By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published May 03, 2018 at 9:15 AM

The one-of-a-kind P!nk has been tapped to perform at the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, which surely will have a new name by the time the show takes place nearly a year from now on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

The show is part of the three-time Grammy winner's "Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2019."

In honor of the announcement, the WESC, the 5th Street LED board and the exterior of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center glowed pink Wednesday night and will do so again tonight.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 11, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased here.

"We are going to 'get the party started' with P!nk next May at the WESC," said WESC General Manager Raj Saha in a statement released Thursday morning. "P!nk puts on one of the best live performances, and we cannot wait for her amazing production in Milwaukee."

The tour is in support of P!nk's "Beautiful Trauma" disc – her seventh – which spawned the hit "What About Us." The song, like the album, is certified platinum.  It garnered a Grammy nod for Best Pop Solo Performance and reached No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs.  

Here's a review of P!nk's electrifying 2017 Summerfest performance by OnMilwaukee's Lori Fredrich.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.