On This Day in Pink History… 4th April 2000 Can’t Take Me Home was released

On This Day in Pink History… 4th April 2000 Can’t Take Me Home was released

On 4th April 2000, Pink’s debut album, Can’t Take Me Home was released by LaFace Records. The album produced three singles, There You Go, Most Girls and You Make Me Sick.

can't take me home

Click image to see track listing, lyrics, videos, album information and Pink’s Thank You note.

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On This Day in Pink History… 3rd April 2002 Pink Performed at Scala, London

On This Day in Pink History… 3rd April 2002 Pink Performed at Scala, London

Setlist:

  • Get The Party Started
  • Missundaztood
  • Just Like A Pill
  • Family Portrait
  • My Vietnam
  • Don’t Let Me Get Me
  • Numb
  • There You Go

On This Day in Pink History… 27th March 2001, Lady Marmalade was released

On This Day in Pink History… 27th March 2001, Lady Marmalade was released

In 2001, Lady Marmalade was featured as part of a medley in the film Moulin Rouge!. For the film’s soundtrack album, Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mýa, and Pink recorded a cover version; it was released as the soundtrack’s first single in spring 2001. Produced by Missy Elliott and writing partner Rockwilder, it features an intro and outro from Elliott. A lyric was changed from the original version, with the song’s setting being transferred from New Orleans to the Paris nightclub Moulin Rouge. The song became a number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for the second time, reaching number one in its eighth week and spending five weeks at the top of the chart. It was the third song in Billboard chart history (after Aaliyah’s 2000 single Try Again and Shaggy’s 2001 single Angel) to hit number one without being released in a major commercially available single format. Lady Marmalade was Aguilera’s fourth US number-one single and first-time number-ones for Kim, Pink, and Mýa in the US. For Aguilera, the song would be her last number one until 2011’s Moves Like Jagger collaboration with Maroon 5. It would be Pink’s only number-one hit until 2008, when her single So What reached the top. It remained in the top forty for seventeen weeks in the US, and topped the charts in fifteen different countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia. The song also holds the record for the longest reigning no.1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart for an all female collaboration, topping the chart for nine consecutive weeks. Lady Marmalade is the best-selling single for Lil’ Kim and Mýa. Lil’ Kim also held the record for having the longest number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 for a female rapper, with Lady Marmalade being on the top of the charts for 5 consecutive weeks, until Australian female rapper Iggy Azalea’s Fancy held on to the number one position for 7 weeks in 2014.  Lady Marmalade was the top selling song of 2001 and has sold 5.2 million copies worldwide as of December 2001.

Allmusic’s Brand Kohlenstein praised the song by highlighting it, adding that the ladies “teamed up for a surefire hit with their naughtier version of Patti Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade.”” Slant Magazine editor praised the collaboration, too: “the track is simply an accolade to the performers’ various distinctive styles, with Lil’ Kim trashing it up and Aguilera caterwauling her way through the second half of the song.”

The music video, directed by Paul Hunter, features all four performers in lingerie (rapper Missy Elliott makes a couple of small appearances.) and was filmed at the end of March 2001 on sets (Los Angeles) built to resemble the actual Moulin Rouge night club around the turn of the century (1890–1910). The video won the MTV Video Music Award for “Best Video of the Year” and “Best Video from a Film”; it was also nominated for “Best Dance Video”, “Best Pop Video”, “Best Choreography” (Tina Landon), and “Best Art Direction”. The song won a 2002 Grammy Award in the category of “Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals”.

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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.

Click links to read more about each set of the concert:

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!

On This Day in Pink History… 12th March 2007 Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) was released

On This Day in Pink History… 12th March 2007 Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) was released

Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) was released as a single from Pink’s fourth studio album, I’m Not Dead. It was written by Pink and co-written and produced by Butch Walker.

In the beginning of February 2007, before its official release as a single, the song was put on the B-list of BBC Radio 1. It debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 60, and it rose to number 34, her lowest-peaking UK single at that time.

Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) is often performed at concerts, in which Pink will get the crowd to ‘dork dance’.

The music video consists of performances from Pink’s I’m Not Dead Tour. The video mostly includes shots of performances of Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely), but it also includes clips of performances of songs such as Stupid Girls, Fingers, The One That Got Away and U + Ur Hand.

LYRICS

  • Vocals: Pink
  • Backing vocals: Pink and Butch Walker
  • Mixed by: Tom Lord-Alge
  • Assisted by: Femio Hermandez
  • Additional programming: Butch Walker
  • Drum/Keyboard programming: Dan Chase
  • Drums: Mylious Johnson
  • Guitars: Butch Walker
  • Bass: Butch Walker

On This Day in Pink History… 2nd March 2014, Pink attended the Oscars

On This Day in Pink History… 2nd March 2014, Pink attended the Oscars

The 86th Academy Awards was hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and took place on 2nd March 2014.

Pink performed Somewhere Over The Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz soundtrack.

Pink took the stage at the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday to perform “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz,” which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. In a sendup to Dorothy’s famous shoes, she donned a glittering red gown as footage from the movie played overhead.

Unlike Pink’s recent Grammy performance, the pop star was determined to keep grounded, shying away from the temptation to show off her aerial acrobatic abilities yet again.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/02/pink-oscars-performance_n_4863758.html

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

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

    Get the Party Started

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

    Get the Party Started

    1. God Is a DJ (Video Interlude)Glitter in the Air
  • European 2nd Leg Bad Influence

WikipediaBand/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