Kylie Minogue Celebrates North American Tour with New Live EP
EEEEEEEEE! How excited am I? It's the eve before I see her royal Goddess, Ms. Kylie Minogue LIVE for the second time. Back during her 2009 U.S. tour, I flew home to Chicago to see her and tomorrow night, she's making an appearence in Boston, so I don't even have to travel. AMAZING! When I bought tickets to see Kylie's last tour, I knew she was going to be amazing but I had NO IDEA just how amazing. She is the consummate performer. She is a joy to watch, a joy to listen to and what's more, the girl can actually sing live - while dancing! The show was such a spectacle, I'm finding it hard to imagine just how she's going to top herself this time.
Kylie kicked off her North American tour on Thursday in Montreal and heads to Boston tonight for her first U.S. gig this year. The Aphrodite - Love 2011 World Tour will be Kylie's most extensive U.S. tour to date, seeing the pop pixie playing 16 shows including a 3-night stint at the prestigious Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, not to mention a return to the Hollywood Bowl in LA. Kylie will close her epic tour in an epic way, playing at Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. After the North American tour is over, Kylie will bid America adieu and head home to Australia and to South Africa to continue on with the international tour. I'm so excited, I can hardly contain myself!
To help celebrate this momentous tour, Kylie's U.S. label, Astralwerks Records will release a new digital EP - North American Tour Bonus Edition - on May 3rd, featuring five live recordings. Three of those recordings were taken from Kylie's semi-acoustic BBC Live Lounge session, where Kylie sang "Can't Get You Out Of My Head," "All The Lovers" and "Get Outta My Way." The other two tracks - "Better Than Today" and "Confide In Me" - were recorded in New York City back in October 2009 during Kylie's last U.S. tour. The EP will also feature a short film featuring behind the scenes footage of Kylie on tour as well as original tour wardrobe sketches by Dolce & Gabbana.
As if this live EP wasn't enough to salivate over, Kylie will be releasing a new remix EP for the Starsmith/Stuart Price-produced, "Put Your Hands Up" on May 31st, featuring remixes from Pete Hammond, among others yet to be announced. Check out the remix below, which Kylie released as a show of appreciation to all of her European fans who came to see her on tour.
Aphrodite came out in America in July of last year and proceded to go all the way to #19 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming her highest charting album in the U.S. Additionally, the album has scored three consecutive #1 songs on the Billboard Club Chart with “All The Lovers,” “Get Outta My Way” and “Better Than Today.” According to her press release, Kylie became "the first artist in the nearly 35-year history of the chart to claim two out of the top three songs on the chart when “Better Than Today” held the top spot and Taio Cruz’s “Higher” featuring Travie McCoy and Kylie ranked #3." Brilliant. The latest single lifted from Aphrodite, “Better Than Today” is Kylie’s 6th career #1 on the chart. I am beyond excited to see Kylie doing so well here in America AND beyond excited to see her live for the second time. Here's hoping she makes it back for a third. Check out a list of her tour dates below and make sure you grab tickets if you haven't already! Download all things "Kylie" on iTunes HERE.
Aphrodite – Live 2011 North American Dates:
April 28//Montreal//Bell Centre
April 29//Boston, MA//Agganis Arena at Boston University
April 30//Washington DC//GMU Patriot Center
May 2//NYC, NY//Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
May 3//NYC, NY//Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
May 4//NYC, NY//Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
May 6//Atlanta, GA//Fox Theatre
May 7//Fort Lauderdale, FL//Bank Atlantic Center
May 8//Orlando, FL//Hard Rock Live Orlando
May 10//Houston, TX//Verizon Wireless Theatre
May 12//Mexico City//Sports Palace
May 14//Guadalajara, Mexico//Auditorio Telmex
May 16//Monterrey//Mexico Arena
May 18//Dallas, TX//Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
May 20//Los Angeles, CA//Hollywood Bowl
May 21//San Francisco, CA//Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 22//Las Vegas, NV//Colosseum at Caesar