Kylie Minogue's tenth album that is aptly titled "X" has gotten its U.S. release date. The album that was released in other parts of the world in November last year will be released Stateside on April 1, just two weeks before Madonna releases her also highly-anticipated album "Hard Candy".
For the U.S. version, Minogue will revamp it with a different version of the track "All I See" that features a guest spot by New York rapper MIMS. The remaining of the tracks will be similar to the U.K. version, including the spawned singles "In My Arms", "2 Hearts" and "Wow". Set to be the lead single in U.S., "All I See" will be serviced to American radios on March 25 and performed during a guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 3.
Speaking on the album Minogue said, "This album is much more of a celebration than anything I've done before, with some room for reflection as well. I started work on it a year and a half ago when recording was far off in the future, because no one wanted to pressure me... To finish was a great relief and an inspiration in that I knew, 'This is what I do and this is what I love doing.' It has its challenges, but I'm ready for more."
In support of the release, she will embark on a massive tour dubbed KYLIEX2008 that begins May 6 in Paris, France. She then plans to travel worldwide for personal leisure. She told US magazine, "Just after I finished my treatment, I didn't want to rush back to London or Paris - the two places I'd associated with being ill - so I went to Sri Lanka. I remember feeling truly happy there because I had some privacy. I was with people who didn't look at me in the same way as people do at home, and who, with the tsunami and civil war, had suffered so much more than I had. It was just one week but it was worth a million weeks."