Kylie Minogue Rocks Sydney Mardi Gras, Announces Initial Anti-Tour Dates

Robbie Daw | March 5, 2012 8:40 am

Pop diva Kylie Minogue, who’s currently enjoying both 25 years in the music business and the 10-year anniversary of her album Fever, returned to her home country of Australia for a performance at Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras festivities. Idolator’s Mike Wass caught our favorite saucy Aussie’s gig (and snapped the above photo), which had Kylie belting out such hits as “All The Lovers”, “Love At First Sight”, “Better The Devil You Know” and, yes, even “The Loco-Motion”. Read his review on his blog Pop Trash Addicts, and watch Kylie rock her loyal gay fans below.Kylie Minogue performs at Sydney Mardi Gras 2012

Don’t worry, Australia — Kylie’s not jetting back to London just yet. Today the singer announced the first two dates of her upcoming Anti-Tour, where she’ll be performing B-sides, demos and unreleased material.

“Small, intimate, unexpected. A unique experience, for super fans only,” reads Minogue’s official site. “Kylie and her band performing those songs you thought you’d never hear live! The flipside to a huge ‘Kylie production’, a once in a lifetime chance and a night to remember.”

Last April, Kylie told us the following about her plans for the intimate Anti-Tour shows:

“I’ve never done anything like that before, something like an anti-tour where there are no dancers, there are no lights. It’s just music and doing songs that are much loved by super fans but will never, ever, ever be heard anywhere—and certainly not in a live environment. I’m talking about B-sides or songs that were never meant to see the light of day, songs that were leaked but turned out to be quite popular. Certain covers I’ve done. Covers I haven’t yet done. I think it would be really cool to be in a tiny, tiny venue, maybe to like a week’s run somewhere and just strip everything back—just do songs that uber-fans would cry for.”


March 18 —  The Palace, 20-30 Bourke St., Melbourne March 20 —  The Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney