Sky News reports Kylie Minogue’s tour deal arrangement with Dolce & Gabbana will have the upscale designer dress Kylie and her dancers in items by Agent Provocateur, the upmarket lingerie label for which Kylie appeared in a cinema ad dressed in only her undies. Kylie said, “In the past, we’ve made many a show work with little more than pennies to rub together, so this is something of a luxury to be able to create the show we’ve only dreamt of previously.” Read more.
Kylie Minogue Leads Ivor Novello Award Nominations
April 24, 2002 – Kylie Minogue leads the list of nominees for this year’s annual Ivor Novello Awards, having nabbed four nods. The Ivors, awarded only to British songwriting teams, were inaugurated 47 years ago as a response to the domination of American pop music in the UK. Others getting nominations include Dido, Atomic Kitten, and David Gray.
Kylie Minogue Unlike Her Younger American Counterparts
April 23, 2002 – Scott D. Lewis of The Oregonian reviewed Kylie Minogue’s latest album ‘Fever’ giving it a ‘B’ rating and described the sound in comparison to younger American counterparts Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Lewis said she “doesn’t base her dance ditties on co-opted R&B, but rather, she fuses the synth pop, disco and new wave music that has been fueling Euro-discos for two decades.” Lewis added, “‘Fever’ is also an album that doesn’t let the pace drop. While with Britney and her ilk you get two or three dance tunes and a bunch of boring ballads, with Kylie, it’s boogie, boogie, boogie.”
Kylie Minogue Denies Mansion Hunting Rumor & Talks Tour
April 22, 2002 – Kylie Minogue checked in with fans on her official website on Thursday, denying reports that she was house hunting for a mansion in Somerset – which had locals up in arms fearing fans would invade their peaceful town. Kylie said, “That would be nice, but I have been nowhere near the country, much less been to look at any houses there. Yet another rumor with a set of legs.”
As for her upcoming UK tour which kicks off on Friday at the Cardiff International Arena, Kylie said, “We are now down to fingers on one hand so mild panic has started to make itself known. All is going well and we are hoping to make it a show you will love and remember for a long time. I have (once again) a wonderful team working on this with me. It’s a real pleasure to look around on and off the stage and see so many talented people who are dedicated to this show.”