Let's Get to It Tour
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The Let's Get to It Tour was the fourth concert tour by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue. As stated by Minogue herself in 1991, the tour was technically a continuation of the previous Rhythm of Love Tour which had already visited Australia and Asia. In addition to revising the setlist, she assembled a new band to work with her existing musical director and choreographer. Backed by her five dancers, Minogue mounted the tour in support of the album Let's Get to It.
|Tour by Kylie Minogue|
Tour programme for the UK leg.
|Associated album||Let's Get to It|
|Start date||25 October 1991|
|End date||8 November 1991|
|No. of shows||12 in Europe|
|Kylie Minogue concert chronology|
The show comprised an all-new couture wardrobe created by John Galliano and several new additions to the set list from the new album, many of which were written by Minogue herself. She wore a plastic raincoat, which was designed by Galliano.
By her choosing of outfits on the tour, the title "SexKylie" was given by the media in this period.
Background and developmentEdit
The tour is an updated version of her last tour promoting for Rhythm of Love. A whole new stage wardrobe was conducted by British fashion designer John Galliano, Minogue first major fashion designer.
In August 1991, Minogue said she was churning ideas around about different costumes, different designers and so on. "I've already got some ideas starting to simmer inside me", said Minogue.
Minogue talks about her inspiration for the tour's fashion: "Well, I don't know if this makes any sense but I'm looking into the future for inspiration. It probably sounds a bit odd but I know what I mean by it. Every one – me included – usually looks back into the past to get inspired for a new look but I'm trying to imagine what life's going to be like in the year 2000."
"I would like to think that people in England—and also around the world—don't take what they say as being gospel. I actually had a lot of really good press, and so, as far as I can tell it was about time to give me a hard time, but, for me, the only way I can judge the shows was from the audiences' reactions and they were just great. And of course the outfits were a bit, maybe, a little bit too much, but that wasn't a mistake, that was meant to cause a bit of a stir."
In 2013, VH1 listed her in the fishnet costume as one of her ten most "butt-iful" moments. Irish Examiner called the outfit "risque", but stated: "There IS such a thing as too much fishnet, and this is definitely overstepping the mark."
This set list was taken from Minogue's official website.
- "Step Back in Time"
- "Wouldn't Change a Thing"
- "Got to Be Certain"
- "Always Find the Time"
- "Enjoy Yourself"
- "Tears on My Pillow"
- "Let's Get to It"
- "Word Is Out"
- "Finer Feelings"
- "I Should Be So Lucky"
- "Love Train"
- "If You Were with Me Now" (with James Uluave)
- "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi"
- "Too Much of a Good Thing"
- "Hand on Your Heart"
- "What Do I Have to Do?"
1 During the London and Dublin performances, Jazzi P appeared to perform with Minogue on "Shocked".
|25 October 1991||Plymouth||England||Plymouth Pavilions|
|26 October 1991||Birmingham||NEC Arena|
|27 October 1991||Nottingham||Nottingham Royal Concert Hall|
|29 October 1991||London||Wembley Arena|
|30 October 1991|
|31 October 1991||Manchester||Manchester Apollo|
|1 November 1991||Whitley Bay||Whitley Bay Ice Rink|
|3 November 1991||Aberdeen||Scotland||AECC Arena|
|4 November 1991||Edinburgh||Edinburgh Playhouse|
|5 November 1991|
|6 November 1991||Sheffield||England||Sheffield City Hall|
|8 November 1991||Dublin||Ireland||Point Theatre|
Broadcasts and recordingsEdit
|Released||9 April 1992|
|Recorded||8 November 1991|
|Kylie Minogue chronology|
Live! (or Live in Dublin for the Australian release) is a video album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. It was recorded during her performance in Dublin on 8 November 1991. It was released on 9 April 1992 by EMI internationally and Mushroom in Australia on VHS format only. In Japan Alfa Records also issued it on Laserdisc. Although they appear on the set list of the tour, "Hand on Your Heart", "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi", "Enjoy Yourself", "Secrets" and "Tears on My Pillow" were cut from the VHS release of the tour. "Got to Be Certain", "Finer Feelings" and "I Guess I Like It Like That" were all edited for the video release. The editor was Gareth Maynard.
Credits and personnel are taken from Minogue's official website.
- Kylie Minogue – production, concept, wardrobe
- Terry Blamey – administrator
- Adrian Scott – music director
- Nick Pitts – tour manager
- Henry Crallam – production manager
- Clive Franks – sound manager
- Jonathon Smeeton – lighting director
- Venol John – choreographer
- Yvonne Savage – assistant
- John Galliano – wardrobe
- Adrian Scott – keyboards
- John Creech – drums
- Jamie Jardine – guitar
- Craig Newman – bass
- Tania Smith – keyboards
- Jamie O'Neal – backing vocals
- Susie Ahern – backing vocals
- James Uluave – backing vocals
- Venol John – dancer
- Richard Allen – dancer
- Cosima Dusting – dancer
- Simone Kay – dancer
- Mitchell Bartlett – dancer
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