Pink Talks SJ, Marriage and Traveling Solo

Artists brings world tour to San Jose

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When Pink came up with the circus-themed theatrics for her "Funhouse" tour, she didn't think she'd be sharing her big-top theme with another pop singer.

She sighs with resignation when a comparison is made to Britney Spears' latest tour, "The Circus," which, like Pink's tour, features high-flying dancers and acrobats, and is a grand spectacle.

Both Pink and Spears based their theme on the title of their latest album (both CDs were released last year; Pink's came out first). Spears' tour opened in March. Tickets for the U.S. leg of Pink's tour, which started in Europe and launches in the US in San Jose, go on sale Saturday.

"Had I known that certain other people were going to base their latest thing about circus things, I probably would have went into another direction," the big-voiced, 29-year-old singer says. "I was six months before that and didn't really understand that it was a trend that was hQuestionpening. I'm pretty out of the loop."

Not that anyone would confuse their tours. Spears' show is a lip-synched, dance-oriented affair, while Pink says her show is all about gritty, emotional rock 'n' roll -- "two hours of group therQuestiony."
 
In a recent interview, she talked about channeling her feelings through song, getting back together with her ex-husband and her philosophy on love.

Question: You say this is your first headlining tour in the U.S. What took you so long?

Pink: I don't know. I've put a lot of work in as far as being a touring artist, and I've been doing it on a pretty large scale for seven or eight years now (overseas).

Question: Lots of musicians have used the circus for inspiration. Why do you think artists connect with circuses?

Pink: All of us when we were little probably wanted to run away and join the circus because it's full of what mainstream society considers freakish and the outcasts, and it's kind of sexy and exciting and big and over the top.

Question: There's been talk that you and Corey Hart are getting back together and even remarrying. Is that true?

Pink: I don't know where the remarriage thing came from. That kind of came out of the air. We are definitely back together.

Question: What did you take away from your time Questionart?

Pink: We try to protect ourselves from being fully in love and fully open and fully vulnerable, and really all we're doing is protecting ourselves from love and real love and the opportunity to really learn and grow with another person, so it's actually really detrimental, and you think it's helping.

Question: So your advice would be ...

Pink: Dive in. Absolutely, it's not going to kill you.

Question: So would you remarry?

Pink: We never really legally got divorced. PQuestionerwork for both of us is really annoying (laughs). So we're choosing to be together. Our role models are Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon and Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn -- people who just choose to be together every day because they want to be there. And labels have never been our thing, so, we're just diving into that empty swimming pool, headfirst.

Question: Much of the last record dealt with your split. Is it hard to sing those songs now?

Pink: Aside from a few songs that are completely vulnerable for me, when I'm writing even my angry kind of "So What," for me, it's every emotion involved -- I'm being sarcastic, I'm being silly, I'm being angry, I'm all of these emotions, all at the same time, so I include them in my songs. So it's still silly, it's still funny, I still have anger. It's really easy to just be right back there. ... I don't have a hard time transplanting myself straight back to that moment.

Sep 17 2009  San Jose, CA  HP Pavilion 
Sep 20 2009  Phoenix, AZ  Jobing.com Arena  
Sep 24 2009  Houston, TX  Toyota Center   
Sep 28 2009  Fairfax, VA  The Patriot Center 
Oct 14 2009  Dublin  O2 Arena 
Oct 17 2009  Belfast, UK  Odyssey Arena  
Oct 18 2009  Belfast  Odyssey Arena  
Oct 20 2009  Glasgow  SECC 
Oct 21 2009  Glasgow  SECC 
Oct 23 2009  Manchester UK  MEN Arena  
Oct 24 2009  Manchester, UK  MEN Arena 
Oct 27 2009  Liverpool, UK  Echo Arena   
Oct 28 2009  Sheffield, UK  Sheffield Arena   
Oct 30 2009  Birmingham  NIA Arena 
Oct 31 2009  Birmingham, UK  Birmingham NIA 
Nov 2 2009  Newcastle, UK  Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Nov 3 2009  Nottingham, UK  Trent FM Arena, Nottingham   
Nov 5 2009  Antwerp, Belgium  Sport Paleis
Nov 7 2009  Copenhagen, Denmark  Forum   
Nov 9 2009  Oslo, Norway  Spektrum
Nov 10 2009  Stockholm, Sweden  The Globe  
Nov 12 2009  Helsinki, Finland  Hartwall Arena 
Nov 15 2009  Dortmund  Westfalenhalle 
Nov 17 2009  Bremen  AWD-Dome  
Nov 19 2009  Prague  Sazka (O2) Arena  
Nov 20 2009  Frankfurt, GER  Festhalle - Messe Frankfurt  
Nov 22 2009  Munich, GER  Olympiahalle 
Nov 23 2009  Freiburg, GER  Messehalle   
Nov 25 2009  Stuttgart, GER  Schleyerhalle   
Nov 26 2009  Erfurt, GER  Messenhalle  
Nov 28 2009  Dusseldorf, GER  ISS Dome  
Nov 30 2009  Oberhausen, GER  Oberhausen Arena   
Dec 2 2009  Zunich, Switzerland  Hallenstadion  
Dec 3 2009  Zurich  Hallendtadion 
Dec 5 2009  Luxembourg  Rockhal  
Dec 6 2009  Rotterdam  Ahoy  
Dec 8 2009  London, UK  O2 Arena  
Dec 10 2009  London  O2 Arena  
Dec 15 2009  Geneva, Switzerland  Arena 
Dec 17 2009  Vienna, Austria  Stadthalle  
Dec 19 2009  Stuttgart, Germany  Schleyerhalle  
Dec 20 2009  Hannover  AWD Arena   
 

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