Pink, US Airways Center, 2/13/13 (VIDEO)

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Maria Vassett
P!nk performing at US Airways Center.

Pink @ US Airways Center|1/23/13

Oh, what fun it is to be the opening city for a two-month-long tour. Pink got to work out the kinks of her The Truth About Love Tour when she played in Phoenix last night to kick-off her love-themed show. "I'm so glad we got that mistake out of the way," the singer born as Alecia Moore announced, after her opening acrobatic act had some minor mishaps.

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Maria Vassett
P!nk performing at US Airways Center.
To the audience, it seemed like her mic wasn't working properly -- the backing track took over show opener "Raise Your Glass." It was bizarre that the audience could barely hear her sing one of her biggest hits for the show opener, which set the overall tone of the night: the vibe on-stage seemed tentative, as if we were watching the crew's last rehearsal before the real thing.

Later on in the set, she stopped during a song to completely start it over, and one of the guitarist's playing was silenced during what was supposed to be his solo. For someone selling tickets for almost $100 for her show, you'd think that Pink would pack a lot into the production value of her set. Sure, there were stunts that had Pink sailing through the air without even a cable to use as support, but beyond the gymnastics sprinkled throughout the show, the rest of the action was left to the singing and dancing. Sure, most of the show had a fun feel to it, but Pink's concert didn't have nearly the grandeur that Lady Gaga brought just a few weeks ago to the same venue. Not that Pink needed to be as flashy as a show like that, but everything -- the set, the costumes and Pink's energy -- seemed lackluster in comparison.

One of Pink's biggest strengths, beyond her confidence and individuality, is her vocals. She really has amazing vocal chops, and no trouble hitting soaring high notes with ease. Her vocal strength makes for roaring, powerful choruses tinged with genuine emotion. For most of the first half of her concert, it was really disappointing that Pink didn't sing with as much gusto as you might expect in a live setting -- she often seemed to be focused more on her choreography and letting her backup singers and audience members take control on songs.

Location Info


Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly US Airways Center)

201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

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I thought it was an awesome concert. My group had a good time. No one went away saying anything negative about the show. My only comment would be that I was surprised that she didn't sing "The Truth About Love." As it was the name of the tour. Also, I would have liked to hear "True Love." But, overall, I thought it was a great show. Pink showed that she can sing and dance/do acrobatics.

Marnie Wong
Marnie Wong

You nailed it! The "sideshow" was distracting and cheesy but her vocals, acrobatics, and abdominals were extremely impressive!


Nicki, did you catch THE HIVES at all? Nary a word!

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