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Aussie pop legend Kylie Minogue will play two gigs at the Cardiff International Arena on Friday March 25 and Saturday March 26. Nine years ago, in 2002, Kylie Minogue embarked upon her KylieFever world tour – it was her 5th world tour and her biggest to date – breaking box office records everywhere and setting a new standard for pop concerts throughout the world. KylieFever was followed by Showgirl in 2005, Homecoming in 2006/7 and most recently by KylieX2008. Each tour has been bigger and more spectacular than the preceding. Now, in 2011, she’s on the road again with a brand new world tour. Aphrodite-Les Folies Tour 2011 promises to break all previous records – the show is grander than anything you’ve seen to date. The bespoke stage for the European leg of the tour (including UK) is the most technically advanced, complex and precision stage ever created for an arena. It features over a million moving parts, including 30 high impact water jets, rain curtains and fountains! The stage, alone costing over $10million, was built by Tait Towers, the largest staging company in the world, responsible for building stages for the Rolling Stones, U2 and Madonna. The water elements featured in the show have been designed by the same team who engineered the famous water fountain show at Bellagio in Las Vegas, and the spectacular “World of Colour” show at Disneyland in California. Aphrodite-Les Folies will feature a totally unique “SPLASH ZONE” within the stage itself, where fans can be in the centre of the action in an amazing 4D experience. The entire production is valued at over $25 million, and will see Kylie joined on stage by a huge cast of dancers and aerial performers along with her live band. The show will be moved throughout Europe by a crew of over 100 personnel in a fleet of 25 trucks! Kylie said: “Rehearsals are well underway and the show is shaping up to be more than I could have wished for. All departments are doing a stellar job and the combined level of expertise is nothing short of mind blowing. My friends, Dolce & Gabbana have designed an amazing wardrobe for me. I’m overwhelmed with the love and talent that is going into this tour and I can’t wait for my fans to be part of it.”
Tickets on sale now from CIA Box Office Tel: 02920 224488 or at www.seetickets.com

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