Kylie Minogue’s latest tour will aim to wipe out ticket scalpers.
The Australian singer has ensured that fans are only allowed to buy two personalised passes for the ‘Anti Tour’ shows each, cutting down on touts buying tickets in bulk and then selling them on at inflated prices.
According to the Herald Sun, each ticket will come in the form of a wristband with the name of the owner on it, preventing the re-selling controversy that caused outrage when Radiohead and One Direction tickets recently went on sale in Australia.
The wristbands must be collected and signed for by the credit card holder who bought the tickets online.
Minogue revealed that she dreamt up the concept of this tour after her multi-million dollar ‘Aphrodite Les Folies’ spectacular last year.
She said: “I don’t know how I can beat having water fountains, which is madness.
“Some people’s favourite tour is still ‘Intimate and Live’ where we had two penny farthings to put it on. The reason I thought of it was, when you’re on the big shows you’re obliged to play a stack of hits. How do you go bigger? You don’t, you go completely the other direction.”
Minogue also joked that she is going to “need a lyric stand” for the gig because her fans will probably “know all the lyrics better than” her. However, she admitted that this “fills [her] with excitement”.
The ‘Anti Tour’ shows take place at the Palace Theatre on March 18 and at Sydney’s Luna Park on March 20.