International Pop Star Kylie Minogue has announced North American dates for her Aphrodite – Live 2011 Tour beginning April 28th in Montreal through May 22nd where Kylie will close the tour at the legendary Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV (full schedule below). The world tour starts February 19th in Denmark and will play in arenas throughout Europe & Japan before hitting Canada, U.S. and Mexico. The Aphrodite – Live 2011 tour promises to be an absolute landmark in the career of Kylie who is renowned for her groundbreaking live shows. Pre-sale tickets for the U.S. leg of the tour begin on January 14th for American Express card holders and Kylie’s fanbase with public on sale beginning January 22nd.
“The reaction to ‘Aphrodite’ has been absolutely incredible and has inspired me and my creative team to develop a new show that will take all of us on a euphoric journey of joy, excitement and glamour. I can’t wait to get on the road and see all my fans in 2011,” said Kylie.
In the fall of 2009 Kylie stormed America to sell out her first ever North American tour. The 6-city tour kicked off in Oakland and made stops in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and New York, wowing fans and critics alike at each stop. Entertainment Weekly called the show a “two-hour post-disco fantasia of strobe, bass, and glitter—an all-out spectacle.” The New York Times claimed “The concert (was) efficient, clobbering, expensive, generous…close to an alternate reality”; high praise indeed and the 2011 show promises to be bigger and better in every way!
After the run-away success of the last tour Kylie will be presenting the North American version of Aphrodite – Live 2011 in more intimate rooms in the States, where possible, including a much anticipated return to the Hammerstein Ballroom in NY and the Hollywood Bowl in LA.
The North American dates are being presented by Logo TV and produced by Los Angeles-based concert promotion firm Bill Silva Presents (BSP), who also produced the 2009 North American tour.
Kylie’s eleventh album Aphrodite was released in July and debuted at #19 in the U.S., marking her highest U.S. chart position since 2002’s Fever. Aphrodite became Kylie’s fifth #1 album in the UK, hitting the top spot a full 22 years to the week since her debut album Kylie entered the chart. The album also made Kylie the first solo artist in the history of the UK charts to have a #1 album in four different decades. Around the globe Aphrodite debuted in the top 10 in thirteen different countries.
The new single “Get Outta My Way” recently hit the top of the U.S. Billboard Club Chart, marking her second consecutive #1 Billboard Club single from Aphrodite following “All The Lovers” and her fifth career #1 club single to date. The video was recently added to the playlist at VH1. Kylie has visited the U.S. several times since the release of Aphrodite and has performed “Get Outta My Way” on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” and “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.” She also appeared on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Kylie began the holiday season in New York, performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and The Rockefeller Tree Lighting which both aired on NBC. “Get Outta My Way” impacted mainstream radio on November 1st and a suite of remixes are currently available on all digital download stores.
Over the course of her extraordinary 20-plus-year-career, Kylie Minogue has been a global force in pop music and is one of the world’s most successful female artists with more than 60 million albums sold worldwide, 50 hit singles including the dance-chart-toppers “Can’t Get You Out of My Head,” “Love At First Sight,” “Slow,” and the Grammy-Award winning “Come Into My World.” She has received countless awards and accolades including an OBE from the Queen, 8 sold-out world tours including the KylieX2008 tour which traveled to 21 countries throughout Europe, South America, Dubai, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Minogue has released eleven studio albums, three live CDs, eight live concert DVD’s, plus her Greatest Hits, Ultimate Kylie double album and Boombox The Remix Album 2000-2008. Kylie has her own successful bed linen line “Kylie at Home” and has released 7 fragrances.
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Aphrodite – Live 2011 North American Dates
April 28 Montreal Bell Centre
April 29 Boston, MA Agganis Arena at Boston University
April 30 Washington DC GMU Patriot Center
May 2 NYC, NY Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
May 3 NYC, NY Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
May 6 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
May 7 Fort Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
May 8 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live Orlando
May 10 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
May 12 Mexico City Sports Palace
May 14 Guadalajara, Mexico Auditorio Telmex
May 16 Monterrey, Mexico Arena
May 18 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
May 20 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
May 21 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 22 Las Vegas, NV Colosseum at Caesars Palace