Fever Tour

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Fever Tour
Kylie KylieFever2002Handbill.jpg
Promotional handbill for 2002 tour
Tour by Kylie Minogue
Associated album Fever
Start date 26 April 2002
End date 16 August 2002
Legs 2
Shows 37 in Europe
11 in Australia
48 Total
Kylie Minogue concert chronology
On a Night Like This
(2001)
Fever Tour
(2002)
Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour
(2005)

Fever Tour was the seventh 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.

Background[edit]

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.

The costumes for the show were designed exclusively for Minogue by Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana. The choreographer for the tour was Rafael Bonachela.

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".[1]

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".[2] Despite rumors of a North American leg, plans never developed due to Minogue's status in that country.[3] During the time, British magazine Hello reported a U.S. tour had been cancelled, so that Minogue could focus on her personal life.[4] 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.[5][6][7]

A special webcast of the show at the Manchester Arena was shown exclusively on MSN UK live for fans around the world.

Concert Synopsis[edit]

Across the tour, each show was split into seven acts and an encore, with twenty three songs performed.

Silvanemesis opened the show with an instrumental introduction of "The Sound of Music". Kylie then rises out of the stage encased in a metallic outfit dubbed the "Kyborg". This peels back to reveal Kylie in a silver bra and mini-skirt and matching boots. She goes on to sing "Come into My World" and a remixed version of "Shocked". She then welcomes the audience and sings "Love at First Sight". She then introduces "Fever" and closes the section.

Droogie Nights begins with an instrumental interlude of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy". This then leads into a new remix of "Spinning Around", where Kylie and the dancers are dressed to resemble characters out of A Clockwork Orange.

The Crying Game begins with an interlude of "Where Is the Feeling?" before the left screen rises to reveal Kylie in a black ball gown singing Boy George's "The Crying Game". She then goes onto perform a medley of three of her own songs: "Put Yourself in My Place", "Finer Feelings" and "Dangerous Game" before returning to "The Crying Game" and closing the act.

Streetstyle begins with a dance/video interlude of "GBI: German Bold Italic". A dancer then enters and draws graffiti on a screen, when Kylie emerges dressed as a police woman to sing "Confide in Me". She then goes on to sing "Cowboy Style" and finishes the act by inviting the backing vocalists to sing "Kids" with her.

Sex in Venice opens with "On a Night Like This", where Kylie and the dancers are dressed in corsets. After this, Kylie sings a new version of "The Locomotion" and then closes the act by performing "In Your Eyes", which breaks down in the chorus to a Latin-style medley of "In Your Eyes", "Please Stay" and "Rhythm of the Night".

Cybertronica is the sixth section and begins with a tap dance interlude which was supposed to lead into a reworked version of "Never Too Late".[8] This was cut, however, and a remixed version of "Limbo" was performed, which saw Kylie rise out of the stage in a pink tank top and white cargo pants. Following this, she sang a new remix of "Light Years" which featured a chorus of "I Feel Love". She then went on to sing a new version of "I Should Be So Lucky", closing the act.

Voodoo Inferno acted as the first encore, beginning with a percussion interlude, before revealing Kylie rising above the stage with a red dress wrapped at her waist singing "Burning Up", revealing 12 dancers beneath it later in the song. She then closes the main body of the show with "Better the Devil You Know".

The second encore was a one-song encore where Kylie rose through the catwalk in a white waistcoat and cargo pants to sing "Can't Get You Out of My Head".

Set list[edit]

Act 1: Silvanemesis

  1. "The Sound of Music" (Instrumental Introduction)
  2. "Come Into My World"
  3. "Shocked" (contains elements of "Madskillz-Mic Chekka")
  4. "Love at First Sight"
  5. "Fever"

Act 2: Droogie Nights

  1. "Ode to Joy" (Instrumental Interlude)
  2. "Spinning Around"(Contains elements of "September")

Act 3: The Crying Game

  1. "Where Is the Feeling?" (Performance Interlude)
  2. "The Crying Game" / "Put Yourself in My Place" / "Finer Feelings" / "Dangerous Game" / "The Crying Game" (Reprise)

Act 4: Street Style

  1. "GBI: German Bold Italic" (Video Interlude)
  2. "Confide in Me"
  3. "Cowboy Style" (Contains elements of "Double Dutch Bus", "Double Dutch", "Buffalo Gals" and "The Real Slim Shady")
  4. "Kids"

Act 5: Sex in Venice

  1. "On a Night Like This"
  2. "The Locomotion"
  3. "Latin Medley": "In Your Eyes" / "Please Stay" / "Rhythm of the Night" / "In Your Eyes" (Reprise)

Act 6: Cybertronica

  1. "Cybertronica" (Dance interlude)
  2. "Limbo"
  3. "Light Years" (contains excerpts from "I Feel Love")
  4. "I Should Be So Lucky" (contains excerpts from "Dreams" and "Closer")

Act 7: Voodoo Inferno

  1. "Burning Up"
  2. '"Better the Devil You Know"

Encore

  1. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" (contains elements of "Blue Monday")

Additional Notes[edit]

  • "More More More" was performed on the 10th of August in Melbourne.[10]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
26 April 2002 Cardiff United Kingdom Cardiff International Arena
27 April 2002
28 April 2002
29 April 2002
1 May 2002 Manchester 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 Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
18 May 2002
19 May 2002
21 May 2002 Newcastle 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 Spektrum
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
Australia
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

Personnel[edit]

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

Band[edit]

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

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Water for the Fever (Packs Promotions Products).(Evian teams with Kylie Minogue)(Brief Article)". Archived from the original on 2 August 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ Paoletta, Michael (16 February 2002). "Can Capitol Break Kylie In The U.S.?". Billboard (New York City, New York: Billboard Music Group) 114 (7): 77. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Fever Tour Facts". kylie-minogue.com. Retrieved 13 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "KYLIE MINOGUE TO TAKE A BREAK FROM MUSIC BIZ TO START A FAMILY". Hello. 20 August 2002. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Taylor, Chuck (1 February 2003). "Miami: Kylie Kind of Town". Billboard (New York City, New York: Billboard Music Group) 115 (5): 78. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Pareles, Jon (17 December 2002). "POP REVIEW; The Hit Parade Marches Toward a Kind of Reality". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Despite broken foot, Timberlake danced in annual Jingle Ball concert". The Daily Reporter (Spencer, Iowa). 17 December 2002. p. 9. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "FEVER TOUR 2002". 
  9. ^ "Proposed setlist for KylieFever2002". 
  10. ^ "Kylie Minogue setlists at "setlist.fm"".