Tickled Pink by singer's dazzling show

Superstar songstress Pink rocked London - and now she has her sights set on a date with Ipswich.

Pop-rock superstar Pink brings her world tour to Ipswich next year - so to find out what was in store, we sent reporter Hollie-Rae Merrick to London's O2 Arena to watch the American songstress in action.

IPSWICH: Portman Road is set for a treat when Pink descends upon our town.

Ipswich can look forward to Moulin Rouge meets Cirque du Soleil when feisty performer Pink comes to Suffolk for the performance of a lifetime.

The Pennsylvanian-born singer, who has sold 30 million albums worldwide, is destined for Ipswich in June - and the Funhouse Carnival will certainly not disappoint.

From acrobatics to pillow fights, when Pink appeared at the O2 there was definitely something to please everyone.

Her gigs are known for being more than just a night of singing - the keen acrobat enjoys nothing more than being suspended in the middle of the arena or performing some breathtaking bungee plunge.

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She attracted fans from across the country to one of the capital's best music venues and she's bound to do so once again at the home of the Super Blues.

Pink is set to pave the way for a new concert era on the hallowed turf of Ipswich Town.

The night of June 29 is set to be a treat for pop/rock lovers as it's one of only six selected arenas chosen as part of the Funhouse Carnival Tour.

When the superstar descended on London her dramatic entrance was like something out of the circus as she hung suspended from the arena's ceiling in a red show girl outfit.

The crowds went mad when the world-class performer first graced the stage to perform a cover of AC/DC's Highway to Hell.

The talented vocalist and acrobat had the audience mesmerised from the moment she began blasting out her hit record Bad Influences.

Pink showed off her stunning vocals with a strong 21 song set - which included hits Just Like a Pill, Funhouse, Trouble and So What.

But what was more exciting was her interaction with the audience - laughing and joking with the excitable crowd made the night feel more intimate.

Outside the arena one group of enthusiastic fans from Colchester admitted that they were determined to venture to Portman Road after seeing her performance in the capital.

Up to 25,000 fans are expected to pack Portman Road to see the multi-million record selling bad girl of pop.

The stadium last hosted a concert in the summer of 2007 when the Red Hot Chilli Peppers came to town.

In previous years Elton John, Neil Diamond and REM have all graced the stage.

After seeing the spectacular performance Pink gave at the O2 arena, Portman Road is in for something special this summer.

So watch out Ipswich - Pink is coming for you!

Are you heading to Portman Road in June to see Pink? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

Set list

Highway to Hell (AC/DC Cover)

Bad Influence

Just Like A Pill

Who Knew

Don't Let Me Get Me

I Touch Myself (Divinyls cover)

Please Don't Leave Me

U + Ur Hand

Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely)

So What

Family Portrait

I Don't Believe You

Dear Mr. President

Trouble

Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin cover)

Sober

Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen cover)

Funhouse

Crazy (Gnarls Barkley cover)

Get The Party Started

Glitter In The Air (encore)

Ticket details

Tickets for Pink's Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour are currently on sale.

The tickets, which cost �45, are available by calling these 24-hour credit card hotlines: 0844 847 2450, 0871 230 1080, 0844 338 8000.

You can also purchase tickets online at the following websites: ticketmaster.co.uk, seetickets.com, theticketfactory.com.

Tickets can also be purchased from the Ipswich Regent theatre. Visit www.ipswichregent.com, phone 01473 433100 or buy them in person at the Box Office.

Tickets are not available from Portman Road.

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