Photo by William Baker

You can count on the fingers of one hand the number of “pop” artists who’ve lasted more than a decade, let alone more than two! In July 1987 Kylie released her first single; a remake of the 1962 Little Eva hit Locomotion.

The song hit No.1 in Australia and remained in the top spot for seven weeks, becoming the biggest Australian single of the ‘80’s. Two decades later Kylie achieved the record for the most played female artist on UK radio over the last 20 years!

Since her debut she has released eleven studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVD’s, plus her Greatest Hits and the Ultimate Kylie double album and multiple video packages. This is of course in addition to over 50 singles released internationally, all of which have been hits.

Kylie has been the guest of royalty in Britain and Europe, she’s received countless gold and platinum discs; she’s been honoured with numerous prestigious awards, sold-out nine record breaking world tours and in 2000 closed the Sydney Olympics.

She’s graced the covers of the world’s leading magazines, including Attitude, Cleo, Cosmopolitan, Elle, The Face, FHM, Glamour, GQ, Harpers Bazaar, Hello, ID, Melody Maker, OK, Paris Match, Rolling Stone, Time and multiple covers of Vogue; the list is endless.

Early on in her career, after the release of Shocked, her 13th hit single in 1991, the British industry “bible” Music Week magazine declared that Kylie was the ONLY act in the history of British pop music to have their first 13 releases all go Top 10. Kylie now has 46 consecutive UK hits, none of which failed to peak in the Top 20, 35 in the Top 10.

2010 ushered in a new and exciting era in Kylie’s incredible story, the era of the Aphrodite, her 11th studio album.

It debuted in the UK charts at number 1 and resulted in Kylie having the unique honour of becoming the first solo artist in the history of the UK charts to have four No. 1 albums spanning four decades. The album also debuted in the top 10 in thirteen different countries and is her bestselling album internationally since Fever.

“I’m absolutely thrilled I will be able to bring Aphrodite Live to South Africa…”

By the end of 2010, months of planning and preparation had already gone into to what would be one of the landmark tours of Kylie’s career Aprhodite – Les Folies and Aphrodite Live 2011.

The tour, with costumes designed by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (Dolce & Gabbana), kicked off in Denmark on the 19th February 2011 and has travelled extensively throughout Europe before moving onto Japan, North America, Australia, South East Asia and South Africa.

Here, the gay icon will put on her Aphrodite Live world tour at the Sun City Super Bowl on the 8th, 9th and 10th July and at the Grand Arena in Cape Town on the 13th and 14th July, thanks to promoters Real Concerts.

“I have been looking for an opportunity to perform in South Africa for a very long time so I am really delighted that I can now confirm I will be visiting Johannesburg and Cape Town in July this year,” said Minogue.

Photo by William Baker

“I’ve been having a wonderful time touring Aphrodite and I’m absolutely thrilled I will be able to bring Aphrodite Live to South Africa,” added the songstress.

The tour has received some of the best reviews of Kylie’s career with The Telegraph in the UK declaring “Kylie Minogue is not just a pop star any more, she is a veritable goddess” whilst the Irish Independent said “It is unlikely you will see a more lavish event this year”.

The Daily Star urged fans not to miss the show saying that it sets “a new benchmark for arena shows”, the West Australian stated that it’s “a jaw-dropping Euro-pop spectacular that has to be seen to be believed” and London’s Sunday Times described the show as a “dazzling fashion-fabulous spectacle, and, best of all, lots of fun…”

Booking for the Aphrodite Live South African shows is now open on Computicket.com.

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