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Let's Get to It Tour

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.

Let's Get to It Tour
Tour by Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue - Let's Get to It Tour poster.jpeg
Tour programme for the UK leg.
Associated albumLet's Get to It
Start date25 October 1991 (1991-10-25)
End date8 November 1991 (1991-11-08)
Legs1
No. of shows12 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.[1][2]

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.[3] A whole new stage wardrobe was conducted by British fashion designer John Galliano, Minogue first major fashion designer.[3]

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."[4]

ReceptionEdit

After the first show of the tour, a tabloid accused Minogue of copying Madonna's look from her Blond Ambition World Tour.[3]

Writing for Chronicle Live in 2014, Gordon Barr said the performance she gave on the tour was a "polished" one he has seldom seen at the many other gigs he has been to.[5][6][7]

Minogue also caused lots criticisms for her choice of costume on the tour.[3] When being asked about the subject on Tonight Live with Steve Vizard, Minogue stated:

"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."[8]

In 2013, VH1 listed her in the fishnet costume as one of her ten most "butt-iful" moments.[9] Irish Examiner called the outfit "risque", but stated: "There IS such a thing as too much fishnet, and this is definitely overstepping the mark."[6]

Set listEdit

This set list was taken from Minogue's official website.[10]

  1. "Step Back in Time"
  2. "Wouldn't Change a Thing"
  3. "Got to Be Certain"
  4. "Always Find the Time"
  5. "Enjoy Yourself"
  6. "Tears on My Pillow"
  7. "Secrets"
  8. "Let's Get to It"
  9. "Word Is Out"
  10. "Finer Feelings"
  11. "I Should Be So Lucky"
  12. "Love Train"
  13. "If You Were with Me Now" (with James Uluave)
  14. "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi"
  15. "Too Much of a Good Thing"
  16. "Hand on Your Heart"
  17. "What Do I Have to Do?"

Encore

  1. "I Guess I Like It like That"
  2. "The Loco-Motion"
  3. "Shocked"1
  4. "Better the Devil You Know"

1 During the London and Dublin performances, Jazzi P appeared to perform with Minogue on "Shocked".

Tour datesEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country and venue[10]
Date City Country Venue
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

Live!
 
Cover for the VHS release in United Kingdom and Japan.
Video by
Released9 April 1992 (1992-04-09)
Recorded8 November 1991 (1991-11-08)
VenuePoint Theatre
(Dublin, Ireland)
GenrePop
Length80 minutes
Label
DirectorIan Hamilton
Producer
  • Kylie Minogue (exec.)
  • Michael Baumohl
Kylie Minogue chronology
Let's Get to...
The Videos

(1991)
Live!
(1992)
Greatest Video Hits
(1992)

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.[11] 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.

PersonnelEdit

Credits and personnel are taken from Minogue's official website.[10]

Main

  • 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

Musicians

  • 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

Dancers

  • Venol John – dancer
  • Richard Allen – dancer
  • Cosima Dusting – dancer
  • Simone Kay – dancer
  • Mitchell Bartlett – dancer

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erika Brooks Adickman (25 May 2012). "Happy Birthday, Kylie Minogue! We Celebrate Her Sexy Style Evolution". Idolator. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Een piepjonge Kylie Minogue gehuld in John Galliano" [A very young Kylie Minogue dressed in John Galliano]. Fashionscene (in Dutch). 1 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d St. Clarke, Jenny (2002). Kylie: Naked. London, United Kingdom: Edury Press. ISBN 978-0-09-188096-5. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.kylie.com.br/galeria/004_Impressos/Revistas/1991/clothes_show/1991_CS_Mag_3.jpg
  5. ^ Kylie Minogue: Flashback to her last three tours on Tyneside – Chronicle Live
  6. ^ a b "Kylie Minogue doesn't regret these bold outfit choices". Irish Examiner. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  7. ^ 10 most memorable Kylie fashion moments
  8. ^ Minogue's interview on Tonight Live With Steve Vizard
  9. ^ O'Keefe, Meghan (15 April 2013). "Kylie Minogue's 10 Most Butt-iful Moments". VH1. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  10. ^ a b c "Let's Get to It Tour 1991". Minogue's official website. Archived from the original on 19 October 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  11. ^ Music review