Get $leazy tour
Associated album(s) Animal, Cannibal
Start date February 15, 2011
End date September 29, 2011
Legs 6
Shows 66 in North America
10 in Australia
12 in Europe
2 in South America
90 in total
Tour chronology
Previous Last Girl on Earth Tour
Next North American Tour 2013

The Get Sleazy Tour (stylized as Get $leazy Tour) was the first headlining concert tour by American recording artist Ke$ha, in support of both her debut album, Animal, and debut extended play, Cannibal. Officially announced on November 8, 2010, the tour visited the Americas, Australia and Europe. It was scheduled to visit Asia but due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the tour was postponed indefinitely. Described by Ke$ha as "a ridiculously fun dance party", the concerts were presented as underground rave ups drawing inspiration from her earlier life when she was growing up in Tennessee where she would attend parties. The tour kicked off on February 15, 2011 in Portland, Oregon and ended September 29, 2011, in Rio de Janeiro.

Critical reception to the tour has been generally mixed to positive. Ke$ha's vocals on the tour were generally praised although some critics noted the overuse of backtrack on some songs. Her charisma and stage presence was also generally met with positive reception. Despite Ke$ha receiving positive reviews her original opener, Beardo, was met with extremely negative reception with multiple critics calling him unfunny. After a successful sold out first run in North America, she extended her tour into the summer including dates in the United Kingdom and additional dates in the United States.

Background and development

The tour was officially announced on November 8, 2010 via the artist's official website. The tour comes months after Ke$ha toured the United States with Rihanna as the opening act on her Last Girl on Earth Tour and her own promotional tour in the United Kingdom during the Fall of 2010 to support her first studio album, Animal. During an interview with Gary Graff (from Billboard), Ke$ha explained her inspiration for the tour, describing it as "a ridiculously fun dance party that will build on the energetic sets she played while opening for Rihanna last summer." She elaborated, "Visually it will just be assaulting, and sonically it will be assaulting. It's just going to be an assault of all your senses, but it's going to be really, really, really fun, [...] I want people to feel like they've come to my house party, and they can be the most raw and visceral version of themselves and not be judged. I want my show to be a place you can come and dress like a maniac and wear mental makeup, and it's totally cool."

Five concerts in Asia were originally planned for March 2011. Due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the shows were postponed on March 15, 2011. The singer responded, "My heart is with Japan right now through this disaster and these hardships. I genuinely don't think right now would be appropriate timing for me to perform in Japan given the content and the spirit of my show, which is all about feeling exuberant, rowdy, and wild. I plan to bring my party there and to that part of the world when we are all ready to dance and Get $leazy together again. In the meantime I am going to do everything I can to help relief efforts and I encourage everyone in the world to do the same." After a successful run in North America, the singer extended her tour into the summer including dates in the United Kingdom and additional dates in the United States. Ke$ha described the extension saying, "My spring tour sold out so fast, which is amazing, but I want to get to party with errryone. If you are part of my family, my cult of rowdy misfits, come join us! I’m pulling out an ass-ton more glitter with blue lipstick to spare and I’m ready to party with all y’all all summer long. Sh–'s gonna be hot as a mofo [...] Miss this and you be missing the biggest dance party of the year!"

The set list is mainly derived from Ke$ha's debut album Animal, and follow-up extended play (EP) Cannibal. Besides tracks from those albums, Ke$ha incorporated a cover of the Beastie Boys song, "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" to "give the show a more rock'n'roll edge." She told Kevin O'Donnell of Spin, "I've been on this Iggy Pop kick — he's just so inspiring to watch as a performer, [...] I'm trying to do something like that, minus the heroin and the stabbing myself part." The theme of the tour is "to bring the planet an epic dance party [...] That's my mentality with this tour — party as hard as we can and make it as infectious as possible. It's unlike anything anyone else in pop music is doing." Visually, the theaters and auditoriums hosting the show will be transformed and presented as "basement rave-ups". The inspiration came from her earlier life when she was growing up in Tennessee where she would attend parties. To achieve this look, the singer worked with the creative team responsible for Daft Punk's concerts. The look is described as Mad Max and "intergalactic spaceship" combination.

Opening acts

  • Beardo (North America — Leg 1, 3)
  • 3OH!3 (Genesis)
  • Natalia Kills (United Kingdom)
  • LMFAO (United Kingdom, North America — Leg 3)
  • Spank Rock (North America — Leg 3)



Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America – Leg 1[1][2]
February 15, 2011 Portland United States Roseland Theater
February 16, 2011 Seattle Showbox SoDo
February 18, 2011 Salt Lake City The Great Saltair
February 19, 2011 Denver Fillmore Auditorium
February 20, 2011 Kansas City The Midland by AMC
February 22, 2011 St. Louis Pageant Nightclub
February 24, 2011 Chicago House of Blues
February 25, 2011 Mount Pleasant McGuirk Arena
February 26, 2011 Detroit The Fillmore Detroit
March 3, 2011 Brisbane Australia Riverstage
March 5, 2011[A] Ascot Doomben Racecourse
March 6, 2011[A] Joondalup Arena Joondalup
March 7, 2011 Perth Challenge Stadium
March 9, 2011 Melbourne Festival Hall
March 10, 2011 Sydney Hordern Pavilion
March 12, 2011[A] Randwick Randwick Racecourse
March 13, 2011[A] Flemington Flemington Racecourse
March 14, 2011[A] Adelaide Rymill Park
March 16, 2011 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
North America – Leg 2[5][6][7][8]
April 3, 2011 Geneseo United States Kuhl Gymnasium
April 5, 2011 Fairborn Nutter Center
April 6, 2011 Toronto Canada Kool Haus
April 12, 2011 Boston United States House of Blues
April 13, 2011 New York City Roseland Ballroom
April 15, 2011 Williamsport LC Recreation Center
April 16, 2011 Clarion Tippin Gym
April 19, 2011 Charlotte The Fillmore Charlotte
April 20, 2011 Atlanta The Tabernacle
April 22, 2011 Orlando House of Blues
April 23, 2011
April 26, 2011 Dallas
April 29, 2011 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater
April 30, 2011[B] Memphis Tom Lee Park
May 3, 2011 Reno Grand Theatre
May 4, 2011 San Francisco Warfield Theatre
May 6, 2011 Los Angeles Hollywood Palladium
May 7, 2011 Las Vegas Pearl Concert Theater
May 13, 2011[C] Chula Vista Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
May 14, 2011[D] Los Angeles Staples Center
May 15, 2011[E] West Sacramento Raley Field
June 23, 2011[F] Pilton England Worthy Farm
June 24, 2011[F]
June 25, 2011 Budapest Hungary Felvonulási Square
June 28, 2011[G] Dublin Ireland The O2
June 29, 2011[G] Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
July 1, 2011[H] Rotselaar Belgium Werchter Festival Grounds
July 3, 2011 Birmingham England O2 Academy Birmingham
July 5, 2011 Oslo Norway Sentrum Scene
July 6, 2011[I] Karlskoga Sweden Putte I Parken Festival Grounds
July 9, 2011[J] Kinross Scotland Balado
July 11, 2011 Manchester England Manchester Apollo
July 13, 2011 London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
North America – Leg 3[12]
July 24, 2011 Tulsa United States Brady Theater
July 26, 2011[K] Harrington Wilmington Trust Grandstand
July 28, 2011[L] Columbus Celeste Center
July 30, 2011 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center
July 31, 2011 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
August 2, 2011 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 3, 2011 Cedar Park Cedar Park Center
August 4, 2011 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 7, 2011 Miami Bayfront Park Amphitheater
August 9, 2011 Raleigh Raleigh Amphitheater
August 10, 2011 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
August 12, 2011 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
August 13, 2011[M] Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Canada Parc Pierre-Trahan
August 14, 2011 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
August 16, 2011 Boston United States Bank of America Pavilion
August 17, 2011 Philadelphia Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
August 19, 2011 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
August 20, 2011 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 21, 2011 Fairfax Patriot Center
August 23, 2011[N] Indianapolis The Lawn at White River State Park
August 24, 2011 Chicago Charter One Pavilion
August 25, 2011[O] Mexico City Mexico National Auditorium
August 26, 2011 Clarkston United States DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 30, 2011 Saint Paul Roy Wilkins Auditorium
August 31, 2011 Council Bluffs Mid-America Center
September 2, 2011 Kansas City Starlight Theatre
September 3, 2011 Broomfield 1stBank Center
September 6, 2011 Calgary Canada Scotiabank Saddledome
September 7, 2011 Edmonton Rexall Place
September 9, 2011 Vancouver Rogers Arena
September 10, 2011 Seattle United States WaMu Theater
September 11, 2011 Portland Theater of the Clouds
September 13, 2011 Davis The Pavilion
September 14, 2011 San Francisco Fox Oakland Theatre
September 16, 2011 Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Theater
September 18, 2011 San Diego SDSU Open Air Theatre
September 20, 2011 Phoenix Comerica Theatre
South America[13][14]
September 28, 2011 São Paulo Brazil Via Funchal
September 29, 2011[P] Rio de Janeiro Parque Olímpico Cidade do Rock

A These concerts were a part of "Future Music Festival".[15]
B This concert was a part of the Beale Street Music Festival[16]
C This concert was a part of the Channel 93.3 Summer Kickoff[17]
D This concert was a part of Wango Tango[18]
E This concert was a part of Endfest[19]
F This concert was a part of the Glastonbury Festival[20]
G These concerts were a part of Summerjam[21]
H This concert was a part of Rock Werchter[22]
I This concert was a part of the Putte i Parken Festival[23]

J This concert was a part of T in the Park
K This concert was a part of the Wilmington Trust Grandstand Concert Series[24]
L This concert was a part of the Ohio State Fair[25]
M This concert was a part of the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu[26]
N This concert was a part of the 1-800-Quit-Now Concert Series[27]
O This concert was a part of MTV World Stage Mexico[28]
P This concert was a part of Rock in Rio

Cancellations and rescheduled shows
March 22, 2011 Nagoya, Japan Zepp Nagoya Postponed[29]
March 23, 2011 Osaka, Japan Namba Hatch Postponed
March 25, 2011 Tokyo, Japan Studio Coast Postponed
March 26, 2011 Tokyo, Japan Zepp Tokyo Postponed
March 29, 2011 Seoul, South Korea Melon AX Hall Postponed
April 25, 2011 Tulsa, Oklahoma Brady Theater Rescheduled for July 24, 2011[30]
September 14, 2011 San Francisco Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Moved to the Fox Oakland Theatre in Oakland, California[31]

Box office score data

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Hordern Pavilion Sydney 5,120 / 5,120 (100%) $400,144[32]
Nutter Center Fairborn 5,077 / 5,141 (99%) $337,804[33]
Cedar Park Center Cedar Park 4,472 / 4,708 (95%) $202,813[34]
Patriot Center Fairfax 5,484 / 6,909 (79%) $300,774[35]
DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston 13,495 / 13,495 (100%) $770,368[36]
Rexall Place Edmonton 7,824 / 9,019 (87%) $400,531
Theater of the Clouds Portland 7,784 / 7,784 (100%) $550,725
Fox Oakland Theatre Oakland 2,472 / 2,800 (88%) $202,477[37]
Via Funchal São Paulo 100,656/ 100,565(100%) $402,715


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