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KYLIE MINOGUE

THE ANTIPODEAN POP ICON CELEBRATES HER GOLDEN JUBILEE IN STYLE… AND IN COWBOY BOOTS! HAS KYLIE DISCOVERED HER INNER DOLLY? HAS SHE GONE LOCO FOR LINE DANCING?

GENTING ARENA, BIRMINGHAM

21 SEPTEMBER

© Andrew Whitton

Kylie has plenty to celebrate. It’s 30 years since she traded Neighbours for TOTP; she’s just turned 50; and new album Golden has given the former soap star her first chart-topper since 2010’s Aphrodite. Yes, she’s lucky (lucky lucky), but she’s also worked damn hard to stay in the saddle.

Her first full UK arena shows since 2014’s Kiss Me Once dates, The Golden Tour’s opening section takes its lead from the aforementioned album’s Nashville vibe. With the Spaghetti Western twang of the new album’s title track drifting out over the throng, the sun rises on giant screens and Kylie appears, in pink outfit and cowboy boots, flanked by dancing cowgirls (more Toy Story’s Jessie than Annie Oakley) and thrusting cowboys (more Tom Of Finland than John Wayne – she knows her audience).

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