Golden Tour

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Golden Tour
Tour by Kylie Minogue
Kylie 2018TourPoster.jpg
Promotional poster for the tour
Location Europe
Associated album Golden
Start date 18 September 2018 (2018-09-18)
End date 5 December 2018 (2018-12-05)
Legs 1
No. of shows 26
Kylie Minogue concert chronology

The Golden Tour is the fifteenth concert tour by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, in support of her fourteenth studio album, Golden (2018). The tour began on 18 September 2018 in Newcastle, England at the Metro Radio Arena and will conclude on 5 December 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the SSE Arena, consisting of 26 shows in Europe.

Background[edit]

Minogue performing "Love At First Sight" at the Liverpool Echo Arena

To coincide with the expected release of the album, Kylie Presents: Golden was announced, a promotional tour consisting of a series of concerts in smaller venues.[1] A new arena tour was announced shortly after on February 23, 2018,[2] with UK and Ireland dates being confirmed. In an interview on Good Morning Britain, Minogue said that the shows would be split into "two halves", with an interval and a narrative throughout.[3] She continued to say the setlist is mostly concrete, mentioning "Raining Glitter" and "Lost Without You" as definite performances.[4] In September 2018, Minogue announced on social media that the previously announced European dates of the Kylie Presents Golden promotional tour, would be incorporated into the Golden Tour.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

The tour has gained acclaim from music critics. Simon Duke from The Evening Chronicle gave the opening night in Newcastle five stars with a positive review, saying that "Kylie dazzled in front of a set with visuals that looked like they’d been lifted straight from a picture perfect postcard of the Wild West". Duke stated that the "well executed and deliciously camp choreography [...] is a must see", being one of the best pop shows "ever experienced".[6]

Adrian Caffery from The Birmingham Mail gave the Birmingham date 4 stars, stating that it was a "rollercoaster concert showcasing 30 years of Kylie [that] failed to disappoint", yet noted "there was a lot less spectacle than in previous Kylie concerts, with the extravagant stages [...] replaced by giant video screens." He concluded that "Kylie turned 50 this year, and on this evidence it’s clear she still has the Midas' touch."[7]

Jack Hardwick from The Daily Star stated that "the pint-sized singer looked hotter than ever as she belted out some of her biggest hits" whilst "wowing fans with her killer vocals and [...] sex appeal.[8] For the opening London date at The O2 Arena, Hardwick gave the show 4 stars, stating that Minogue "wowed fans with a stellar set-list of her biggest hits and a healthy smattering of new album tracks". He commented positively on the simplicity of the show, saying that "Kylie doesn’t need to rely on larger-than-life sets and jaw-dropping water spectacles to put on a killer show". Hardwick went on to praise Minogue's "faultless" vocals, concluding that "the show [was a] nostalgic trip down memory lane [...] [with] disco classics in the form of On a Night Like This, The Loco-Motion, Spinning Around and Love at First Sight."[9] Gemma Sandways of The Evening Standard reviewed the same show, giving it 4 stars and stating that "there was a healthy helping of glamour [...] from the glittering gowns to the giant disco ball and metallic streamers unleashed". She concluded by saying that the "performance served as a welcome reminder of Minogue’s generosity as a performer, and of the refreshing lack of cynicism with which she has always embraced all eras of her career".[10]

Set list[edit]

Minogue performing "Kids" with her backing vocalists at the Liverpool Echo Arena

This set list is representative of the 18 September 2018 show in Newcastle. It may not represent all dates of the tour.[11]

Notes

  • "I Believe in You" was performed in place of "Breathe" at the 20 September show in Nottingham, and replaced it thereafter.[12][13]
  • "One Last Kiss" was removed from the set list after opening night in Newcastle.[12][13]

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and opening acts
Date City Country Venue Opening act
Europe[14]
18 September 2018 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena Sonic Yootha
20 September 2018 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
21 September 2018 Birmingham Genting Arena
22 September 2018 Bournemouth Bournemouth International Centre
24 September 2018 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena
26 September 2018 London England The O2 Arena
27 September 2018
28 September 2018
30 September 2018 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro
1 October 2018 Manchester England Manchester Arena
3 October 2018 Liverpool Echo Arena
4 October 2018 Leeds First Direct Arena
8 November 2018 Brussels Belgium Cirque Royal N/A
9 November 2018 Paris France La Seine Musicale
10 November 2018 Zürich Switzerland Samsung Hall
12 November 2018 Padua Italy Gran Teatro Geox
13 November 2018 Munich Germany Zenith Munich
14 November 2018 Vienna Austria Bank Austria Halle
18 November 2018 Frankfurt Germany Jahrhunderthalle
19 November 2018 Berlin Tempodrom
20 November 2018 Cologne Palladium
22 November 2018 Amsterdam Netherlands AFAS Live
23 November 2018 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Danish Theatre
24 November 2018 Hamburg Germany Mehr! Theater
3 December 2018[a] Dublin Ireland 3Arena Sonic Yootha
5 December 2018[b] Belfast Northern Ireland SSE Arena

Cancelled shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and cause of cancellation
Date City Country Venue Cause
6 November 2018 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal Scheduling conflicts[16]

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / Available Gross revenue[17]
SSE Hydro Glasgow 11,206 / 11,443 (98%) $1,041,470

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Originally scheduled to take place 7 October 2018.[15]
  2. ^ Originally scheduled to take place 8 October 2018.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heward, Emily (8 February 2018). "Kylie Minogue announces intimate Manchester Gorilla show and 2018 mini-tour - how to get tickets". Manchester Evening News. Reach. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  2. ^ Reilly, Nick (23 February 2018). "Kylie Minogue announces massive UK and Ireland tour". NME. TI Media. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Kylie Minogue Would Love to Be Able to Work With Dolly Parton". YouTube. Good Morning Britain. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  4. ^ Caulfield, Keith; Lynch, Joe; Atkinson, Kate (4 July 2018). "Pop Shop Podcast: Kylie Minogue Talks Tour Plans, Being 'Really Moved' by Fan Reaction to 'Golden' Album & More". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  5. ^ Minogue, Kylie (25 September 2018). "When is gold too golden? 🌟Never! We're bringing the full #GoldenTour experience to Europe! 💛 Link in bio for tickets". Instagram. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  6. ^ Duke, Simon. "Kylie Minogue delivers Golden performance on opening night of new tour in Newcastle". Chronicle Live. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  7. ^ Caffery, Adrian (22 September 2018). "Kylie Minogue at Genting Arena review, setlist and verdict". BirminghamLive. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  8. ^ Hardwick, Jack. "Kylie Minogue turns ultimate sex kitten in racy dress slashed to waist". Daily Star. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  9. ^ Hardwick, Jack (26 September 2018). "Kylie Minogue Golden Tour proves she's still on top of her game decades into her career". The Daily Star. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  10. ^ Sandways, Gemma (27 September 2018). "Kylie Minogue at the O2 review: Pop queen shines on golden year victory lap". The Evening Standard. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  11. ^ Duke, Simon. "Kylie Minogue Golden tour setlist - what did she sing on opening night in Newcastle?". Newcastle Chronicle. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  12. ^ a b Hutchinson, Emily (21 September 2018). "Here's how Kylie Minogue surprised fans at her Nottingham show". NottinghamshireLive. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  13. ^ a b Caffery, Adrian (22 September 2018). "Kylie Minogue at Genting Arena review, setlist and verdict". BirminghamLive. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  14. ^
  15. ^ a b Minogue, Kylie. "Thank you for all of your kind messages. I'm so pleased to say we now have dates for the rescheduled Irish shows! Dublin will now be on 3rd December & Belfast on the 5th December. Contact your ticket provider for full information. Can't wait to see you all! 💚 #GoldenTour". Twitter. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  16. ^ "KYLIE MINOGUE "GOLDEN" EUROPEAN TOUR". Rockhal. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Current Boxscore". Billboard. Retrieved 7 October 2018.