Pink kicks off the Australian leg of her Beautiful Trauma World Tour in spectacular fashion at Perth Arena

Pink kicks off the Australian leg of her Beautiful Trauma World Tour in spectacular fashion at Perth Arena

THE Pink experience.

I went in expecting something big.

And the show definitely delivered.

The 38-year-old, less commonly known as Alecia Moore, kicked off the Australian leg of her Beautiful Trauma World Tour last Tuesday night playing to a packed Perth Arena.

Entering, the pink curtains dropped to reveal the songstress in a sparkling black jumpsuit dangling from a suspended chandelier.

Singing her 2001 hit Get The Party Started, she did just that – complete with fireworks and confetti in the opening minutes.

After twisting and twirling her way through the opening number, she took to the microphone stand at the front of the stage for Beautiful Trauma.

Disappearing for just a moment, she had her first of many costume changes for Just Like A Pill.

“Hello, thanks for bringing me back here. My cheeks are going to hurt from smiling,” she said before launching into the next hit Who Knew.

Montages of old interviews spreading the “girl power” message, promoting marriage equality and showing support for the #metoo campaign set the stage for a powerful performance of What About Us and For Now.

Hooked up to ceiling ropes, she flew around the arena for her most spectacular stunt yet, reaching even the highest seats, to perform her 2008 hit So What.

If each two-hour show is as impressive and full of energy as this was, it’s little wonder she is in high demand.

Tyler Brown