Kylie Minogue has admitted that she is hesitant to tour her music during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The pop icon said that while she recognizes the new opportunities artists have been given during the pandemic, the live music sector has been “hit hard” by Covid-19.
She said: "On one hand, the pandemic has opened up new worlds of possibility wherein we can create almost anywhere and deliver music to the world. But on the other hand, the live sector has been hit hard and this is just so challenging and difficult for venues, touring crew and everyone associated.”
Minogue dropped her chart-topping ‘DISCO’ album in 2020, promoting the record with a live-streamed concert even featuring Dua Lipa. She went on to say that she feels a “degree of hesitancy” to return to in-person performances and touring, but promised to “stay patient”.
Speaking to The Hindustan Times, she explained: "There is a degree of hesitancy for sure. We all want it to work, so the only option right now is to navigate this new world as best as we can. Who knows how this will pan out in the future. I have really missed being able to tour my last album [DISCO: Guest List Edition], but for now I’ll have to stay patient.”
Minogue made history in 2020 when she became the first woman to release a chart-topping album in five consecutive decades. She went on to explain that while she has been “appreciative” of the connection she shares with her fans, the Covid-19 crisis has introduced a “new dimension” to the relationship.
She added: "I’ve always been appreciative of being able to create and connect with people and audiences, but this [pandemic scenario] brought a new dimension to it. I know my collaborators felt the same. Yes, we were doing remote sessions from our homes, but we would talk about how lucky we felt to be able to work."