Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Bike-Ride With Kylie (27.03.2012)

Kylie goes for a bike-ride with a friend (Gerry Devaux) today - what an adventurous life our Princess has! :D
Enjoy the pics!

xo K

UK Anti Tour Shows Sell Out In Ten Minutes!

Kylie's first two UK Anti Tour shows sold out in under ten minutes!

Kylie’s UK Anti Tour dates, which were announced on her website on Sunday, sold out in under ten minutes when they went on sale Monday morning. Due to the phenomenal demand, Kylie has now announced that she will add a third and final show, playing again at the Manchester Academy on Monday April 2.

The full list of dates is now:
Sunday April 1 - Manchester Academy
Monday April 2 – Manchester Academy
Tuesday April 3 – London Hammersmith Apollo

The Kylie Anti Tour is part of a year of special events to celebrate K25 – Kylie’s 25th year in the music business. The tour began earlier this month with shows in Melbourne and Sydney. The show offers Kylie fans a unique experience. It is small, intimate and unexpected, featuring a stripped back production. Kylie will perform b-sides, demos and rarities that fans wouldn’t normally get a chance to hear live. It’s the flipside to a huge Kylie production, and a once in a lifetime experience.

Tickets for the new Manchester date are now available through www.kylie.com


P.S. 1st Manchester show: SOLD OUT
        2nd Manchester Show: very few tickets left
        London: Only 14 tickets left way up in the circle area available only through Ticketmaster

(Thanks to Dano from SayHey)

xo K

Monday, March 26, 2012

Kylie - Creative Ambassador For Sydney New Year’s Eve!

Kylie is coming to Sydney for 2012 NEW YEARS EVE!!!

"So many things are happening for my 25th anniversary in music, but I can't think of a better finale for the K25 year than to be in Australia for the Sydney NYE celebrations. I'm a very proud Australian, so coming home to host Sydney New Year's Eve is a dream come true. No matter where I am in the world, I always watch Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks and even though I'm from Melbourne I could not miss this opportunity to celebrate 25 years of performing at the New Year's Eve Capital of the World!"

Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP announced that Kylie Minogue has been appointed the City’s Creative Ambassador for the 2012 Sydney New Year’s Eve event.


*December Update*
Kylie Minogue is calling on Sydneysiders to use their mobile phones to get in on the action this New Year's Eve. The event's creative ambassador for 2012, has unveiled a plan for one million Sydneysiders to create an interactive colored light show. People who download a Telstra smartphone app can hold their phones up by the harbour side as the clock ticks closer to midnight on December 31st. The sea of phones will flash in sync, turning the foreshore magenta, yellow, purple and blue.

According to the agency Kylie's distinctive style and energy will play a key role in the celebrations.
General Manager of Imagination, Heath Campanaro, said the singer would work closely with the Imagination team on all creative elements of the event. “We know Kylie will inject her own special brand of sparkle to Sydney, the New Year's Eve capital of the world,” he said. “The event brings to the table all her many talents as a singer, performer and designer.”

Kylie will be instrumental in the creative execution of the three official City of Sydney parties, two fireworks display themes and the musical soundtrack, in conjunction with producer Josh Abrahams and Davide Carbone.

The video message shot before Sydney Anti Tour night ;)

*August UPDATE*:

The Creative Concept for 2012 Sydney New Year's Eve: Embrace

"Embrace" reflects a positive attitude of openness and connection. It is about acceptance and tolerance, the past and the future, warmth and love. It is the bringing together of elements, where each is influenced by the other, yet all still retain their individuality and integrity.
In a city of great diversity, we come together at NYE to embrace the future in a unified celebration of all that we are and the potential that tomorrow holds for every one of us.

Whether it's embracing new ideas, change and opportunities or just giving a big hug to our family and friends, it's an inclusive theme that everyone can get involved in. From this overarching theme stems four subthemes, each representing a facet of the grander design. Locals and visitors to the city on New Year's Eve are encouraged to Embrace Love, Embrace the Moment, Embrace the Possibility and Embrace Sydney as part of their celebrations. These subthemes reflect the positive spirit of the New Year, the opportunities that the future holds for everyone, as well as the warmth and generosity of Sydney's people.

Check out the official web-site: http://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/ :)

xo K

Sunday, March 25, 2012

#K25 March Surprise - I Don't Need Anyone!

This was many peeps' guess - the March #K25 surprise is I Don't Need Anyone rehearsal footage!!!

After 12 minutes trying to get through to Kylie and the team that Tweet To Unlock is not working we finally got it and kylie.com/tweettounlock started to work :) Almost all of us agreed to "hashtag" the names of the songs and we had no idea if that's what we needed to do until at 7.12 p.m. UK time the kylie.com page started to work :)
At first many of the tweeps were tweeting many different guesses, but that didn't last long, cause just in a little while we figured it was I Don't Need Anyone and started spreading the word! ;)
After 30 minutes tweeting we made it into the Worldwide trends for the first time tonight "debuting" at #4 ;) But just in 6 minutes we made it all the way to the top and are still remaining there as I blog :D (already 30 minutes!) We also made it to the top of the UK trend ;)

For some reason Kylie wasn't with us tonight, but that didn't make us stop, cause I guess we all were very excited about the exclusive rehearsal footage Kylie team had for us :)

Anyway, new records broken tonight! The #IDontNeedAnyone was trending #2 in USA&San Francisco and #1 in New York&Los Angeles!!

It also was #1 trending topic in Canada!

And Kylie came back to tell us how amazing we were ;)

Anyway, it was fun and video looks very energetic and full of excitement, so I'm off to watch it again! ;)

xo K

First March #K25 Surprise - UK #AntiTour Dates!!

25 March 2012

After four hugely successful Australian shows Kylie has today announced that she will be bringing the Anti Tour to England.
Small, intimate, unexpected. A unique experience, for super fans only. 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.


Tickets for these shows will go on sale at 9.00am MONDAY 26TH MARCH 2012
Numbers are strictly limited. These shows will sell out! Maximum 4 tickets per customer.
Ticket information: 0844 871 8820
The only other authorised outlets are the Ticket Factory for Manchester and Ticketmaster, HMV & Stargreen for London.

DETAILS: Tickets for the shows are £79.00 – there are no booking fees – when booking, the only additional charge will be a small charge per transaction (not per ticket) for the despatch of your tickets
Tickets booked to UK addresses will be despatched by Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Please be advised If buying tickets from any other outlets the face value of the ticket is £79.00 – if you are offered tickets for more than £79.00 + a small charge for despatch you are buying from a secondary and/or ‘unofficial’ seller.


xo K

Saturday, March 24, 2012

My New York City: 50 Reasons To Love NYC!

I just LOVE this one! Most of the reasons are SO true&I personally have done many of them (like the coffee or train one). P.S. And the "smart people" one is very true no matter what you've heard about America in general before - NYC is a whole other country inside the country!

Enjoy the countdown! ;)

50. Sending your laundry out for someone else to wash and dry it is not only convenient, it's just good business. Especially since you will probably never own a washer and dryer. Which means you never have to feel guilty about not doing your own laundry. Next.

49. Drinking coffee four times a day, every day, isn't the exception, it's the rule. (And I do NOT drink coffee anywhere else at all!)

48. The secret Chick Fil-A at the NYU dining hall.

47. There is always someone crazier than you. ALWAYS.

46. The view from the Brooklyn Bridge.

45. The view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

44. Manhattan-Brooklyn/Brooklyn-Manhattan wars never cease to entertain.

43. Bored to Death. 30 Rock. SNL. And a million other things that film here and we love. RIP Law and Order.

42. The epic feeling you get running to catch a train and succeeding...just before the doors close.

41. We get the inside jokes. Because, actually, we made them up in the first place.

40. That horrified look on our parents' friends' faces when we tell them we live in "Hell's Kitchen."

39. Sure, we work out next to Alec Baldwin, Padma Lakshmi, and Bridget Moynahan, and walk the streets with Willem Dafoe, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Tina Fey, but, really, we're kinda too busy with our own lives to notice.

38. Drinking is like breathing. Or slightly more acceptable.

37. Because it's not enough to just love New York. New York needs to love you back, too. Hey, we have high standards.

36. Whatever you need, whenever you need it, there is someone who will bring it to you for a price, which may or may not be negotiable. (Or legal.)

35. By the time the rest of the nation has bedbugs, we'll have figured out how to get rid of them. In the meantime, we'll mock them by dressing our dogs up as bedbugs for Halloween. Laugh in the face of fear, New Yorker!

34. There are almost 200 bars in the East Village alone.

33. There's no shortage of stupid rich people to make fun of.

32. The endless delights of the New York Post.

31. You don't even need a passport, or a license, to partake in goat-eyeball tacos.

30. The fact that one-bedroom apartments cost an average minimum of a half-million dollars means we think nothing of spending $12 on lunch.

29. Restaurants are as common as single men and women. And equally diverse. And you never have to see either of them again after the initial awkward encounter. (see the pic ;) )

28. The omnipresent opportunity to Gaga-ify yourself. And the chance that it will seem, just, normal.

27. Runnin' Scared lives here! (And so does the Village Voice.)

26. Smart people are the norm, not the exception. (Which doesn't mean they're sane, but at least no one's boring.)

25. Except in select 'hoods like Park Slope and perhaps the Upper West Side, children are viewed as mysterious beings, rarely sighted and only occasionally understood, like pixies or magical small butlers. Until they scream, in which case, they are banished from the palace.

24. When you fly back into the city after a vacation or business trip, no matter how long you've lived here, you get that butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling. (oh yes!)

23. Efficiency in a drugstore checkout line.

22. How easy it is to find doughnuts, pizza, Chinese food, or any other snack your drunken self desires at 4 a.m. Or to continue to drink. Responsibly!

21. Broadway. Museums. CULTCH-AH. Even if you never actually go to see anything (though you should, at least once).

20. Yelling "f*ck" is just a mild obscenity.

19. There's no shame in sticking your fingers in your ears like a weirdo when an ambulance goes by screeching.

18. Summer concerts at the Williamsburg Waterfront.

17. So many Missed Connections, so little time.

16. Other places have dog and cat people. We have ferret people.

15. The splendor of the Union Square Greenmarket.

14. A bagel with cream cheese and lox from Russ and Daughters.

13. There is an insane Korean day spa (Spa Castle) waiting for you in Flushing. And Russian and Turkish baths in the East Village.

12. One of our bars has 100-year-old urinals.

11. Complain about the MTA, but you can get anywhere in the city for just $2.50 single ride. Still pretty damn cheap.

10. Subway rage. Bike-lane rage. Walking rage. Random rage. These are our therapy. Although we all go to therapy, too. No judgments!

9. Subway "prewalking," in which you walk to the exact right spot on the platform to board the train car that will save you the most time upon exit, exists and has a name. Gotta respect.

8. The free Ikea ferry to Red Hook on weekends! Plus, Red Hook in general.

7.  Jaywalking is an art form.

6. You can be alone, but never feel lonely. And vice versa (but if you die and aren't found until a year later, you won't be the first).

5. We are, as a group, anti-fanny-pack as much as we are pro-gay-marriage. Hetero marriage, on the other hand, we can pretty much take or leave.

4. 35 is the new 26. Or is it 45? Whatever, age ain't nothing but a number, and as long as you're younger than your IQ score, no harm, no foul.

3. Finding your "local" is that much better here.

2. There is absolutely no reason to ever drink and drive. Added bonus: Spontaneous, fascinating conversations with cab drivers.

1. If you can make it here, you really can make it anywhere. But why would you bother to go anywhere else?


P.S. Original author is unknown. some content was changed&my personal thoughts added ;)

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xo K

Friday, March 23, 2012

Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan Reunion - To Be Or Not To Be?

*Update December*

The Official Charts have confirmed that Kylie and Jason duet WILL finally become true at the re-scheduled Hit Factory Live on December 21st!

Video, pictures and more from the show --> HERE! :)


*Update October*

Hit Factory Live is now scheduled for December 21st
In recent interview with Yahoo Omg UK, Kylie said  "You know what, I feel like I have to do this. People are getting more and more desperate. They're like 'please, for the love of God can you just do it because we need it out of our system'...
So I hope it happens. That's a really long way around of not answering a question. I hope it happens. I just can't say it's a yes at the moment."


*Update July*
It seemed like a dream... and as of today, one day before it could've happened, it still IS a dream...
Hyde Park's event scheduled for July, 11th was CANCELLED due to weather conditions...
I truly feel for people who bought tickets and were waiting for this event to happen since March, especially for those who too time off work and made travel plans only to see this event and Kylie&Jason reunion!

Following the severe and unprecedented weather conditions across the country the site was declared unfit this morning to host the concert. The decision was made following full consultation with all of the relevant authorities and the safety advisory group.

Kylie says "I am so sorry to hear that the concert tomorrow had to be cancelled. I feel for all the fans who had bought tickets to this special event. Jason and I were rehearsed and excited to share this moment with everyone."

Only yesterday, Kylie tweeted the happy picture from rehearsals, all happy and looking forward to this event.
Ok, so rumour has it that Kylie and Jason are set to sing their 1989 #1 hit Especially For You at a concert in London's Hyde Park on July 11.
Well, rumours go back and forth: some confirming and some denying - so I guess all we can do is sit and wait until the official statement from PWL or Kylie Team :)

We all realize it actually might happen, cause it's PWL and it's Kylie! Meanwhile, some fans are already buying tickets hoping to get to see Kylie once again this such special year - #K25 celebration year! (*takes a break from writing to watch All The Lovers video that just came on Enter Music Channel* :D...) To be honest I think if I were living in the UK, I'd do the same ;)

This little Hit Factory Live announcement has a little hint telling us about a "very special duet - 23 years in the making" - that's exactly how old Especially For You is turning this year ;)

So, enjoy the gossips for now! :D
1. The Sun
2. The Mercury 
3. Even Perez Hilton posted an article about it today
4. The Express
5. The Guardian

Related: Kylie TV Special? ;)

xo K

#K25 March Surprise Is Coming!

Ok this month is already full of excitement: MG, Anti Tour & this:

22 March 2012
To keep in the Anti Tour spirit we have some very special rehearsal footage taken in Melbourne, Australia.

All you have to do is tweet your guess of which song from the amazing Anti Tour set list you think the video is. Once 2500 correct tweets have come through the footage will be unlocked for all to see.
Where: www.kylie.com/tweettounlock When: Sunday 25 March 2012 at 7pm London time.

Which one will you tweet?
This may not be the only surprise we have in store this month… (they mean it is NOT the only one ;D)

xo K

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kylie Anti Tour Comes To Sydney!

Hello peeps!!
The Evolution Of The Anti Tour T-Shirt ;)
The opening was in Melbourne & now it's Sydney time!!! :)) are you ready? I mean ARE YOU READY?? The Kylie Minogue Anti Tour treat is coming your way!

Kylie's on her way! :)

To get here:

Took some pictures with the Harbour Bridge at the background

And then was welcomed with flowers from Pete, James and Dean :)

And here's the first picture of the Sydney ticket-bracelets :) & #AntiTour power!

The building is packed already and Seany is taking care of the little things that matter ;)
And Princess takes over the stage!!!


The Setlist: same as Melbourne with little bits of:

FULL WORD IS OUT (2nd show Kylie got lyrics! :D)
Step Back In Time &
Glad To Be Alive !! :))

Also we got FULL versions of:
And YOU'RE THE ONE close-up

And a very good Anti Tour video HIGHLIGHTS including Cherry Bomb!
For many more FULL Anti Tour videos&shoe footages please visit Kylie #AntiTour Melbourne!

Moe ‏@moe_elrifai:
#AntiTour totally rocking it @kylieminogue

Luke Sinclair ‏ @lukesinclair:
You are looking amazing tonight @kylieminogue !! Loving the #AntiTour! #k25

Montarna McDonald ‏ @IntersectionPad:
Kylie Anti Tour - BEYOND !!!!

adam ‏ @Adyomo:
#antitour @kylieminogue #amazeballs

JYKW ‏ @HonkyYonky:
#antitour whoot whoot totally awesome <3

ZoĆ« Condon ‏ @Princess_Zo:
I think I just died. No really. Someone check I'm still alive. Mind officially blown. #AntiTour

Adam ‏ @AW79:
The #AntiTour was a dream come true! So many of my favourite @kylieminogue songs which I never thought I'd get to hear live. Thanks Kylie!

And yes, the #AntiTour was my favourite @kylieminogue performance ever! I've never seen her sing and move with that much passion before.

Sanity Entertainment ‏ @sanityonline:
such a unique concert idea - thank you @kylieminogue the #AntiTour was fabulous :)

Riccardo Raiti ‏ @RicoSalvatore:
Miss @kylieminogue that was "too much" #AntiTour

Jodi :) ‏ @Jodestarxx:
I think I left my voice at the #AntiTourSydney!+lost 5 kgs haha one word flawless @kylieminogue you've done it again good luck with round 2

First Sydney show is officially over, but! One more time Kylie will rock the building in just 1hr30min!!! ;)

She did it again!! And everybody's happy after the show:

xo K