Pink “Beautiful Trauma” Concert Tour 2018
One of the most exciting concert tours of 2018 is the Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma” tour, which kicks off on March 1st in Phoenix AZ.
On a Thursday evening, starting 7 PM, Pink will bring all her best at “Talking Stick Resort Arena” in Phoenix, embarking on a North America arena tour which features 40 appearances in front of her fans.
Her opening act choice for this tour is “Bleachers”, an Indie-pop band, who’s main member – Jack Antonoff – is none other than the producer and songwriter of the first song released from the album – the anthemic “What about us?”.
Jack Antonoff has a long list of musicians for which he wrote songs, from Lorde (“Green Light”) to Sia (“House On Fire”) or Taylor Swift (“Out Of The Woods”).
The opening song of Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma” album has been seen as a plea for a little patience in a relationship that seems to have gone into the wrong direction. Also as a ballad, which denounces the disappointment with the government and White House.
The tour continues, after Phoenix, with shows in Wichita on 3rd of March, Tulsa, on the 5th, Lincoln on March 6th and Chicago, on 9th. Pink is hitting the road after almost 5 years (since her 2013 – 2014 “The Truth About Love” tour), having scheduled performances in locations like Saint Louis (“Scottrade Center”, 14th of March), Toronto (“Air Canada Centre”, March 20), but also New York (“Madison Square Garden”, on 4th of April) or Washington DC (“Capital One Arena”, 16th of April).
“Beautiful Trauma” album, released on October 13, 2017, brings “the most gifted and imaginative physical performer in pop right now”, as “ Los Angeles Times” called Pink. Once again in front of her fans, with a musical masterpiece which seems to be centered around one theme: relationships. The relationship which Pink has with her adult self is one filled with anxiety, as she sings on the track “Barbies” (“I turned into someone that I swore I would never be”), while mutual revenge seems like the only remedy for a relationship gone bad. Just like the one she is having with Eminem on track “Revenge” (“We can do revenge together” say the lyrics).
As “Beautiful Trauma” album unveils, we discover that each song seems to express a different feeling or attitude when it comes to relationships: in “Whatever You Want” (released on October 5th, 2017, the same day the artist announced the 2018 tour dates), a song by Max Martin. Pink seems decided to face all the problems in her relationship and, moreover, to do whatever is needed to save what is left. Although the lyrics clearly indicate “ I feel like our ship’s going down tonight”.
Couple of tracks later, she admits that uncertainty is the most prominent feeling she has in her relationship. Clearly stating “I don’t know, we don’t know, where we go”. The mixture of feelings and attitudes gets at its peak with the closing song of the album – “You get my love”, written by Pink and co-writer Tobias Jesso Jr. This last track is composed as a scenario in which the singer intends to confess to her loved one, once he wakes up, a terrible sin. Her silent turmoil is begging for her loved one to believe she loves him, although he may not believe anything she says once her secret is out.
All in all, “Beautiful Trauma” album is likely to represent a new step in Pink’s impressive career which translates into 6 studio albums, 1 “Greatest Hits” album, more than 75 million singles sold, 42 million albums sold and 15 singles in “Billboard Hot 100”’s “Top Ten”. With 15 million copies sold around the world, “Missundaztood” from 2001 was Pink’s most successful album to date.
Pink has been around for 18 years and “survived” the eras of other pop-rock female voices such as Avril Lavigne, Fergie, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga or Taylor Swift. Yet, as she declares in a “New York Time” profile from last year, “if you look at any paragraph about pop music, I don’t get mentioned — my name doesn’t come up. And yet, here I go again, right under the wave, duck-diving.”
Without major changes in her sound or personality throughout the years, “the singer had demonstrated an epic workout of vocals, stagecraft and stunt-work without missing a note”, as Rolling Stone magazine states.
In 2018, Pink seems to have reached an artistic maturity which enables her to perform without the fear of losing something and, most importantly, with the satisfaction of entertaining new generations of fans everywhere.
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Here’s the complete list of dates and locations for “Beautiful Trauma” concert tour:
March 1 — Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 3 — Wichita, KS. @ INTRUST Bank Arena
March 5 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
March 6 — Lincoln, NB. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
March 9 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
March 12 — St. Paul, MN. @ Xcel Energy Center
March 14 — St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
March 15 — Kansas City, MO. @ Sprint Center
March 17 — Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
March 18 — Grand Rapids, MI. @ Van Andel Arena
March 20 — Toronto @ Air Canada Centre
March 23 — Montreal @ Bell Centre
March 25 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
March 27 — Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
March 28 — Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
April 4 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
April 7 — Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
April 9 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
April 13 — Newark, NJ — Prudential Center
April 16 — Washington, D.C. @ Captial One Arena
April 19 — Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
April 21 — Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
April 24 — Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
April 25 — Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
April 28 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
May 1 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
May 8 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
May 9 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
May 12 — Vancouver @ Rogers Arena
May 13 — Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
May 15 — Portland, OR @ Moda Center
May 18 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
May 22 — Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
May 23 — Ontario @ Citizens Business Bank Arena
May 25 — Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
May 26 — Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
May 28 — San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
May 31 — Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
June 2 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum