled “The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore.”
"Moving these dates is making me sick with sadness, but I tried to will this injury away and unfortunately it didn't work," she said in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
The postponements will affect her Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan tour dates. The 11 changed dates for the Pacific leg of Kesha’s tour will begin March 25 in Brendale, Australia, and end April 20 in Osaka, Japan, according to a press release.
The release also encouraged fans to "hold on to their tickets," and look out for more specific details on reimbursements and reschedules in the near future. It’s my biggest joy in life to share my music with my fans all over the world, but I have to follow my doctor’s orders and undergo surgery so I can get ready to give it my all on my summer tour and beyond,” Kesha said in the above mentioned Instagram post.
I’m heartbroken to be writing this right now. I am being forced to postpone some of my upcoming international dates due to a recent injury I sustained while performing. It’s my biggest joy in life to share my music with my fans all over the world, but I have to follow my doctors orders and undergo surgery to repair my torn ACL so I can get ready to give it all on my Summer tour and beyond. Moving these dates is making me sick with sadness, but I tried to will this injury away and unfortunately it didn't work. I love you all and I’ll work every single day as hard as i can to recover and get back on stage as soon as possible. I’m so sorry and sending love always ❤️
She concluded on an apologetic tone to her fans: "I love you all and I’ll work every single day, as hard as I can, to recover and get back on stage as soon as possible. I’m so sorry and sending love always.”
Kesha’s upcoming tour with Macklemore, though, seems to be unaffected and is scheduled to begin as planned on June 6 in Phoenix, AZ. The tour, which is presented by Live Nation, will cover 30 markets across the country and span across nine weeks.
Kesha and Macklemore announced back in December that one dollar from every ticket sale during their tour will go to charity. While Kesha will donate proceeds to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), Macklemore will work with PLUS1 and donate to racial and social justice charity M&RL Equity Fund.
You can check out the updated dates for Kesha's 'Rainbow 2018 Tour' on her official website.
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