Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Kylie to go African on Showgirl tour

It seems that Madonna is not the only singer who is currently having a love affair with Africa as Kylie Minogue is to add an African flair to the sparkles and feathers for her upcoming revamped Showgirl tour.

The pop star, who postponed shows after she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, is said to be giving her show an African theme.

The I Believe In You singer is relaunching the tour in her native Australia from November 11th.

"Kylie wanted to update the outfits and routines and decided an African theme would be really different," a source told the People newspaper.

The singer, who spent her time recovering in Australia and Paris with boyfriend Olivier Martinez, made her return to performing when she joined sister Dannii on stage at Astoria nightclub's G.A.Y. night.

Her Showgirl tour looks set to be one of the most popular and anticipated of the year; in London the first two UK dates sold out in six minutes.

"The demand for Kylie is absolutely phenomenal and these are the fastest selling shows I have ever experienced. It will be fantastic to see [her] back on stage again," said her live agent, Dave Chumbley.

Kylie will be releasing her next studio album next year.