Kylie Minogue Brings 'Aphrodite' Spectacle to NYC
Of course, Minogue's faithful know better, and were out in droves on Monday night (May 2) to celebrate an international star whose back catalog has never received its deserving embrace from the stateside mainstream.
Video: Kylie Minogue performs at NY's Hammerstein Ballroom"
Yes, Minogue played "Can't Get You Out of My Head" (with a crunchy rock twist, no less), but the set list was littered with equally infectious dance tracks, from "In My Arms" to "Wow," to which her diehard fans knew every word. It also leaned heavily on Minogue's last album, 2010's "Aphrodite," but the epic "Looking For an Angel" and triumphant set-capper "Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)" fit in nicely with the rest of Minogue's oeuvre. "All The Lovers," which Minogue used to close the night as confetti rained upon the crowd, transformed from an uneven album opener to an unstoppable anthem within the blink of an eye.
Minogue, to her credit, kept pace with the theatrics, gyrating alongside her backup dancers and forcing the high notes to hit the rafters. Monday night proved that, at 42, Minogue is still an under-appreciated musical force, and one that should not be missed on an all-too-rare U.S. trek.
by Jason Lipshutz, N.Y. at Billboard.com
Moments before Night 2 in NYC...Joan Collins tweeted this pic "Just arrived at @kylieminogue and standing ovation - what a rush! Her fans are fantastic!"