WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Singer and songwriter Ke$ha, nominated for two 2010 American Music Awards, will perform at Lycoming College during her "Get $leazy Tour" on Friday, April 15, at 8 p.m. in the College's Recreation Center. The 23-year-old pop star will kick-off the tour on Feb. 15, in Portland, Ore. Other notable tour stops include Chicago, Boston, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where the run is scheduled to stop on May 6. The event is sponsored by Lycoming's Campus Activities Board (CAB).
Ke$ha will be touring in support of her latest album "Cannibal," which features the chart-topping lead single, "We R Who We R," which debuted recently at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The companion album to her breakthrough debut, "Animal," was released on Nov. 22.
The singer won best new act honors at the 2010 MTV Europe Awards in Madrid and was nominated for two American Music Awards, including Favorite Female Artist and Artist of the Year.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for Lycoming to continue its long tradition of bringing top national acts to campus," said Larry Mannolini, director of student programs and leadership development at Lycoming. "We are very excited about this show and we hope that our students and the community will come out to enjoy a great concert from an incredible performer."
CAB will once again offer one free ticket to each Lycoming College student who has paid the student activity fee, a practice that remains to be quite unique among colleges and universities that host major campus concerts. This concert is funded by the Student Senate of Lycoming College.
Public tickets are $20 each and can be purchased beginning Monday, Dec. 20, at Alabaster's Coffee Roasters & Tea Company at 410 Pine St., in Williamsport, via the concert hotline at 570-321-4056 or online at www.lycoming.edu/concert.