The Australian buttock-flasher will also be re-releasing her 'Light Years' album to coincide with the tour...

KYLIE MINOGUE has doubled the size of her UK tour, and is to re-release her current album ‘LIGHT YEARS’ to coincide with the dates.

Minogue, who was at the NME Carling Awards this week to present U2 with their award for ‘Godlike Genius’, has added extra dates at almost every venue on her previously announced UK tour, which starts on March 1 in Dublin.

To coincide with the tour, her album ‘Light Years’ will be re-released on March 5 on two CDs. The extra CD will feature nine different mixes of the singles ‘Spinning Around’, ‘On A Night Like This’ and ‘Please Stay’, as well as alternative versions of the tracks ‘Butterfly’ and ‘Your Disco Needs You’.

The full tour now runs:

Dublin RDS (March 1)

Glasgow Armadillo (3-5)

Manchester Apollo (7-10)

Brighton Centre (12-13)

Cardiff International Arena (14)

Bournemouth International Centre (15)

London Hammersmith Apollo (17-20, 31)

Tickets for the new shows are on sale now. Following her UK dates, Minogue returns to her native Australia, where she continues her tour.