KISS ME ONCE TOUR

The Kiss Me Once Tour is the fourteenth concert tour by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, in support of her twelfth studio album, Kiss Me Once (2014). The tour began on 24 September 2014 in the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The first leg compromises of shows in European arenas, including a performance at the iTunes Festival. In March 2015, the show moves to Minogue’s native Australia. At the end of 2014, the tour placed 96th on Pollstar’s “Top 100 Worldwide Tours”, earning $17 million from 28 shows in Europe. Overall, the tour grossed approximately $21 million from 33 shows.

During the 12 November performance at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, the show was professionally filmed, presumably for a future television broadcast and DVD/Blu-ray release, which was confirmed by Minogue herself on Twitter, on 24 December 2014, a day following the broadcast of the Glasgow footage on British TV channel ITV.

Minogue’s performance at iTunes Festival, as the other performances from this festival, was recorded and streamed live and available at Apple platforms such as Apple TV, iPod, iPad, as well as Minogue’s iTunes Store for a limited time

Kiss Me Once Live at The SSE Hydro is a concert film of its corresponding tour. The show was filmed at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow and directed by William Baker. It was released on most formats including a double-disc CD, DVD, and Blu-ray.  The official cover of this video is a slightly silhouetted image of Kylie performing “Les Sex” on a giant lip couch. The video was released on 23 March 2015. The DVD/Blu-ray also includes “Sleepwalker”, a short film which was played before each show started, and screen projections for “In My Arms”, “Skirt”, “Chasing Ghosts”, “Sexercize” and “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”.

Kylie said of the tour:

‘For me, it’s the ultimate because you are really living in the moment. All aspects of what I do have to come together in a live environment, which is at once thrilling and nerve-wracking! Having so much shared energy in one place is amazing. All cast and crew come with as much energy as the audience so it’s a case of chicken or the egg….we don’t know who was first but we are all there for the same thing – united in that space and time. Also, I am aware that almost everyone in the audience has played a part in my life, and I in theirs, although we have never met.’