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Review of Kylie Minogue's 2011 Tour

15th April 2011 14:57:54

The O2 Arena in London is filled with girls dressed as angels and there’s a man or two (yes, men) wearing revealing white dresses a la “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”. There is no question; Kylie Minogue is in town. She has been around for a while, but the fans stay faithful – the O2 is sold out and excitement is in the air. Kylie has rocked the country with her Aphrodite – Les Folies Tour 2011 and tonight she performs in London.

The main theme of the show that awaits is clear as soon as the stage is revealed. An ancient Greek temple building takes up most of the space and in the style of a true Greek goddess, Kylie enters the stage carried in a giant shell that rises out of the stage floor. The show kicks off with the song “Aphrodite” from her latest album and armed warriors join Kylie on stage. She disappears for a while only to made another spectacular entrance, this time riding a giant golden horse. Her soldiers then drag her across the stage in a chariot as she delivers “I Believe In You”. 

Through the show Kylie generally keeps to her ancient Greek theme except for a quick trip to the eighties. Wearing a shiny disco ball inspired dress that would have made Lady Gaga jealous she proves that she is still a true disco diva.

As she delivers “Spinning Around” big spinning circles appear on screens behind the temple decor and “Get Outta My Way” is accompanied by a group of dancers swinging chairs in the air. Kylie puts on quite a show that apart from shells and chariots also in involve Greek statues, Las Vegas style dancers waving giant feathers and Kylie herself being carried on the back of an angel flying across the stage.

Perhaps out of courtesy for the sweaty audience, the last couple of songs reveal hidden fountains on stage and water bursts several meters into the air. For the very last song the show comes full circle as Kylie again becomes a Greek goddess and appears as the centrepiece of a fountain. Performing “All The Lovers” with her team of dancers as Greek statues come to life surrounding her, Kylie delivers a powerful finish.

All and all, Kylie’s 2011 tour is a sparkling, entertaining experience. There is a good mix of new and old songs, however although Kylie’s microphone is definitely on, sometimes the playback is a little too obvious. The show is planned in detail and leaves little room for spontaneous surprises, but it is definitely planned as a successful entertainment package. Everything runs smoothly; the dancers are amazing and the light effects and decor are impressive. It is not groundbreaking and it is a slightly weird mix of themes, but one thing’s for sure – it is definitely never boring! It can only be concluded that this pop diva still knows how to entertain.

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