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On This Day in Pink History… 5th April 2006, Pink played a Flashmob gig in New York

On This Day in Pink History… 5th April 2006, Pink played a Flashmob gig in New York

Setlist:

Cuz I can
Just like a pill
Trouble
Stupid girls
Who knew
Nobody knows
Long way to happy
I’m not dead
Leave me alone (I’m lonely)
I have seen the rain (with Jim Moore)
Get this party started

On This Day in Pink History… 26th March 2004, Pink played in Manchester, UK, on the Try This Tour

On This Day in Pink History… 26th March 2004, Pink played in Manchester, UK, on the Try This Tour

In 2004, Pink’s second tour hit Europe, and was filmed for her first live DVD in Manchester, England.

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Band/Backing Singer/Dancers

  • Adriana Balic – Keyboard and vocals
  • Jason Chapman – Keyboard and vocals
  • Mylious Johnson – Percussion
  • Rafael Moreira – Guitar and vocals
  • Leah Rose Randi – Bass and vocals
  • Brandee Adams – Backing vocals
  • Lindsey Blaufarb – Dancer
  • Kemba Shannon – Dancer
  • Addie Yungmee – Dancer

Live in Europe is an amazing performance from the 2004 Try This tour. The concert is jam-packed with hits including “There You Go”, “Lady Marmalade”, “Don’t Let Me Get Me”, Get The Party Started”, a medley of Janis Joplin songs including “Summertime”, Me And Bobby McGee” and so much more!

Shot in High Definition, you will feel like you are in the front row of this amazing performance. Live in Europe is a spectacular show and will take you on a wild ride from beginning to end. This DVD also includes “On The Road With P!nk”, P!nk’s candid perspective of life on tour. P!nk brings you inside her mind, her thoughts and takes you on her journey. Enjoy the ride!

20 Years of P!nk – The Party Tour

In 2002, Pink was ready to go on the road to promote her second studio album, Missundaztood. Pink was given complete control of all aspects of the tour including staging and opening acts. 

During an interview at the ESPY Awards, Pink mentioned she chose the group “Candy Ass” because she’d always wanted to be in an all-female band. She further stated that she would cover songs by her musical inspirations including 4 Non Blondes, Aerosmith, Janis Joplin, Guns N’ Roses and Mary J. Blige.

The stage was very simplistic consisting of a backdrop resembling a brick wall with a graffiti text saying “P!nk”, a video screen, lights, instruments, and one microphone. The show’s setup was designed for the nightclubs and concert halls Pink would play that had an average audience size of 3,000 attendees. During this time, Pink’s peers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera were touring the U.S. as well in sports arenas and amphitheaters. Pink (who previously condemned the comparisons) stated:

“Big productions, to me, are great—like, I love going to Vegas and seeing shows—but I think that sometimes it’s distracting, especially when you are there to listen to the music. I remember being on tour with ‘NSYNC, and I don’t know if this is appropriate, but it was something like a $5 million stage, and to me, that was just like, ‘Man, I will take a box out there and stand on it with a microphone. I ain’t spending that much money.’ I love the shows that are in dingy little dark clubs, smoky, no production whatsoever. My stage show is raw and unpredictable. It’s not a lot of choreography this time. There’s practically no sequencing involved whatsoever. It’s just instruments and a voice and incredible music. When there is a lot of sequencing or ProTools or DATs involved, it gets a little strange, so this is going to be definitely more organic.”

During rehearsals, Pink contacted Lenny Kravitz and jokingly stated she was rehearsing to be the opening act on his upcoming North American tour. She invited the rock singer to watch her rehearse. She also sent him a pair of black and pink panties with “The P!nk/Lenny Tour” written on them. Upon the completion of her North America dates, Pink continued to tour the United States as the opening act for the “Lenny Live Tour”. Once her outing with Kravitz was complete, the singer set out on a mini-tour of Europe, visiting England, Ireland and Germany. She continued her tour into Japan and New Zealand before touring Australia with the “Rumba Festival”.

The tour was sponsored by Bally Total Fitness, giving the tour the sponsored name, “Bally Total Fitness presents Pink’s ‘The Party Tour 2002′”. In conjunction with the sponsorship, the fitness center launched the “Get Your Body Started” movement classes in over 400 Ballys throughout the US and Canada. The centers also hosted dance competitions set to Missundaztood.

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Band:

  • Keyboards: Jason Chapman and Cassandra O’Neal
  • Drums: Mylious Johnson
  • Guitar: Rafael Moriera
  • Bass guitar: Janis Tanaka
  • Backing vocalist: Cassandra O’Neal and Janis Tanaka

Setlist: 

01. Instrumental Sequence (containing elements of Most Girls)
02. Get the Party Started
03. Missundaztood
04. 18 Wheeler
05. What’s Up?
06. Dear Diary
07. Respect
08. I Love You / You’re All I need to get by
09. Janie’s Got a Gun
10. You Make Me Sick
11. Just Like a Pill 
12. Lonely Girl 
13. Instrumental Sequence (containing elements of Sweet Child o’ Mine)
14. Numb
15. Summertime / Piece of my Heart / Me and Bobby McGee
16. Family Portrait
17. My Vietnam
Encore
18. Eventually 
19. There You Go
20. Don’t Let Me Get Me

Tour Dates:

02.05.02 – Phoenix, USA
04.05.02 – Tucson, USA
05.05.02 – Las Vegas, USA
07.05.02 – Salt Lake City, USA
09.05.02 – Denver, USA
10.05.02 – Bernalillo, USA
12.05.02 – Austin, USA
14.05.02 – Houston, USA
15.05.02 – Grand Prairie, USA
18.05.02 – Orlando, USA
19.05.02 – Fort Lauderdale, USA 
22.05.02 – Atlanta, USA
25.05.02 – Hershey, USA
26.05.02 – Wallingford, USA
28.05.02 – New York City, USA
29.05.02 – New York City, USA
31.05.02 – Boston,USA
01.06.02 – Upper Darby Township, USA
02.05.02 – East Rutherford, USA
04.06.02 – Washington D.C. USA
05.06.02 – Cleveland, USA
07.06.02 – Pittsburgh, USA
09.06.02 – Toronto, Canada
10.06.02 – Detroit, USA
12.06.02 – Rosemont, USA
13.06.02 – Minneapolis, USA
15.06.02 – Pasadena, USA
18.06.02 – Spokane, USA
19.06.02 – Vancouver, Canada 
22.06.02 – Portland, USA
24.06.02 – Santa Rosa, USA
25.06.02 – San Francisco, USA
28.06.02 – Los Angeles, USA
29.06.02 – Los Angeles, USA
30.06.02 – San Diego, USA

05.11.02 – Manchester, England
06.11.02 – Dublin, Ireland 
08.11.02 – Cologne, Germany
11.11.02 – Birmingham, England
12.11..02 – London, England

19.11.02 – Osaka, Japan
21.11.02 – Tokyo, Japan
22.22.02 – Tokyo, Japan

26.11.02 – Dunedin, New Zealand 
27.11.02 – Christchurch, New Zealand
29.11.02 – Wellington, New Zealand 
30.11.02 – Auckland, New Zealand
03.12.02 – Perth, Australia
06.12.02 – Adelaide, Australia
08.12.02 – Melbourne, Australia 
10.12.02 – Gold Coast, Australia
11.12.02 – Brisbane, Australia 
12.12.02 – Wollongong, Australia
14.12.02 – Sydney, Australia

18.12.02 – Honolulu, USA

Los Angeles Full Show
Thanks to YouTube user Joshua Duff for uploading the video

On This Day in Pink History… 13th February 2013, The Truth About Love Tour started in Phoenix, USA

On This Day in Pink History… 13th February 2013, The Truth About Love Tour started in Phoenix, USA

The Truth About Love Tour was the sixth concert tour by P!nk. Sponsored by CoverGirl, and showcasing music from her sixth studio album The Truth About Love, the tour played over 140 shows in Australia, Europe and North America. Shows in Melbourne, Australia were recorded and released on a concert DVD, The Truth About Love Tour: Live from Melbourne.

you definitely don’t walk away from a Pink show shrugging your shoulders and muttering ‘meh.’ It’s far more likely that fans practically skip out of the building, feeling extremely satisfied with the experience and determined to tell others to ‘go see Pink next time she’s in town’ […] Honesty is, as they say, the best policy. And, after watching the Truth About Love Tour, I can honestly say that few, if any, performers deliver better pop spectacles than Pink.

by the time Pink was soaring gracefully through the air on cables stretched across the arena to perform “So What,” the singer had demonstrated an epic workout of vocals, stagecraft and stunt-work without missing a note. The night’s best special effect was Pink herself.

Over 320,000 tickets for the Australian leg of the tour were sold within a few hours of release. The tour broke records for a solo artist tour in Australia with over 650,000 tickets sold. 200,000 tickets were sold for shows in Melbourne breaking a record P!nk had set herself with 2009’s Funhouse Tour. At the 2013 Billboard Touring Awards, Pink won the award for “Top Boxscore”.

The first North American leg of tour grossed $28.3 million from 26 shows, with an average gross per city of $1,134,385. The European leg grossed $30.7 million. The nine-week leg of Australia was expected to generate $100 million.

In Australia, initial grosses reported topped $31.6 million ($29.2 million) from two venues in Sydney and one in Brisbane, however that total did not include the four-night stint in the city of Adelaide, and a record-breaking eighteen shows in Melbourne.

The Truth About Love Tour was the third highest grossing tour of 2013 behind Bon Jovi, and Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour. P!nk was also the highest grossing female touring artist of 2013.

The Truth About Love Tour broke two records at the Rod Laver Arena, in Melbourne, Australia. P!nk is the artist who has performed the most shows at the venue, with a significant 18 sold out shows on The Truth About Love Tour. This record surpassed her previous 17-show record at the venue during her 2009 Funhouse Tour. She was also the first artist to sell more than 250,000 tickets at the venue. In August 2013, P!nk was rewarded a plaque backstage, a second pink pole, a star at the venue’s entrance and Door 18 was painted pink.

P!nk broke Kylie Minogue’s record of most concerts by a female performer at the Entertainment Centre having played twenty-six shows at the venue. Her four sold-out shows at the Allphones Arena in Sydney with more than 67,000 tickets sold, broke the record set by fellow popstar Britney Spears in 2009 with her The Circus Tour.

After playing to nearly 15,000 fans per night in Perth, P!nk now also holds the record for most performances by an artist at the Perth Arena, as well as the top four attended events at the venue.

Michael Coppel, President and CEO of Live Nation Australia, thanked P!nk for spending three months on tour in this country. “Everyone at LNA has been thrilled to be involved in Pink’s record breaking tour, continuing a decade-long association with an artist who continues to set new standards and who has now sold in excess of 1.5 million tickets in Australia.”

The pop star broke her own mark at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena with the 18th sold out performance, having set a house record in 2009 with seventeen shows on her Funhouse tour. The combined gross of $29.2 million (US$) in Melbourne was the largest gross for any headliner at a single venue in 2013.

P!nk also sold out the KFC Yum!, in the process becoming the highest-grossing female artist to play the arena to date.

To transport and set up the tour, there was a chartered 747 jumbo jet, nineteen semi-trailers, and eighty crew members to set up 400 tons of equipment. She also opened her first pop-up store which featured things that are not normally available at her concerts. Merchandise included autographed items, backstage passes, T-shirts, key rings, show tickets, etc.

Setlist

  • Raise Your Glass
  • Walk of Shame
  • Just Like a Pill
  • U + Ur Hand
  • Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
  • Try
  • Wicked Game
  • Just Give Me A Reason
  • Trouble
  • Are We All We Are
  • How Come You’re Not Here
  • Sober
  • Family Portrait/The Great Escape
  • Who Knew
  • Fuckin’ Perfect
  • Fire and Rain/Time After Time
  • Most Girls/There You Go/You Make Me Sick medley
  • Slut Like You
  • Blow Me

Encore:

  • So What
  • Glitter in the Air (not performed at all shows)

On This Day in Pink History… 31st January 2014, The Truth About Love Tour ended in Las Vegas

On This Day in Pink History… 31st January 2014, The Truth About Love Tour ended in Las Vegas

The Truth About Love Tour Facts:

  • The Truth About Love Tour was Pink’s sixth concert tour
  • Started on 13th February 2013, ended on 31st January 2014
  • There were 4 legs of the tour. 46 in Australia, 30 in Europe and 66 in North America. A total of 142 shows.
  • Earned box office $184,061,847
  • Shows in Melbourne, Australia, were recorded for the tour DVD, The Truth About Love Tour: Live from Melbourne
  • The opening song was Raise Your Glass
  • Pink closed the show with So What at most shows (some shows were closed with Glitter in the Air performance of the Grammys). The stunts from the Carnival Tour were performed for So What.
  • Pink broke her own record at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. On the Funhouse tour in 2009, Pink played a record 17 shows. On the Truth About Love Tour she played 18. Pink was rewarded a plaque backstage, a second pink pole, a star at the venue’s entrance and Door 18 was painted pink
  • To transport and set up the tour, there is a chartered 747 jumbo jet, 19 semi-trailers, and 80 crew members to set up her 400 tons of equipment.
  • Pink opened her first “pop up” store in Australia  which features things that are not normally available at her concerts. Merchandise includes autographed items, backstage passes, T-shirts, key rings, show tickets, etc.

Band/Backing singers/Dancers

  • Jason Chapman – Keyboards/Vocals
  • Justin Derrico – Lead guitar
  • Mark Schulman – Drums
  • Eva Gardner – Bass
  • Kat Lucas – Keyboards/Rhythm guitar/Vocals
  • Stacy Campbell – Backgound vocals
  • Jenny Douglas-McRae – Background vocals
  • Tracy Shibata – Dance Captain
  • Reina Hidalgo – Dancer
  • Colt Prattes – Dancer
  • Khasan Brailsford – Dancer
  • Janelle Ginestra – Dancer
  • Loriel Hennington – Dancer
  • Remi Bakkar – Dancer
  • Jimmy Slonina – Host/Rubix

WHAT’s UP?!?

The TRUTH ABOUT LOVE TOUR

Are we all really here together? AGAIN?!? Maybe for the first time? THIS. IS. SO. EXCITING!

It feels like just yesterday I was hanging by my ankles from a Frenchman. OHWAIT it WAS yesterday…

I am so grateful for this moment, for all of you… for every one I share the stage with, for all the “behind-the-scenes” peeps we have back here – all of us – including you are the family I thank my lucky stars for every night.

The heartbreak, the heartache, the JOURNEY whatever it is that brought us all here tonight LETS BLOW THIS PLACE APART…

I love you more

xoxo P!nk

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On This Day in Pink History… 20th December 2009, Carey surprised Pink on stage!

On This Day in Pink History… 20th December 2009, Carey surprised Pink on stage!

On 20th December 2009, Pink played at TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany, on the Funhouse Tour. During the performance of So What, Carey surprised Pink on stage, by replacing dancer Leo, this is what happened…

 

On This Day in Pink History… 27th September 2006, The I’m Not Dead (arena) Tour started

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.

Setlist:

On This Day in Pink History… 26th August 2013, Pink received awards for a record breaking 18 shows in Melbourne, Australia

On This Day in Pink History… 26th August 2013, Pink received awards for a record breaking 18 shows in Melbourne, Australia

In summer 2013, Pink took the Truth About Love Tour to Australia and played a total of 46 shows in the country. 18 of those shows were at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena. She is also the first artist to sell more than 250,000 tickets at the venue.

Pink previously set the record when she played 17 sold out shows at the Rod Laver Arena in 2009 on the Funhouse Tour.

In 2013, for the Truth About Love tour, Pink was awarded with a star at the venue’s entrance, a backstage plaque and a second Pink pole (the first one awarded on the Funhouse Tour). Door 18 at the venue was also painted pink.

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On This Day in Pink History… 21st August 2012, Pink performed on VH1 Storytellers

On This Day in Pink History… 21st August 2012, Pink performed on VH1 Storytellers

In August 2012, Pink performed songs from her up-coming album The Truth About Love on VH1 Storytellers. Although not aired until later in the year, the show saw performances featuring Butch Walker, Nate Ruess and Lily Allen.

Setlist:

  • So What
  • True Love (with Lily Allen)
  • Sober
  • Who Knew
  • Dear Mr President
  • How Come You’re Not Here
  • Just Give Me A Reason (with Nate Ruess)
  • Family Portrait
  • Mean (with Butch Walker)
  • Blow Me (One Last Kiss)

 

On This Day in Pink History… 14th August 2007, Pink played at the Brixton Academy in London [VIDEOS]

On This Day in Pink History… 14th August 2007, Pink played at the Brixton Academy in London 

Stupid Girls

Try Too Hard

Trouble

U + Ur Hand

My Vietnam

I’m Not Dead

Piece Of My Heart

Whats Up

Videos from YouTube by satanspuppet81 & Chris L