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On This Day in Pink History… 8th May 2009, Bad Influence was released

On This Day in Pink History… 8th May 2009, Bad Influence was released

Bad Influence was the fourth single to be released from Pink’s fifth studio album, Funhouse. It was released in Australia on 8th May 2009, and in 2010 in Europe.

Bad Influence was written by Pink, with Billy Mann, Butch Walker, Robin Mortensen Lynch and Niklas Olovson, while production was handled by Machopsycho and Billy Mann. It is a straight up rock chick party song that makes no apologies for wilding out with your gal pals once in a while. Pink stated: “I’m with the Hindus on that one,” the singer laughs. “Pleasure for pleasure’s sake is not a guilty sin.”

The song was chosen as the album’s fourth single following its use in an Optus advertisement, promoting her Funhouse Tour. The track was also played frequently on Channel Pink on Channel V Australia, as well as becoming the theme for the Volkswagen Polo commercials in Europe.

Bad Influence was the opening track on the setlist for the 2009 Funhouse Tour

The song was the most added song to the radio in Australia in its first week of release. On the ARIA Singles Chart, the song peaked at number 6, and has been certified Gold, selling over 35,000 copies. On the Australian Airplay Chart, the song became Pink’s 4th consecutive #1 song on the chart, and 4th from the album. In New Zealand, “Bad Influence” debuted at number thirty three in May, 2009, rising to number twenty seven later. It has so far peaked at number twelve. It entered the UK charts at #161 in October 2009 because of the advert, peaked at #123. Bad Influence entered the German Singles Chart at #26 in April 2010.

On This Day in Pink History… 30th April 2009, Pink attended the filming of the T-Mobile Advert in London

On This Day in Pink History… 30th April 2009, Pink attended the filming of the T-Mobile Advert in London

Pink makes surprise appearance as thousands gather in London for T-Mobile advert

Pink, the American pop star, made a surprise performance in London as thousands of people gathered in Trafalgar Square to sing on the new T-Mobile advert.

Around 13,000 people congregated to take part in the mobile phone operator’s new commercial by singing hits such as The Beatles’ Hey Judeand Britney Spears’s Hit Me Baby One More Time.
But the crowd got a shock when Pink broke into an impromptu rendition of her hit single So What from the middle of the mob.
Speaking after the event on Thursday evening, the 29-year-old singer said: “What a fantastic experience.
“Everyone singing along together in the middle of London – it was incredible. I was thrilled to be a part of such an amazing event and to share it with so many people.”
The new advert, called Sing, is a sequel to T-Mobiles last television commercial, Dance, which featured 350 dancers performing a choreographed routine among commuters at London’s Liverpool Street Station.
Described as a “mass karaoke singalong”, the latest offering was captured by handing out 2,000 microphones to members of the crowd, and was filmed by 24 cameras.
During the event, compèred by presenter Vernon Kay, the crowd belted out versions of the Grease hit Summer Nights, Total Eclipse of the Heart, and I Say a Little Prayer.
Pink joined in halfway through the crowd’s rendition of the Erma Franklin hit Piece of my Heart.
Daniella Kostic, 18, from King’s Cross, London, said: “It is amazing. We came down to film the advert but we did not expect anything like this.”
Jamilla Gibbs, 63, from Clapham, South London, added: “We loved the first advert and really wanted to get involved in the second. It’s not dancing but we’re still having fun.”
T-Mobile spokeswoman Lysa Hardy said: “We wanted to get everyone to have a really good time. People really enjoyed the Dance campaign and we have had an amazing response to this one.
“The first advert is a really tough act to follow.”
The previous T-Mobile advert has become an online sensation on YouTube, attracting more than 11 million hits.
Fans organised a re-enactment of the advert in January at Liverpool Street Station, through the social networking website Facebook.
However, police were forced to close the station due to safety concerns when it was swamped by around 12,000 people who turned up to dance in the “silent disco”, listening to music through headphones.

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… 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… 27th October 2008, Funhouse album was released

On This Day in Pink History… 27th October 2008, Funhouse album was released

Funhouse is Pink’s fifth studio album, released in 2008 by LaFace Records. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 180,000 copies in its first week. It reached number one in the album charts in six countries; Australia, Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and UK. Funhouse has sold six million copies worldwide.

Pink wrote and recorded approximately 30 to 35 songs for Funhouse. “It’s like getting rid of your children: ‘I like that one too, but I’m going to let that one die,'” she said of choosing the album’s tracks. “The good thing now is that different countries want extra songs and B-sides, so there’s always a home for the other kids.” Pink traveled internationally to write and record the album, working with Eg White in London and with Max Martin in Stockholm. “It was really good to get out of my house and get away from my life. No distractions. No phones”, Pink said of her sessions outside the U.S.

Pink has stated that this album is her most vulnerable to date. Much of the album’s subject matter alludes to the fact that Moore had recently separated from her husband, Carey Hart. The first single, So What, opens with: “I guess I just lost my husband/I don’t know where he went”. Please Don’t Leave Me also addresses the split. The artist sums up its theme thus: “Okay, I’m an asshole, but love me anyway.” In Mean, she sings, “It was good in the beginning/but how did we get so mean?” The song that Moore is the most proud of is Crystal Ball. She said about the track: “I recorded it in one take and we didn’t mix it. It just went straight to master. It was all about a vibe and not about perfection or being polished. I just love that song and I loved recording it.” She wrote the song with Billy Mann, who also aided her with the songs Stupid Girls, Dear Mr. President and I’m Not Dead (all 2006), among others.

In It’s All Your Fault, Pink blames her lover for giving her hopes of a love relationship, then simply giving up on her. She proclaims in the lyrics “I conjure up the thought of being gone, but I’d probably even do that wrong.” In Glitter in the Air, Pink asks many questions such as, “Have you ever looked fear in the face and said I just don’t care?”, and “Have you ever hated yourself for staring at the phone?” Pink admits, “I still don’t have some of the answers to the questions I pose on this record. I’m still figuring it all out.”

The track Sober, which is the album’s second single, was written by Pink at a party hosted at her home, where everyone was drunk or drinking except for her, and she wanted them all to leave. She went to the beach and had a line in her head saying “How do I feel so good sober?”. Eventually it had nothing to do with alcohol but with identities. “How do I feel so good with just me, without anyone to lean on?”, Pink said in an interview.

Ave Mary A deals with world issues and problems. “One Foot Wrong” talks about an acidtrip that went wrong, but also has an underlying theme. “That song is also about losing control and how easy it is to lose the plot in life and teeter on the edge.”

Originally, Pink wanted to call her album Heartbreak Is a Motherfucker, but her record label declined because of a fear that offensive language would affect sales. She also said that she did not want the album to look like a break-up album; “There is a lot of that [break-up], but there is fun happening too and that’s why I named it Funhouse in the end.” Pink has also stated that she sees life as a carnival: “Clowns are supposed to be happy, but they are really scary. Carnivals are supposed to be fun, but really they are kind of creepy.” […] “and that’s like life to me, and love. Love is supposed to be fun, but it can sometimes be really scary. And the funhouse mirrors that make you look so distorted that you don’t recognize yourself and you ask yourself, ‘How did I get here? How do I get out of here?’ But, you think that you want to do it again. That is the same as love and life. It’s a metaphor for being in love and for life.” This also shows in the title track “Funhouse” where she tells that it used to be fun. “It’s about when the box you’re in doesn’t fit anymore, burn that fucker down and start a new one.”

Wikipedia

Singles:

  • So What
  • Sober
  • Please Don’t Leave Me
  • Bad Influence
  • Funhouse
  • I Don’t Believe You
  • Glitter in the Air

Tracklist:

  1. So What
  2. Sober
  3. I Don’t Believe you
  4. One Foot Wrong
  5. Please Don’t Leave Me
  6. Bad Influence
  7. Funhouse
  8. Crystal Ball
  9. Mean
  10. It’s All Your Fault
  11. Ave Mary A
  12. Glitter In The Air
  13. This Is How It Goes Down
  14. Boring
  15. Why Did I Ever Like You?

On This Day in Pink History… 22nd August 2008, So What music video was released

On This Day in Pink History… 22nd August 2008, So What music video was released

In 2008, Pink teamed up with Dave Meyers (who she also worked with for previous music videos such as There You Go, Most Girls, You Make Me Sick, Get The Party Started & Don’t Let Me Get Me), to shoot the new video for the debut single from her fifth studio album, Funhouse.

The video begins in a tattoo parlour, Pink is getting a tattoo of a red void mark on her arm across an existing tattoo before the scene cuts to Pink riding down Sunset Boulevard on a lawnmower and drinking alcohol. Pink is then shown entering Guitar Center browsing guitars. She pretends to play before attempting to smash it into the ground, but she is restrained by a store clerk which leads to them engaging in a fight. Pink is shown cutting down a tree engraved with her real name and her estranged husband’s names with a chainsaw. She cries on the chainsaw, while telling herself that she is all right, right before the tree falls and nearly crushes her neighbor. After this, Pink is sitting in a bar after losing her table to Jessica Simpson, accompanied by a man who is playing the drums out of glasses. The next scene goes to Pink on a motorbike, while a newly wedded couple in a car pull up beside her and wave and smile at her. Jealous and outraged at the happy newlyweds, Pink is shown throwing objects at the car and popping the blown up condoms used to decorate the vehicle, before climbing onto it and playfully (albeit violently) attacking the vehicle. Pink is then shown stripping on the red carpet, surrounded by photographers, she takes off her jacket to reveal her (blurred) nude body. The paparazzi all snap photos of her as she does choreography from Michael Jackson’s video for “Thriller” naked, but more akin to Austin Powers 2. Then while getting her hair done, her stylist applies hairspray, as Pink turns on her cigarette lighter, accidentally setting her hair on fire. Also shown are two men urinating in beer bottles, which they give to Pink, however Pink passes them to two guys walking past her. They drink it and then realizing what it is, spit it out in disgust. Finally, Pink is shown surrounded by men and women in their underwear engaging in a pillow fight. The video then cuts between all the scenes shown in the video before ending with Pink poking her tongue at the camera with her husband. Pink is also shown performing the song in concert near the end. Pink’s husband Carey Hart makes cameos throughout the video, such as a scene where they are talking as newspaper headlines flash behind them. Producer Butch Walker also makes a cameo. Pink has stated that Hart had not heard the song prior to arriving for the video shoot. The video was ranked on VH1 as the 3rd best music video of 2008 on the Top 40 Videos of 2008. On Facebook it was the second favorite video of 2008. The scene from the video where Pink’s hair is set on fire is censored on MTV UK and its sister channels. That scene is replaced with other short clips from the video

Wikipedia

 

On This Day in Pink History… 11th August 2008 So What was released

On This Day in Pink History… 11th August 2008 So What was released

So What is a song recorded by Pink for her fifth studio album, Funhouse in 2008. The song was written by Pink, Max Martin and Shellback while production was handled by Martin. So What was released as the albums debut single through LaFace and Jive Records. The lyrics are based on Pink’s separation from Carey Hart, which occurred six months prior to the released.

So What received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics; many praised it for its aggressive and empowering nature while others deemed it childish and bratty. The song was also successful commercially, topping the charts in several countries across Europe and Oceania and peaking within the top five worldwide. In the United States, the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first number one hit on the chart as a solo artist and her second overall. So What also became her highest selling single in the United States, with sales of over four million downloads. The two-track single release also included the b-side Could’ve Had Everything.

Pink performed “So What” on MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 on November 6, 2008. The song was nominated for several awards, eventually winning the MTV Europe Music Award for the Most Addictive Track. So What is included in most setlists, including Funhouse Tour, Summer Carnival Tour and the Truth About Love Tour.

Chart – Peak Position

  • Australia ARIA – 1
  • Canadian Hot 100 – 1
  • Denmark Tracklisten – 3
  • France SNEP – 4
  • Germany Media Control Charts – 1
  • Sweden Sverigetopplistan – 2
  • UK Singles Chart – 1
  • US Billboard Hot 100  – 1