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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

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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

 

On This Day in Pink History… 3rd August 2009, Funhouse single was released

On This Day in Pink History… 3rd August 2009, Funhouse single was released

Funhouse is the fifth single from Pink’s fifth studio album of the same name. The track was written by P!nk, Jimmy Harry and Tony Kanal who also produced the song. It holds the title of the album and, just like most of the album’s tracks, the song speaks about P!nk’s split with motocrossrider Carey Hart.

Funhouse received acclaim from critics, being regarded as one of the musical and lyrical highlights of the album. There’s More Where That Came From’ gave the song an A- stating, “‘Funhouse’ has the energy of ‘So What’ but surpasses it half-way through, when the song breaks into true rocker mode. Something we haven’t seen from Pink since ‘Trouble’ back in 2003!” Billboard also gave the song a very positive review, saying “Pink again displays her versatility on this complex number, which calls for blues, funk and rock vocal stylings that few other pop stars could pull off. The singer delivers with full force, colliding with lively guitar licks and hints of synth” and giving it an 81% approval.

Funhouse became Pink’s 16th Top 10 single in Australia, climbing to a chart peak of number six. The song also became Pink’s 5th consecutive #1 single on the Australian Airplay Chart, with all 4 previous singles from Funhouse peaking at #1 too. In New Zealand, the song debuted at number 18, becoming Pink’s fifth consecutive top twenty hit from the Funhouse album. It has since peaked at number 15. It also made its chart debut on the Turkey Top 20 Chart at number twenty-five. Funhouse first appeared on the UK Singles Chart in July, 2009 at number 155. It climbed 30 spots to 125 a week later. It currently peaks at twenty-nine. Also in the UK, the song has been added to the B List of the Radio 1 Playlist. It is expected to climb in the following weeks due to the physical release of the single. In August 2009, Funhouse debuted at the Dutch Top 40 at number 31, making this her 19th entry on the chart. Funhouse debuted on the Canadian Hot 100 at #80 and has risen to a peak of #21. The song was released in later August, 2009 in the U.S., and in October, the song debuted at number 23 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. The following week, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #97 and peaked at #44.

The music video was directed by Dave Meyers and premiered in June, 2009 in the United Kingdom on 4music. Tony Kanal of No Doubt, also the co-writer and the producer of the song, appears in a cameo, playing a piano. The video takes place in a barren lot that is later shown to be what’s left of a house that is still burning. There are ‘evil clowns’ throughout the area who are picking though the rubble and playing the instruments as the band. The video begins as it pans low to the ground showing an “Elvis” grave briefly. Pink emerges from an old empty pool and begins to sing the first verse. She proceeds to kick over a toilet and picks up a framed photo. She throws it behind her. She passes a toaster and now it shows that she is in a burning fun house. She dances past a few ‘evil clowns’. It shows more of the burning remains of the building. She picks up a stick and throws it down. Then an ‘evil clown’ turns around and the camera has a close up of its face. She counts down from 9. (She quickly shows her middle finger on ‘5’ but on most versions of the video that is blurred out.) She moves to a table and takes a sip of some red liquid but becomes disgusted and throws it down. She jumps onto a mattress attached to a chain which two ‘evil clowns’ are pulling. She gets off the mattress and climbs onto the burning fun house. It shows four ‘evil clowns’ (Two are miming with each other, one is playing the guitar and the last is just standing on its own.) She goes over to the guitar playing clown and dances with it. She proceeds to count down from 9 again. She climbs through a doggie door to find Tony Kanal playing the piano. Pink moves to a motorcycle and puts on sunglasses and a leather jacket. In the background a voice is counting down from 9. At one she rides away on the motorcycle as the house explodes. It then shows her riding her motorcycle on a road as the song ends.

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On This Day in Pink History… 13th June 2010, Pink played at the Isle of Wight Festival on the Summer Carnival Tour

On This Day in Pink History… 13th June 2010, Pink played at the Isle of Wight Festival on the Summer Carnival Tour

Funhouse

Who Knew

Just Like A Pill

Dear Mr President

Medley: My Generation/Basketcase (with Butch Walker)

Roxanne

Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)

So What

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.

EURO 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!

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Setlist

  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)
  14. Medley: (all songs performed with Butch Walker)
  15. My Generation
  16. Basket Case
  17. Roxanne
  18. What’s Up
  19. Whataya Want from Me
  20. Try Too Hard
  21. U + Ur Hand
  22. 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… 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

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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…