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The Funhouse Tour was the fourth concert tour by American singer-songwriter P!nk . The tour supported her fifth studio album, Funhouse . The tour visited Europe, Australia and North America. According to Pollstar, the Funhouse Tour (2009–2010) earned around $150 million dollars 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.
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Background [ ]
The tour was announced on October 14, 2008, nearly two weeks before the release of her fifth studio album. P!nk 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 of 2006 and 2007.
The tour also marked the first time P!nk has headlined a North American arena tour. To describe the event, P!nk stated, "I've waited 30 years for this tour. I really wasn't sure if anyone was going to show [up]."
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The concert starts with a video introduction, featuring P!nk watching TV. She then gets up and puts her lover's 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 off 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 P!nk 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. During some shows, she performed " 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 ." While singing "I Touch Myself," 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 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 ." During some shows, " Dear Mr. President " was included in the acoustic set as well.
Two of her dancers then come and perform ballet moves. This is then followed by " Sober ," during which 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." During "Get the Party Started," she would perform some acrobatics before oging offstage. After a costume change, she would come back onstage to perform the final number, " Glitter in the Air ," during which she would be in the air performing some more acrobatics. While that was happening, she would be 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)
Setlist [ ]
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- 2 Linda Perry
- 3 Willow Hart
Pink’s High-Flying “Funhouse” Spectacle Debuts in Seattle
By Gillian G. Gaar
Gillian G. Gaar
After a record-breaking run in Australia, Pink imported her Funhouse tour to the States, bringing a show filled with razzle-dazzle, covers and stunts to Seattle’s Key Arena last night. Early on, she announced she had separated her shoulder, but was so excited about the performance she didn’t consider canceling, adding, “And the louder you cheer the less pain I feel!” Perhaps as a result, she stayed on terra firma during “Sober” (in contrast to her high-flying performance last Sunday on the VMAs), but still couldn’t resist being airborne on occasion.
Get a look at Pink’s Funhouse : photos from her eye-popping tour.
The show began with a short film that showed Pink racing down the freeway on a motorcycle to her own version of “Highway to Hell.” A circus strong man strode down the catwalk that extended into the audience and turned a large crank, releasing a trapeze that hoisted Pink into the air, the feathered orange trim of her jacket trailing behind her. As she swanned around the arena overhead, the curtains disappeared, revealing a stage looking as if the amusement park rides from the Seattle Center grounds had been dropped on it, dripping with lights, clowns and showgirls cavorting among the musicians.
In a show where the pacing never flagged, there were costume changes galore. During “U & UR Hand,” everyone was clad in fetish gear, while for “So What” the dancers romped around in their underwear, whacking each other with pillows, and gradually stripping the hunky man Pink had earlier fondled during a steamy “Fingers.” By the end of “So What,” Pink’s would-be paramour was tied spread-eagled on a bed, Pink sitting on top of him as the lights faded to black. Later, kicking her way through the piles of feathers left on stage after the pillow fight, she cracked, “Jesus, there’s so many feathers, I feel like Santa!”
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Pink was in a chatty mood between songs, explaining that her purse with phone and BlackBerry had been stolen (“That’s why I haven’t been Twittering today”), and laughing when she missed her vocal entrance on “Family Portrait” (“See what happens when you don’t lip-sync?”). A heartfelt “Dear Mr. President,” during which images of George W., poverty and war were flashed on the screens behind the stage (designed to look like funhouse mirrors), resulted in a standing ovation.
Acrobats twirled above the stage during “Sober,” as Pink, attired in a long black cape, paced on the stage’s upper level like the Phantom of the Opera. The spectacle was heightened on her cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” with Pink wearing a white yachting cap, yellow leather tailcoat, and a bodysuit/leotard with one leg in purple, the other in Harlequin-checked black and white. When Queen performed this number live, they always left the stage during the operatic sequence, feeling they couldn’t recreate on stage what they’d done in the studio; Pink’s troupe performed all the complicated harmonies with aplomb.
After a lively “Funhouse,” with Pink shrieking at her image in the funhouse mirrors rolled on stage, her version of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy,” brought the main set to an end (her cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” was another highlight).
But a proper closure came with the encore. “Get the Party Started” had two acrobats spinning overhead while wrapped in white scarves, a man swinging out over the audience, Pink jumping off the catwalk to shake hands with the crowd, and confetti falling from the ceiling. Then came the haunting “Glitter in the Air,” with Pink in a black cape she opened to reveal a body suit seemingly made out of thick string. As Pink sang while going down the catwalk, a sort of red cloth chandelier with acrobats hanging on it sailed above her; eventually she lay in a white swing underneath the chandelier and was hoisted into the air again, soaring in and out of the trap door she’d come out of at the beginning.
It was a spectacular conclusion to a show that was as much a theatrical production as it was a concert; the words “The End” fittingly displayed on the stage’s screens at the finish.
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Set List: “Bad Influence” “Just Like A Pill” “Who Knew” “Trouble” “Don’t Let Me Get Me” “I Touch Myself” “Please Don’t Leave Me” “U & Ur Hand” “Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)” “So What” “Family Portrait” “I Don’t Believe You” “Dear Mr. President” “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” “Sober” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “Funhouse” “Crazy”
Encore “Get the Party Started” “Glitter In The Air”
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Funhouse Tour: Live in Australia is a live show by American pop singer P!NK. It was released on DVD, Blu-ray and also as a separate live album audio version. The album contains the July 17 and 18, 2009 shows from the Funhouse Tour, recorded at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia. It was released on October 14, 2009 by LaFace Records. In Australia, the release has been certified 32x Platinum.
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