Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kylie To Promote In The US (100th Post)

Kylie plans to promote herself more extensively in the US upon the release of her new album "Aphrodite". After her extremely successful tour of the US and Canada last fall, the Impossible Princess has decided that this is indeed the right time and the right album to break new ground in North America.

"I feel like this is my best album yet. I really feel positive about America this time." Minogue explained.

"I sprung into action last year on my tour over there. The fans were so amazing. It was the first time they saw me, but it was like preaching to the converted. I can't wait to go back and try again!"

This, of course, could not make me happier. The idea of possibly seeing Kylie in concert again on a full fledged tour this time is an intoxicating thought. Speaking of happy moments, this is my 100th post on this blog. Way to go me! *Pats himself on the back*

Monday, June 7, 2010

Kylie TV: The Today Show w. Hoda & Kathie Lee 2010

Last week, Kylie stopped by the Today Show in New York for the US premiere of her video for "All The Lovers" and to discuss the new album. Among other topics, she also talked about her health, her boyfriend (spanish model Andres Velencoso, whom she had repotedly broken up with, guess that's cleared up), and her perfume collection. Check it out.

Aphrodite: The Megamix

Thanks to one of my favorite music blogs, Hard Cardy Music, I have come across this amazing (newly released) megamix, featuring snippets of 6 more songs from Aphrodite, including, Get Outta My Way, Cupid Boy, Can't Beat The Feeling, Too Much, Put Your Hands Up and Aphrodite.

So if you're finding it hard to contain yourself until the release of this album, give it a listen. I gotta say that Get Outta My Way sounds like pop perfection and the album will be a dancerific summer hit.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

All The Lovers: Official Video

Here it is, as promised. The brand spanking (did somebody say spank?) new video for Kylie's first single from her forthcoming album "Aphrodite". It's an "orgy" of lovers (male on female, male on male, female on female), creating a volcano of white hot summer fun with Kylie at it's core. It's an absolutely gorgeous video for a perfect summer hit. Be sure to watch it before somebody takes it down off of youtube. I'll repost it if that happens though. Amazing stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Aphrodite Album News And Track Listing!!!!!

It's been quite awhile since I've added to any of my blogs but I've either not been in the mood or been unable to write do to scheduling conflicts and my life does take precedence. However, this is of course very exciting news and I've been dying to get on and write about it.

Kylie's 11th full length studio album "Aphrodite" is being released on July 5th and the video for the first single "All The Lovers" was released to video stations around the world today (to be posted soon).

According to the press release for the album,

"'Aphrodite' sees Kylie return to the dance-floor, with a string of high profile collaborators from the pop and dance worlds including: Calvin Harris & Jake Shears, Sebastian Ingrosso (Swedish House Mafia) & Luciana Caporaso, Nerina Pallot, Richard X, Cutfather, Nervo and Tim Rice-Oxley."

The official track listing for the album goes like this...

1. All The Lovers
2. Get Outta My Way
3. Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)
4. Closer
5. Everything Is Beautiful
6. Aphrodite
7. Illusion
8. Better Than Today (originally performed on the North American For You, For Me Tour)
9. Too Much
10. Cupid Boy
11. Looking For An Angel
12. Can't Beat The Feeling

Kylie has said,

"I love the euphoric feel of 'Aphrodite'... delicious pop on the dance floor!"

While executive producer (and former Madonna collaborator), Stuart Price says,

"It's Kylie doing dance pop music at her best. When you look in your minds eye at everything Kylie is, it's on this record!"

I am so excited to hear the rest of this album and I am so in love with the first single I've been playing it non-stop for days. How about you?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Kylie Toronto Star Review: By Ben Rayner

Although I feel that my review was sufficient enough for this blog, I do feel that it's important to include the words of proper reviewer's as well, mainly because I don't really consider myself a writer, I'm just a fan with some time on his hands. Here is the review from the Toronto Star about the Toronto show (obviously).

Canada's a bit more tuned in than the States, but Kylie Minogue's audience in North America still largely seems to consist of gay men and geeky music writers who over the years have consistently found themselves as wooed by the wee Aussie superstar's classy brand of haute couture pop as they have her feminine wiles.

Critics don't tend to buy records and concert tickets, mind you, so Kylie has her boys to thank for the resounding success of her first tour of these shores, a modest, six-city, nine-day jaunt that finally arrived 22 years into Minogue's singing career at the Air Canada Centre on Friday night. The men, in fact, outnumbered the women about two-to-one in a modest, but passionate crowd of maybe 10,000, prompting my friend Daniel – who writes for Fab magazine and is therefore a reliable authority on these matters – to remark: "It's like Pride Week in here. This is gayer than Madonna."

Only halfway into its run, this "test" tour has gone so much better than expected that the 41-year-old Minogue has reportedly already been offered a residency in Las Vegas, which is likely bad news for Celine Dion but very good news indeed for the legions of Kylie faithful on these shores who've been denied easy access to the high-glam stage spectacles she's been taking to the rest of the planet all these years.

Good news for Kylie, too, as her whole mystique makes a lot more sense once you've seen her perform. She exudes such a charming and friendly persona from the stage that she made the act of descending from the ceiling atop a giant, metallic skull whilst wrapped in multicoloured boas and sporting what looked like a model of a solar system on her head seem almost down-to-earth.
That was just for the opener, "Light Years." Once on the ground, she let a co-ed troupe of eight dancers clad in helmets and skin-tight fetish-wear handle most of the footwork while she slunk coquettishly, but gracefully through their taut robo-choreography, singing (mostly singing, anyway; there might have been a few "guide vocals" here and there) the robust dance-pop ditties "Speakerphone" and "Come Into My World" in a variety of stylized poses.

Costume changes courtesy of designers Jean-Paul Gauthier and Alexander McQueen abounded as the two-hour performance wore on, while a production that no doubt cost a minute fraction of the last Madonna tour's budget made the most of a set that relied primarily on a couple of risers and a few modular, moving LED screens drenched in multicolour graphics and video clips depicting Kylie and her dancers in various states of ingenious undress.

The more elaborate set flourishes, meanwhile, were tailored to the fans who Minogue clearly holds dearest to her heart. A replica bathhouse complete with steam jets, bamboo screens and four chiselled hunks of shirtless man-candy working up a lather in checked shower stalls was unveiled for "Red Blooded Woman," while a string-soaked recording of Dorothy's "There's no place like home" speech from The Wizard of Oz and a video reel of Kylie in Judy Garland drag teed up a goopy mid-set ballad sequence. "If you're gonna go gay, go gay," remarked the gentleman behind me.

Minogue then emerged from the shadows clad in a white evening gown to deliver "White Diamond" and "Confide in Me" from the comfort of an oversized chaise longue flanked by life-sized bronze panthers. Somehow she pulled it off without looking totally ridiculous, just ridiculous enough.

All of this, of course, would be empty without the mighty catalogue of hits with which Kylie has been blessed since she outgrew the Stock, Aitken & Waterman-abetted teenage output such as "The Loco-motion" (still her biggest hit in Canada and the States, sadly) and started putting a populist spin on contemporary club music. Her other transatlantic smash, 2001's frosty electro-pop masterpiece "Can't Get You Out of My Head" had the room in a predictable tizzy, but it came early in a tight set list stocked with international hits – "Slow," "2 Hearts," "In My Arms" – that proved equally familiar singalongs in the hands of true Kylie devotees. There was also a lone new number, an impossibly catchy disco detonator called "Better Than Today," that would seem to herald more hits to come. Kylie didn't totally sweep her dubious past under the rug, either, donning a black negligee and yet another pair of thigh-high boots to recast "The Loco-motion" as a feline burlesque romp.

"It was really difficult getting here, but now that I'm here it feels totally perfect," a pleased-looking Minogue said at one point. I doubt anyone here who gets what she's about would be inclined to disagree.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Kylie Video Blog #24: NY Hearts Kylie!

What do the people of New York think about Kylie? Watch the above video to find out. P.S. Thank you to the one fan who mentioned that Beyonce has been stealing Kylie's performance style since the Fever tour. I completely agree and have been saying that for years now. Well done, sir! By the way, I know all of these artists steal from everybody, I'm sure Kylie stole the idea from a Michael Jackson show or something but at least she put her own spin on it. Beyonce has taken verbatim every bit of a few of Kylie's performances.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Kylie Video Blog #23: Show Day In Toronto!

Well you may have read my thoughts on my first live experience with Kylie, but how did Kylie and her Team feel about their first show in Canada ever? Find out in the video above. Special shout out to her guitar player Adrian who is a fellow Canadian and did an amazing job last night (as they all did). His solo during 2 Hearts was pretty rockin'!

My Dreams Of The Impossible Princess Come True!

OMG! I want to start off by saying that this isn't technically a review but more of a gigantic love fest to celebrate what I witnessed tonight.

As I have mentioned many times before, I (like many other fans) have been in love with Kylie and followed every step of her career since The Loco-Motion (since my brother received her 1988 self-titled debut album as a gift for his birthday, I never let her music go out of my head). And thanks to trips to the UK, and amazing relatives in the UK that continually supported my love for her artistry by providing me with albums when they were not available to purchase in my nativeland, I was able to keep up with her evolution. With the music came the dvd's of tours that I never got to see with my own eyes, and I was resigned to the fact that it may never happen.....UNTIL TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Twenty one years of waiting, and let me tell you.... it was worth every single minute. When I got myself down to the Air Canada Centre (along with my friends Dean and Erin) I was a bit perturbed, because when I got myself to one of the many merchandise kiosks, all of the Tour Books in the building had already sold out (bummer). I later bought myself a poster and came home and ordered a tour book and keychain off her official website. But back to the good stuff. Sitting in our seats waiting for the show to start, I was fidgeting and plotzing so hard.

Then the lights went down, the sound came up, Kylie's band played a Hollywood film like intro before the curtain went up, the lasers came on, the countdown for Light Years started and Kylie descended like a futuristic princess standing atop the gleaming disco skull of "KYLIEXTOUR2008" fame. I was out of my mind on the inside, but quite calm on the outside because I had to take in every single moment. "Please, fasten your seatbelts. My Name Is Kylie!", the crowd went absolutely nuts as she spoke the iconic bridge of Light Years. "Thank you for choosing to fly KM AIR, we hope you'll have a pleasant flight!" No worries there, Darling.

I won't go into a play by play of the songs she did because everyone has seen the setlist (although it's not entirely accurate) but some of the evenings highlights (for me) were,

1) The performance of the new song "Better Than Today" (I can't wait until a studio version of this song is released, so much fun).

2) The "Shocked/What Do I Have To Do/Spinning Around Medley" which was one of my fave moments from Showgirl.

3) "Boombox/Can't Get You Out Of My Head" which was definitely a crowd pleaser.

4) "Slow" (I can't believe how amazing this song is live. It's never been a big favorite of mine but seeing it live, not on dvd, is fucking unbelievable).

5) "Red-Blooded Woman" with her hot as hell male dancers in the shower scene. My friend Erin's personal favorite. Plus the chorus of Where The Wild Roses Grow making a cameo. AMAZING!

6) "Confide In Me" one of my favorite songs by her, and the point in the show where my friend Dean said to me, "I didn't know she could sing like that, live." Hell yah, she can! Plus her gown was absolutely gorgeous during this number.

7) "I Believe In You" (Ballad Version) The moment in the show where I started to get teary eyed because I simply couldn't believe this was actually happening, and when the rose petals started to fall.... it was like a beautiful dream.

8) "The Loco-Motion" (Cabaret version) Super fun and got the older woman in front of me moving her body which was adorable. Plus it's the song that introduced a lot of us to Kylie so it was an important moment in the show.

9) "Kids" Got everybody rockin'!

10) "The One" (With Alternate Beginning) The energy of the crowd somehow shifted into overdrive halfway through this number and went into a whole new stratosphere with the next which was.......

11) "Your Disco Needs You" While the crowd was assaulting Kylie with screams of adoration she decided to take a song request from us and this camp classic from the Light Years album won over all others and the crowd went berzerk. Me included.

12) "Love at First Sight" The perfect song to end the night on. Although I never wanted it to end (and I wished she would have done I Should Be So Lucky), the crowd was in maximum overdrive and this song just brought us all to our knees.

I only sat down once during the whole show (during the ballad section between White Diamond and the bridge of I Believe In You), and I was sad to see it end, but I am hopeful that we made an impression on her and she will return sooner than we expect and dazzle us all again with her superior shows. I've never heard the Air Canada Centre so loud with screaming fans at only half capacity (the 300's section was blocked off) which just goes to show that Miss Minogue is truly a phenomenon. I cried, I partied, I danced, I sang, I screamed myself hoarse and it will probably remain in my memory as the greatest show I have ever seen. She is a consumate performer and makes such a warm connection with her audience. I love you Kylie! Thank you for making this the greatest night of my life so far (well, tied with the first night I saw Madonna live).

I hope she has filmed the show or will be doing so during her last few shows in New York. I would absolutely love to have a dvd of this concert. I know it was a mash up of all of her past shows but still. I want to remember that moment forever.

I'm out for now, PEACE & LOVE Kylie fans!
PS. OMG I almost completely forgot another fave bit, "Burning Up/Vogue" Simply magical.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Kylie Video Blog #22: Goodbye Chicago, Hello Toronto!

The title says it all, Team Kylie says goodbye to The Windy City, and hello to my city! Kylie Tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELL YAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Kylie Video Blog #21: Chicago Vox Pops

The fans in Chicago react to Kylie after the performance last night. OMG I can't believe that some guy actually skipped his Grandmother's funeral to go to the concert. I mean as much as I say that nothing will stop me from seeing this show, I would have to say that my Gran's funeral would take the prize for top priority. Oh well, almost 25 hours until I see Kylie for myself.

Kylie Video Blog #20: Chicago Show Time

Team Kylie's thought's on Chicago as they set up for the show that took place last night. Plus, a few of them mention their excitment for moving the show onto Toronto! It's very exciting for me to think that Team Kylie is in Toronto right now setting up for tomorrow nights show at the Air Canada Centre. I love you Kylie. I'm counting the very seconds until the show. YYYYYAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

Kylie Video Blog #19: Better Than Today

Miss "Minogly" and her choreographer Tony Testo"sterone" give us all a tutorial to teach us the onstage moves for the new Minogue song Better Than Today. Grab your lamp shades and your feathers and give it a go.

PS. I finally get to see her tomorrow. TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kylie Video Blog #18: Kylie Trivia In Chicago

The fans in Chicago display their penchant for Minogue facts as they wait outside the UIC Pavillion yesterday before the show, and one fan shows us his Kylie moves. Very cool.

Kylie Video Blog #17: Chicago Loves Kylie

I didn't get the chance to add any posts yesterday, so here are a few new additions from the official video blog. First we see what the fans in Chicago have to say about our Showgirl Princess arriving in their town.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

KYLIEUSA2009: Merchandise

Just two pictures to show you some of the merchandise that is available to buy at the shows. Pick and choose now so you don't get stuck in the crushing mob that awaits at the merch stands in the venues. I hate people who stand there forever when I know what I want already. Looks like most t-shirts are $35, programs $25, mugs $15, Posters $10, Hoodies $40, Hats $30, Metal Keychains $10 or $15. Oooh but it looks like the Mac-Daddy of merchandise items is an Autographed Hard Cover Collectors Book with Case which goes for $350. Prices may vary for the Canadian show.

Monday, October 5, 2009

KYLIEUSA2009: Chicago

Here's a small message from Team Kylie regarding the attendees of the show on Sunday night at the Hollywood Bowl in LA, and what's to look forward to as they move the show to Chicago for their show on Wednesday night. They're almost in Toronto. YYYYYYYAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A quite spectacular show – befitting all the Hollywood glitz and glamour! A huge amount of energy and love in the Bowl!

The Hollywood ‘Love Bowl’ – that’s for sure.

Tomorrow is a day off as we hit Chicago and enjoy some blues. I am sure we will have no shortage of impressive sights to see. And have no doubt, that everyone is ready for some rest and relaxation. Thank goodness.

Love Team Kylie xx

Also, for those of you who are planning on attending the show in Chicago tomorrow night, be advised that the show has switched venues. It will now be taking place at the UIC Pavillion instead of The Congress Theatre. The switch was made because the scale of the production is simply too large to fit in the Congress. Due to this move, an additional block of tickets has been released for those fans who were unable to purchase tickets the first time around. So grab them up quick!

Kylie Video Blog #16: Vegas To LA

Team Kylie celebrates the move from Las Vegas to Los Angeles as they prepared to play the infamous Hollywood "Love" Bowl last night. Today they are off to Chicago to prepare for their show on Wednesday, then after that, they hit TORONTO BABY. 4 More Days, I can hardly contain myself.

Kylie Video Blog #15: Las Vegas Vox Pops

A look at the fan reactions following her show Saturday night at the Pearl "Palms Resort & Casino" in Las Vegas. That's such a cute tattoo that one guy has.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Kylie Video Blog #14: Vegas Baby Vegas!

Let's take a look at Team Kylie's reaction to moving the show from San Francisco to Las Vegas. I love that little "sparkles" move that Kylie and her Tour Manager do, that's adorable.

KYLIEUSA2009 Tour: Rocking Vegas!

Just a small message from Kylie's official website about their show last night in Las Vegas. Isn't it exciting to see Kylie's name in lights on the Vegas Strip?

Absolutely rocking Vegas show tonight! It may have taken a few years but we all felt perfectly at home at The Pearl ‘Palms Resort & Casino’.

What a great crowd – special mention to the lovely Nate [catsuit boy!] and the truckers. Superb costume effort!

So now we head to Lala Land tomorrow for more glitz, glamor and of course, ‘Kylie Sparkle’.

Team Kylie must rest now as its been a long day and tomorrow will be even longer.


Tonight the show performs at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Kylie Minogue: Impossible Princess A Ten Year History (Documentary)

I found this pretty great fan made documentary on youtube that follows Kylie's career between the years 1988 and 1998 (from "I Should Be So Lucky" to "Impossible Princess"), featuring television interviews, clips from Neighbours, concert footage and of course clips from some of our most beloved Kylie music video's. Have a look. It's a bit incomplete, Part 5 is missing but it's still interesting. If part 5 becomes available I will fit it in later.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 6

Kylie Minogue: The "Let's Get To It" Tour

With all this mentioning of the latest KYLIEUSA2009 tour I thought it might be fun to look back on some of Kylie's earlier tours, like this one from 1991 in support of the "Let's Get To It" album. This tour (which was only 12 shows long) only went through the UK and Ireland and was considered a continuation (for the British fans)of her earlier "Rhythm Of Love" Tour. Fun Fact: Kylie's wardrobe for this tour was created by fashion designer John Galliano. So let's Step Back In Time and witness this tour for ourselves. The only thing missing is the Intro to the show. Oh Well.

Step Back In Time

Wouldn't Change A Thing

Got To Be Certain

Always Find The Time

Let's Get To It

Word Is Out

Finer Feelings

I Should Be So Lucky

Love Train

If You Were With Me Now feat. Keith Washington

Too Much Of A Good Thing

What Do I Have To Do

I Guess I Like It Like That

The Loco-Motion

Shocked feat. Jazzi P.

Better The Devil You Know

Amazing Grace

Friday, October 2, 2009

Kylie Video Blog #13: Goodbye San Fran - Hello Vegas!

Team Kylie responds to the overwhelming fan reactions in San Francisco and packs up the show to move onto Las Vegas where they will be performing at The Pearl 'Palms Resort & Casino' tomorrow night.

Kylie Video Blog #12: San Francisco Vox Pops After Show

The fans reactions after Kylie's second night at the Fox Theatre in San Francisco. I love the outfits, particularly the hand made outfit from the Can't Get You Out Of My Head video.

Kylie Video Blog #11: Kylie & Willie Talk About Team Kylie Coming To America!

The title pretty much speaks for itself. Kylie and her long-time Creative Director William Baker taking a moment to discuss why the time had come to hit America. Plus Kylie reveals her love for road cases, lol.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kylie Video Blog #10: End Of The FIrst Show Party!

It's just exciting to seem them all so excited. Congratulations Team Kylie indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KylieUSA2009: New Song - Better Than Today *SPOILER*

ANOTHER HUGE SPOILER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kylie unleashes a brand new song called "Better Than Today" from her forthcoming new studio album upon the audience during the show. Do not watch the video if you want to be surprised, the video is a bit lacking but the audio is pretty good.

KylieUSA2009 Tour: Show Opening - Light Years *SPOILER*

HUGE SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!! Do not watch the above video if you want the show to be a surprise. There are little flickers here and there but all in all this is a pretty good video of the shows opening number (and one of my personal favorites) Light Years! I'm plotzing, this is so exciting. I shouldn't have watched it but I've been waiting so long for this moment that I just couldn't help myself. 8 Days and counting til I witness it for myself. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!

Opening Night - Oh What A Night!

Team Kylie has submitted their own personal thank you to the fans in San Francisco who went out to support and witness Kylie's opening night last night. Here is their message.

What an incredible opening night! What a crowd and what a vibe!

One last dress rehearsal this afternoon and then it all came together perfectly. The always accommodating “Fox Theatre” in Oakland has helped Team Kylie out so much over the past couple of days – and it all paid off tonight.

Fans queued for hours prior to the doors opening whilst the crew made the finishing touches to the show. When 8:30pm rolled around and Kylie came on stage, the atmosphere was electric. Fans screaming, the merchandise stand packed and everyone having a great time.

A special mention to the amazing fans who took the time to dress up – we loved seeing your costumes and cant wait to see what tomorrow night brings.
Remember to review Kylie’s concert online - simply upload the video to youtube and tag it with #kyliereview so we can find it!

Thank you San Francisco!