Source Pravda.Ru

Promoter says Kylie Minogue slated to perform in Australia next year

Pop diva Kylie Minogue will hold her homecoming Australian tour at the end of next year, after canceling the event earlier this year when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, her promoter said Sunday.

The London-based 37-year-old singer had returned to her hometown of Melbourne in southern Australia to perform her "Showgirl: The Greatest Hits" tour in May when she was diagnosed.

Minogue underwent surgery in a Melbourne hospital to remove the cancer, and doctors declared the operation a success.

On Sunday, her Australian tour promoter, The Frontier Touring Company, announced the tour would begin at the end of 2006.

Promoter Michael Gudinski said the company hoped to announce the exact dates in the New Year.

"We appreciate that the end of next year is a long time away for ticket holders and the option of refunding tickets will remain available to fans," Gudinski said.

"Kylie has decided the 2006 version of 'Showgirl' will be varied and updated from the original version seen overseas in 2005 as a thank you for the patience and understanding of Australian ticket holders," he added, AP reported. V.A.