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Last Updated: Monday, 15 January 2007, 16:48 GMT
Kylie reschedules Manchester gigs
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Minogue had planned to play six dates in Manchester
Pop star Kylie Minogue has announced new dates for two concerts cancelled after she fell ill.

On Saturday, Minogue stopped a concert at the MEN Arena in Manchester after an hour, telling fans she had a cold.

Shows on Monday and Tuesday were called off on doctors' orders after she was diagnosed with a respiratory infection.

The concerts have now been rescheduled for Sunday 21 January and Monday 22 January. Tickets for the original dates will remain valid.

Anyone who cannot attend the rearranged concerts must apply for a refund from where they bought the tickets before 19 January.

It is not yet known whether the earlier show will also be rescheduled, but fans were advised to retain their tickets and check for news on the MEN Arena website.

Dates scheduled for Thursday and Friday are unaffected.

Less energetic

Minogue, 38, launched the UK leg of her Showgirl Homecoming Tour on New Year's Eve, following her recovery from treatment for breast cancer.

She performed seven nights at the Wembley Arena in London before embarking on the Manchester leg of the tour.

The Australian pop singer had been forced to postpone the original Showgirl world tour after her diagnosis in May 2005.

She underwent surgery in Australia two days later and finished her chemotherapy in December 2005.

The singer's current stage show is less energetic than previous concerts and has a built-in interval because she is not yet fully fit.

Minogue's record company, Parlophone, has said she is working on material which could be released in 2007.


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