FOR YOU, FOR ME TOUR
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For You, for Me (promoted as KylieUSA2009) was the eleventh concert tour by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. This was Minogue’s first concert tour in North America. The concert has received very favorable reviews from music critics. Despite previous criticism of touring this territory by Minogue and her management, the tour grossed over three million dollars. It was the follow on tour aiding her tenth studio album, and promoting her previous world tour, which didn’t tour in North America.
In 2002, there was speculation Minogue would bring her Fever tour to the U.S. and Canada, after the success of Fever and its singles in those territories. It was originally believed Minogue did not want to scale down the show for smaller venues but later revealed she was swayed by her management to not perform in the U.S. and Canada.
The tour was officially announced via Billboard on 6 May 2009. Minogue stated, “I’ve wanted to tour in America and Canada for years now and know that fans have been waiting a long time for this. I’m thrilled that the opportunity has finally arrived.” Bill Silva (CEO of Bill Silva Presents) stated, “Kylie has such a successful career outside of North America that it has taken quite a while to find a window in her schedule for the U.S. and Canada. Her amazing fans in North America will be well rewarded for their patience when they experience her show and its entire spectacle.” Minogue promoted the tour on the fourth hour of the Today Show in New York stating that she’s always wanted to tour the US, but it was a constant battle with her manager. During an interview with BlackBook Magazine Minogue spoke about her fanbase in North America: “The fans in America aren’t great in number, but they’re great in spirit. And they’ve been so patient. I think I really shocked them when I said I was touring, because they’ve become accepting of the fact that it was never going to happen. But I meant it, all the years I spent saying I would love to tour the States” and what they should expect from the tour: “I decided not to go somewhere I’ve never been before, direction-wise, because American audiences haven’t seen my live shows for the most part. So we decided—and I guess it works well in these financial times—to bring with us a “best of” my different tours”. Jean Paul Gaultier created some of the outfits for the show.
Minogue later commented on the tour, stating, “It was a micro-tour, but I’ve got to tell you it was so rewarding […] It was a mission from the heart… It was like… setting my wallet on fire because basically it just made no financial sense to do it, but I just reached a point where I thought, ‘That’s it! I just wanna!’ I got a lot of reward from it. Right back to the heart, so it was amazing.”
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LIVE IN NEW YORK
Live in New York is a live album by Australian singer-songwriter, Kylie Minogue. The album is a live recording of her For You, For Me Tour, during her performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The album was released on 14 December 2009, exclusively to online digital media stores. Minogue’s official YouTube page streamed a live recording of the first half of the concert on 12 December 2009.
Act 1: Xlectro Static
“Overture” (contains elements of “Over the Rainbow”, “Somewhere” and “The Sound of Music”)
“Come into My World”
“In Your Eyes”
Act 2: Everything Taboo
“Shocked” (Album and DNA Remix) (contains excerpts from: “Do You Dare?”, “It’s No Secret”, “Give Me Just a Little More Time”, “Keep on Pumpin’ It” and “What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before)”)
“What Do I Have to Do” (contains elements of the Keep On Pumpin’ mix and excerpts from “I’m Over Dreaming (Over You)”.)
“Spinning Around” (contains excerpts from and elements of “Finally”, “Fascinated”, “The Real Slim Shady”, “Buffalo Gals”, “Ride On Time” and “Such a Good Feeling”)
“Better than Today”
Act 3: Xposed
“Like a Drug”
“Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” (“Greg Kurstin Mix” along with excerpts from “Boombox” and elements of Blue Monday)
Act 4: Cheer Squad
“Red Blooded Woman” (contains excerpts from “Where the Wild Roses Grow”)
“Heart Beat Rock” (contains elements of “Red Blooded Woman”, “Wow”, ” “Nu-di-ty” and “Slow”, along with excerpts from “Mickey”) (Dance Interlude)
Act 5: Starry Nights
“White Diamond Theme” (contains excerpts from various films including: “The Wizard of Oz”, “Casablanca”, “A Streetcar Named Desire”, Sunset Boulevard, “All About Eve”, “Beyond the Forest” and “Mommie Dearest”, as well as quotes from Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn and Jayne Mansfield) (Video Interlude)
“White Diamond” (Ballad version)
“Confide in Me”
“I Believe in You” (Ballad version)
Act 6: Black Versus White
“Burning Up” (contains excerpts from “Vogue”)
“In My Arms”
“Better the Devil You Know”
“Love at First Sight” (Ruff and Jam US Mix)
It was the fact that she was so completely present that made Kylie Minogue’s show at the Hollywood Bowl beyond fantastic. Absolutely one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen, and well worth the 20 year wait to see Kylie stateside. The staging, the costumes, and the pleasure of hearing a real singer sing live made it a night to remember.
Her gratitude, Aussie charm and authentic kindness had us all in the palm of her hand. We had the feeling there was no place else on earth she’d rather be. And by ‘we’ I mean every gay man in the greater Los Angeles area, because that’s who was there. The few straight men spotted were seen clutching their girlfriends for dear life.
After the encores, it seemed she didn’t want to leave. Her eyes welling with tears as the ecstatic crowd bestowed a lengthy standing ovation. While leaving the outdoor venue, the full moon shone down on thousands of smiling faces and a collective good will. Kindness is the new cool. All hail queen Kylie!
North American Tour
Start date 30 September 2009
End date 13 October 2009
Number of shows 9
Box office US $3.10 million ($3.42 million in 2015 dollars)