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KylieFever2002
Tour by Kylie Minogue
Kylie KylieFever2002Handbill.jpg
Promotional poster for the German dates of the tour.
Associated albumFever
Start date26 April 2002
End date16 August 2002
Legs2
No. of shows38 in Europe
11 in Australia
49 Total
Kylie Minogue concert chronology

KylieFever2002 was the seventh concert tour by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, in support of her eighth studio album, Fever (2001). The tour began on 26 April 2002 in Cardiff, Wales at Cardiff International Arena and concluded on 16 August 2002 in Melbourne, Australia at the Rod Laver Arena, consisting of 38 shows in Europe and 11 shows in Australia.

The show in Manchester on 4 May 2002 was filmed and broadcast on MSN, and was 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 at that time. 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. Rumors spread of bandmembers and dancers applying for U.S. work visas. According to Capitol Records president Andy Slater, a U.S. tour 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] For the Jingle Ball shows, Minogue performed five songs from the set list of the tour: "Come into My World", "Love at First Sight", "The Loco-Motion", "In Your Eyes" Latin section and "Can't Get You Out of My Head".[8]

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 18 songs performed (as well as an introduction and four interludes).

Silvanemesis opened the show with an 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 with 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 the title track "Fever", which closes the act.

Droogie Nights begins with an 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 from A Clockwork Orange.

The Crying Game begins with an interlude of "Where Is the Feeling?" before the left screen rises to reveal Minogue 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 an interlude of "GBI: German Bold Italic". A dancer appears and imitates drawing graffiti on a screen, with Minogue then entering 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 she and the dancers are dressed in corsets. After this, she sings a new version of "The Locomotion" and then performs "In Your Eyes", which transitions into a Latin-style medley after the chorus, containing "Please Stay" and "Rhythm of the Night". She then finishes off the act with a reprise of "In Your Eyes".

Cybertronica is the sixth section and begins with a tap dance interlude, followed by a remixed version of "Limbo", which saw Minogue rise out of the stage. Following this, she sang a new remix of "Light Years" which featured a chorus of "I Feel Love". To close the act, she sang a new version of "I Should Be So Lucky" that contained elements of her song "Dreams".

Voodoo Inferno is the final section before the encore, beginning with a percussion interlude, before revealing Minogue rising above the stage wearing an oversized red dress 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".

For the one-song encore, Minogue appeared from under the catwalk in a white waistcoat and cargo pants to sing the Blue Monday mix of "Can't Get You Out of My Head".

Setlist[edit]

Act 1: Silvanemesis

  1. "The Sound of Music" (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. "Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 (Ode to Joy)" (Interlude)
  2. "Spinning Around" (contains elements of "September")

Act 3: The Crying Game

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

Act 4: Street Style

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

Act 5: Sex in Venice

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

Act 6: Cybertronica

  1. "Cybertronica" (Interlude)
  2. "Limbo"
  3. "Light Years" / "I Feel Love"
  4. "I Should Be So Lucky" (contains excerpts from "Dreams")

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")

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
26 April 2002 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
27 April 2002
28 April 2002
29 April 2002
1 May 2002 Manchester England 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 Scotland SECC Concert Hall 4
18 May 2002
19 May 2002
21 May 2002 Newcastle England Telewest 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 BA-CA Halle
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 Rotterdam Ahoy Sportpaleis
13 June 2002 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
15 June 2002 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
18 June 2002 Milan Italy Mediolanum 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]

  • Kylie Minogue – executive producer
  • Bill Lord – executive producer
  • Terry Blamey – executive producer, management
  • Andrew Small – musical director, drums
  • William Baker – creative director
  • Alan McDonald – creative director
  • Steve Anderson – musical producer
  • Sean Fitzpatrick – tour manager
  • Steve Martin – tour production manager
  • Vince Foster – lighting designer
  • Chris Keating – concert video director
  • Rafael Bonachela – choreographer
  • Amy Hollingsworth – assistant choreographer
  • Dolce & Gabbana – costumes
  • Steve Turner – keyboards
  • Chris Brown – bass
  • James Hayto – guitar
  • Lurine Cato – backing vocals
  • Sherina White – backing vocals
  • DJ Ziggy – turntables and scratching
  • Terry Kvasnik – acrobat
  • Pia Driver – dancer
  • Patti Hines – dancer
  • Milena Mancini – dancer
  • Alec Mann – dancer
  • Jason Piper – dancer
  • Adam Pudney – dancer
  • Emma Ribbing – dancer
  • Alicia Herrero Simon – dancer
  • Andile E Sotiya – dancer
  • Melanie Teall – dancer
  • Rod Buchanan – dancer

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.
  2. ^ Paoletta, Michael (16 February 2002). "Can Capitol Break Kylie In The U.S.?". Billboard. New York. 114 (7): 77. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Fever Tour Facts". kylie-minogue.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. 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. 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. 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. ^ "Kylie Minogue Concert Setlist at Jingle Bell Bash 2002 on December 21, 2002".