|Tour by Kylie Minogue|
|Start date||18 March 2012|
|End date||3 April 2012|
|No. of shows||
|Kylie Minogue concert chronology|
The Anti Tour was the thirteenth concert tour by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, part of the "K25" project. In contrast to Minogue's previous tours, the singer only performed b-sides, demos and rare tracks, on a short strip of concerts in smaller venues, to a reduced crowd and intimate setting.
In April 2011, during the Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour, Minogue talked about the Anti Tour conception:
"I’ve never done anything like that before, something like an anti-tour where there are no dancers, there are no lights. It’s just music and doing songs that are much loved by super fans but will never, ever, ever be heard anywhere. [...] I think it would be really cool to be in a tiny, tiny venue, maybe to like a week’s run somewhere and just strip everything back—just do songs that uber-fans would cry for."
Because the first two shows in Australia sold out only minutes after the tickets went on sale, Minogue announced that she would perform second shows on both dates. On 25 March, Minogue announced that she would be performing two shows in the United Kingdom during April. Both UK shows sold out within ten minutes but quickly found their way on resale sites at discounted rates. Due to huge demand, a second show in Manchester was announced.
The tour received universal acclaim from music critics. Emily Jupp from The Independent gave the concert a five star review stating that Minogue was "[She’s] warm and sassy" and "Graceful [...] like a magical joy-sharing fairy, sprinkling euphoria across the crowd". About the staging of the show, Jupp said that "There’s no choreography and just one slight costume change but she proves she doesn’t need theatrics." concluding that "She didn’t even need the glitter; she sparkled brightly all by herself." Michael Wilton from musicOMH gave the concert a favorable review, awarding it with four stars, stating that "Backed by a stripped-down, well-rehearsed four-piece band and three backing singers, Kylie had to rely solely on her command of the stage. Although Kylie will not go down in history as one of pop’s great voices, her vocal control and delivery has improved dramatically, and for the most part, she exceeded possibly even her own expectations." Wilton said that "even though the show still had a structured sheen, Kylie was completely relaxed, joking with fans, giggling when she forgot the lines to a song, and dancing to the beat of her own drum on stage." He concluded his review by saying that "25 years later, she’s still clearly enjoying herself, and more importantly, eternally grateful to her fans." Dianne Bourne of the Manchester Evening News notes that Minogue "has been the undoubted queen of the Manchester Arena over the past 10 years, performing more concerts to more fans than any other female artist", describing her concert as "undoubtedly something magical."
The following set list is representative of songs that were performed at all dates. Other songs added throughout the tour are in the Notes section.
- "Magnetic Electric" (a bonus track on the Southern Asia's tour edition of X)
- "Made in Heaven" (the B-side to "Je ne sais pas pourquoi")
- "Cherry Bomb" (the B-side to "Wow" and Mexican bonus track from X)
- "B.P.M." (the B-side to "I Believe in You")
- "Mighty Rivers" (a bonus track from the iTunes Deluxe Edition of Aphrodite)
- "I'm Over Dreaming (Over You)" (from Enjoy Yourself)
- "Always Find the Time" (from Rhythm of Love)
- "You're the One" (an unreleased track from Impossible Princess)
- "Tightrope" (the B-side to "In Your Eyes" and Australian bonus track from Fever)
- "Paper Dolls" (the B-side to "Spinning Around")
- "Stars" (from X)
- "Drunk" (from Impossible Princess)
- "Say Hey" (from Impossible Princess)
- "Too Much" (from Aphrodite)
- "Bittersweet Goodbye" (from Light Years)
- "Disco Down" (from Light Years)
- "I Don't Need Anyone" (from Impossible Princess)
- "Got to Be Certain" (from Kylie)
- "Things Can Only Get Better" (from Rhythm of Love)
- "Tears on My Pillow" (from Enjoy Yourself)
- "Enjoy Yourself" (from Enjoy Yourself)
- "That's Why They Write Love Songs" (an unreleased track from X) was performed as the first song of the Encore in Australia. It closed the main set at the April 2nd show.
- On March 20th Kylie performed snippets of the following songs: "Rainbow Connection" (a Muppets cover) between "Always Find The Time" and "You're The One", as well as "Loving You" (an unreleased track from Ultimate Kylie), "Let's Get To It" and "Word Is Out" (both from Let's Get To It) between "That's Why They Write Love Songs" and the final two encore songs.
- On April 1 Kylie performed snippets of the following songs: "(Everything) I Know" (an unreleased track from Ultimate Kylie) between "Say Hey" and "Too Much", as well as "What Kind Of Fool" (from "Greatest Hits"), "Tell Tale Signs" (from "Enjoy Yourself), "Sing It Back" (a Moloko cover) and "It's No Secret" (from "Kylie") all between "I Don't Need Anyone" and "Got To Be Certain".
- Also on April 1st, "Do It Again" (a B-Side to "Wow") was performed in full as the first song of the encore. A snippet of "Finer Feelings" (from Let's Get To It) was performed after, before the main Encore songs.
- A snippet of "Step Back In Time" (from Rhythm Of Love) was performed at the April 2nd show between "Mighty Rivers" and "I'm Over Dreaming".
- "One Boy Girl" (from Rhythm Of Love) was performed in full on April 2nd. It was also performed in full at the April 3rd show between "Tears On My Pillow" and "Enjoy Yourself".
- "Give Me Just A Little More Time" (from Let's Get To It) and "It's No Secret" were performed on April 3rd between "I Don't Need Anyone" and "Got To Be Certain"
- "Do It Again" was the first song of the Encore on April 3rd.
|18 March 2012[A]||Melbourne||Australia||Palace Theatre||3,710 / 3,710||$395,680|
|20 March 2012[A]||Sydney||Big Top at Luna Park||3,000 / 3,000||$326,900|
|1 April 2012||Manchester||England||Manchester Academy||4,000 / 4,000||$411,876|
|2 April 2012|
|3 April 2012||London||Hammersmith Apollo||5,055 / 5,055||$588,242|
|TOTAL||15,765 / 15,765 (100%)||$1,721,698|
- A Two shows were performed during the same night at these dates.
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- Dianne Bourne (2 April 2012). "Review: Casual Kylie Minogue thrills the 'uber-fans' at Manchester Academy | Manchester Evening News". menmedia.co.uk. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
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