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Minogue to tour the US and Canada

Kylie Minogue
Former Neighbours star Minogue had her first hit in 1988

Kylie Minogue is to perform her first tour of North America, she has announced on her website.

The singer, 40, will kick off the six-date tour on 30 September in Oakland, California, wrapping up at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on 11 October.

Minogue's tour also takes in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto.

She has had two top 10 hits in the US with The Loco-Motion, a number three in 1988, and 2001's Can't Get You Out Of My Head, which reached number seven.

"I've wanted to tour in America and Canada for years," Minogue said in a statement on her website.

"I know that fans have been waiting a long time for this and I'm thrilled that the opportunity has finally arrived."

Tickets will go on widespread release on Friday 15 May.

Her only hit US album was Fever, released in 2001, which reached number three.

In Canada, Minogue has had a number one single with Can't Get You Out Of My Head as well as a further three top 10 hits including Slow, which reached number six in 2003.

Last year, Minogue, who has had more than 30 top 10 hits in the UK and has sold millions of records all over the world, was appointed OBE for services to music.

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