Pink, 11/09/2013

Pink performs in 2013 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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Pink will return to Pinnacle Bank Arena on March 6.

The pop star, who is slated to release her new album next week, announced her “Beautiful Trauma” tour that will begin in Phoenix on March 1.

In November 2013, Pink delivered what remains among the best of a handful of PBA concerts, an astounding show filled with aerial acrobatics during which she sang.

"We had such a great experience with Pink and it was such an outstanding show, we've been talking with her crew, staff and management ever since that show happened," said SMG-Lincoln arena manager Tom Lorenz. "They really liked the experience here. The production worked very, very well and the response was outstanding. It's great to get her back."

In conjunction with Thursday's tour announcement, Pink released the third song from "Beautiful Trauma." "Whatever You Need" is a mid-tempo, straight-up ballad to go with the previously released “What About Us,” a synth-drenched, throbbing dance beat ballad that showcases her dynamic vocals and the shifting, shaking title cut that dropped a week ago.

“Beautiful Trauma" will be Pink’s seventh studio album since her 2000 debut. She’s sold more than 42 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide. A three-time Grammy Award winner, Pink received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Music Awards in August.

Registration for Ticketmaster #Verified Fan is now open and will continue through 10 p.m. Sunday. #Verified Fan is a system that provides fans who register with a code that will allow them the opportunity to purchase tickets. Registering with Ticketmaster #Verified Fan does not guarantee tickets.

Presale for tickets to the Pink concert begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 12. There will be a four-ticket limit for the Verified Fan, Pink ShredNet and all other VIP Package presales.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Oct. 13. There is an eight-ticket limit on other presales and the general public sale.

Ticket prices are not yet available. General public tickets will be available at the arena ticket office,, Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Pink will be the fourth headlining act to return to the arena since it opened in August 2013. The others are Eric Church and Def Leppard, both with shows earlier this year, and Jay-Z, who is slated to return on Dec. 6.

The Pink concert is the third show scheduled for Pinnacle Bank Arena in 2018. Avenged Sevenfold will play the arena on Feb. 8 and Lorde on March 24. Run the Jewels, the rap duo that headlined the Maha Music Festival in August, will open the Lorde show.

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L. Kent Wolgamott is an entertainment reporter and columnist.

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