Posted on: July 27, 2023, 09:13h.
Last updated on: July 27, 2023, 09:35h.
Nov. 3 is the official opening date of Kylie Minogue’s first Las Vegas residency. As previously reported, it will inaugurate the Voltaire, a new performance venue at the Venetian Resort.
Tickets go on sale Aug. 9 at voltairelv.com.
“I’ve performed a couple of times at Vegas, but as part of a tour, and particularly when I did the ‘Showgirl’ tour in 2004,” Minogue said Thursday at a press conference at the Pendry Hotel in West Hollywood. “At that time, we said, ‘Oh, this feels like a Vegas show.’ Then, when I did ‘Aphrodite,’ which was a tour with so many waterworks in like precision fountains, my team at the time kept saying, ‘Why isn’t this in Vegas? We’ve got to do it at some point.’”
Minogue, 55, had been considering a Vegas residency since last fall, when the Daily Mail reported that she was in talks with Caesars Entertainment for a 12-week run, possibly at Caesars Palace or Planet Hollywood. She has not toured in the US since 2011.
“I was thinking years ago I want to do it when I’m younger like, I don’t want to do it when I’m at the sunset of my career,” Minogue continued. “So, I think I’ve got it right somewhere in the middle where I feel like I’ve earned the right to and have the experience to really enjoy being there.”
With only 1,000 seats, the Voltaire is only a quarter the size of Adele’s venue, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. So Minogue, who came to fame with 1988’s “The Loco-Motion,” won’t give the reigning queen of the Strip any competition, sales-wise.
However, with more than 80 million worldwide album sales, Minogue is the most successful female artist of all-time in Australia, so her appearances should stir quite a buzz.
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“I want it to be the kind of essence of what a Kylie show has become, enough glamour and abandon,” Minogue explained. “I’ve got some versions of songs that have not been heard, like reinterpretations of songs, which is exciting. Live bed dances, amazing costumes. That’s the base and then we’ll see what surprises we can come up with.”
The announcement comes on the heels of the success of her song “Padam Padam,” which broke Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and became a summer TikTok phenomenon, and ahead of the Sept. 22 release of her 16th studio, album, “Tension,” which will feature a song called “Vegas High.”
“We were talking about going to Vegas, the possibilities,” Minogue said. “It’s a shimmering thing in the distance. If you’re flying in, or if you’re driving, the roads get drier, and the mood changes, and as the saying says, ‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.’ It’s just its own little kind of Wonderland.”
The Studio 54-inspired Voltaire — located in the former Opaline Theater space across from the Summit Showroom — was created by Venetian chief content officer Michael Gruber, a former Caesars exec, and designed by Emmy- and Tony Award-winning production designer Derek McLane. It is expected to play host to concerts, DJs, and burlesque performers.
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