Kylie Minogue Kicks Off Aphrodite-Les Folies 2011 Tour

Kylie Minogue grabs the mic stand

Last weekend, in a small town in the middle of Denmark, Kylie Minogue presented her biggest and show ever. Over 10,000 fans gave the Australian pop singer a standing ovation at the end of the two hour Aphrodite-Les Folies show at the Multi Arena. The concert, spread over seven acts, saw Kylie performing in eight bespoke Dolce & Gabbana creations.

Fans flew in from all over the world, from as far away as Hong Kong, from Russia, from the Middle East, from Adelaide in Australia they flocked to Denmark to be present at opening night. This was just the first night of an extensive world tour that will make stops from one end of Europe to the other, to Japan, Canada, USA, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia and beyond, not ending until well into 2011.

Check out an amazing montage of visuals and songs from her tour kickoff, as well as some teaser footage from Dolce & Gabbana of Kylie being fitted for some of her tour outfits via a pair of YouTube videos below the cut.

North American Tour Dates:
28 April Montreal, Canada, Bell Centre
29 April Boston, MA, USA, Agganis Arena
30 April Washington DC, USA, Patriot Centre
02 May New York, NY, USA, Hammerstein Ballroom
03 May New York, NY, USA, Hammerstein Ballroom
06 May Atlanta, GA, USA, Fox Theatre
07 May Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, Bank Atlantic Centre
08 May Orlando, FL, USA, Hard Rock Theatre
10 May Houston, TX, USA, Verizon Theatre
12 May Mexico City, Mexico, Sports Palace
14 May Guadalajara, Mexico, Auditorio Telmex
16 May Monterrey, Mexico, Monterrey Arena
18 May Dallas, TX, USA, Verizon Theatre
20 May Los Angeles, CA, USA, Hollywood Bowl
21 May San Francisco, CA, USA, Bill Graham Civic Cent.
22 May Las Vegas, NV, USA, Colosseum, Caesars Palace
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Kylie Minogue Aphrodite-Les Folies Tour 2011

Kylie Minogue 'Aphrodite'

Kylie Minogue has announced dates for her Aphrodite-Les Folies Tour 2011, which was created by the Australian pop singer and William Baker, her long-time creative collaborator. The entire production is valued at over $25 million, and will see Kylie joined on stage by a huge cast of dancers and aerial performers along with her live band. The show will be moved throughout Europe by a crew of over 100 personnel in a fleet of 25 trucks.

“Rehearsals are well underway and the show is shaping up to be more than I could have wished for,” Kylie said. “All departments are doing a stellar job and the combined level of expertise is nothing short of mind blowing. My friends, Dolce & Gabbana have designed an amazing wardrobe for me. I’m overwhelmed with the love and talent that is going into this tour and I can’t wait for my fans to be part of it”

Aphrodite – Les Folies Tour
Sat 19 Feb Herning, Denmark, Herning Arena
Tue 22 Feb Helsinki, Finland, Hartwall Arena
Wed 23 Feb Tallin, Estonia, Saku Arena
Fri 25 Feb Riga, Latvia, Arena
Sat 26 Feb Vilnius, Lithuania, Siemens Arena
Mon 28 Feb Hamburg, Germany, O2 World
Tue 01 March Berlin, Germany, O2 World
Wed 02 March Prague, Czech Republic, O2 Arena
Fri 04 March Leipzig, Germany, Red Bull Arena
Sat 05 March Munich, Germany, Olympiahalle
Sun 06 March Mannheim, Germany, SAP Arena
Tue 08 March Milan, Italy, Mediolanum Forum
Wed 09 March Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
Fri 11 March Toulouse, France, Zenith
Sat 12 March Barcelona, Spain, Palau Saint Jordi
Mon 14 March Amnéville, France, The Galaxie
Tue 15 March Paris, France, Palais Omnisport Bercy
Thu 17 March Amsterdam, Netherlands, Heineken Music Hall (Note venue change)
Fri 18 March Oberhausen, Germany, Koning Pilsner Arena
Sat 19 March Antwerp, Belgium, Lotto Sportpaleis
Tue 22 March Dublin, Eire, O2
Wed 23 March Dublin, Eire, O2
Fri 25 March Cardiff, UK, Cardiff International Arena
Sat 26 March Cardiff, UK, Cardiff International Arena (Extra Date!)
Mon 28 March Glasgow, UK, SECC
Tue 29 March Glasgow, UK, SECC
Wed 30 March Glasgow, UK, SECC
Fri 01 April Manchester, UK, Evening News Arena
Sat 02 April Manchester, UK, Evening News Arena
Mon 04 April Manchester, UK, Evening News Arena
Tue 05 April Manchester, UK, Evening News Arena
Thu 07 April London, UK, O2 Arena
Fri 08 April London, UK, O2 Arena
Sat 09 April London, UK, O2 Arena
Mon 11 April London, UK, O2 Arena
Tue 12 April London, UK, O2 Arena

Aphrodite-Live 2011
Sat 23 April Tokyo, Japan, Makuhari Event Hall
Sun 24 April Tokyo, Japan, Makuhari Event Hall
Mon 25 April Osaka, Japan, Jo Hall
Thu 28 April Montreal, Canada, Bell Centre
Fri 29 April Boston, MA, USA, Agganis Arena
Sat 30 April Washington DC, USA, Patriot Centre
Mon 02 May New York, NY, USA, Hammerstein Ballroom
Tue 03 May New York, NY, USA, Hammerstein Ballroom
Wed 04 May New York, NY, USA, Hammerstein Ballroom
Fri 06 May Atlanta, GA, USA, Fox Theatre
Sat 07 May Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, Bank Atlantic Centre
Sun 08 May Orlando, FL, USA, Hard Rock Theatre
Tue 10 May Houston, TX, USA, Verizon Theatre
Thu 12 May Mexico City, Mexico, Sports Palace
Sat 14 May Guadalajara, Mexico, Auditorio Telmex
Mon 16 May Monterrey, Mexico, Monterrey Arena
Wed 18 May Dallas, TX, USA, Verizon Theatre
Fri 20 May Los Angeles, CA, USA, Hollywood Bowl
Sat 21 May San Francisco, CA, USA, Bill Graham Civic Cent.
Sun 22 May Las Vegas, NV, USA, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Kylie Minogue Discusses Her Upcoming Tour & More

Kylie Minogue 'All The Lovers' video still

Jyskebank.tv caught up with Kylie Minogue when the pop star visited Denmark for the SportsGalla Awards at the Jyske Bank Boxen. The Australian singer discussed her forthcoming tour, love, and about how she manages to stay so beautiful. “Well my show is big, to say the least,” Kylie explained. “It’s a huge stage, lots of highly technical, tricky business having on stage. This venue, a, is practically brand new. I’ve never been in a venue so clean in my life. But also it allowed us to do our production rehearsals here.” Watch the interview below the cut. (more…)

Taio Cruz ‘Higher’ Video Ft. Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue carried

Taio Cruz is out with the music video to his new single ‘Higher’, featuring Kylie Minogue, off the British singer-songwriter’s compilation album ‘The Rokstarr Collection’, out now on Island Records. Watch the Alex Herron directed video via Vevo below.

Kylie Minogue Celebrates Being Cancer Free For 5 Years

Kylie Minogue on a pommel horse

Kylie Minogue spoke with the Spanish show ‘El Hormiguero’ about her breast cancer ordeal and being cancer free for five years. “You need to hand yourself over to not only the medical people, who do a fine job, but to all the people who want to take care of you. Sometimes you don’t want to be mollycoddled. But what I found helpful is you have to let them help you,” she said. “It’s baby, baby steps. I think it’s too simple to say ‘just stay strong’, because you can’t be strong all the time. You have those moments when you’re down and so horribly, horribly low, but you still come up again, so believe in that.” Watch it at YouTube.

Kylie Minogue Wants ‘X Factor’ To Bring The Dorky Back

December 18, 2010 – Kylie Minogue tells the Daily Star that the latest ‘X Factor’ winner Matt Cardle became too polished too quickly during his stint on the program, and would prefer contestants remain more nerdy as was the case in prior seasons. “There’s a noticeable change with what they’ve done with the contestants from the start of the live shows,” the Australian pop singer explained. “In previous years, they were a bit more… I want to say dorky, but I don’t mean that in a bad way. They were a bit more as they were in real life, less styled and groomed.” Read more.

Kylie Minogue Performs With PS22 Chorus Kids

Kylie Minogue made a special trip out to Staten Island to spend some time with the PS22 Chorus kids, as she’s been a long time fan of PS22, even tweeting about the kids on more than one occasion. The Australian pop singer performed her hit single ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ as well as ‘Put Your Hands Up’, from her recent album ‘Aphrodite’. Watch both performances via YouTube below.

Kylie Backstage At Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball

Kylie Minogue Jingle Bell Ball

December 7, 2010 – Kylie Minogue spoke with Capital FM’s Roberto minutes after opening day two of the 2010 Jingle Bell Ball. The Australian pop singer talked about what fans can expect from her live set, being a fan of the venue, putting up her Christmas tree the prior day, and spending the holiday in Spain before tour rehearsals start January 3rd. Kylie then answered some questions submitted by fans. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Kylie Talks With ‘Sunrise’ At amfAR Fundraiser

November 1, 2010 – Nelson Aspen of ‘Sunrise’ in Australia chatted with Kylie Minogue at the amfAR AIDS fundraiser at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, which the pop singer was hosting. She talked about her duties for the evening, who made her dress, doing an independent film cameo in ‘Jack & Diane’, and when fans can expect her to tour in support of her new album ‘Aphrodite’. Watch the segment via YouTube below.

Will Kylie Minogue Ever Compete On ‘Dancing With The Stars’?

Kylie Minogue in a gold dress

‘Entertainment Tonight’ spoke with Kylie Minogue after her performance on ‘Dancing with the Stars’, asking the Australian pop singer if she’d consider participating in the dancing competition. “I love these shows,” Kylie said. “I think they do amazing work. I can’t imagine going through that myself. It looks like torture … I would petrified doing this type of show; I really, really would. Part of me would love the challenge. What an amazing opportunity to work with incredible dancers, choreographers … that is very enticing. So, maybe one day.” The interview video at etonline.com has since been removed.

Kylie Minogue Behind The Scenes In Egypt

October 30, 2010 – Kylie Minogue documented her recent trip to Cario, Egypt in her latest YouTube video blog. The Australian pop singer is seen doing some sightseeing before going to soundcheck. “We’ve all experienced so much,” Kylie says in the clip. “I think I can talk on behalf of everyone and say this has left an imprint that’s gonna last forever. I mean it.”

Kylie also wrote on her official web site:

Well, it’s been a crazy week so far. Thought I would share a teensy behind the scenes with you of how it started. Performing in front of The Great Pyramid and The Sphinx in Cairo was a really emotional experience. The power you feel when you’re there is incredible. Thanks Cairo for an amazing visit!

The update at YouTube has since been removed.

Kylie Minogue Praises Willow Smith’s ‘Whip My Hair’

Kylie Minogue surrounded by chairs

Kylie Minogue had some kind words for 9-year-old Willow Smith and the music video for her debut single ‘Whip My Hair’. The Australian pop singer told her pint sized musical peer on her Twitter (@kylieminogue):

@OfficialWillow – This lil lady is WORKING IT…Congrats!! Makes me wanna *Whip MY hair*!!!

Kylie Minogue ‘Get Outta My Way’ Video

Kylie Minogue 'Get Outta My Way' single cover

Kylie Minogue is out with the music video to her new single ‘Get Outta My Way’, off the Australian pop singer’s eleventh studio album ‘Aphrodite’, out now on Parlophone/EMI. Watch the AlexandLiane directed video via YouTube below.

Kylie Performs For Parlophone And Friends

August 22, 2010 – Kylie Minogue performed at Ring O’ Bells pub in Somerset, England for her record label Parlophone and friends. The Australian pop star’s show was a special thank you for her team getting her latest album ‘Aphrodite’ to number 1. Check out a clip of Kylie performing ‘Get Outta My Way’, the latest single off ‘Aphrodite’, via YouTube below.

Kylie Performs On ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’

July 22, 2010 – Kylie Minogue waved to fans as she arrived at the Channel 9 Studios in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday (July 21). The 42-year-old performed ‘All The Lovers’ on the television show ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’ for her first live performance on Australian TV in 10 years. Watch it at YouTube. The show attracted 1.17 million viewers, a gain of over 200,000 viewers from its usual audience.

Life After Breast Cancer Is A New Normal For Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue 'All The Lovers' video still

UsMagazine.com spoke with Kylie Minogue in a Q&A as the Australian singer was promoting her eleventh studio album ‘Aphrodite’, asking the Australian pop star how she’s feeling now that her breast cancer has been in remission for five years. Mostly good. Some days I don’t think about it at all and other days I’m reminded of physically what I’ve been through,” the 42-year-old explained. “Life certainly changed but one thing that I latched on to while I was going through my treatment and hoping that everything would turn out OK, was a book, the name of which I forget, but someone said ‘Life doesn’t go back to normal, it’s a new normal’, and that’s really stuck with me. No, you’re not going to be back to how you were before; you’re just not, for all sorts of reasons. But it’s a new normal and you’ve just got to get used to it and get on with it, which is what I’ve done ever since.” Read more.

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