Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, famous for late 1980s hits like “Locomotion,” will make tour Japan next year, She will perform April 23-24 in Chiba, followed by Osaka on April 25. Minogue, 42, is remembered in Japan for an all-star performance she gave here in March, 1991, using her sex appeal to beat out Japanese “idol” singers. She was known for wearing eye-catching costumes on her world tours, including cheerleading outfits and geisha getups.
She is embarking on this tour to promote her new album, “Aphrodite,” which will kick off in Europe.
Minogue underwent surgery for breast cancer in 2005, preventing her from touring until recently. Additionally, a later 2008 tour apparently became too expensive and Japan had to be cut from the schedule. She had also planned to meet with fans in 2007 on a trip to promote her perfume brand, but that visit also never came to fruition.
In a statement to Japanese media, she said, “This is going to be a fun, exciting show.”