Nothing much to report, but the album has been certified platinum in the US. Sales so far are at about 930K.
And, apparently she now has a crazy 50 shows scheduled for when she tours Australia in May. Aussies are amazing.
www.coppel.com.au <- If you have the time, I think you can count the number of shows there.
Oh and rumour has it that "This Is How It Goes Down" will be released as a single in Australia to coincide with the special Tour edition of "Funhouse" they are releasing when Pink starts her tour there. Not sure how true this is.
So when is the vid for Bad Influence going to come out? The tune of this song kinda reminds me of If U Seek Amy, so it could become huge. I'm a bit surprised that Please Don't Leave Me didn't take off like the first two singles.
The video? I wasn't expecting it to be like that, it's very direction driven and a little different from the usual Pink videos. Overall it's a pretty good. I like that she's constantly on her toes, never stopping and always dancing.
Pink's first US headlining tour starts tonight. Anyone going to any of her dates? I wish I lived in the US (or Europe or Australia).
September 15th Seattle USA Key Arena
September 17th San Jose USA HP Pavilion
September 18th Los Angeles USA Staples Center
September 20th Glendale USA Jobing.com Arena
September 23rd Dallas USA American Airlines Center
September 24th Houston USA Toyota Center
September 26th Chicago USA Allstate Arena
September 28th Fairfax USA Patriot Center
September 30th Toronto Canada Air Canada Center
October 2nd Boston USA TD Banknorth Garden
October 3rd Philadelphia USA Wachovia Center
October 5th New York USA Madison Square Garden
She's had/having a ton of promo this week. VMA's last Sunday, The Today Show on Monday, she'll have a VH1 special and also Jimmy Kimmel on the 16th. I'll try to post the videos if I can find them.
I'm still pissed of that I can't go to the second Antwerp show The first one was unbelievable fucking awesome.Especially because during Ave Mary A she forgot the lyrics and I was singing them and she looked straight at me with and said something like 'You sing it!' and all my friends were screaming 'It's for you!!!' but I was just too hypnotised Good times ...
I hope Funhouse will do good in Belgium, Please don't leave me was played alot, but didn't do well in the charts.
Tickets to Pink's concert sold so fast that the concert was moved from Wamu Theater to Key Arena to accommodate a larger audience. Its popularity can likely be attributed to the fact that the Funhouse Tour is the first national tour the singer has embarked on in three years. And if the duration of her tour is anything like last night's kick off performance, Britney better cancel her similarly themed Circus Tour because Pink puts it to shame.
The feisty singer steered clear of the acrobatics she engaged in during her performance at the VMAs on Sunday, due to a separated shoulder. But she kept fans entertained with her cocksure attitude, a slew of hit songs, and an entourage of trapeze artists, dancers, and clowns.
Pink launched into her two-hour set with a cover of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell," followed by older songs off like "Don't Let Me Get Me" and "Just Like a Pill." She slowed things down shortly after by changing into a black lace get-up and writhing to a cover of the Divinyls' "I Touch Myself." The rearrangement alienated older fans as it didn't do justice to the original and simply confused younger individuals, one of whom turned to her girlfriend to ask, "Do you know what this song is? I don't think it's on the CD."
More recent hits like "U & Ur Hand" and "So What" had the crowd pumping their fists and dancing along--a sight to see, given what a clusterf**k a venue like Key Arena turns into when a crowd of thousands is regulated to general admission instead of assigned seating. (To be fair, there's no other way the last-minute switch in venues would've gone smoothly. Fans who's already bought their tickets would've been screwed over left and right.)
Pink's faster tempo tracks make for good top 40 hits, but it was the slower songs that she excelled at live. She showed off her pipes on "Glitter in the Air" and on the touching Bush-aimed tirade "Dear Mr. President." The only mishap occurred two lines into "Family Portrait," at which point Pink come up blank on the lyrics and had to start over. "See what happens when you don't f**king lip synch?" she joked.
But the singer managed to remember the words to songs that weren't hers. She performed covers of Led Zeppelin's "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," and Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy"--the first of the three being her strongest suit.
A fan threw a stuffed animal onstage during its rendition and Pink scooped it , which Pink picked up and referencing Kanye West's outburst during the VMAs, asked, "How come nobody did that during Taylor Swift's speech?" The singer--who has since loudly opined her dislike for West on her Twitter page and on several television shows--then proceeded to describe the purse with brass knuckles that she'd been carrying that night and the damage she would've done to the rapper with it had he pulled a similar move. (I'd bet my meager annual income as a journalist that Pink could beat down Kanye's ass.)
It's hard to believe that the Funhouse Tour is headlined by the same artist that released the Babyface-produced R&B album Can't Take Me Home back in 2000. It was a commercial success that felt contrived and well, embarrassing. Pink paled in comparison to her peers like Britney and Christina who emerged around the same time because her music, while catchy, didn't quite fit her. I thought she'd fade into the woodwork within a year's time.
But Pink soon distanced herself from her manufactured image and began calling on rockers like Linda Perry and Steve Tyler to collaborate with. And she's since really come into her own as a pop star with a penchant for rock-influenced songs and a good sense of humor. Whether she's calling Kanye the "biggest piece of s**t on earth" or egging on the crowd to chant along "It's just you and your hand tonight," she's incredibly engaging. And her concert exuded that sassiness she's become so well-known for.