Kylie Minogue to embark on ridiculous world tour

By Harry Painter on January 11th, 2011 in News, Tour


If you haven’t heard, Kylie has back. Err, Kylie is back. Brace yourself for a spectacle on the Australian pop singer’s upcoming world tour – not that there was any doubt to begin with. For the endeavor, billed the “Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour 2011″, Kylie Minogue has prepared a setup that puts Lady Gaga to shame. As Perez Hilton reports, Minogue promises the “most technologically advanced and extravagant stage that has ever been built to date.” This would include, he says, “1 million movable parts associated with the stage, seven lifts, 600 light sources, a special ‘Fly System,’ which was inspired by the Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark on Broadway and a ‘Wet Zone’.”

Wondering what that means? Take a look at the thumbnail to the right. That would be jets of water, reportedly able to reach 30 meters high (not sure how San Francisco’s Bill Graham Auditorium can handle that). If it reminds you of Vegas, that would be because, according to Hilton, the people behind the Bellagio water shows were on hand to develop Minogue’s show.

Also reportedly included are 200 costumes, 20 acrobats, and 25 million big ones.

The North American portion of the tour, supporting Minogue’s latest album Aphrodite, follows a lengthy European leg and a couple shows in Japan. The trip kicks off in Montreal April 28th, covers the East Coast, and heads west in the middle of May. Kylie will split the Texas dates and find herself in Mexico from the 12th through the 16th. The final confirmed dates are in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. The full itinerary is below.

Pre-sale tickets for the U.S. leg of the tour begin January 14th, with a public onsale to follow January 22nd. Visit Minogue’s website for more information.

Update: The issued press release for Minogue’s North American tour gives no indication that the dates will feature the aforementioned production.

Kylie Minogue 2011 Tour Dates:
02/19 – Herning, DK @ Herning MCH Multi Arena
02/22 – Helsinki, FI @ Hartwall Areena
02/23 – Tallin, EE @ Saku Suurhall Arena
02/25 – Riga, LV @ Arena Riga
02/26 – Vilnius, LT @ Siemens Arena
02/28 – Hamburg, DE @ O2 World
03/01 – Berlin, DE @ o2 World
03/02 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
03/04 – Leipzig, DE @ Arena
03/05 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
03/06 – Mannheim, DE @ SAP Arena
03/08 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum
03/09 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion Arena
03/11 – Toulouse, FR @ Zenith
03/12 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Saint Jordi
03/14 – Amneville, FR @ The Galaxie
03/15 – Paris, FR @ Palais Omnisport Bercy
03/17 – Arnhem, NL @ Gelredrome
03/18 – Oberhausen, DE @ Koenig Pilsener Arena
03/19 – Antwerp, BE @ Lotto Sportspaleis
03/22 – Dublin, IE @ O2
03/23 – Dublin, IE @ O2
03/25 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff International Arena
03/28 – Glasgow, UK @ S.E.C.C.
03/29 – Glasgow, UK @ S.E.C.C.
03/30 – Glasgow, UK @ S.E.C.C.
04/01 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Evening News Arena
04/02 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Evening News Arena
04/04 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Evening News Arena
04/05 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Evening News Arena
04/07 – London, UK @ O2
04/08 – London, UK @ O2
04/09 – London, UK @ O2
04/11 – London, UK @ O2
04/12 – London, UK @ O2
04/23 – Tokyo, JP @ Event Hall Makuhari Messe
04/24 – Tokyo, JP @ Event Hall Makuhari Messe
04/25 – Oaska, JP @ Jo Hall Osaka
04/28 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
04/29 - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena at Boston University
04/30 – Washington DC @ GMU Patriot Center
05/02 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
05/03 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
05/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
05/07 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
05/08 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Orlando
05/10 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre
05/12 - Mexico City, MX @ Sports Palace
05/14 - Guadalajara, MX @ Auditorio Telmex
05/16 - Monterrey, MX @ Monterrey Arena
05/18 - Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
05/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
05/21 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
05/22 - Las Vegas, NV @ Colosseum at Caesars Palace



comments (10)

  • Thank god the american’s are getting a smaller set -up, they have only be part of the Kylie fan group for a short amount of time compared to the rest of us. By the way Kylie is still famous and loved from her home country,

    Ricky January 20, 2011 at 2:58 am Reply

  • It doesnt matter if the US will not get the full effects of Les Follies, she is a rare find here that I would gladly pay good money to see her in someone’s garage.

    imkoonta January 14, 2011 at 6:36 pm Reply

  • I believe each leg has its own title with Europe, Japan, and Mexico hosting Aphrodite: Les Follies and US/Canada hosting Aphrodite: Live

    TKSF January 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm Reply

  • 1. where is the toronto show?

    2. this is not the stage production coming to north america. we are getting a scaled down version.

    headhunter January 11, 2011 at 10:48 am Reply

  • I’ve been a fan since 1988 and my 23-year wait of seeing her in concert is about to end! She’s coming to Boston………..YES! Kylie puts on a better show than anybody in the business………..and she sings LIVE! And it doesn’t matter to me that the US venues won’t offer the full splendor of the European leg of the Tour…………I’m sure it will still be amazing!

    Martin January 11, 2011 at 7:38 am Reply

  • The US and New Zealand dates will not have the full show.

    KMAir January 11, 2011 at 2:26 am Reply

  • I know Kylie performed at the Hollywood Bowl in either 08 or 09. I had a co-worker go and he told me it was damn close to sold out.

    Reverend Justito January 11, 2011 at 2:03 am Reply

  • Yeah I can’t see all that nonsense at the Hollywood Bowl or Bill Graham Civic.

    I’m actually rather surprised that Kylie Minogue is capable of such an elaborate tour for anywhere outside of the UK and Europe.

    I’m almost skeptical about the Hollywood Bowl…I haven’t ever heard any fuss about her here (or the Bay, for that matter) so these venues seem a bit large…but I’d like to be proven wrong.

    Adrian Garro January 11, 2011 at 12:56 am Reply

    • its definately not “nonsense”. Kylies live shows are unbelievable. americans here are used to seeing bad singers who cant sing lip sync to their shows like britney spears. at least kylie actually sings live, and can sing, and her shows blow away anyone alive today including madonna, lady gaga, beyonce, etc. anyone who hasnt seen the shows should check it out before making opinions. the london and europe shows are huge and more amazing than the usa shows but the usa shows were incredible as well, and the first usa tour was 2009. its sad people think justin bieber, miley cyrus, katy perry and taylor swift are great singers, kylie blows them all away!

      bak January 12, 2011 at 7:36 am Reply

  • From what I have read she will have a smaller set-up for her North American shows.

    Concertgoer January 11, 2011 at 12:50 am Reply