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Kylie Minogue Announces her first North American Tour!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Kylie Minogue Announces her first North American Tour!

Kylie Minogue - 2009 North American TourBAH BAH BAH BAH!!! I was so excited when I was catching up on today's Tweets and read that Kylie is touring the States for the first time this Fall! While not a huge tour, it's still a 6 city North American Tour! Kylie is hitting Oakland, CA, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and New York and hitting in a big way, according to Perez Hilton on Twitter.

Kylie Minogue - Promotional Photo
@PerezHilton: Just got off the phone with Kylie! I don't wanna reveal her surprise for the tour. But, she promises to bring a BIG production to America!

Sure, I've never seen Madonna live (that's partially because tickets start at $100 +) but I'm willing to drop $75 on a ticket to see Kylie Minogue. Yes. I am ready to jump on a plane, train or bus to go and see this lovely lady. I remember doing gym class relay races in 1st grade to her song "Locomotion!" Ridiculous! I must see her! The question is...do I see her in New York City or do I see her in Sweet Home Chicago?

Kylie Minogue - Promotional PhotoChicago of course is my home town, so I'd kill two birds with one stone...well three birds. Family, friends and Kylie. The downside is I would have to get an airline ticket. New York is closer but I don't really have a guaranteed place to stay. Regardless, I need someone to go with. Anyone? Cricket...

Tickets go on sale May 16th through Ticketmaster.

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

Here's the official press release:

For Immediate Release

INTERNATIONAL POP ICON KYLIE MINOGUE
ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

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 Kylie.com'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 http://www.billsilvaentertainment.com/kylie. For more on Kylie Minogue, including news updates, photos, streaming audio and video, and downloads, please visit http://www.kylie.com/.

For album artwork, photos and other press materials on Kylie, please visit www.emimusicpublicity.net/.

Visit Kylie on the web: Official Site/MySpace/iLike/LastFM

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