Kylie Minogue's Aphrodite Tour Invades San Francisco Tonight

Posted by Billyjam, May 21, 2011 06:30pm | Post a Comment

Kylie  fans in Guadalara, Mexico earlier this week before the Aphrodite tour crossed back to US

As part of her current successful Aphrodite world tour last night Kylie Minogue played the Hollywood Bowl to wild applause and tonight (May 21st) the Australian born global pop star will perform to a packed house at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Center. In all the stops on the tour to promote her new Aphrodite album on Astralwerks, which is being documented in YouTube clips by her website (see the clip from Guadalajara, Mexico earlier this week), the audience will include a large gay ratio.  Long a gay icon, Kylie has enjoyed an increased gay fan base since, ten years ago on British TV,  she and singer Geri Halliwell, another gay icon, kissed as a public statement, they said, "to end prejudice." Additionally, Minogue is widely admired by fans for her victory in beating cancer. In 2005 she was diagnosed with breast cancer which lead to the much publicized sudden cancellation of of her  Showgirl – The Greatest Hits Tour, and soonafter she underwent chemotherapy treatment, something she later described as like "experiencing a nuclear bomb."

Most notable is that Minogue was widely praised for the influence she had by openly addressing her cancer diagnosis and treatment. In fact, France's Cultural Minister was quoted as saying, "Doctors now even go as far as saying there is a 'Kylie effect' that encourages young women to have regular [cancer] checks." While Minogue is a major star here in the US, in her native Australia and also in Britain (in the UK she is considered an "adopted Brit") she is an even bigger star. And last year a British marketing research study dubbed her the "most powerful celebrity in Britain."

At tonight's Kylie Minogue concert the singer is expected to sing such songs as "Illusion," "The One," "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" (see video below), and "Looking For An Angel," which she performed last night at the Hollywood Bowl show. This is a fan video clip of her doing the song. Doors for tonight's San Francisco show open at 7:30pm. Some tickets at door. More info here. Buy the Aphrodite album here.


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