Pink is returning to her other home, Australia.
Following the announcement last week of a 40-date trek North American arena tour in support of her forthcoming seventh studio album Beautiful Trauma (out Oct. 13), Pink announced on the weekend she will visit Australia for multiple arena concerts from July to September 2018.
Live Nation Australasia will produce the shows Down Under, which start July 3 with the first of two shows at Perth Arena before heading east onto Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Pink and her entourage will then skip over to New Zealand for her first shows since 2007, including a date in Dunedin and a pair of tour-closing gigs in Auckland, on Sept. 4 and 5.
In these parts, Pink is much more than a pop star. She’s a living legend who smashes records for fun.
When she last visited in 2013 for her The Truth About Love Tour, Pink performed 46 dates and sold more than 600,000 tickets, a feat which stands as the biggest selling tour by a solo female artist in Australia, according to LN, out-selling treks by Taylor Swift (Frontier Touring) and Adele (LN).
Her Funhouse run of 2009 criss-crossed the country for 58 arena dates, and shifted more than 600,000 tickets. Pink’s legacy is so large Down Under, she has her own female bathroom (decorated, of course, in pink) at door 6 of the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, a thank-you from the venue’s operators for her 11 shows there. Both treks were organized by Michael Coppel, now chairman of Live Nation Australasia.
Over her stellar recording career, Pink has had four No. 1 albums in Australia with sales in excess of 3.6 million units, a staggering figure for a country with a population of 24 million. The Trust About Love (RCA/Sony) topped Australia’s year-end albums chart for successive years, according to ARIA, and her Australian concert DVD sales have surpassed 1.16 million units.
Seventeen dates have been announced for the Australasian leg of the Beautiful Trauma World Tour, though when the ticket onsale begins on Oct. 20, expect the itinerary to grow.
Pink’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ tour of Australia and New Zealand
July 3 — Perth Arena
July 4 — Perth Arena
July 10 — Adelaide Entertainment Centre
July 11 — Adelaide Entertainment Centre
July 16 — Rod Laver Arena , Melbourne
July 17 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
July 19 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
July 20 — Rod Laver Arena , Melbourne
Aug. 3 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park
Aug. 4 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park
Aug. 6 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park
Aug. 7 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park
Aug. 14 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Aug. 15 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Sept. 1 — Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, NZ
Sept. 4 — Spark Arena (previously Vector Arena), Auckland, NZ
Sept. 5 — Spark Arena (previously Vector Arena), Auckland, NZ