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Why isn’t P!nk coming to Canberra?

By toriness - 20 November 2008 33

I am bracing myself for the barrage of negative snide comments in response to this post but I don’t care – if someone else can post about Def Leppard then I’m damn well going to have a rant about P!nk.

P!nk had 2 sold out shows at the AIS arena here in Canberra last year as part of her ‘I’m not Dead’ tour in the Australian leg. I went to one of these shows and it was ROCKIN’! So what!? (cos I’m a rockstar etc)

In mid 2009 she’s out to Australia again for the Funhouse tour. And despite my best efforts (ie on the Ticketmaster site on the dot that tickets were released to the general public), I missed out on the reasonable dates for a Canberran to go to a Sydney show (ie Friday or Saturday night).

I have been reassuring myself that OF COURSE a Canberra show will be announced given 1. the previous tour 2 sold out shows here, and 2. hell if there is already a Funhouse gig in Newcastle then surely the Nation’s Capital gets a look-in?! But no – today further shows were announced for Melbourne (concerts 8 and 9!), Adelaide & Perth (concert #3 for both!!) and Brisbane. But still no Canberra show!


I encourage all Canberra P!nk fans to register their outrage and desire for a concert here – join the facebook group, register your interest with Ticketmaster, and rant on the P!nk website!


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33 Responses to
Why isn’t P!nk coming to Canberra?
Sean78 5:47 pm 20 Nov 08

It’s obvious why Pink isn’t coming to Canberra.

There are too many members of the Parliamentary Liberal Party that wear pink lacy underwear. Alexander Downer would be a certainty as would Wilson Tuckey and Bill Heffernan.

I would even be suspect of Malcolm Turdbull.

jakez 5:35 pm 20 Nov 08

Possibly because the dollar has dropped.

tylersmayhem 5:07 pm 20 Nov 08

Iron Maiden that should be 🙁

tylersmayhem 5:00 pm 20 Nov 08

Well, can Iron Maidens or AC/DC at least make an appearance here sometime soon?

toriness 4:59 pm 20 Nov 08

i would be fine with travelling to sydney or wollongong for a weekend show – but my leave balance is too low from OS trips smashings to devote a day’s leave to a mid-week concert interstate.

and thanks for the link blamemonkey, hopefully other people will use it! me, i registered with that weeks ago 🙂

Granny 4:08 pm 20 Nov 08

I know what you mean Pommy bastard. A friend was just recently reminiscing about how much we hated our parents because they wouldn’t let us take the bus to Sydney to watch the Canberra City soccer team play when we were about 14. Then we had a good laugh!

Sammy 3:43 pm 20 Nov 08

They decided that Canberra already had enough pink.

Pommy bastard 3:41 pm 20 Nov 08

The difference being old fruit, that I would happily let my daughter attend a concert by Pink here in our own fair city, accompanied only by her chums. (With me dropping her off and collecting her afterward)

Going to Sydney means transport and accommodation for the family on top of ticket price. Rather prohibitive I would say.

Skidd Marx 3:29 pm 20 Nov 08

Obviously Pink’s management team did their research this time around and worked out that Nation’s Capital does not necessarily equate to large audience.

Suck it up and get the bus to Sydney if you really enjoy crap music such as this.

sezzle 3:21 pm 20 Nov 08

Aren’t we battling it out with Wollongong for a concert? That’s what they’ve been babbling on about on 104.7 in the morning for the past two weeks or so.

ogrex 3:19 pm 20 Nov 08

Blamemonkey said :

for someone who is a fan how can you not be aware of this?

I suspect that’s how she knew about the new shows added to Melbourne, etc. Signing up for notification doesn’t due much to ensure she’s coming.

seekay 3:18 pm 20 Nov 08

Thank heaven for small mercies, I say.

Blamemonkey 3:14 pm 20 Nov 08

for someone who is a fan how can you not be aware of this?

ogrex 3:09 pm 20 Nov 08

Sure – I agree… but I don’t think it’s going to happen.

Last time she was here, yes she sold out two shows. That’s a wonderful show of support, but the bottom line is that (from a promoter’s viewpoint) there’s no money to be made in Canberra.

Last year I saw Pink and Missy Higgins one week apart (I think) both at AIS. Pink says [sic] “wow, this is really nice and intimate… it’s the smallest venue I’ve played on this tour”.

Missy says [sic] “wow this is awesome, and a bit intimidating – this is the biggest gig I’ve played on this tour”.

I don’t know the numbers, but I suspect that a promoter has to charge upwards of $200/ticket for an AIS show if they want to make returns equivalent of a show in Sydney. Furthermore – a promoter knows that Canberra fans will grumble but in the end buy tickets to the Sydney show(s).

I also encountered problems getting Friday/Saturday tickets…in the end had to settle for Wednesday. Such is life.

Pommy bastard 3:03 pm 20 Nov 08

Funnily enough I have to agree. My 13 yr old would love to go see her.

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