The Funhouse Summer Carnival
|The Funhouse Summer Carnival|
|European tour by Pink|
|Start date||May 29, 2010|
|End date||July 25, 2010|
|Box office||$47 million|
|Pink concert chronology|
The Funhouse Summer Carnival was the fifth concert tour by American recording artist Pink, launched in support of her fifth studio album Funhouse (2008). The Funhouse Summer Carnival and the Funhouse Tour (2009) sold a combined total 3 million tickets, and brought the tour to a final gross of $200 million. With the tour, Pink became the only female artist to sell out stadium shows in 2010 and the first solo female act to open the Wireless Festival in London, UK. Tor Nielson of Live Nation Sweden gave a statement calling Pink "Sweden's biggest stadium act" of 2010. The tour grossed more than $46.4 million from 30 shows.
The tour was announced by tour promoter, Eventim, on October 14, 2009, followed by an announcement on Pink's official website in November. After selling over two million tickets on her successful Funhouse Tour, it was announced the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will embark on her first ever stadium tour, in Europe. During an interview with online radio station, IN:DEMAND, Pink stated there will be a new setlist and less acrobatics, confirming that the tour isn't just a continuation of her previous tour. The tour was set to begin on May 27, 2010 at the Expo-Gelände in Hanover, Germany, however, the show was canceled for logistical reasons. In December, it was also confirmed that Pink will headline music festivals throughout Europe during the tour. Pink shot a new tour video for the tour in late April 2010. The video was shown while she was performing various songs. Butch Walker also duetted with Pink at most shows, including most festivals.
- Gossip (United Kingdom) (select date)
- The Ting Tings (United Kingdom) (select date)
- Paolo Nutini (Germany (select date)
- Stanfour (Germany) (select date)
- Butch Walker and the Black Widows (Europe) (select date)
- Takida & Good Charlotte (Sweden)
- PMMP (Helsinki)
- Silbermond (Europe) (select date)
- City and Colour (England) (select date)
- Nik & Jay (Copenhagen)
- The Raveonettes (Copenhagen)
- OneRepublic (Innsbruck)
- Nikka Costa (Cologne, Innsbruck, Stadtallendorf, Heilbronn, Munich, Nürnberg)
- VV Brown (England & Scotland) (select date)
- Hockey (Dublin, Limerick, England, Glasgow) (select date)
- Mumiy Troll (Russia)
- Good Charlotte (Europe) (select date)
- Vadel (France)
- Xindl X (Czech Republic)
- Olga Lounová (Czech Republic)
- "Get the Party Started"
- "Ave Mary A"
- "Who Knew"
- "Bad Influence"
- "Just Like a Pill"
- "Please Don't Leave Me"
- "I'm Not Dead"
- "I Don't Believe You"1
- "Dear Mr. President"1
- "Mean" (performed with Butch Walker)
- Medley: (all songs performed with Butch Walker)
- "What's Up"1
- "Whataya Want from Me"1
- "Try Too Hard"
- "U + Ur Hand"
- "Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely)"
- "So What"
1Performed at select dates
- During the tour, Pink performed "Whataya Want from Me". This song was written by Max Martin, Pink and Johan Schuster in 2008 and was intended to be included on the Funhouse album. It was given to Adam Lambert for his debut album, For Your Entertainment. It was, however, replaced with "What's Up" from Sunderland and onwards.
- During the concert at the Megaland Landgaaf in Landgraaf, Limburg, Netherlands, Pink performed Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" instead of "Roxanne".
- During the concert at Frankenstadion in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, "I Don't Believe You" and "Dear Mr. President" were performed. The songs were a permanent addition to the show henceforth. At the same concert, "Just Like a Pill" was performed after "Bad Influence". Additionally, during the performance of "I'm Not Dead" P!nk was climbing down the stage and filming the fans with a camera.
- During the concert at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, "What's Up" was performed. The song was a permanent addition to the show henceforth.
- During the concert as the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, England the crane entrance was not performed.
- During the concert at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland, "Whataya Want from Me" was not performed. Additionally, "Just Like a Pill" was performed after "Who Knew". She also said that the concert was the most fans she had ever performed for.
- During the concert at Portman Road in Ipswich, England, "What's Up" and "Whataya Want from Me" were not performed. Additionally, "Just Like a Pill" was performed after "Who Knew".
- During the concert at Citadelle d'Arras in Arras, France, "Bad Influence", "Please Don't Leave Me", "Unwind", "Whataya Want from Me" and "U + Ur Hand" were not performed.
- During the concert at Linzer Stadion in Linz, Austria, "Whataya Want from Me" was not performed.
- In Nürnberg, whilst performing "So What", Pink was not attached to her harness properly and fell, landing on the barricade. The song was immediately stopped and Pink was rushed to hospital. Since then, she has tweeted that she has no broken bones and remains without any serious injuries.
- During the show in Salem and St. Petersburg the stunt for "So What" was not performed.
- During the show in Prague, the stunt for "So What" was performed for the first time since the accident in Nürnberg.
- Festivals and other miscellaneous information
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