Posted On 02 Nov 2017
Pop singer-songwriter Kesha brought her Rainbow Tour to LA’s Hollywood Palladium last night (November 1st). These shows are in support of her third studio album, “Rainbow,” released via RCA Records on August 11th, 2017. The tour started in Birmingham on September 26th and will end in Oslo, Norway on December 16th. However, this LA show was her last show in the US.
The night was a full on glittery-filled dance party from beginning to end as Kesha belted out some of her most popular and uplifting songs for the sold out crowd. Despite Halloween being the previous night, many concert-goers were dressed in extravagant butterfly, unicorn and mermaid costumes and many faces were covered in glittery makeup. All of this attire certainly fit in with Kesha and her entertaining lively music.
She opened the 90 minute show with one of her “Rainbow” singles, the female-empowerment anthem, “Woman.” From there, Kesha moved on to other songs from that collection; including “Learn To Let Go,” “Hymn, “Godzilla,” “Spaceship” and “Let ‘Em Talk.” During “Let ‘Em Talk,” she welcomed Eagles Of Death Metal guitarist Jesse Hughes to perform with her on stage. Then for “Godzilla,” Kesha’s mom, country singer-songwriter “Pebe” Sebert, who even co-wrote the song, joined her.
Boy, did they deliver! Instantly, the audience went wild with screaming and clapping and the venue seemed to almost shake from how loud it got. It was very clear early on just how much Kesha’s fans adore her. She even had the entire venue chanting her name after only 3 songs into the show!
“I have two questions for you- 1. Can I take it old school and 2. Can I take some clothes off because it’s fucking hot in here?!”
Kesha then proceeded to take off her jacket which she promptly threw into the crowd. She performed a few tunes off of her debut album, “Animal,” including “Take It Off,” Your Love Is My Drug” and “Tik Tok.” She took it even further back in time when she sang “We R Who We R” which is on her 2010 debut EP, “Cannibal.” The crowd loved hearing each and every one of them.
“For anyone that has never felt included. This song is dedicated to all of them and the dreamers. Los Angeles, I am sick and tired of people telling us that we can’t be ourselves. I won’t stand for discrimination of any kind. I love you just the way you are. Now put your middle fingers in the air because it will look pretty!”
Throughout the concert, Kesha made heartfelt statements like this about each of her songs before singing them. One couldn’t help but feel loved, accepted and empowered just being in the space last night. The singer also made sure to profusely thank the crowd for all their support and love over the years.
“I haven’t rambled enough for my taste so I will ramble some more now. Thank you so much to all of you. I love you all. Thank you for being there for me when I needed it the most. Thank you for supporting my record. I don’t know what I did in a past life to deserve all of this. I feel like the luckiest human being on earth to have you all here tonight.”
Just before the encore, Kesha sang the lead single from “Rainbow,” “Praying.” She explained that she had to fight to release this as the first single because she wanted her fans to hear the song’s story. With one simple spotlight on her, the already emotional song seemed even more powerful and moving for everyone in the venue.
The concert ended with the same theme that Kesha had talked about all night and it was beautifully wrapped up in her “Rainbow” track, “Bastards.”
“I’d like to leave you with a sprinkle of a ‘fuck you’ reserved for the bastards who try to bring you down.”
It was a night all about self-acceptance and incredibly motivating words. Kesha is an amazing performer. She really does it all, from dancing all over the stage, to her impressive pipes to even playing the guitar during a couple tracks. There’s no denying that she is a true entertainer and is so good for everyone’s soul.