We've forgotten about the real queen of pop in Australia.

The past two weeks in Australia have unequivocally been the Taylor Swift show. There's no two ways to slice it: she's been everywhere and her name has been on everyone's lips.

As Swift's seven-night Aussie leg of her Eras Tour swept the nation, Swiftie or not, we all got caught up in the wonderful, glittery vortex of her superstardom.

Taylor Swift with the guitar her parents decorated for her during The Eras Tour, February 2024. Image: Getty.

At the same time as Taylor-mania has had us in its clutches though, there has been another (equally as impressive) global juggernaut touring the country, and she hasn't been receiving nearly as much attention.


With all the (deserved) chatter surrounding Swift, it seems many have forgotten about our adopted Australian daughter, Pink.

Now, we aren't pitting talented women against talented women here. We worship at the temple of Taylor Swift and there is plenty of room for more than one incredible woman at the top.

But we'd like to take a moment for Pink, whose star has perhaps been a little... overshadowed these past few weeks.

At 44 years old Pink — aka  Alecia Beth Moore — has been a mainstay of the entertainment industry for more than two decades, with nine studio albums to her name, three Grammy Awards and a legion of adoring fans around the world. 

She first burst onto the scene in 1999 with her smash single 'There You Go', which launched her onto the Billboard charts, followed by a debut album Can't Take Me Home. From there she has reached dizzying heights including world tours, blockbuster collabs and acting appearances, all while remaining one of the most humble celebrities on the circuit.

A lot has changed in the music industry since Pink was a fresh new popstar, and she's endured it all. She's survived the death of the CD, a new generation of singers who have come up through the ranks on TikTok, the emergence of social media marketing and streaming becoming a main business driver for record companies.

In 2024, Pink may not be the singer that everyone is talking about — but to call her irrelevant would be to completely underestimate the power she still yields as an artist.


One specific (and considerable) sector of her star potency is her Australian fanbase. The chokehold she has on this country is unwavering. We bleed Pink, and we have done ever since she first toured here in 2004.

Pink. Image: Getty.

We're not sure if it was her down-to-earth nature, her commitment to putting on a rollicking good show or simply being the biggest popstar in the world at the time, but the love affair between Pink and Australia kicked off with a bang.

Since then, we've been a huge pin in the map for Pink's world tours. Her 2009 Funhouse Tour spanned an exhausting 59 shows across three months, selling a whopping 650,000 tickets. In 2013 and 2014, the singer followed up with her Truth About Love Tour, performing 46 shows, and in 2018, she went on a 35-show Australian jaunt, selling more than 500,000 tickets.

Pink performing at the MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2007. Image: Getty.

In 2024, Pink's Summer Carnival Tour is, admittedly, one of her smaller expeditions, with only 16 shows — but she still packs in all the vibrancy and performance power you come to expect from a Pink concert. And while she may be Down Under for less time than usual, she's still reaching the fans that love her (including putting on a show in Townsville for the very first time).

And therein lies, perhaps, the reason Pink holds such a special place in the hearts of Australians. Far too often, we've felt like an afterthought when it comes to big tours — cast aside as that country that's a little bit too far away, we're often overlooked on promotional schedules.

But Pink makes time for us. Makes us feel like we matter — enough to visit smaller and more far-flung cities like Townsville; enough to come to our shores and tour for months on end; enough to always immerse herself in our country.


When she holds such a packed calendar of shows, they become accessible. While her shows sell out in minutes, you can almost guarantee a ticket, and know that you'll find a safe space at a Pink performance. It's an inclusive arena full of a beautiful mix of empty-nesters, queer folk, mums, young kids with their dads in tow... all of them finding special meaning in Pink's message. 

No matter what stage of life you're in, Pink's battle cry — to be unapologetically you — resonates throughout the community.

And she puts on a bloody good performance time and time again. When speaking to 60 Minutes in 2023 about her process when developing productions, her passion for giving every concertgoer an experience they won't forget was clear.

"I'm like, 'If we had a flying carpet with drones, do you think that's hackable? Could someone steal me?'" she shared of the kind of conversations she has with her team about taking her shows to the next level. 

"And the answer was, 'yes, they probably could', so I can't do that. And then I was like, 'Can I get shot out of a cannon?'

"When you're performing and your one goal is 'don't die' then you know you're on to something."

As a mum-of-two, she seems hell bent on showing her children (and the world) that powerful women can do it all. 

It's her unbridled authenticity and rawness that we've fallen in love with — and it seems she loves us right back, with reports the superstar is "seriously considering moving her family to Australia", a source told Us Weekly.


And that's how we know it's a genuine love affair between Aussies and Pink. Other big-name stars will come and go, and while there will be more fanfare that might dominate the headlines, something tells us Pink is a sure thing.

We might flirt with the likes of Taylor Swift, SZA and LANY (who are also touring our shores this year) — but our relationship with Pink will remain rock solid.

Feature Image: Getty.

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