Pink - Manchester Arena
There's more than a hint of Cirque Du Soleil to Pink's newest arena production. There's the MC playing with the crowd before she arrives. There's the bungee cord that sees her spend the entirety of opener 'Raise Your Glass' being thrown around by three topless male dancers. Then there's the acrobatic highlight of the set, 'So What', which sees her perform a borderline insane trapeze act over the entire length of the arena as a grand finale. Then there's the exquisite choreography during an unexpected cover of 'Wicked Game'.
It's clear that Pink now has one of the strongest back catalogues in pop today. Combine that with incredible production values and her likeable crowd interaction ("Are you drunk? I get better the more you drink!") and you find yourself with a live show turned up to 11. The Truth About Love tour is pretty much the gold standard for arena pop tours.
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