Back in Australia for her first tour in four years, Kylie Minogue has finally brought her ‘Golden’ tour home.
With a string of shows scattered across the country, it’s a great opportunity to see one of our brightest stars do what she does best – put on an amazing show.
As a big fan of Kylie, I was excited to see this show, having last seen her live in the UK in 2007.
As the ‘Golden’ tour is to promote her latest album, after which it’s named, the set list features a high number of new songs. But she balances things out with fan favourites reinvented throughout.
Opening with ‘Golden’ before promptly moving into ‘Get Outta My Way’, ‘Better The Devil You Know’ and ‘In Your Eyes’, it’s amazing how well everything just works together.
The rest of the show follows suit with no dud song choices.
Fan favourites like ‘All The Lovers’ and ‘The One’ are here along with the lead single from this album, ‘Dancing’.
With an extensive back catalogue of hits, I can see how picking the right songs would be a challenge.
The standout songs for me were ‘Shelby ‘68’, ‘Blue Velvet’, and the medley of ‘New York City’ / ‘Raining Glitter’ / ‘On A Night Like This’.
Special mention goes to the disco inspired version of ‘The Locomotion’ as it’s still stuck in my head all these days later. The transformation to keep songs fresh is what keeps me going back to Kylie’s shows.
‘Slow’ and ‘Confide In Me’ are transformed into amazingly beautiful performances too; it was hard not to fall in love.
The final point to discuss was Kylie’s voice. In her “golden” year, she continues to sound amazing. Warming into the set was smart, as by the end she was firing on all cylinders.
By Kylie’s standards, this show involved a pretty simple set up. While we always appreciate the dramatics as Kylie fans, her shows are becoming more concerts and less theatrical events.
That being said, this show was a creative hit. The screens and videos that featured through the show added value to each sequence. They felt high quality and I loved them.
The stage didn’t transform, but it was effective in how it was used for choreography and lighting. Featuring heaps of glitter, sequins and laser lights, the set up was a visual feast.
Add in Kylie’s always stunning costumes (including pieces from a multitude of high-end designers and well loved favourites like Wrangler) and it was a winning combo.
This was one of my favourite concerts I’ve attended in years. The audience was there to have fun and the atmosphere was electric. Nearly all my favourite Kylie tunes were performed and I left wanting more, even joking with friends about going again.
There’s only a few shows left in Australia but it’s worth making the effort to see her if you haven’t already booked.
Here’s hoping a live CD/DVD is on the way later this year too!