Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past


Ke$ha: 24 February 2011 - Chicago

Bookmark and Share
Monday, Feb 28, 2011
Ke$ha gets $leazy on her first headlining tour.

It was another chilly Chicago evening last Thursday, yet you weren’t able to tell that judging by the number of Ke$ha fans surrounding the House of Blues, waiting to see the pop party girl during her first very own headlining ‘Get $leazy’ tour. The sold-out performance was packed with young fans mimicking the singer’s fashion sense, sporting revealing clothing, fishnets, and glitter wherever it would stick. 

Ke$ha took to the same stage that her fellow pop contemporaries Lady Gaga and Katy Perry appeared on a few years back, prior to their sudden rise to fame. Now she is hoping to hold her own, and it seems like that won’t be much of a challenge.
She made sure to come prepared for her first go at touring, equipped with visuals designed by the same team behind Daft Punk’s light show, including a massive two-level stage setup. It turned the show into a spectacle you would expect to find at an arena, and for a mid-size venue such as the House of Blues was a welcome addition and helped with transforming it into an all-out dance party.

Ke$ha launched the show with “Sleazy”, kicking the party off right, with fans jumping and dancing non-stop, glowsticks waving in the air. She moved onto songs such as “Take It Off”, “(Fuck Him) He’s a DJ”, and a solo version of Taio Cruz’s “Dirty Picture”.

It’s surprising that it took this long for Ke$ha to finally head out on a headlining tour of her own, as the fans have been more than eager to see her live considering the whole tour is now sold out. We will certainly see more headlining tours from Ke$ha in the future, though I have a feeling they will be at much bigger venues next time. The “Get $leazy Tour” continues across the country through May 6th.

Related Articles
3 Dec 2012
Ke$ha might be one of the easiest pop stars to mock in history, but with Warrior's surprising detours, Iggy Pop cameos, and Wayne Coyne collaborations prove, Ke$ha is a very smart girl who knows exactly when and how to deviate from her image, resulting in some remarkably good pop music (no, really).
By Sarah Grant
28 Apr 2011
The Europop renaissance in Top 40 music has ushered in a peculiar fascination with the sounds, smells and visions of war. Seeing pop as a kind of warfare, or warfare in pop, provides a psychic escape for the listener.
13 Dec 2010
Considering the caliber of artistry here, some of them are major disappointments, while others were simply predictable, but failed to deliver on the off-chance hope that it could have been better.
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks

© 1999-2015 All rights reserved.™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.