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She’s in demand! Pink adds new dates to Australian tour in 2018

POP superstar Pink has added two final Sydney concerts to her Beautiful Trauma extravaganza, confirming the pop high-flyer as the biggest female box office star to tour Australia.

When the shows go on sale on Thursday, P!nk will have clocked a staggering two million tickets over her five national tours in Australia.

The So What superstar will now play 35 concerts on the Australian leg of the Beautiful Trauma world tour, kicking off in Perth on July 3 and closing in Melbourne on August 29.

The tickets for the new shows at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on August 25 and 26 go on sale on Thursday.

She has also released a limited amount of Wild Hearts Zone, giving fans a prime spot within the stage area, for every concert on the tour.

Pink’s love affair with Australia has endured since she released her debut album Can’t Take Me Home in 2000, with the singer declaring the country her home away from home.

“I feel like I’ve been clawing my way in other countries my whole life and when I get to Australia, it’s these people like me and that feels like a nice warm hug and it feels like there is a place in the world that I don’t have to fight as hard for who I am,” she said.

Australian rockers The Rubens have scored the coveted opening slot on the tour, giving them a golden opportunity to showcase their new music from third album LO LA RU, which is released on June 29.

Pink’s seventh studio album Beautiful Trauma has spent half a year in the Australian charts and clocked up up four times platinum sales of more than 280,000 copies.

It has generated four hit singles thus far, including the No.1 smash What About Us, Revenge featuring Eminem, Whatever You Want and the title track.

The tour will again be a family affair, with husband Carey Hart and children Willow and Jameson joining her for the two month visit.

The Beautiful Trauma world tour kicked off in the US on March 1 and has received strong reviews not only for her acrobatic feats swinging from a chandelier and on zipline cords over the audience but her powerhouse vocals and “realness.”

“When you’ve done ballet, modern dance, aerial tricks, gymnastics and silks works all while belting flawlessly for more than 90 minutes and providing inspiration and hope, what else is left?” Billboard asked.

Pink’s phenomenal Funhouse tour in 2009 holds the box office record for the biggest selling tour by a solo female artist with more than 658,000 tickets sold over 58 shows.

Her The Truth About Love tour in 2013 sold more than 600,000 tickets.

The new Sydney concerts and Wild Hearts Zone tickets go on sale from midday on Thursday.

Fans are cautioned to buy tickets only from official outlets and avoid sites such as Viagogo.

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