Kylie Minogue to kick off huge UK arena tour in the North East

Kylie Minogue will kick off her UK tour in Newcastle. Pic: PA.
Kylie Minogue will kick off her UK tour in Newcastle. Pic: PA.

Pop superstar Kylie Minogue has announced that she will perform across the UK and Ireland later this year on a new tour.

The Australian singer, known for her extravagant visual shows and jaw-dropping stage costumes, will hit the road in September and October on a tour in support of her forthcoming album Golden.

Kylie is known for her extravagant stage costumes and spectacular live shows.

Kylie is known for her extravagant stage costumes and spectacular live shows.

She last embarked on a concert stint three years ago with her Kylie Summer 2015 mini-tour across Europe.

The 49-year-old singer's Golden Tour will kick off at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on September 18.

There are also dates in Nottingham, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Dublin and Belfast.

Minogue - best known for songs like I Should Be So Lucky, Hand On Your Heart and Better The Devil You Know - will release Golden, her 14th studio album, on April 6.

She has previously said that the record, recorded in Nashville, will have a "country feel" to it.

The album is said to be one of the most personal to date for the singer, who endured a difficult year following her split from fiance Joshua Sasse.

Minogue started working on the new record shortly after calling off their engagement and co-wrote all the songs including lead single Dancing, which was released in January.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public via outlets including Minogue's website kylie.com and Ticketmaster on March 2.

She has appeared at the arena in Newcastle seven times, most recently on November 2014.