Kylie - Show Girl: The Greatest Hits
Monday, January 17, 2005
Kylie Minogue, Australia's premier pop icon, delighted fans when she confirmed the much anticipated Australian leg of Kylie - Show Girl: The Greatest Hits Tour at the opening of her exhibition Kylie at the Arts Centre in Melbourne today.
Kylie confirmed that the new tour will be her first national tour of Australia since her twenty-concert sell out On A Night Like This tour in 2001. Time constraints had limited her sell out Fever tour in 2002 to just Sydney and Melbourne.
Kylie currently holds the record for the biggest selling female artist in Australian concert history, with ticket sales in excess of 1-2 million. Kylie said earlier today she was delighted to be confirming her 2005 Australian tour dates while at home in Melbourne.
"I'm very excited to be coming home to tour in May and June," Kylie said. "This is my most ambitious show ever; it needs to be in order to do justice to all the hits.
"It will be two hours of music and memories; and I promise some surprises!"
Kylie announced the European leg of her tour in 2004 and the tour exploded from the original dates to a thirty-five date run. Ticketing websites and booking agencies went into meltdown as the systems literally couldn't meet the demand for tickets.
Show Girl will revisit Kylie's extensive back catalogue from the past seventeen years including her new hit single I Believe In You and upcoming release Giving You Up from her recently released greatest hits package Ultimate Kylie (Festival Mushroom Records).
The tour is being flagged as Kylie's biggest show to date. Renowned for staging concerts which combine state of the art technology with highly innovative sets, choreography and costumes, the Show Girl tour will realise months of planning and development. An enormous AUS$3 million stage will be especially shipped from the UK for the Australian tour.
While no money will be spared in the production of the tour (staging of Show Girl will exceed the AUS$10 million cost of the Fever tour), Kylie is adamant the costs won't subsequently hit the wallets of her fans. After a number of discussions with promoter Michael Gudinski, it was decided to keep ticket prices exactly the same as her 2002 Fever tour.
Michael Gudinski said the decision is illustrative of Kylie's long term dedication to her fans. "Kylie wanted to ensure that her Show Girl ticket prices were kept as reasonable as possible.
"This is an enormously spectacular show, which will cost a fortune to stage, but Kylie's decision from day one was to keep the prices as they were on her last tour."
Tickets for Kylie - Show Girl: The Greatest Hits Tour will go on sale on Monday 31 January 2005 at 9.00am. To ensure equal opportunity for all fans, there will be no presale for this tour.
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