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