Pink UK tour 2019: UK and Europe dates finally revealed
After the announcement of Pink's world tour in 2018, UK fans have been desperate to know when the 'Beautiful Trauma' star is coming over here.
And now the singer has revealed she'll be heading to Europe in summer 2019 on a 20-date tour - with UK concerts to take place in June.
There hasn't been a Pink UK tour since 2013’s ‘The Truth About Love Tour’ (and one of those dates was cancelled due to sickness). So it’s high time she returned to get the party started!
Here’s everything we’ve heard so far about the Pink UK tour 2019, European dates and a bit about her new album ‘Beautiful Trauma’…
Pink UK tour 2019: cities and dates
In a funny social media video, Pink announced she'll be visiting cities around Europe in summer 2019 - including the UK.
— P!nk (@Pink) October 13, 2018
The singer later revealed concerts dates in London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Dublin and more European cities.
Here is the complete list of Pink UK and European tour dates 2019:
- Amsterdam, Johan Cruijff Arena (Netherlands) - June 16
- Dublin, RDS Arena (Ireland) - June 18
- Cardiff, Principality Stadium (UK) - June 20
- Glasgow, Hampden Park (UK) - June 22
- Liverpool, Anfield Stadium (UK) - June 25
- Werchter, Rock Werchter (Belgium) - June 27
- London, Wembley Stadium (UK) - June 29
- London, Wembley Stadium (UK) - June 30
- Nanterre, U Arena (France) - July 3
- Köln, RheinEnergieStadion (Germany) - July 5
- Hamburg, Volksparkstadion (Germany) - July 8
- Stuttgart, Mercedes Benz Arena (Germany) - July 10
- Hannover, HDI Arena (Germany) - July 12
- Berlin, Olympiastadion (Germany) - July 14
- Warszawa, PGE Narodowy Stadium (Poland) - July 20
- Frankfurt, Commerzbank-Arena (Germany) - July 22
- Wien, Ernst Happel Stadium (Austria) - July 24
- Munich, Olympiastadion (Germany) - July 26
- Zürich, Letzigrund (Switzerland) - July 30
- Johanneshov, Tele2 Arena (Sweden) - August 3
Tickets for the Pink UK tour go on sale at 10am on Tuesday, October 23.
Pink first announced her world tour in a tweet in September 2017, declaring simply, "I’M GOING ON TOUR!", and on Instagram saying, "SEE YOU SOON!!!".
Pink had to announce extra 2018 tour dates at North American venues including New York, Toronto and Chicago to meet the huge demand for tickets.
Shortly after her US tour date announcement, Pink revealed she would also be playing concerts across Australia and New Zealand.
Due to her massive popularity in the region, Pink's initial 14 tour dates across the countries became an impressive 37 as the singer continued to add dates in the region.
Pink went on to reveal a further string of US tour dates for 2019 - prompting rumours that a Pink UK tour might not happen in 2018, instead forming part of her world tour next year.
The star announced an impressive 37 shows between March and May 2019 in the US, which suggested summer concerts in the UK were a possibility. This would also leave here free to perform at some big UK festivals, like the returning Glastonbury.
Pink support act for 2019 tour
The first US concerts of the 'Beautiful Trauma' tour were opened by KidCutUp, a DJ whose music has found its way onto the sets of high-profile turntablists such as DJ Khaled, The Chainsmokers and Diplo.
KidCutUp will also be joining the Pink UK tour.
Also on the lineup up of support acts is Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy, who had a massive hit with 'Riptide'.
Bang Bang Romeo is the third support act confirm for the Pink UK tour 2019. The Sheffield indie rockers have been described as a "hard-edged Fleetwood Mac" by Radio X.
Joining the Pink 2018 tour later on for a string of US shows was Bleachers. Lead singer Jack Antonoff co-produced Pink's new album 'Beautiful Trauma'.
The support act for Pink's Australia and New Zealand concerts was The Rubens, an alt-rock group from New South Wales.
hile not an official tour support act, former No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani dropped by at Pink's LA concert in May for a quick duet.
The singer lent her vocals to 'Just A Girl', which Pink has been performing as a cover in the tour setlist.
— STAPLES Center (@STAPLESCenter) June 1, 2018
Pink setlist for 'Beautiful Trauma' tour
Since the first leg of Pink's world tour is now over, we now have a pretty good idea of the setlist we can expect if the singer performs her UK concerts.
Here's the setlist from Pink's Chicago concert on March 9, 2018, although there's no guarantee it will be the same for each city.
- Get the Party Started
- Beautiful Trauma
- Just like a Pill
- Who Knew
- Funhouse / Just a Girl
- Smells Like Teen Spirit
- Just Give Me a Reason
- I'm Not Dead
- Just like Fire
- What About Us
- For Now
- I Am Here
- Fuckin' Perfect
- Raise Your Glass
- Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
- So What
- Glitter in the Air
More about the Pink UK and European tour 2019
In a trailer for her new documentary 'On the Record: Pink – Beautiful Trauma', Pink speaks candidly about how difficult it is to juggle a new album, family life and tour rehearsals.
She says, "Making an album is so many moving parts. There's studio sessions, then you write the songs, and then you have to finish the songs and somebody’s in New York and somebody’s in Philadelphia... Then maybe there’s a choir in Philadelphia and then it’s photo shoots, it’s video shoots, and then you’re in dance rehearsals...
“Then you’re on a festival tour at the same time over here and you’re getting ready for your regular tour, so it’s rehearsals and it’s putting on shows and then your six-year-old has surf camp and your eight-year-old has a vaccination and then your album’s out.”
Pink really does seem to be busy, as she mistakenly referred to her new son as an eight-year-old, when he is in fact only eight months old.
But Pink's 2017 performance at the VMAs proved the singer hadn’t lost her edge.
The pop icon belted out a medley of her greatest hits including ‘Get The Party Started’ and ‘Raise Your Glass’ as she descended to the stage in a car suspended from the ceiling.
At the event, Pink was presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by TV personality Ellen DeGeneres.
Upon accepting the award (which she confessed to accidentally breaking) the singer told an inspiring story about a conversation she had with her daughter on the topic of other people’s perception of beauty.
This, along with the politically-charged new single ‘What About Us’, suggests Pink has a lot to say about motherhood, being true to yourself and the general shape of the world right now.
These themes are likely to be reflected in her concerts when Pink tours the UK and Europe in 2019.
Pink’s new album ‘Beautiful Trauma’: everything we know
Pink’s last album was 2012’s chart topper ‘The Truth About Love’, which featured singles ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)', ‘Try’ and ‘Just Give Me A Reason'. But the singer hasn’t been totally absent from the music world...
Between raising her two children (she gave birth to son Jameson in December 2016 and has a six-year-old daughter Willow with husband Carey Hart), Pink has still found time to co-write music for other artists including Celine Dion and Stargate, contribute to TV and film soundtracks including ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ and make several festival appearances.
But now Pink is back to what she does best with her new album. The singer took to Instagram in August 2017 to tell the world about her new single and the upcoming 'Beautiful Trauma'.
She said, “I’m certifiably, insanely proud of this album. It’s been a while, and I’m grateful for all the years we’ve had. Looking forward to the next chapter with you.”
'Beautiful Trauma' dropped on October 13, 2017 to positive reviews and hit the UK and US number one spots, becoming the biggest-selling album by a female in 2017.
Critics especially praised her collaboration with Eminem on 'Revenge' (the singer apparently sent a drunken email to the rapper to ask him to work with her).
The new album's first single ‘What About Us’ was co-written by prolific songwriter/producers Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid (who both worked on Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’).
It made it to the UK top ten chart and was praised by critics as an emotionally-charged dance anthem.
The second release from the record came on September 28. The album's title track 'Beautiful Trauma' has been likened to Pink's classic song 'Just Like a Pill' due to its comparison of love and drugs.
Pink said of the track's title, "I named the album after it because life is f*cking traumatic. But it's also incredibly beautiful, too. There's a lot of beauty still and beautiful souls."
In September 2017, Pink released the album's third single 'Whatever You Want'. The track launches straight into the type of NSFW lyrics the singer is famous for, and fans couldn't be happier:
"P!nk <3 You're amazing :)," commented TheBestTops.
"This will be her next #1! F**king amazing ✨?," added Dom Hopkins.
Later, Pink released the official music video for the track, in which the singer reveals what life is like as a touring mother - with a motorcross racer husband.
Pink has dropped the official video for emotional ballad 'Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken' - the track she performed at the 2018 Grammys.
The video shows the star in black and white singing to the camera, before a surprise appearance from her daughter at the end.
Pink’s new album features 13 tracks and collaborations with Max Martin, Lorde, Jack Antonoff and Julia Michaels.
The complete track listing for ‘Beautiful Trauma’ is:
- Beautiful Trauma
- Whatever You Want
- What About Us
- But We Lost It
- Where We Go
- For Now
- Better Life
- I Am Here
- Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken
- You Get My Love
Stay tuned to LineUp for the latest on the Pink UK tour 2019 announcement.