Pop & Hiss

The L.A. Times music blog

« Previous Post | Pop & Hiss Home | Next Post »

Kylie Minogue plots first ever West Coast-heavy tour

May 6, 2009 | 11:12 am

Kylie_emi International sensation and U.S. pop curiosity Kylie Minogue will stage her first-ever U.S. tour this summer. West Coast fans of the dance artist are in luck, as Minogue will play the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 4, and precede it with dates in Las Vegas (Oct. 3) and Oakland (Sept. 30).

The Australian singer has had moderate success in the U.S. at best, but globally she's arguably the world's most popular singer. Billboard reports that her most recent tour, KylieX2008, hit 21 countries and brought in an estimated $70 million in ticket sales.

Meanwhile, the industry publication reports that 2007's "X" sold just 36,000 albums in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Note, however, that the album was released in America in the spring of 2008, a full year after it had been available on import in other territories.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale May 15. A news release promises that members of Minogue's e-mail list will receive information on pre-sale offers, which begin Thursday, May 7. Tickets will be offered early to American Express card members as well. Ticket prices have not yet been listed.

Tour dates after the jump.

-- Todd Martens

Sept. 30: Oakland, Fox Theater
Oct. 3: Las Vegas, The Pearl (Palms Hotel & Casino)
Oct. 4: Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 7: Chicago, the Congress Theater
Oct. 9: Toronto, Air Canada Centre
Oct. 11: New York, Hammerstein Ballroom

Photo credit: EMI