On a Night Like This (concert tour)

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On a Night Like This
Kylie OnANightLikeThisTourPoster.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Tour by Kylie Minogue
Associated album Light Years
Start date 3 March 2001
End date 15 May 2001
Legs 2
Shows 23 in Europe
23 in Australia
46 in Total
Kylie Minogue concert chronology
Intimate and Live
(1998)
On a Night Like This Tour
(2001)
KylieFever2002
(2002)

On a Night Like This[1] is the fifth concert tour by Australian recording artist, Kylie Minogue. The tour supports her seventh studio album Light Years that began in March 2001. Having hit the headlines around the globe for her hugely successful performance at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and having subsequently performed again at the opening ceremony of Sydney's Paralympics soon after, Minogue seized the opportunity to announce details of her new tour. It became the fastest-selling concert tour of her career when tickets went on sale that November, and with dozens of sell-out shows, she had succeeded in establishing herself as one of the most in-demand live entertainers. The tour began with a bumpy start, however, when the first show in Dublin, Ireland, scheduled for 1 March, had to be cancelled due to treacherous storms preventing air travel into the country.

Background[edit]

Minogue was inspired by the style of Broadway shows such as 42nd Street and films such as Anchors Aweigh, South Pacific and the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals of the 1930s. Describing Bette Midler as a "heroine", she also incorporated some of the "camp and burlesque" elements of Midler's live performances. The show directed and choreographed by Luca Tommassini featured elaborate back-drops such as the deck of an ocean liner, an Art Deco New York City skyline, and the interior of a space ship. Minogue was praised for her new material and her reinterpretations of some of her greatest successes, turning "I Should Be So Lucky" into a torch song and "Better the Devil You Know" into a 1940s big band number.

Opening act[edit]

  • Chakradiva (Australia)

Setlist[edit]

Act 1
  1. "Loveboat"
  2. "Kookachoo"
  3. "Hand on Your Heart"
  4. "Put Yourself in My Place"
Act 2
  1. "On a Night Like This"
  2. Medley: "Step Back in Time" / "Never Too Late" / "Wouldn't Change a Thing" / "Turn It into Love" / "Celebration"
  3. "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
  4. "Your Disco Needs You"
Act 3
  1. "I Should Be So Lucky" (Torch Version)
  2. "Better the Devil You Know" (Big Band Version)
  3. "So Now Goodbye"
Act 4
  1. "Physical"
Act 5
  1. "Butterfly"
  2. "Confide in Me"
  3. "Did It Again" (performed in Sydney only)
  4. "Locomotion" (performed in Sydney only)
  5. "Kids"
  6. "Shocked"

Encore

  1. "Light Years"
  2. "What Do I Have to Do"
  3. "Spinning Around"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
3 March 2001 Glasgow Scotland Clyde Auditorium
4 March 2001
5 March 2001
7 March 2001 Manchester England Manchester Apollo
8 March 2001
9 March 2001
10 March 2001
12 March 2001 Brighton Brighton Centre
13 March 2001
14 March 2001 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
15 March 2001 Bournemouth England Windsor Hall
17 March 2001 London Hammersmith Apollo
18 March 2001
19 March 2001
20 March 2001
23 March 2001 Copenhagen Denmark Vega Musikkens Hus
25 March 2001 Berlin Germany Columbiahalle
26 March 2001 Hamburg Große Freiheit 36
27 March 2001 Cologne E-Werk
28 March 2001 Paris France Bataclan
30 March 2001 London England Hammersmith Apollo
31 March 2001
1 April 2001
Australia
14 April 2001 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
16 April 2001 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
17 April 2001
18 April 2001
19 April 2001
21 April 2001 Hobart Derwent Entertainment Centre
23 April 2001 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
24 April 2001
25 April 2001 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
26 April 2001
28 April 2001 Perth Perth Entertainment Centre
30 April 2001
3 May 2001 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
5 May 2001
6 May 2001
7 May 2001
9 May 2001 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
10 May 2001
11 May 2001
12 May 2001
13 May 2001
14 May 2001
15 May 2001

Broadcasts and recordings[edit]

Main article: Live in Sydney

Minogue's performance in Sydney, Australia on 11 May 2001 was filmed for DVD entitled, Live in Sydney. The DVD was released on 1 October 2001[2] in the UK and 15 October 2001[3] in Australia.

The DVD features exclusive backstage footage of the concert, including a look into the dancers dressing rooms and a prank played on Kylie during the show entitled 'Will Kylie Crack.' The prank consist of stage personnel doing random things below the stage where Kylie can see them when she turns to look at the back drop during So Now Goodbye.

Personnel[edit]

Producers: Darenote Ltd., Kimberly Ltd. and Tarcoola Touring Company Ltd
Showgirl: Kylie Minogue
Management: Terry Blamey
Creative Director: William Baker
Director of Choreography: Luca Tommassini
Assistant Choreographer: Germana Bonaparte
Tour Manager: Sean Fitzpatrick
Production Manager: Steve Martin
Musical Director: Andrew Small
Music Producer: Steve Anderson
Tour Coordinator: Tanya Slater
Assistant: Leanne Woolrich
Wardrobe: Julien Macdonald and Pamela Blundell
Styling: William Baker
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Band[edit]

Drums: Andrew Small
Percussion: James Mack
Keyboards: Steve Turner
Guitar: James Hayto
Bass: Chris Brown
Backing Vocals: Lurine Cato and Sherina White
Dancers: Milena Mancini, Federica Catalano, Veronica Peparini, Tony Bongiorno, Paolo Sabatini, Ginaluca Frezzato, Christian Scionte and Germana Bonaparte

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KYLIE MINOGUE On A Night Like This". Eurostar International Limited. Esprit International Limited. 2001. Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Kylie: Live in Sydney Amazon UK Listing Retrieved 31 May 2008 from Amazon UK
  3. ^ [1] Retrieved 31 May 2008 from Warner Music Australia