Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour

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Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour
Kylie ShowgirlGHTourImage.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Tour by Kylie Minogue
Associated album Ultimate Kylie
Start date 19 March 2005
End date 7 May 2005
Legs 1
Shows 37 in Europe
Box office US $19.97 million (Only the UK shows were calculated.) [$24.11 million in 2015 dollars][1]
Kylie Minogue concert chronology
Fever Tour
(2002)
Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour
(2005)
Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour
(2006–07)

Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour was the eighth concert tour by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. Minogue was originally scheduled to perform in Australia and Asia during the tour, but she was forced to cancel the tour when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.[2] She resumed the tour – renamed Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour – on 11 November 2006, performing at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with a revised set list and new costumes.[3] The tour grossed more than US$19.97 million from 23 shows in the UK alone.[4]

Set list[edit]

Act 1: Showgirl

  1. "Overture" (Instrumental Introduction)
  2. "Better the Devil You Know"
  3. "In Your Eyes"
  4. "Giving You Up"
  5. "On a Night Like This"

Act 2: Smiley-Kylie

  1. Medley:

Act 3: Denial

  1. "In Denial" (virtual duet with Neil Tennant)
  2. "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi"
  3. "Confide in Me"

Act 4: What Kylie Wants, Kylie Gets

  1. "Red Blooded Woman" / "Where the Wild Roses Grow"
  2. "Slow"
  3. "Please Stay"

Act 5: Dreams

  1. "Over the Rainbow"
  2. "Come Into My World"
  3. "Chocolate"
  4. "I Believe in You"
  5. "Dreams"

Act 6: Kylesque

  1. "Hand on Your Heart"
  2. "The Loco-Motion"
  3. "I Should Be So Lucky"
  4. "Your Disco Needs You"

Act 7: Minx in Space

  1. "Put Yourself in My Place"
  2. "Can't Get You Out of My Head"

Encore

  1. "Especially for You"
  2. "Love at First Sight"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
19 March 2005 Glasgow Scotland SECC
20 March 2005
22 March 2005
23 March 2005
24 March 2005
26 March 2005 Paris France Zénith de Paris
27 March 2005 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
28 March 2005 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
30 March 2005 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
31 March 2005 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
1 April 2005 Basel Switzerland St. Jakobshalle
3 April 2005 Aalborg Denmark Gigantium
4 April 2005 Hamburg Germany Color Line Arena
5 April 2005 Cologne Kölnarena
7 April 2005 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
8 April 2005
9 April 2005
11 April 2005
12 April 2005
15 April 2005 Birmingham England NEC Arena
16 April 2005
17 April 2005
19 April 2005
20 April 2005
21 April 2005
23 April 2005 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
24 April 2005
26 April 2005
27 April 2005
28 April 2005
30 April 2005 London Earls Court
1 May 2005
2 May 2005
4 May 2005
5 May 2005
6 May 2005
7 May 2005

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold/available Gross revenue
NEC Birmingham 65,976 / 65,976 (100%) $4,572,554
SECC Glasgow 43,100 / 43,100 (100%) $3,040,468
MEN Arena Manchester 74,060 / 74,060 (100%) $5,234,740
Earls Court London 105,840 / 105,840 (100%) $7,125,132
TOTAL 288,976 / 288,976 (100%) $19,972,894

Broadcasts and recordings[edit]

Main articles: Kylie Showgirl and Showgirl EP

Minogue performance in London, England on 6 May 2005 was filmed for TV broadcast and DVD release. The performance was released on DVD and Universal Media Disc on 28 November 2005. The DVD also featured "Behind the Feathers", a documentary, screensavers and exclusive photographs.[5]

The DVD reached number twenty-six on Australia's End of the Year Music DVD Chart in 2005.[6] It was certified platinum in the UK in 2005 and four times platinum in Australia in 2006.[7][8] Kylie Showgirl was nominated for "Best Music DVD" at the 2006 ARIA Music Awards, losing to Eskimo Joe.[9]

On 12 December 2005, Minogue released a digital EP featuring eight songs recorded in London, England during the Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour.[10]

Personnel[edit]

Direction: Russel Thomas
Executive Producer: Bill Lord, Kylie Minogue and Terry Blamey
Creative Director: William Baker and Alan MacDonald
Musical Producer: Steve Anderson
Tour Manager: Sean Fitzpatrick Choreography: Michael Rooney and Rafael Bonachela.
Costumes designed by: John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Julien Macdonald, Ed Meadham and Gareth Pugh
Shoes by: Manolo Blahnik
Jewellery: Bvlgari
Millinery: Stephen Jones
Hair Stylist: Karen Alder

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Corder, Mike. "Kylie Minogue Has Breast Cancer". CBS. 17 May 2005. Retrieved 9 May 2008.
  3. ^ Sams, Christine. "Feathered Kylie's fans tickled pink". The Sydney Morning Herald. 12 November 2006. Retrieved 9 May 2008.
  4. ^ Waddell, Ray (2005-06-01). "The Eagles Are Top Touring Act At 2005 Mid-Point". Billboard/All Business. AllBusiness.com, Inc. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  5. ^ "Kylie Minogue – Showgirl – The Greatest Hits Tour". Warner Music Australia. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Music DVD Chart 2005". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
  7. ^ "British platinum certification for Showgirl". British Phonographic Industry. 9 December 2005. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
  8. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 DVD". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
  9. ^ Lynch, Sean. "Music News: 2006 ARIA AWARD Nominations Announced". WebWombat.com.au. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
  10. ^ "Kylie Minogue – Showgirl – The Greatest Hits Tour". 7Digital.com. Retrieved 10 May 2008.

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