Giorgio Moroder to Support Kylie Minogue On Australian Arena Tour
Kylie Minogue is gearing up for another homecoming tour. And this time, she's bringing Giorgio Moroder with her.
According to a statement from promoters Frontier Touring, Moroder will play a DJ set at each Kylie show next month. He'll line-up "select cuts from an impressive discography featuring some of the biggest names in music." The Italian disco great, who Kylie describes as a "perfect partner in crime," could choose to spin only his own tunes and still come up with a cracking show. The legendary producer and songwriter has worked with a galaxy of big stars, from Donna Summer to David Bowie, Blondie and Freddie Mercury and, of course, Kylie on "Right Here, Right Now," the lead single from Moroder's forthcoming studio album, his first in 30 years.
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Moroder was thrust back into the spotlight with a starring role on Daft Punk's 2013 megahit album release Random Access Memories. He's recently done remixing work for Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Haim and his new album 74 is the New 24 will feature collaborations with Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko, Foxes and others.
Kylie's Kiss Me Once tour will play arenas in the big five cities, beginning March 14 at Perth Arena and coming to a close March 21 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. It's been almost four years since the Australian pop legend's last national arena tour Down Under.
Also joining Kylie on the Kiss Me Once tour will be Betty Who, a Sydney-born singer/songwriter who has enjoyed support slots for Katy Perry and Kiesza.
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Kylie's world tour, in support of her 14th album release Kiss Me Once, kicked off last September in the U.K. Aside from the Australian shows, Kylie's touring schedule for the year ahead includes a string of European summer dates starting June 12 in Aalborg, Denmark.
Kiss Me Once opened at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart on its release last year, giving Kylie her fourth No. 1 in the country. Kylie's three other No. 1 albums were Light Years from 2000, Fever from 2001 and X from 2007. Kylie was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2011.
"Kiss Me Once" Australia tour dates:
March 14 -- Perth Arena
March 17 -- Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
March 18 -- Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
March 20 -- Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney
March 21 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
For all the tour info, visit frontiertouring.com/kylie
By Lars Brandle (Billboard.com)