Kylie Minogue has described the stage for her upcoming Aphrodite Les Folies Tour as a ‘techie’s wet dream’.

In a You Tube video of rehearsals for the concert, which opens in Europe in 10 days, Minogue gushes about the

“The stage is looking … can I say it’s a techie’s wet dream out there,” she said.

The tour, which the diva promises will be her most extravagant yet, already covers 54 dates around the world with the latest being a third night at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

Unfortunately, there is still no word about an Australian leg, but there is a nice gap in Kylie’s schedule before her Asian shows and sources have told the Star Observer to expect a visit from the diminutive pop diva around July/August.

In a rather bold statement, the pop legend promises fan “the most technologically advanced and extravagant stage that has ever been built to date”.

With a whopping $25 million price tag – it has a lot to prove!

The heart-shaped stage incorporates one million moving parts, seven lifts, 30 water fountains and, somewhat intruigingly, a rain curtain.

According to a press release issued by 42-year-old diva, it is “the best, most complex and most exceptional stage that has ever been built for a venue”.

That’s not even mentioning the water show (with the much talked about splash zones), which was developed by the same team that tinkered with Disney’s California Adventure theme parks, or the “fly system”, which was modelled on Spider-Man the musical.

Apparently that is a revolutionary way of transporting singers and musicians across stage.

Les Folies will feature 10 dancers, eight acrobats, five live musicians and two backing singers.

There will be 200 costumes and a crew of 120 people to transport the 45-tonne set using 10 lorries.


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