On This Day in Pink History… 29th September 2008, Pink was on the Paul O’Grady Show
On This Day in Pink History… 28th September 2008, Pink performed So What on ‘For One Night Only’
On This Day in Pink History… 27th September 2006, The I’m Not Dead (arena) Tour started
On 27th September 2006, Pink played in Zurich, Switzerland, which kicked off the beginning of the I’m Not Dead arena Tour.
The tour supported Pink’s fourth studio album, I’m Not Dead, and she played in Europe and Australia, while also opening for Justin Timberlake in USA in January 2007.
However, this was not the start of the I’m Not Dead tour, as Pink had played a club tour in USA in summer 2006. Following the Australian arena tour (2007), Pink then returned to Europe to play smaller venues and festivals. South Africa and Asia was also included in the 2007 tour.
This Pink History article will focus on the arena tour throughout Europe and Australia, as well as the opening of Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveShow Tour.
- ‘Cuz I Can
- Just like a Pill
- Who Knew
- I’m Not Dead
- Lady Marmalade
- Stupid Girls
- There You Go
- God Is a DJ
- Family Portrait
- Redemption Song
- The One That Got Away
- Dear Mr. President
- What’s Up
- U + Ur Hand
- 18 Wheeler
- Don’t Let Me Get Me
- Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
- Nobody Knows
- Get The Party Started
The show was recorded in December from London’s Wembley Arena for a live DVD which was released in 2007. The performances of Lady Marmalade and Redemption Song are not on the DVD. The DVD contained bonus features including: On Tour With Pink, Photo Gallery & Audio Tracks (Crash & Burn and U + Ur Hand Bimbo Jones remix).
The tour produced two music videos; Dear Mr President was a video of the live performance of the song, and Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) was a music video containing clips from the tour.
- Adriana Balic – Keyboard and vocals
- Jason Chapman – Keyboard and vocals
- Justin Derrico – Guitar
- Eva Gardner – Bass and vocals
- Mark Schulman – Percussion
- Janis Tanaka – Bass and vocals
- Stacy Campbell – Background vocals
- Jenny Douglas McRae – Background vocals
- Vivian Sessoms – Background vocals
- Reina Hidalgo – Dancer
- Ruthie Inchaustegui – Dancer
- Clare Turton – Dancer
On This Day in PinkHistory 22nd September 2017 Pink attended iHeart Music Festival
Raise Your Glass
What About Us
Funhouse / Just a Girl
Just Like Fire
On This Day in Pink History… 22nd September 2012, Pink performed at the iHeart Festival
- Raise Your Glass
- Just Like A Pill
- Fuckin’ Perfect
- Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
- So What
On This Day in Pink History… 21st September 2012, Pink performed with No Doubt at the iHeart Festival
On This Day in Pink History… 19th September 2012, Pink was on The View
On This Day in Pink History… 18th September 2012, Pink was on the Today Show
On This Day in Pink History… 17th September 2012, The Truth About Love was released
The Truth About Love is Pink’s sixth studio album, released on 17th September 2012 in the UK. The Truth About Love samples rock music influences and is generally themed about relationships, breakups and the different stages and cases of love, while tackling issues of feminism, sexual prowess and social exclusion. It features guest artists Eminem, Lily Allen and Nate Ruess of American band Fun.
The album was a huge success worldwide, reaching number one on the Billboard Chart, selling 281,000 copies in its first week becoming her first number one album in America. The album also debuted at number one in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, and Switzerland. As of July 2014, the album has sold 2 million copies in the US, and estimated 7 million copies worldwide, becoming her most successful album since 2001’s Missundaztood.
Six singles were released from the album:
- Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
- Just Give Me A Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)
- True Love
- Walk of Shame
- Are We All We Are
Track list / Writers / Producers
- Are We All We Are / Pink, Butch Walker, John Hill, Emile Haynie / Walker, Hill, Haynie
- Blow Me (One Last Kiss) / Pink, Greg Kurstin / Kurstin
- Try / Busbee, Ben West / Kurstin
- Just Give Me A Reason (feat Nate Ruess) / Pink, Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess / Bhasker
- True Love (feat Lily Allen) / Pink, Kurstin, Allen / Kurstin
- How Come You’re Not Here / Pink, Kurstin / Kurstin
- Slut Like You / Pink, Max Martin, Shellback / Max Martin, Shellback
- The Truth About Love / Pink, Billy Mann, David Schuler / Mann, Schuler
- Beam Me Up / Pink, Mann / Mann
- Walk of Shame / Pink, Kurstin / Kurstin
- Here Comes The Weekend (feat Eminem) / Pink, Khalil Abdul Rahman, Pranam Injeti, Liz Rodrigues, Marshall Mathers / DJ Khalil, Chin Injeti, The New Royales, John Brown
- Where Did The Beat Go? / Pink, Mann, Jon Keep, Steve Daly / Mann, Tracklacers
- The Great Escape / Pink, Dan Wilson / Wilson
- My Signature Move / Pink, Walker, Jake Sinclair / Walker
- Is This Thing On? / Pink, Walker, Sinclair / Walker
- Run / Pink, Walker, Sinclair / Walker
- Good Old Days / Pink, Mann, Schuler / Mann, Schuler
- Chaos & Piss / Pink, Francis White / Eg White
- Timebomb / Pink, Kurstin / Kurstin
On This Day in Pink History… 16th September 2013 Pink attended the Thanks for Sharing premiere
Set in New York City, Thanks for Sharing centers around three people undergoing a 12-step process to recover from their sexual addiction.
Adam (Mark Ruffalo) walks along the streets of New York, tempted by various advertisements and women on his way to work to have sex. Neil (Josh Gad) purposely grinds against a stranger in the train he’s taking to attend a sex addiction meeting. Mike (Tim Robbins) is a married recovering sex addict who is the leader of the addiction group. He sponsors Adam, who is also a recovering sex addict who hasn’t had sex in five years, Adam sponsors Neil. They are all at the sex addiction meeting, talking about their progress. Adam proclaims he’s been ‘sober’ for five years, and Neil makes jokes and later admits he is only there because the court has forced him to be there. He goes back to masturbating the same night, and lies about his 1 week sober to the addiction group.
Adam meets Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow) at a ‘bug party’ and they go out on a date. She reveals straight away that she had breast cancer, and later says she would never date an addict again after her last boyfriend who was an alcoholic, causing Adam to not admit to his sex addiction. They begin a relationship. Dede (Alecia Moore) joins the sex addiction meetings, she is the only woman in the group, and admits to being a sex addict from a very young age. Neil starts out as a doctor who is addicted to masturbating, but is caught secretly filming under the skirt of his boss, and is fired, and loses the job he has dreamed of since childhood. He then begins to take the meetings more seriously, and admits he has a problem. Meanwhile, Mike’s son Danny (Patrick Fugit), a recovering drug addict, has returned home and is attempting to make amends to Mike and his mother Katie (Joely Richardson).
Phoebe eventually finds out about Adam’s sex addiction when finding an addiction token in his pocket the morning after sleeping with him. She takes some time away from him, but eventually agrees to continue their relationship. Meanwhile, Neil and Dede have become friends and have become attracted to each other after Neil talked her out of having sex with her abusive ex-boyfriend, and go to a ‘free dance’ together and come close to kissing, but don’t. At the same time, while Mike has been getting on better and better with his son Danny who is now living with his parents again building a pond in the back yard, they get into a fight when Mike assumes Danny stole his mother’s pills. Danny reveals that Mike gave Katie Hepatitis C, and was also abusive to him at a young age (which may be why Danny is a drug addict). Mike slaps Danny, Danny attacks Mike and knocks over Katie, then realizing what he has done, panics and runs out of the house.
Meanwhile, Phoebe, who has told Adam she is a ‘very sexual person’ has become frustrated and concerned being in a relationship with Adam, and breaks it off after they have a fight. Adam goes back to masturbating, and sleeps with a prostitute. Dede comes over to Neil’s place, and helps him clean up his house and burns his porn. She admits she’s never been ‘just friends’ with a guy before. Mike finds his wife Katie’s pills, and realizes Danny never stole them after all. Katie gets upset at Mike, because he “always has to be right”. Mike, also upset, storms out of the house to go find Danny. While he is out, Katie calls him to tell him Danny is in hospital after a DUI. Mike hugs his son in hospital, who turns out to have been sober for the past 8 months. Adam invites his ex-girlfriend Becky (Emily Meade) over, and as they start out by reenacting her daddy issues, she then wants Adam to slap her. When he refuses, she breaks down, locks herself in the bathroom and attempts to commit suicide. Neil takes the train to get over to Adam’s and breaks down his bathroom door. Adam goes back to being sober, starts again, and goes back to Phoebe, who admits she too is not perfect. Neil confronts his over-sexual mother (Carol Kane), and all the addicts celebrate being and staying sober.
- Mark Ruffalo as Adam
- Tim Robbins as Mike
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Phoebe
- Josh Gad as Neil
- Joely Richardson as Katie
- Alecia Moore as Dede
- Patrick Fugit as Danny
- Carol Kane as Roberta
- Michaela Watkins as Marney
- Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as Charles
- Emily Meade as Becky
- Poorna Jagannathan as Lili Kazhani