Promotional handbill for 2002 tour
|Tour by Kylie Minogue|
|Start date||26 April 2002|
|End date||16 August 2002|
|Shows||37 in Europe
11 in Australia
|Kylie Minogue tour chronology|
KylieFever2002 (also known as Fever Tour) was the sixth concert tour by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue. It was in support of her eighth studio album, Fever. The show was filmed in Manchester, on 4 May 2002 and released on a DVD titled "KylieFever2002: Live in Manchester", along with a bonus CD.
The tour was the biggest production Minogue had put on to date. The album and its music videos were able to provide and inspire multiple stage sets and costume changes, the first of its kind to use projection. The tour had a much larger budget than past shows due to the success of the album and its singles. Due to the increase in money the stage sets were able to become much grander with two staircases and five projection screens which were used to enhance the different themes of the show.
It was Minogue's first tour to have sponsors, which were Evian and Vodafone. At each of the UK shows, sponsors Evian gave away free bottles of water, the packaging for which replaced the Evian branding with the name 'Kylie'. Bottles were also marked with the words, "Evian - Kylie's official thirst quencher for the 2002 Fever Tour".
As the album's lead single began to grow in the U.S., Minogue devoted time before the tour to promote the song and album. Minogue's visit sparked rumors of a tour in the States. According to Capitol Records president Andy Slater, a U.S. has not been discussed. Minogue commented on her reluctance to tour the States. She felt the American audience wouldn't "get" her live shows and wouldn't know her back catalogue". Despite rumors of a North American leg, plans never developed due to Minogue's status in that country. During the time, British magazine Hello reported a U.S. tour had been cancelled, so that Minogue could focus on her personal life. It was later revealed Minogue was swayed differently by her management. However, Minogue did tour the U.S. with Jingle Ball, an annual concert produced on by KIIS-FM, visiting Anaheim, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia and New York City.
About the show
KylieFever2002 was split into seven strong, differing acts - 'Silvanemesis', 'Droogie Nights', 'The Crying Game', 'Streetstyle', 'Sex In Venice', 'Cybertronica' and 'Voodoo Inferno' - and an encore. As the show progressed, the sets became more developed and elaborate. The set was a three-tier stage, with two grand staircases, five projection screens and three lifts, to enhance different themes of the show, and add to the effect of each act.
Silvanemsis begins the show with an excerpt of The Sound of Music before the curtain drops and the stage is revealed. During the section before Minogue appears, phrases from Come Into My World are sounded. The back-up singers, Sherina and Lurine say the word "come" and Minogue rises through the floor encased in a gold metallic suit inspired by the Borg Queen from Star Trek. The suit opens and reveals Kylie in a futuristic silver outfit. She sings Come Into My World, moving slowly towards center stage. Her dancers descend from the ceiling and gather round her, moving in time with her as she moves in time with the opening bars of Shocked. Shocked ends as Kylie reaches up, which leads into Love At First Sight, where Kylie puts on her happy face and greets the arena with "Good evening, Manchester". She walks down the catwalk towards the end and has a drink before thanking the audience for coming. She introduces Fever by asking "who has the fever album?" and saying "here is the title track". As Kylie sings Fever, lips appear on the screens and move in time with the words. The act ends by Kylie laying down and whispering in a sexual way: "Feel The Fever".
Droogie Nights begins with an instrumental interlude of Ode to Joy with a black and white picture of Andy Warhol appearing on the screens. A disco ball appears on the screens and a blue "K" to the left of the stage. Kylie rises through the floor with her male dancers, dressed in an outfit clearly inspired by 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, and sings her hit single Spinning Around.
The Crying Game begins with a dance interlude of Where Is The Feeling? before the left screen rises to reveal Kylie wearing a black gown with a trail. She sings Boy George hit The Crying Game. She then descends the stairs to perform a medley of her own songs: Put Yourself in My Place, Finer Feelings, Dangerous Game and back to The Crying Game, walking to the end of the catwalk. Her eye appears on the screens and closes as the platform she is standing on takes her beneath the stage.
Streetstyle begins with a video and dance interlude of Towa Tei song GBI: German Bold Italic, with a type-face of Kylie with pink hair appearing on the screens. Confide In Me begins with acrobat Terry Kvasnik climbing the stairs and "drawing graffiti" on the screens, before the other screen slides open and Kylie steps out dressed as a police woman. The song progresses and Kylie and Terry battle before the song ends and Cowboy Style begins with a recurring beat and has elements of The Real Slim Shady, Double Dutch, Double Dutch Bus and Buffalo Gals, she takes off her hat, her braces hang from her pants and she removes her shirt to reveal a white tank top. Kylie invites her back-up singers to sing the song Kids. She leaves the stage early to get changed.
Sex in Venice begins with the screens descending with chandeliers on and the two at the back with curtains. Three mats are placed on the main stage for Kylie and two female dancers. Kylie rises up through the floor dressed in a tight beige top and a frilly mini-skirt, shoes in her hands, frills on her wrists. She sings On A Night Like This, the curtains on the screens opening to reveal a sunset image. She finishes the song and continues the act with a Jazz/Swing rendition of Locomotion, the male dancers in fish-net tights and stilettos. The act ends with a Latin-type medley of In Your Eyes, Please Stay, Rhythm Of The Night and back to In Your Eyes. The lights come back on and Kylie says thank you. The lights go down and Kylie and the dancers run off.
Cybertronica starts with dancers dressed in fluorescent onesies, running onto the stage or, in the case of one, rapidly rising through the end of the catwalk. They perform a tap dance interlude before batting their light sabers in the shape of Kylie's signature K before the lights switch to where Kylie is rising through center stage dressed in a pink tank top and white cargo pants. The dancers run round to get to where they need to be. Kylie sings Impossible Princess song, Limbo. She descends the catwalk to a microphone stand, to sing a bit more of the song before going back to center stage to end the song. The rendition of Light Years begins with Kylie facing the right screen reaching out to it before the beat breaks out and she ascends the stairs, putting her hand on the center of the circle in time for the start of the countdown. She descends the stairs at the beginning of the second verse and remains at the crossing of the stairs until the start of the I Feel Love interlude where she, again, descends the catwalk. She begins to return to the stairs crossing at the third chorus. She ends with saying "Thank you for flying KM air, we hope you had a pleasant flight, please fly us again", and sitting down and her dancers cover her with their capes. The lights extinguish and the dancers run off. Kylie thanks her back up singers and goes on to sing a new rendition of I Should Be So Lucky. She thanks the audience for joining her on the evening. The back-up singers sing an excerpt of Dreams (Impossible Princess) before she bows and runs down the catwalk to say thank you. She then runs to the right of the stage, claps and blows a kiss and does the same to the left. The music slows down and she and the dancers go to the lift towards the left of the stage. They reach up, put their hand on their chest, bow, stand up before they disappear. The lights extinguish completely and the screens change to a background similar to the one of the Light Years album cover, with the word Kylie written like that on the program cover. the lights turn red and face to the audience.
Voodoo Inferno begins with the lights flashing and a speed-increasing beat until it stops and the lights come back to normal and the opening bars of Burning Up play. At the beginning of the first chorus, Kylie rises out of the stage with a red cloth wrapped round her, which stretch to cover the front stairs. She remains at the same height as the back screens throughout the song until the last chorus where she descends. On the words "Can you feel it burning me?", she pulls open the dress to reveal a thigh-length black dress with orange feathers at the top and bottom, and gold boots which come up just past the knee, and also her dancers with red Mohawks and orange skin with white and red painted on them. She finishes the song with the words "I'm burning up baby" the screens show fire that fades to black. Better The Devil You Know begins to play and she asks the audience "Is this just a little bit familiar?" She walks to the right of the stage until the end of the first chorus before walking over to the left, towards the end of the second chorus she walks to center stage and performs a dance with her dancers. She begins to strut down the catwalk with her dancers behind her. She sings "I'll take you back again", and trails off and asks the audience to thank the dancers. As they bow, she adds: "and an acrobat from Manchester". She then invites the audience to sing the chorus and smiles as they do. At the end of that chorus, she gets on her knees and points to the audience before standing back up and resuming the song with a final chorus. She thanks the audience after the son finishes and walks off stage.
The Encore sees the end of the show. It begins with the back-up singers whisper-singing "La La La", and the audience joining in before a loud drum bangs once which sees Kylie shoot out of the end of the catwalk in a white: waistcoat, cargo pants and hat and yellow heels. She sings her hit single Can't Get You Out Of My Head with elements of Blue Monday. She stays at the end of the catwalk until the end of the song. Unseen on the DVD, a smoke incident occurs which holds up the thank you's and the goodbyes. Kylie runs to the left and right of the stage before saying her usual saying of "Love to you all, goodnight".
Act 1: Silvanemesis
- "The Sound of Music" (Instrumental Introduction)
- "Come Into My World"
- "Shocked" (contains elements of "Madskillz-Mic Chekka")
- "Love at First Sight"
Act 2: Droogie Nights
Act 3: The Crying Game
- "Where Is the Feeling?" (Performance Interlude)
Act 4: Street Style
- "GBI: German Bold Italic" (Video Interlude)
- "Confide in Me"
- "Cowboy Style" (Contains elements of "Double Dutch Bus", "Double Dutch", "Buffalo Gals" and "The Real Slim Shady")
Act 5: Sex in Venice
- "On a Night Like This"
- "The Locomotion"
Act 6: Cybertronica
- "Cybertronica (Dance interlude)
- "Light Years" (contains excerpts from "I Feel Love")
- "I Should Be So Lucky" (contains excerpts from "Dreams" and "Closer")
Act 7: Voodoo Inferno
|26 April 2002||Cardiff||Wales||Cardiff International Arena|
|27 April 2002|
|28 April 2002|
|29 April 2002|
|1 May 2002||Manchester||England||Manchester Evening News Arena|
|2 May 2002|
|3 May 2002|
|4 May 2002|
|6 May 2002||Birmingham||NEC Arena|
|7 May 2002|
|8 May 2002|
|9 May 2002|
|11 May 2002||Manchester||Manchester Evening News Arena|
|12 May 2002|
|14 May 2002||Sheffield||Sheffield Arena|
|15 May 2002|
|17 May 2002||Glasgow||Scotland||Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre|
|18 May 2002|
|19 May 2002|
|21 May 2002||Newcastle||England||Telwest Arena|
|22 May 2002|
|24 May 2002||London||Wembley Arena|
|25 May 2002|
|26 May 2002|
|27 May 2002|
|30 May 2002||Stockholm||Sweden||Hovet|
|31 May 2002||Oslo||Norway||Oslo Spectrum|
|1 June 2002||Copenhagen||Denmark||Forum Copenhagen|
|3 June 2002||Munich||Germany||Olympiahalle|
|4 June 2002||Vienna||Austria||Gasometer|
|6 June 2002||Zürich||Switzerland||Hallenstadion|
|8 June 2002||Berlin||Germany||Velodrom|
|9 June 2002||Hamburg||Alsterdorfer Sporthalle|
|11 June 2002||Frankfurt||Festhalle Frankfurt|
|12 June 2002||Rotterdam||Netherlands||Ahoy Rotterdam|
|13 June 2002||Oberhausen||Germany||Arena Oberhausen|
|15 June 2002||Paris||France||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy|
|18 June 2002||Milan||Italy||Fila Forum|
|2 August 2002||Sydney||Australia||Sydney Entertainment Centre|
|3 August 2002|
|4 August 2002|
|6 August 2002|
|7 August 2002|
|8 August 2002|
|11 August 2002||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena|
|12 August 2002|
|14 August 2002|
|15 August 2002|
|16 August 2002|
Executive producers: Kylie Minogue, Bill Lord and Terry Blamey Management: Terry Blamey
Musical director: Andrew Small
Creative directors: William Baker and Alan McDonald
Musical producer: Steve Anderson
Tour manager: Sean Fitzpatrick
Tour production manager: Steve Martin
Lighting designer: Vince Foster
Concert video director: Chris Keating
Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela
Assistant choreographer: Amy Hollingsworth
Costumes: Dolce & Gabbana
Keyboards: Steve Turner
Bass: Chris Brown
Guitar: James Hayto
Drums: Andrew Small
Backing vocals: Lurine Cato and Sherina White
Turntables and scratching: DJ Ziggy
Acrobat: Terry Kvasnik
Dancers: Pia Driver, Patti Hines, Milena Mancini, Alec Mann, Jason Piper, Adam Pudney, Emma Ribbing, Alicia Herrero Simon, Andile E Sotiya, Melanie Teall and Rod Buchanan
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