Wednesday, May 13, 2009

More shows added for Kylie's North American tour!

There are now 3 shows at the Hammerstein Ballroom and another show for Oakland, CA has been added due to the demand for tickets. Sure the venues are on the small side but I think this is excellent for Kylie. I would have never guessed for anything like this to happen here in the US! 8D

Sep. 30 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Oct. 1 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Oct. 3 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl (Palms Hotel & Casino)
Oct. 4 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 7 Chicago, IL The Congress Theater
Oct. 9 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Oct. 11 NYC, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Oct. 12 NYC, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Oct. 13 NYC, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Interview from Entertainment!

“Um, my dog ate my homework. There was a flood... All those excuses.”

That’s Kylie Minogue, pop idol, gay icon, and global sequin ambassador, explaining why it’s taken her twenty-plus years to bring her live show to the States. It’s finally happening -- a six-date tour is scheduled to start this fall -- and EW got a few minutes today with Ms. Minogue at NYC’s Greenwich Hotel to chat about the good news.

In person, Kylie’s famously petite frame is every bit as tiny as you’ve heard, and her personality every bit as big. Charming and warm at the end of a long day of press that began with a Today Show spot, Ms. Minogue -- holding a paper fan for air and emphasis -- was all smiles as she shared the scoop on her upcoming tour, her American fanbase, and her thought’s on Paula Abdul’s new Kylie-inspired single.

Entertainment Weekly: Did you ever try to bring your other tours here?
Kylie Minogue: Oh yeah. We’ve discussed it many times. Financially, it made absolutely zero sense. Last year, I spent so long touring. And I've had a great time, and I have a band I’m just loving -- we’re really just vibing. So, it felt like it was now or never. I’m absolutely thrilled and amazed at the response so far.

Is there a possibility that more dates could be added? It seems like it’s going to be a whirlwind tour, and they’re already selling out.
I’ll try, yeah.

The title of the tour is For You, For Me, is that right?
It was For You, For Me. And maybe that’s going to stick, I’m not sure. I just thought: it’s not for an album. I’m not promoting anything. It’s for you, for the audience. And actually, it’s for me, because it’ll be an absolute pleasure to be here and to share a show with you.

Is that going to be a new single or anything? "For You, For Me"?
There’s thinking! Hmmm… [laughs]

So what kind of set list can we expect?
You’ll have the hits, for sure. Many of which will be remixed or in different versions. I’ll take you back to the beginning…

Is that embarrassing?
No, no. It was, but it’s not anymore. No, I mean, I’ve done these amazing, cool, cutting-edge shows; at the end, they’re all yelling for "I Should Be So Lucky." I do it in the old-fashioned way, complete with [she makes a record-scratching noise] ah-ah-ah-ah. The crowd go absolutely nuts.

Give the people what they want!
That’s what I’m here for! Maybe a couple covers, like I normally do in a show. Something unexpected. Sometimes we have to do the old medley, because I’m very pleased to say I’ve now got enough songs that, short of being on stage for way too long, we like to just almost scratch them in at certain points, which is something we started doing on the Fever tour. I’d love to bring back "All That Scratching Is Making Me Itch," that kind of thing. So, we’re all madly thinking about it at the moment. But we’ve got such a wealth of pieces to pick from to make a kind of “Best of” of different tours that I’ve done, and some new stuff. And then as a whole, it will be really new.

It must be tough to cut down your catalog.
It’ll be weird, because I’m so used to starting with "Speakerphone" now, but I’m not going to give you the same beginning to the show.

Some of the venues aren’t huge. How are you planning on adjusting?
Well, we’re kind of used to doing that. Last year, we had the beautiful huge skull that I descended on. It’s a shame but it’s a reality that you have to make compromises. And to be able to tour South America, for example, I could not have done that if I took everything with me. So, you just scale it down and do a B show. In certain places we did a C show. But in the end, I think it doesn’t take away from it. It creates a different show—some were more like a gig than a show. And you get a different dynamic. And I think they’ll work. I don’t mind it. It kind of changes it up for me.

So are we going to just get you on a stool with a guitar? Or will there still be a little spectacle?
Yeah, yeah, there’ll still be the razzle-dazzle, don’t you worry. It’s not going to be me with a banjo.

Some of the costumes you’ve worn in the past have been so funny and over-the-top. Have you ever seen something and said, “Nope, that’s too much”?
Yeah, but I’ve been coerced into wearing it. Let me think. Well, there was one dress I wore to sing with Robbie Williams at one of his concerts. And there was not a lot of this dress. And when I first saw it, I said, “You’ve got to be kidding me. No.” [pause] But I had two queens in my dressing room, so I ended up wearing it. It was a futile fight.

You can’t argue with two queens.
I couldn’t! And I guess they were right. And it looked good. But, yeah, very often -- well, not very often, sometimes -- I need a little bullying to get into something [laughs].

How do you pick the costumes for each tour?
It’s a balance. It starts with a set list, and then what kind of segments we’ll have. Which really seems to work, because I’ve got to get off and do a costume change. I mean, I have more quick-change anxiety than [anxiety about] the show. Because normally my costumes are not fully ready until opening night. Sometimes I’m just thinking, “How am I going to do that?”

Recently, I don’t know if you saw, but Paula Abdul was on American Idol…
I haven’t seen it! I’ve heard all about it.

She performed an unreleased track of yours that was leaked online last year.
"I’m Just Here for the Music". Yeah.

Did you know about that?
That’s just what happens with songs that are demo’d. I demo’d it, and it wasn’t on my album.

A couple months ago, she announced that her first single was going to be "Boombox," which is the title of your new remix album.
I know! What’s going on? [laughs]

My editor asked me if Paula was Single White Female-ing you.
If she comes out with feathers on her head, or in a leopard catsuit… [laughs]

The press likes to make it seem like America is your white whale. Is that the case?
It’s not my intention. I mean, I’m going to the places where I definitely have a market and where it’s a no-brainer. I mean, I’m not going to sell myself all around America, you know what I mean? It’s where I feel that I’ll be welcome, and where they get me. As always, I’ve maintained that, if things took off here and if I’ve got the time and I’m not doing other things, then I’d definitely come over.

We’re glad to have you.
Well thanks!

Kylie on the 'Today Show' 05.08.09

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

North American Tour Widget

It's official, Kylie is finally touring North America!

Here is the official press release below. I'm going to try and get tickets for the NYC or Las Vegas shows.

For Immediate Release



Kylie’s 6-City Tour Kicks Off September 30th

Includes A Performance At The Historic Hollywood Bowl In Los Angeles

Multi-Platinum Aussie Superstar To Make An Appearance

on NBC’s “TODAY” With Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb On May 8th

Latest Release Boombox: The Remix Album 2000-2008 Available Now

(New York, NY – May 6, 2009) – North American fans of international pop superstar Kylie Minogue will finally get a chance to experience the icon live in concert when her 6-city tour kicks off in Oakland, CA on September 30th (full schedule below). Over the course of her extraordinary 20-year-career, Minogue has been a global force in pop music with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide, 50 hit singles including the U.S. Billboard dance-chart toppers “Can’t Get You Our of My Head,” “Love At First Sight,” “Slow,” and the Grammy-Award winning “Come Into My World,” countless awards and accolades including an OBE from the Queen and 8 sold-out world tours including last year’s KylieX2008 tour which traveled to 21 countries throughout Europe, South America, Dubai, Asia, New Zealand and Australia, generating and estimated $70,000,000 in ticket sales. Kylie couldn’t be more excited about her first tour through North America.

“I’ve wanted to tour in America and Canada for years and know that fans have been waiting a long time for this,“ said Minogue. “I’m thrilled that the opportunity has finally arrived.”

The tour is being produced by Los Angeles-based concert promotion firm Bill Silva Presents (BSP). Company CEO Bill Silva commented, “Kylie has such a successful career outside of North America that it has taken quite a while to find a window in her schedule for the U.S. and Canada. Her amazing fans in North America will be well rewarded for their patience when they experience her show and its entire spectacle. We are confident in the tour’s success, and hope that Kylie will make this the first of many tours to our shores.”

Tickets will go on sale in each market on the weekend of May 15, however early access to tickets in the U.S. will be available to American Express Cardmembers beginning this Thursday, May 7, through Ticketmaster. Members of's mailing list will receive an email that contains information of special ticket pre-sale offers.

Kylie’s last visit stateside was in early 2008 with a promotional trip to support the release of her 10th studio album X (Astralwerks/Capitol) in which she performed on Ellen, Dancing With The Stars and the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Kylie has since toured the globe with KylieX2008, hosted the prestigious Brit Awards, earned her 5th Grammy® nomination, released a range of bed linen called “Kylie at Home,” released her 5th fragrance “Couture,” released Boombox: The Remix Album 2000-2008, and traveled to Mumbai to participate in the most expensive Bollywood feature film ever made entitled “Blue.” In addition to a cameo role in the film, Kylie performs the main musical number written and recorded with internationally renowned composer AR Rahman. Kylie shows no signs of slowing down with the announcement of the North American tour and plans to commence work on her 11th studio album.

Kylie Minogue released her first single “Locomotion” in July 1987. The Little Eva remake became an instant hit around the world and launched the music career of the now icon. Kylie is one of the world’s most successful female artists with over 40 million albums sold, 50 hit singles, ten studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVD’s, plus her Greatest Hits and Ultimate Kylie double album, multiple video packages and eight world tours.

Since 1979, Bill Silva Presents (BSP) has produced over 10,000 events from small clubs to major stadiums all over the world. Shows produced have included such prodigious talents as The Rolling Stones, The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, The Police, Madonna, Nirvana, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. BSP have also produced North American Tours with Dr. Dre’s “Up In Smoke Tour,” the most successful hip hop tour of all time; and international tours with comedian Margaret Cho.

For information on Kylie’s North American tour please visit the Kylie Minogue North American tour widget at

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Kylie Minogue North American Tour

Sep. 30 Oakland, CA Fox Theater

Oct. 3 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl (Palms Hotel & Casino)

Oct. 4 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

Oct. 7 Chicago, IL The Congress Theater

Oct. 9 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Oct. 11 NYC, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pics of the new outfits from the Ischgl show

Kylie performs in Ischgl, Austria

Kylie performed to a crowd of over 18,000 people yesterday to mark the end of the ski season at Ischgl. The concert was just a continuation of the X tour shows which as to no surprise have some users at sayhey shitting down their beds. There are a few changes to what Min wears and the new costumes still follow the new wave 80s vibe that was so prevalent during the X promotion and tour.

Boombox/Can't Get You Out Of My Head
In Your Eyes
Heart Beat Rock
Spinning Around
Better The Devil You Know
I Believe in You
Like A Drug
On A Night Like This
Your Disco Needs You (German Version)
2 Hearts
Step Back in Time
In My Arms
Love At First Sight