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What to Expect at a Ke$ha Concert

By Sana Zahra
Staff Writer

On April 29, LIU Post will hold the 2015 Spring Fling Concert, featuring Ke$ha. The show will be held in the Tilles Concert Hall, and will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for $15 with an LIU ID card at the box office.


Ke$ha is a pop singer and a songwriter. She first broke into the mainstream with her cameo in Flo Rida’s rap song “Right Round” back in 2009. Ke$ha’s debut album “Animal” was a hit, reaching the top of the charts right after its release in Jan. 2010. Ke$ha’s latest album, “Warrior,” was released in 2012. She has sold over 57 million records worldwide. Ke$ha’s recent hits include “Crazy Kids,” featuring Will.i.Am. of The Black Eyed Peas, and a feature on Pitbull’s 2013 pop song, “Timber.”

Ke$ha spent time in a rehab facility last year to treat an eating disorder, and, recently, filed a lawsuit against music producer Dr. Luke for sexual assault. These are likely reasons why the performer has had a lack of material. She has stated on social media, however, that she has been working on new content. The performer, who refers to her fans as “animals,” posted on her Instagram addressing her fans: “I will release new music as soon as I can animals, as soon as I f****** can.”

One can expect a fun atmosphere at a Ke$ha concert, marked by showers of glitter. Since Ke$ha has achieved a lot of popularity with her hit songs “Tik Tok,” “We R Who We R,” and “Die Young,” her concerts contain a great deal of effort, using breathtaking colorful light displays and backup dancers. Her recent concerts have had openers such as Semi-Precious Weapons and Mike Posner.

The 28-year-old, whose real name is Kesha Rose Sebert, writes her own songs. She has been influenced by the music of Queen, Beck, Madonna and old-school punk bands. Ke$ha’s songs feature straightforward lyrics, describing the partying, fun-loving lifestyle, based on her experiences. Her music celebrates youth, and contains dance-pop beats and instrumentation, as well as elements of electro pop. Additionally, many of her songs use sing-song rap styles and auto tune.

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