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Kylie announces Manchester shows
Kylie Minogue
Minogue will be touring in the UK in early 2007
Kylie Minogue will play two concerts in Manchester when she brings her Showgirl Homecoming tour to the UK next year.

The new shows will take place on January 12 and 13 at the Manchester Evening News Arena. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Initial tour dates, at Wembley Arena in London, sold out in just six minutes.

The 38-year-old singer was forced to postpone her 2005 tour when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May last year.

She completed chemotherapy in December but her treatment continues as she tries to make a full recovery.

Stage return

The Showgirl Homecoming tour marks the Minogue's return to the stage.

However, the pop star says she has slowed down the pace of her concerts because she is still not fully fit.

"I'm as prepared as I can be, but I'm not sure that I'll be able to do everything that I did before," she told Sky One last month.

The tour begins in Australia at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on 11 November, before coming to the UK in early 2007.

The Manchester concerts are currently the only UK dates to be held outside London.


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