Holy Shizz, y’all!!! It’s finally gonna happen!! Kylie Minogue has announced that she will be performing a mini-tour here in North America FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! This Fall, Kylie will kick off a 6-date tour of US and Canadian cities starting on the West Coast and making her way across the country … a feat that she has never done before! This Friday, Kylie will perform on The Today Show (4th Hour) in support of her latest release (her remix album Boombox) … then in September her US/North American Tour begins. Here is the full text of the just-released press release:
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.
OMG! I’m so freaking out … Kylie Minogue fans here in the US know that this is an unprecedented event. Tickets for these dates go on presale for AMEX cardholders THIS WEEK! After the jump, check out the list of tour dates and cities and start planning now — this may be the ONLY time that Kylie Minogue will tour the US ever …
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
I am SO freaking out! It’s unclear just how big of a show she will put on but Kylie has been known to put on pretty amazing stadium-sized concert tours. I imagine this tour may be a bit scaled down … but still. Kylie is coming to America! I’m hoping that I will be able to attend a couple of these shows. Are any of y’all planning on going too?