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Kesha will play the Eagles Ballroom this November

 A closeup of a woman with a small nose ring holding her hand over one eye with a weary expression on her face.
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Earlier this month, Kesha unleashed Gag Order, her fifth album that seemed to be another step toward processing the reverberations from her legal entanglements of the past several years. Now, she’ll take that process to the stage as the Gag Order Tour hits 20 cities this fall, including Milwaukee’s Eagles Ballroom on Nov. 11.

The outspoken pop star is a frequent visitor to southeastern Wisconsin, helping restart Summerfest post-pandemic in September of 2021 and also stopping at the World’s Largest Music Festival in 2018. This new date at the Eagles Ballroom is a de facto do-over after a scheduled stop at the venue in 2020 didn’t happen due to the pandemic.

For this new visit to Milwaukee, she’ll bring along opener Jake Wesley Rogers as part of an 8 p.m. show that’ll mix her past catalog with tracks from the new album, which NPR’s Stephen Thompson called a “mixture of beauty and messiness” during a recent appearance onAll Things Considered.

“To hear this record that is so much darker and so much more conflicted and conveying so many more messy feelings, that's really powerful,” he said. “And I think at the same time, it's got this production by Rick Rubin that is really beautiful. You can kind of get lost in the swirl of this record.”

To experience the swirl in person, you can pick up tickets during an internet pre-sale that starts at 10 a.m. this Thursday, June 1, or during the general sale at 10 a.m. the following day online and at the The Rave/Eagles Club box office.