Pink Pulls out All the Stops for Her ‘Beautiful Trauma World Tour’ L.A. Concert
Pink, one of the edgier and harder working pop stars in the game, brought her 157 date “Beautiful Trauma World Tour,” that began on March 1 of last year, to the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the second time with Julia Michaels opening. Entertainment Voice was there for the show that not only featured 19 years of hits, but also stunning visuals and acrobatics.
The night started, quite appropriately, with “Get the Party Started.” Pink and her band had quite an entrance, flying from a huge chandelier as “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake played. Next came the more recent hit “Beautiful Trauma,” followed by classics “Just Like A Pill” and “Who Knew.” During a performance of “Revenge,” a track that features Eminem, Pink flew through the air while fighting a giant inflatable version of the Detroit rapper.
The show alternated between elaborate, Broadway-style dance numbers for songs such as “Try,” and high-flying acrobatic numbers. For “Just Give Me A Reason,” Pink climbed onto a bed that lifted off the ground and carried her to the middle of venue with two acrobats flying above. She did all this while belting out flawless vocals for songs such as “So What” and “Secrets.” She brought the heat, literally, during “Just Like Fire,” as actual bursts of flames lit up the back of the stage. The crowd loved it, and Pink reveled in their admiration, commenting that this audience was the best she had ever experienced in Los Angeles.
Pink may have a reputation for refusing to conform to the standards set by more “girl” pop stars, but that certainly does not mean she doesn’t love her clothes. She switched outfits after every few songs, sometimes just by removing portions of her clothing, others times changing her wardrobe completely. During these changes, short videos played for the audience, including one featuring audio of the singer speaking about a conversation she had with her young daughter about living one’s truth. Right after, she broke into her empowerment anthem “Raise Your Glass.”
But the most inspiring video touched on all the important issues of the moment, including Black Lives Matter and #MeToo. “I don’t want there to be gay marriage, I just want there to be happy marriage,” Pink said in the clip. Right after, she broke into “What About Us,” her moving song about the need for love and acceptance. The show ended with another emotional ballad, as Pink put aside the theatrics to say goodbye with “Glitter in the Air.”
Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma World Tour” played Staples Center with opener Julia Michaels on April 15 in Los Angeles, CA.