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On This Day in Pink History… 11th November 2003, Try This was released

On This Day in Pink History… 11th November 2003, Try This was released

Try This is Pink’s third studio album released in November 2003 and was her final album released under Arista Records. Most of the tracks were produced and co-written by Rancid singer and guitarist Tim Armstrong, who Pink met at a Transplants video shoot. They ended up co-writing ten songs in a week when the Transplants were on tour with the Foo Fighters. Linda Perry also worked with Pink for Try This, and the album includes a collaboration with Peaches.

In 2006, Pink said that she was unhappy with the way the record label wanted her to make an album straight after the success of Missundaztood. She described the promotional campaign for the album as “an awful time. I was walking out of half my interviews crying. I just felt they were putting a quarter in the slot to watch the monkey dance.”

“I was kind of rebelling against the label on that one,” she said. “I was going: ‘You want a record? Fine, I’ll write 10 songs in a week for your fuckin’ record and you can press it up and put it out.'”

Despite being Pink’s lowest selling album, Try This debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200, and also reached the top ten on album charts in the UK (3), Canada (8), Australia (8) and Germany (2)

There were four singles released from Try This:

  • Feel Good Time
  • Trouble
  • God is a DJ
  • Last To Know

In 2004, Pink embarked on the Try This Tour in Europe and Australia to support the album. The show was recorded at Manchester Arena for her first live DVD.

Click HERE to see the feature that Pink History did for the Try This Tour.

Try This Album Track List

  1. Trouble
  2. God is a DJ
  3. Last To Know
  4. Tonight’s The Night
  5. Oh My God (feat. Peaches)
  6. Catch Me While I’m Sleeping
  7. Waiting For Love
  8. Save My Life
  9. Try Too Hard
  10. Humble Neighbourhoods
  11. Walk Away
  12. Unwind
  13. Love Song
  14. Hooker (hidden track)
  15. Feel Good Time
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On This Day in Pink History… 26th March 2004

On This Day in Pink History… 26th March 2004, Pink played at the Manchester Arena on the Try This Tour. The show was recorded for Pink’s first live DVD.

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Celebrating 10 years since the Try This tour!

The Try This tour had 3 legs, the first in Europe as an arena tour, 2nd in Australia, and 3rd as a summer tour in Europe.

The arena tour was split into four acts, each representing her three albums and an acoustic act. The first act was to support her first album Can’t Take Me Home and Pink wore a massive pink mohican. For the second act she wore a long blonde wig to support her second album Missundaztood. The acoustic act saw Pink wearing a long burnt style American flag dress. For the forth act to support Try This she lost the wigs and performed in a rock chick style get up. Finally, for the encore, she walked through the arena floor wearing an outfit fitting for a cover of the Guns n Roses song Welcome to the Jungle. For the finale, she performed Get The Party Started up in the air on silks.

Arena Setlist:

  1. Can’t Take Me Home
  2. There You Go
  3. Split Personality
  4. Most Girls
  5. Lady Marmalade
  6. I Wanna Rock (Twisted Sister cover)
  7. Don’t Let Me Get Me
  8. 18 Wheeler
  9. Family Portrait
  10. Just Like A Pill
  11. Respect
  12. My Vietnam/Misery/Eventually
  13. Summertime/Me and Bobby McGee/Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin covers)
  14. Feel Good Time
  15. God is a DJ (dance interlude)
  16. Oh My God
  17. Trouble
  18. Last To Know
  19. Try Too Hard
  20. Unwind
  21. Welcome to the Jungle [Guns n Roses cover]
  22. Get The Party Started

Summer 2004 Setlist:

  1. Don’t Let Me Get Me
  2. Trouble
  3. What’s Up
  4. Respect
  5. Save My Life
  6. Last To Know
  7. Eventually
  8. Summertime/Me and Bobby McGee/Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin covers)
  9. There You Go
  10. Just Like a Pill
  11. Try Too Hard
  12. Unwind
  13. Family Portrait
  14. 18 Wheeler
  15. Misery
  16. Numb
  17. Get The Party Started

On 26th March 2004 Pink played at the Manchester Evening News Arena (now phones4u arena) in Manchester, England. This show was recorded for the live DVD, which was released in 2006, Pink’s first live DVD.

During the performance of Lady Marmalade, Pink imitated Christina Aguilera and sang lines from the song Beautiful. For the DVD release, this segment was branded with a CENSORED mark and the audio was modulated so the viewer could not decipher the lyrics. The DVD also features a bonus section – On The Road with Pink

The concert became the 6th highest-selling DVD for 2007 in Australia.

Band & Dancers

  • Adriana Balic [Keyboard & vocals]
  • Jason Chapman [Keyboard & vocals]
  • Mylious Johnson [Percussion]
  • Rafael Moreira [Guitar & vocals]
  • Leah Rose Randi [Bass & vocals]
  • Lindsey Blaufarb [Dancer]
  • Kemba Shannon [Dancer]
  • Addie Yungmee [Dancer]
  • Rayleen Adams [Backing vocals]