(EMI) Kylie Minogue kicks off the North American leg of her Aphrodite Live 2011 world tour tonight in Montreal before hitting the U.S. on Friday night at Boston's Bell Centre.
This is Kylie's most extensive North American outing to date as the pop goddess will play 16 shows including a 3-night stint at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, a return to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and will close at the legendary Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas before heading to Australia and South Africa.
To celebrate the tour, Astralwerks Records will release a new exclusive digital EP North American Tour Bonus Edition on May 3rd. The EP consists of 5 live recordings, three from a semi-acoustic BBC Live Lounge session - "Can't Get You Out Of My Head," "All The Lovers" and "Get Outta My Way", and two recorded live in New York in October 2009 during Kylie's first North American Tour - "Better Than Today" and "Confide In Me". As a special fan treat the EP also includes a short film featuring behind the scenes footage of Kylie on tour plus original tour wardrobe sketches by Dolce & Gabbana.
In addition a new remix EP for the song "Put Your Hands Up" will be released on May 31st which will include the album track with brand new remixes including the Pete Hammond remix that Kylie shared with fans as a thank you for the support of the song during the live shows on the European leg of the tour. Kylie sent the following message when she posted a lyric video with the remix on her youtube channel: "Thank you all for making Aphrodite Les Folies' such an amazing experience for me. Those of you who have been to a show will know that 'Put Your Hands Up' goes OFF! So as a tour thank you I wanted to share this 80's-tastic remix by the legendary Pete Hammond. Enjoy!!" The lyric video can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Rr_2CS1kQ.
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 4 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
North American Tour Bonus Edition EP Content:
1. Can't Get You Out Of My Head (BBC Live Lounge Version) *
2. All The Lovers (BBC Live Lounge Version) +
3. Get Outta My Way (BBC Live Lounge Version) *
4. Better Than Today (Live in New York October 2009) *
5. Confide In Me (Live in New York October 2009) #
6. Short Film chronicling 'a day in the life' of Kylie on the road
7. 6-page PDF booklet feat. original Dolce & Gabbana tour wardrobe sketches
* previously unreleased
+ previously only available on the "Better Than Today" digital EP
# previously available on the digital album "Live In New York" (2009)