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On This Day in Pink History… 24th February 2009, The Funhouse Tour started in Nice, France

On This Day in Pink History… 24th February 2009, The Funhouse Tour started in Nice, France

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The Funhouse Tour was the fourth concert tour by Pink. The tour supported her fifth studio album, Funhouse. The tour visited Europe, Australia and North America. According to Pollstar, the Funhouse Tour earned around $180 million with more than 3 million in attendance becoming one of the highest-grossing concert tours in the history of music . The Australian leg of the tour broke the record for the biggest tour in the history of the country. Over 660,000 people attended the Australian shows and grossed over $80 million.

The tour was announced in October 2008, nearly two weeks before the release of her fifth studio album. Pink stated, “I’m so excited to get back on the road. The ‘Funhouse’ tour ideas are running rampant in my head. Who knows what they’ll come out as… And I can’t wait to see.” The tour followed her internationally successful I’m Not Dead Tour, which became one of the biggest tours in 2006 and 2007.

The tour also marked the first time Pink has headlined a North American arena tour. To describe the event, Pink stated, “I’ve waited 30 years for this tour. I really wasn’t sure if anyone was going to show up.”

The concert starts with a video introduction which feature Pink watching TV. She then gets up and puts her lovers hand into a warm glass of water. She goes upstairs and gets changed into a white shirt and some jeans. She gets on a motorcycle and rides off, resembling her Funhouse music video. She finds a clown crying on the side of the road. She gets of her bike and gives him a flower hat. As the video ends, the clown appears on stage. He walks up to the end of the catwalk and finds a Box with a handle. As he turns the handle, a trapdoor opens, and Pink is lifted up into the air on a rope. The song Bad Influence then starts. She gets lowered down onto the main stage and starts to sing. She then sings Just Like a Pill, Who Knew, Ave Mary A and Don’t Let Me Get Me. She then goes offstage. At some shows, Pink might perform It’s All Your Fault after Just Like A Pill.

A red couch appears on the stage and Pink is seen walking over to it. She then starts to sing I Touch Myself. Whilst singing, hands come out of the couch and touch her. She then performs Please Don’t Leave Me. She briefly goes offstage whilst her dancers come onstage. She comes back on to perform U + Ur Hand. A love heart shaped bed appears onstage as she performs Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) and So What. She then goes offstage again.

Her pianist then starts to play piano. She then comes back onstage to perform Family Portrait. She then plays I Don’t Believe You on the guitar. She would then perform Crystal Ball, Trouble and Babe I’m Gonna Leave You. She then goes offstage. At some shows, Pink might perform Dear Mr. President.

Two of her dancers then come and perform Ballet moves. This is then followed by Sober when she performs a trapeze. She quickly goes offstage and returns for Bohemian Rhapsody. Four mirrors are brought onstage as she performs Funhouse and Crazy. She says goodbye to the crowd and goes offstage. On the last leg, she would perform Stupid Girls after Funhouse

For the encore, She performed Get the Party Started and Glitter in the Air. For all shows except for the Premiere, there would be a video montage of all her videos with God Is a DJ playing after Get The Party Started. For Get The Party Started, she would perform some acrobatics. She would then go offstage. After a costume change, she would come back onstage to perform the final number, Glitter In The Air. She would be in the air performing some more acrobatics. Whilst that was happening, she would get lowered into the trapdoor that was used earlier in the show and be dipped in water. After she was lowered back onto the main stage, she bowed and walked offstage. The screen in the background showed THE END on it.

Opening Acts

  • Raygun (Europe Leg 1) (select dates)
  • Faker (Australia) (select dates)
  • Evermore (Australia and Europe Leg 2) (select dates)
  • The Ting Tings (North America) (select dates)

  • Facts
  • To congratulate Pink on eleven sold out concerts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, the artist was given a public toilet located on the upper level of the arena, entitled “P!nk Ladies”.
  • The Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour and the Funhouse Tour sold a combined total 3 million tickets
  • She performed 17 shows at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, breaking Farnham’s record for most shows at the venue during one tour.
  • During a performance at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, New South Wales, the tour crew and dancers did an impromptu performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

The show received critical acclaim, with critics commenting on its theatricality and Pink’s live singing.

  • “A Pink show is more than just a pop concert – it’s a major spectacle that you can’t take your eyes off. The show was simply mesmerising.” – Aberdeen Evening Express
  • “Pink can rock it, that’s for sure. She has the anthems, the voice and the sass…4 stars” – The Glasgow Herald
  • “She’s no slouch as an aerial dare-devil, but here’s one rock star at her most compelling when she has two feet planted squarely on the ground.” – The Independent
  • “Her singing was perfect, even when she was suspended mid-air, on her back and spinning rapidly on her harness.” – Express & Star
  • Her stage presence was also praised as “alluring and suggestive,” likening the show to Janet Jackson’s Velvet Rope Tour. – OC Register

Setlists

Premiere:

  1. Bad Influence
  2. Just Like a Pill
  3. Who Knew
  4. Please Don’t Leave Me
  5. It’s All Your Fault
  6. I Touch Myself
  7. One Foot Wrong
  8. U + Ur Hand
  9. Ave Mary A
  10. Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
  11. So What
  12. Family Portrait
  13. I Don’t Believe You
  14. Crystal Ball
  15. Trouble
  16. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
  17. Sober
  18. Bohemian Rhapsody
  19. Funhouse
  20. Crazy

Encore

  1. Get The Party Started
  2. Glitter in the Air

European 1st Leg 

  1. Bad Influence

Encore

  1. God is a DJ (Video interlude)
  2. Get The Party Started
  3. Glitter in the Air

Australia 

  1. Bad Influence
  2. Just Like a Pill
  3. It’s All Your Fault
  4. Who Knew
  5. Ave Mary A
  6. Don’t Let Me Get Me
  7. I Touch Myself
  8. Please Don’t Leave Me
  9. U + Ur Hand
  10. Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
  11. So What
  12. Family Portrait
  13. I Don’t Believe You
  14. Crystal Ball (Except August 25)
  15. Dear Mr. President (August 25 only)
  16. Trouble
  17. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
  18. Sober
  19. Bohemian Rhapsody
  20. Funhouse
  21. Crazy

Encore

  1. God is a DJ (video interlude)
  2. Get The Party Started
  3. Glitter in the Air

North America

  1. Bad Influence
  2. Just Like A Pill
  3. Who Knew
  4. Don’t Let Me Get Me
  5. I Touch Myself
  6. Please Don’t Leave Me
  7. U + Ur Hand
  8. Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
  9. So What
  10. Family Portrait
  11. I Don’t Believe You
  12. Dear Mr President
  13. Trouble
  14. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
  15. Sober
  16. Bohemian Rhapsody
  17. Funhouse
  18. Crazy

Encore

  1. God is a DJ (Video Intertude)
  2. Get The Party Started
  3. Glitter in the Air

European 2nd Leg 

  1. Bad Influence

Encore

  1. God is a DJ (Video Interlude)
  2. Glitter in the Air

Wikipedia

Band/Backing singers/Dancers

  • Jason Chapman – Musical director/Keyboards/Vocals
  • Mark Schulman – Drums/Cello
  • Justin Derrico – Lead guitar
  • Eva Gardner – Bass
  • Kat Lucas – Keyboards/Rhythm guitar/Vocals
  • Jessy Greene – Violin
  • Jenny Douglas-McRae – Background vocals
  • Vivian Saunders – Background vocals
  • Stacy Campbell – Background vocals
  • Leo Moctezuma – Dancer
  • Alison Faulk – Dancer
  • Reina Hidalgo – Dancer
  • Nikki Tuazon – Dancer
  • Addie Yungmee – Dancer
  • Sebastien Stella – Aerialist

Welcome to the Funhouse!

Strap yourselves in please… Spiral down with me into the MADNESS. It’s going to be a wild ride

We’re going around the world in a day, (thats how it feels anyway)

I have had a hell of a time putting this show together – And I do mean that in a nice yummy, positive way – I swear!

I know its a good sign when before I even stepped foot on the stage for the first show my shoulders are sore, I’m newly afraid of heights, and I have a constant attitude problem, it means its going to be GREAT!

Thank you from the itty-bitty bottom of my heart for joining us, for coming out to play and for being so much fun to Rock out with!

Lets SHRED THE GNAR PEOPLE!

xoxoxoxox

P!nk

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… 29th May 2010, The Summer Carnival Tour started

On This Day in Pink History… 29th May 2010, The Summer Carnival Tour started

In October 2009, Pink’s fifth tour, The Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour, was announced by tour promoter, Eventim. This was Pink’s first ever headlining stadium tour, and took place in Europe. The tour was different from her previous tour (Funhouse Tour), with a new setlist and less acrobatics.

For the tour, 3 music videos were filmed which were shown throughout the show. The new videos for Please Don’t Leave Me, Funhouse and Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) were also included in the Greatest Hits… So Far! album released in 2010.

Pink had a number of support acts on this tour playing at different venues across Europe, some of these included VV Brown, Gossip, The Ting Tings, Paolo Nutini and Butch Walker and the Black Widows. Pink has been working with Butch Walker since her fourth album, I’m Not Dead, and Butch played some of his own shows in Europe throughout the time he was on tour with Pink. He also appeared back on stage during Pink’s show to perform a few duets.

The setlist was more or less the same at each venue, with a few changes. For example, Whataya Want From Me was performed until the Sunderland date, where it was replaced by What’s Up (originally by 4 Non Blondes). During a show in Germany, Pink performed I Don’t Believe You and Dear Mr President which were then a permanent addition to the setlist.

At the show in Nuremberg, Pink was not attached to her harness correctly during the performance of So What and fell, landing in the barricade. The show was immediately stopped, but Pink later tweeted that she had no broken bones and no serious injuries. No shows were cancelled because of this accident, and Pink performed the stunt for So What 4 days later in Prague.

There were 34 shows in total across Europe, including festivals.

Text by @troublepink, info from WikipediaEURO STADIUMS WILL BE ROCKING OUT TO P!NK IN JUNE AND JULY

Last weekendP!nk kicked off her explosive Funhouse Summer Carnival stadium tour in Cologne, Germany to a packed out stadium of 52,000 adoring fans!

As a giant cannon fired from the stage, Pink flew over the crowds bedecked in gold wings from a magic box hanging 100 feet above the stadium to perform the crowd-pleasing opener ‘Get the Party Started’ and wow did the girl deliver a show to remember!

In trueP!nk style she performed all the show stopping tunes and some new breathtaking stunts including rolling over the audience in a huge inflatable ball and flying across the stadium in a green sequined leotard for the finale of ‘So What’.

The set list featured new hits from Funhouse as well as classic hits ‘I’m Not Dead’, ‘Just Like A Pill’ and ‘U & Ur Hand’.

Fans were treated to a cover of The Who’s ‘My Generation’ and Green Day’s ‘Basket Case’ with support Butch Walker taking to the stage to perform the medley with P!nk.

Brace yourself for a treat if you are one of the lucky fans with tickets to The Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour!

pinkspage.comSetlist

  1. Get the Party Started
  2. Funhouse
  3. Ave Mary A
  4. Who Knew
  5. Bad Influence
  6. Just Like a Pill
  7. Please Don’t Leave Me
  8. Sober
  9. I’m Not Dead
  10. Unwind
  11. I Don’t Believe You
  12. Dear Mr. President
  13. Mean (performed with Butch Walker)Medley: (all songs performed with Butch Walker)My Generation
    • Basket Case
    • Roxanne
  14. What’s Up
  15. Whataya Want from Me
  16. Try Too Hard
  17. U + Ur Hand
  18. Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)

Encore:

  1. So What

Band/Backing singers/Dancers

  • Jason Chapman – Musical director/Keyboards/Vocals
  • Mark Schulman – Drums/Cello
  • Justin Derrico – Lead guitar
  • Eva Gardner – Bass
  • Kat Lucas – Keyboards/Rhythm guitar/Vocals
  • Jenny Douglas-McRae – Background vocals
  • Stacy Campbell – Background vocals
  • Addie Yungmee – Dancer
  • Nikki Tuazon – Dancer

On This Day in Pink History… 4th November 2008, Pink performed at Cafe de Paris in London, UK

On This Day in Pink History… 4th November 2008, Pink performed at Cafe de Paris in London, UK

Setlist:

  1. Funhouse
  2. Who Knew
  3. One Foot Wrong
  4. Killing Me Softly
  5. Please Don’t Leave Me
  6. I Don’t Believe You
  7. Dear Mr President
  8. Crazy
  9. Sober
  10. So What

Note: Setlist from setlist.fm – order may be incorrect

On This Day in Pink History… 2nd August 2009, Pink broke records in Australia

On This Day in Pink History… 2nd August 2009, Pink played at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, and broke the record for the most shows played at the venue by one artist on one tour

In 2009, Pink was on the road with the Funhouse tour and the tour hit Australia from May to August 2009. During that time, Pink performed at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on seventeen nights with ticket sales topping $17.2 million ($21.7 Australian). The combined attendance for all shows at the Melbourne venue was 214,956.

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