Funhouse Tour

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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
  • 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. Get the Party Started
    2. God Is A DJ (Video Interlude)
    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. Get the Party Started
    2. God Is a DJ (Video Interlude)
    3. Glitter in the Air
  • European 2nd Leg

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

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