photos by Chris La Putt

Kylie Minogue

"Hammerstein Ballroom is as packed as I've ever seen it... granted, only my third concert there to date. No opening act, light go down, Kylie descends from the rafters on a giant golden skull to "Light Years." She addresses the audience, "Please! Fasten your seatbelts. My name, is KYLIE. I will be your pursor." Yes, straight from her Showgirl tour, but a dazzling entrance as to be expected from Kylie.

Wrapping up her first North American tour in New York (the first of three shows at Hammerstein), Kylie covered much of her 20 year-long repertoire... "It's In Your Eyes," from Fever, "I Believe in You," from Ultimate Kylie, "Slow," from Body Language, and new songs from X, including "Wow" and "The One." She covered a lot of her old stuff including "Shocked," "Spinning Around," and "What Do I Have To Do," in a medley straight from the Showgirl Tour, as well as "Better The Devil You Know," and a sexy, sultry take on her classic, "The Locomotion."

All in all, a strong effort by Ms. Minogue, but I wish it was really tailored for her U.S. audience. It was a re-hash of her past tours with little unique twists for her U.S. debut. Still, I'm a fan, and she was fabulous. She commanded the room and left everyone wishing for more. " [Brian Burgess]

You have two more chances to catch Kylie at Hammerstein Ballroom (tonight and Tuesday). More pictures from last night (Sunday), below...

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