KYLIE MINOGUE has spoken to NME.COM of her amazement at the response to her record-shattering Australian tour, which is currently smashing records for ticket sales.
More than 210,000 tickets have been sold for her 23 concerts on her ‘On A Night Like This’ tour, which saw an unprecedented 10 additional dates being added due to overwhelming demand after tickets for the first 13 gigs were snapped up in a Madonna-esque frenzy.
The eruption of Kylie-mania, which has seen fans camping outside venues to try and catch a glimpse of her as she arrives, has led to the jaunt becoming the biggest-selling tour by an Australian artist in their home country.
It is a welcome return to the live arena for the star, who had previously faced criticism in her native Australia for pursuing her career in the UK, where she played 15 dates on the British leg of her ‘On A Night Like This’ in March.
She has recruited her mother Carol to the crew as wardrobe consultant on the tour, playing to venues of no less than 8,000 each night. It kicked off in Brisbane and has also visited Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
The tour continues on Thursday (May 3) at Melbourne, where she has a five-night stand, and winds up with a return to Sydney Entertainment, for a further two dates, in addition to the four already performed last month.