Pop icon Kylie Minogue has announced and will be coming to Manila for a concert this July via her “Aphrodite Live” 2011 World Tour. After years of waiting, this will be the icon’s first ever concert in the Philippines and already anticipated to be one of the best to be staged. She will be performing at the Araneta Coliseum on July 5, 2011.

Inspired by the Greek mythology and culture, the brand new extravagant “Aphrodite Live 2011” will feature an array of specially designed props, including a 14-feet tall golden Pegasus, a golden Chariot, 5 video screens, and a sweeping staircase. Audiences can also look forward to enjoy the performance from an entourage of aerialists and mysterious flying angels. Costume-wise, “Aphrodite Live 2011” will feature 200 glamorous outfits and 100 different pairs of shoes that were made of over a million diamante crystals and nearly 1,000 feathers. The Aphrodite herself will also be carrying the bespoke Dolce & Gabbana costumes for the entire show. Spectacular choreography, lighting and video content are also to be featured in this euphoric journey of joy, excitement and dazzling glamour.

Over the course of her extraordinary 20-plus-year-career, Kylie has been a global force in pop music and is one of the world’s most successful female artists with more than 60 million albums sold worldwide and over 50 chart-topping hits, including “Locomotion”, “I Should Be So Lucky”, “Got To Be Certain”, “Especially For You”, “Spinning Around”, “On a Night Like This”, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”, “In Your Eyes”, “Love at First Sight”, “Come Into My World”, “Slow”, “I Believe In You”, “Wow”, “All I See” and her latest chart-toppers “All the Lovers”, “Get Outta My Way”, “Higher” duet with Taio Cruz.

She has received countless awards and accolades including an OBE from the Queen, 9 sold-out world tours including her current Aphrodite Live tour which will have travelled to 27 countries throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, Asia and South Africa. Kylie has released eleven studio albums, three live CDs, eight live concert DVD’s, plus her Greatest Hits, Ultimate Kylie double album and several Remix albums. She also has her own successful bed linen line, “Kylie at Home” and has released seven fragrances.

Dubbed as The Showgirl, Kylie has been touring since February of this year and has been receiving some of the best reviews of her career with The Telegraph in the UK declaring, “Kylie Minogue is not just a pop star any more, she is a veritable goddess!”, whilst the Irish Independent said, “It is unlikely you will see a more lavish event this year!”. Tickets to “Kylie Minogue: Aphrodite Live 2011” in Manila will be on-sale starting Friday, May 6. For more details, call TicketNet at 911-5555 or Wilbros Live at 374-9999.

Here is a clip from her Aphrodite World Tour (“All the lovers” (Encore)

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