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After years of legal battles, Kesha is touring and coming to Raleigh

Ke$ha is framed by fog and intense lighting as she begins her concert Tuesday night, August 9, 2011 at the Raleigh Amphitheater.
Ke$ha is framed by fog and intense lighting as she begins her concert Tuesday night, August 9, 2011 at the Raleigh Amphitheater. ssharpe@newsobserver.com

Kesha is coming to the Triangle this fall and will play The Ritz in Raleigh on Oct. 2, according to the tour schedule just released on her website.

The 21-date tour will be the first since 2013 for the singer (full name Kesha Rose Sebert), who had seven top-10 singles from 2009 to 2012. But recent years have found Kesha embroiled in messy legal difficulties with Dr. Luke (Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald), her former producer, whom she has accused of sexual abuse.

Lawsuits, legalities and accusations are continuing, including last week’s subpoena for a deposition from pop star Lady Gaga. In the meantime, Kesha has her first album since 2012 coming out on Aug. 11, titled “Rainbow.”

Pre-sale tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. General public tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. Prices haven’t been revealed.

David Menconi: 919-829-4759, @NCDavidMenconi

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