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Kylie Minogue will play two London arena dates early next year, her first in the U.K. since she was diagnosed in May 2005 with breast cancer.Kylie Minogue will play two London arena dates early next year, her first in the U.K. since she was diagnosed in May 2005 with breast cancer. The Australian pop singer will perform at Wembley Arena on Jan. 2-3, 2007, as part of her "Showgirl -- Homecoming" tour.
Minogue is a household name in Britain. Prior to her diagnosis, the singer became the first solo female artist to play a seven-night string of dates at the 18,500-seat capacity Earls Court venue. Madonna previously had that record with six nights in 2001.
Frontier Touring, Minogue's Australian promoter, last month rescheduled a 20-date Australian tour to begin Nov. 11.
-- Lars Brandle, London
Korn will tape it first televised acoustic performance tomorrow (July 18) on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The group will perform the hit rock singles "Twisted Transistor" and "Coming Undone" on the broadcast.
As previously reported, Korn will return to the road July 27 in Virginia Beach, Va., as part of the Family Values tour. Vocalist Jonathan Davis is recovering from a rare blood infection that turned potentially deadly last month in London.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
A host of rare tracks will see the light of day for the first time on "The DFA Remixes -- Chapter Two," due Oct. 3 via DFA/Astralwerks. The collection will be available as an eight-track CD and a double-vinyl, with slightly different track lists.
The CD includes remixes of Tiga's "Far From Home," Junior Senior's "Shake Your Coconuts," N.E.R.D.'s "She Wants To Move," Hot Chip's "Colours," Nine Inch Nails' "The Hand That Feeds," Goldfrapp's "Slide In," Chromeo's "Destination" and UNKLE's "In a State.
The vinyl edition features an instrumental mix of the Tiga and Goldfrapp tracks, plus the same CD versions of the Junior Senior, Chromeo and UNKLE songs.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.