Kylie Minogue returned to Hammerstein Ballroom (pics,setlist)
photos by Chris La Putt
“New York City was feeling the love! We’ve earned it and have certainly much to celebrate – but no one could have expected the party that Kylie Minogue was preparing to unleash on the Big Apple when her Aphrodite Live Tour touched down on North America – the show officially arrived in Boston over the weekend, then DC, before 3 unprecedented nights at the Hammerstein Ballroom in the heart of Manhattan. The Goddess of Love radiates in a two-hour extravaganza unlike anything the pop icon has ever attempted before. Kylie Minogue has out-shined herself…if that’s possible! This time the Impossible Princess comes close!
Minogue’s shows have always been elaborate dance and fashion spectaculars but she has never attempted something having this dimension before. This show is bigger than her last visit to the States, a much tighter production with amazing aesthetic, and a non-stop dance escapade with death defying aerialists and a winged horse…and this is a scaled down version of the arena show the rest of the world gets to see! Celebrating the success of her latest album, last fall’s Aphrodite, the stage venture takes its lead from the overall tone set by that release – co-produced by Stuart Price the album is a wildly futuristic foray into modern, electro rhythms & beats which Kylie has always mastered. Minogue has proven herself again and again a master minstrel of dance music.
Her song list on the tour features tracks from Aphrodite appropriately enough, and opens with the title track, since the mythological theme of the show situates Minogue as the embodiment of muses of myths and legends. Amidst the ruins of a Greek pantheon Kylie opens the show surrounded by her gorgeously assembled court singing “The One” before a rousing battle in the arena set to “Wow”. Seamlessly transported by a powerful pegasus, the next act features “Illusion” and “I Believe In You.” [edge]
That’s one excited fan’s take on last night’s musical spectacular at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC where Kylie does it again tonight (5/3) and tomorrow before moving on. More pictures (from the first part of the show) and the full setlist from last night (5/2), below…
Intro / Aphrodite
I Believe In You
Get Outta My Way
What Do I Have to Do?
Everything is Beautiful
Confide In Me
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
In My Arms
Looking For An Angel
There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
Love At First Sight / Can’t Beat The Feeling
If You Don’t Love Me
Better The Devil You Know
Better Than Today
Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)
On A Night Like This
All The Lovers