With a swift sell-out of her home-market tour, Kylie Minogue has reaffirmed her position as Australia's biggest female box office draw. The Australian leg of the "Show Girl -- Greatest Hits" tour shif
With a swift sell-out of her home-market tour, Kylie Minogue has reaffirmed her position as Australia's biggest female box-office draw.
The Australian leg of the “Show Girl -- Greatest Hits” tour shifted more than 120,000 tickets on its first day of sale yesterday (Jan. 31), Melbourne-based Frontier Touring Company says. The promoter subsequently added seven arena dates nationwide, bringing the total to 13.
The Australian tour begins May 19 in Sydney and is tentatively set to conclude June 12 in Perth. More shows are expected to be announced this week.
Frontier managing director Michael Gudinski predicts the tour could be the biggest here through 2005. "She's a queen, and she keeps getting stronger," says Gudinski who, as managing director of Mushroom Records, launched Minogue's recording career in 1987.
The singer's previous national tour -- “On a Night Like This” -- played 20 concerts through 2001 and cost A$10 million ($7.5 million) to stage.
The following year, she performed dates only in Sydney and Melbourne in support of her album “Fever” (FMR).
According to Frontier, Minogue has sold 500,000 concert tickets in Australia in the last 18 years.