Over the past eighteen years, P!NK has been entertaining the world making her mark in the industry with over 42 million albums sold, 75 million singles and four #1 Billboard Hot 100 tracks. P!NK’s journey continues as she hits the road in support of her latest album ‘Beautiful Trauma’. The tour kicked off in Phoenix, AZ on March 1st, playing some of the most famous venues in the country. I had the opportunity to attend one of her two Boston, MA dates this past April and nothing prepared me for what I witnessed the night I saw P!NK perform for the very first time. One thing I appreciate most about P!NK is her involvement in her career. In every aspect, she is an artist sharing her gift with the world. With this past album, P!NK co-wrote all thirteen songs working with some of my favorite songwriters in the industry today. One of those songwriters being Jack Antonoff, who opened the Beautiful Trauma Tour with his band Bleachers.
There is a indescribable feeling you get just moments before you’re about to see one of your favorite artists. That is the vibe I felt as I was surrounded by thousands of people, all there to collectively enjoy a night full of music and entertainment. Now, when an artist goes on tour they have the opportunity to create a show that they feel the audience will enjoy, right? Well, P!NK takes that to new levels because just when you think you’ve seen the peak of her show, she continues to top each moment as her set list progresses throughout the night.
This tour is taking P!NK to new heights, quite literally. P!NK opens the show with a classic, “Get This Party Started”. Which I have to admit, was my very first introduction to P!NK in the early 2000’s. From the very beginning, P!NK showcases her ability not only as a vocalist but as an athlete. Propelling from the stage to a chandelier, without missing a single note, she captivates the crowd kicking off the show in the best way possible. The show continues as P!NK performs the title track from her most recent release, Beautiful Trauma. Throughout the show you start to realize the impact that P!NK has made on the music industry. Because she has been in the industry for over eighteen years, this show takes you on a journey. For me specifically, each moment in the show represented a part of life. The nostalgia began to kick in as she performed hits such as “Just Like A Pill” and “Who Knew”. There was even a moment in the show where she covered, “Just A Girl” by No Doubt as a mash up with “Fun House”, which was such a cool moment to witness.
This production has offered many visually pleasing moments. One of the most visually pleasing moments of the entire show is her performance of “Try”. A single spotlight shines down on center stage, slowly revealing a haunting woods setup, as confetti falls onto the stage. This moment of the show also showcases P!NK’s dancing abilities, as she tells a story through her body language. It’s one of those moments where you truly have to be there to experience the power of art through music. P!NK then follows with her hit “Just Give Me A Reason” with Nate Ruess, which was a crowd favorite as the entire audience screamed every single lyric. As each song went on, P!NK just got stronger and stronger. One of the most powerful moments to witness for me was P!NK’s message to her daughter. There was an empowering moment during the show that she had dedicated to her lovely daughter. This moment was made famous during P!NK’s MTV VMA Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award speech last year.
From that moment on, P!NK closed the show with some of her biggest hits to date including “Raise Your Glass”, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” and “So What”. I think the most appealing part of this show was seeing how interactive P!NK is with her fans. During the show stopping moment of “So What”, P!NK soared through the crowd without leaving a single section out. No matter where your seats are for the Beautiful Trauma World Tour, you are bound to get up close and personal. With a moment like that, I was expecting the show to be over, but I was completely wrong. P!NK did something no one was expecting and that was a ballad. She ended the show with one of my favorite songs of all time, “Glitter In The Air”. During this moment you can tell how humble P!NK remains. Her appreciation for what she does shines through captivating everyone in the arena. For an artist of her stature, she is one of the industries best and her drive that continues throughout the years only makes the public love her even more.
Towards the beginning I began to believe that this Beautiful Trauma era was P!NK’s pinnacle moment, but after attending the tour, I couldn’t be more wrong. P!NK has much more left in her and I strongly believe we will be seeing her for many more years to come. The Beautiful Trauma World Tour will run through June 1st ending in Inglewood, California at the The Forum. For more information on the tour and a full list of tour dates, visit beautifultraumatour.com. View this feature and more in the May 2018 issue of TREMBLAY, here.
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