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PINK Demolishes Australian Concert and Radio Play Records

Australians love PINK

There is absolutely no doubt that PINK is the darling of the Australian concert scene. During her Funhouse Tour in 2009, the amazing (non-lip-synching) rock chick performed an astounding 58 concerts in four months to a total audience of 660,000 fans. And this isn’t the first time PINK has performed in Australia. Her previous Australian concerts in 2008 sold out at 300,000. The hugely popular star also performed her hit song So What at the 2008 Australian Recording Industry Association Awards (ARIAs). In 2007, the energetic performer brought her I’m Not Dead Yet tour to Australia and it sold out in five states. Pink’s first tour of Australia was in 2004.

It is easy to see that Australian fans adore Pink and the fact that she has performed so many sold out shows during a five year time-span, is evidence that she is the most popular overseas act to tour Australia – ever! The statistics of Pink’s success are also absolutely awesome. In the past two years, she has sold 4.8 million records and singles, smash hit So What has spent a year in the charts, all five Pink albums have been in the top 30 at the same time and the Funhouse record has never left the top 10 in 42 weeks, notching nine weeks at No.1, which is a record for any female artist on the Australian charts.

Her Australian promoter Michael Coppel paid tribute to her hard work and professionalism, joking that Pink is so adored in Australia “we have booked all of 2012 for the next tour”.

Australia is Pink’s most successful and supportive fan-base in the world, having backed her more than a decade ago on her debut album Can’t Take Me Home.

PINK tops list of the most played artists in Australia for the third year in a row.

It shouldn’t come as any surprise as the sheer fan following commanded by Pink cannot be put into words and the sheer number of tickets being sold within a few hours of booking process itself speaks volumes of her clout as an artist. So much so that managers are forced to list out the benefits of ticketing system for the disappointed people who are unable to get tickets as they are out of stock.

Figures released recently by The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) indicate that Pink was the most played artist in the country for the year ending June 2009. She entered the record books with her sell-out Funhouse tour, and her songs So What and Sober were among the 10 most played tracks, ranking at number seven and nine.

Kings Of Leon achieved second place, followed by Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, while UK band Coldplay rounded out the top five. Britney Spears’ controversial Circus tour may have helped her to the number seven spot on the list of most played artists.

For the second year running The Veronicas were the top ranked Aussie act in ninth place, just beating Jessica Mauboy at 10. Aussie groups The Living End and The Presets made it into the top 20.

From July 2008 to June 2009 the radio airwaves were dominated by hit songs such as Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours, Viva La Vida by Coldplay, Kid Rock’s All Summer Long and Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody. The Living End were the only Aussies with a song in the top 10 with their hit White Noise.

PPCA grants licenses for the public playing of songs and music videos, and the results were collected from hundreds of broadcast outlets across radio and television.

PINK works hard to give her fans a spectacular show every time

To have achieved such amazing success in Australia, it is obvious that Pink puts in a huge effort. She’s even more credible because, unlike some major artists, she sings live in her concerts (even upside-down hanging off a rope).

During her Funhouse tour run, Pink and motocross bike riding husband Carey Hart managed to take a two week vacation to see some of the country that has taken Pink so warmly into their hearts.

Australians love PINK

There is absolutely no doubt that PINK is the darling of the Australian concert scene. During her Funhouse Tour in 2009, the amazing (non-lip-synching) rock chick performed an astounding 58 concerts in four months to a total audience of 660,000 fans. And this isn’t the first time PINK has performed in Australia. Her previous Australian concerts in 2008 sold out at 300,000. The hugely popular star also performed her hit song So What at the 2008 Australian Recording Industry Association Awards (ARIAs). In 2007, the energetic performer brought her I’m Not Dead Yet tour to Australia and it sold out in five states. Pink’s first tour of Australia was in 2004.

It is easy to see that Australian fans adore Pink and the fact that she has performed so many sold out shows during a five year time-span, is evidence that she is the most popular overseas act to tour Australia – ever! The statistics of Pink’s success are also absolutely awesome. In the past two years, she has sold 4.8 million records and singles, smash hit So What has spent a year in the charts, all five Pink albums have been in the top 30 at the same time and the Funhouse record has never left the top 10 in 42 weeks, notching nine weeks at No.1, which is a record for any female artist on the Australian charts.

Her Australian promoter Michael Coppel paid tribute to her hard work and professionalism, joking that Pink is so adored in Australia “we have booked all of 2012 for the next tour”.

Australia is Pink’s most successful and supportive fan-base in the world, having backed her more than a decade ago on her debut album Can’t Take Me Home.

PINK tops list of the most played artists in Australia for the third year in a row.

It shouldn’t come as any surprise as the sheer fan following commanded by Pink cannot be put into words and the sheer number of tickets being sold within a few hours of booking process itself speaks volumes of her clout as an artist. So much so that managers are forced to list out the benefits of ticketing system for the disappointed people who are unable to get tickets as they are out of stock.

Figures released recently by The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) indicate that Pink was the most played artist in the country for the year ending June 2009. She entered the record books with her sell-out Funhouse tour, and her songs So What and Sober were among the 10 most played tracks, ranking at number seven and nine.

Kings Of Leon achieved second place, followed by Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, while UK band Coldplay rounded out the top five. Britney Spears’ controversial Circus tour may have helped her to the number seven spot on the list of most played artists.

For the second year running The Veronicas were the top ranked Aussie act in ninth place, just beating Jessica Mauboy at 10. Aussie groups The Living End and The Presets made it into the top 20.

From July 2008 to June 2009 the radio airwaves were dominated by hit songs such as Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours, Viva La Vida by Coldplay, Kid Rock’s All Summer Long and Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody. The Living End were the only Aussies with a song in the top 10 with their hit White Noise.

PPCA grants licenses for the public playing of songs and music videos, and the results were collected from hundreds of broadcast outlets across radio and television.

PINK works hard to give her fans a spectacular show every time

To have achieved such amazing success in Australia, it is obvious that Pink puts in a huge effort. She’s even more credible because, unlike some major artists, she sings live in her concerts (even upside-down hanging off a rope).

During her Funhouse tour run, Pink and motocross bike riding husband Carey Hart managed to take a two week vacation to see some of the country that has taken Pink so warmly into their hearts.

Play dates can help children learn to socialize, share, and just have fun with other kids their age. Interacting with other children can help improve his/her overall development and stimulate his/her imagination. Play dates may help boost your child’s social skills and much more. They also provide an opportunity for moms to network with others. If you are searching for fun ideas for your child’s next indoor play date, here are 10 ideas to consider.

Musical Fun Play Date

This one is kind of silly, but the kids will really enjoy it. Gather up as many musical toys that you might have, then add in homemade instruments such as a pan with a spoon, sealed cup filled with rice, a bell, etc. If you want you can play background music, then have all children make their own music. It’s something different that they’ll enjoy. It probably won’t last long though, so be sure to have lots of toys for them to play with afterwards.

Play-Doh Play Date

This activity is perfect for children ages 2 and above. The downside is you might have a little mess to clean up, but it’s amusing and will be time well spent. You can purchase some play-doh of different colors and let their imaginations go wild. To add some fun, buy a play-doh kit where they can squeeze, shape, and build it. You might add in some cookie cutters and other objects to help enhance their creativity. Another idea is to make edible play dough, which would provide a fun twist. Some recipes to try are jello playdough, peanut butter playdough, frosting playdough, kool-aid playdough, and chocolate scented playdough.

Painting Play Date

This one might create a mess too, but it’s fun! Most children love to paint and express themselves. You can purchase some inexpensive watercolor paints and paper. Be sure the children are wearing old clothes, cover the table with newspaper, and let their creativity run. If you want it to be really different, you might try using scratch ‘n sniff watercolor paints. (It’s a great sensory activity!) You can also make homemade fingerpaint.

Meet at a Fast Food Restaurant

This may not be the healthiest choice, but it’s still alot fun. Meet at a fast food restaurant such as McDonald’s that has an indoor play area. You could just get drinks, or ice cream, or meet for lunch. The kids will enjoy climbing in the play place and the moms will appreciate the time to visit with each other.

Visit a Children’s Museum

Most cities and larger towns have a children’s museum. Some have an indoor play area which can be very entertaining for little ones. This activity is kind of expensive, but it’s provides great educational play time. To see if there is one near you, search online or click on this directory here.

Go to Library Story Time

Another excellent play date activity is to go to library story time together. The kids will like hearing a story (well hopefully they will), and it’s a very easy and simple play date. You could also meet at a playground or park afterwards, or combine it with another activity.

Have an ABC Scavenger Hunt

This play date game is more for older children who can read, although it can be done with younger children as well if they have their parents help. Give each child a piece of paper, and encourage them to find something in the house that starts with each letter of the alphabet. For, example “A” could be for “art”, “B” could be for “blanket”, “C” could be for computer, etc. They will simply write down what they saw, or have a parent write it for them. It’s a fun learning activity.

Do a Craft Together

Another entertaining play date idea is to make crafts together. If you need ideas, search online (read this article for suggestions) or check out a craft book at the library. You might also just browse an Arts ‘n Crafts store for ideas.

Build an Indoor Fort

This is great for younger children especially. You can build an indoor fort using blankets, chairs and other furniture. Children will love playing in the temporary playhouse. You might even read a story in there with a flashlight if you want to.

Go to an Inflatable Jumper Zone

This one might be pricey, but it’s terrific exercise and tons of fun. Nearly all cities and larger towns have an indoor inflatable jumper zone where kids can bounce around on inflatable jumpers. Most have open play time, and the kids will enjoy playing together in something new. If there’s one in your area, you might give it a try.

These are just a few of the many possibilities available for fun play dates. If you are searching for ways for your little one to make friends, you might read “Tips for Finding Friends for Your Toddler or Pre-Schooler.”

Also, a sensory gym is a room for active sensory play which the children will find very entertaining.

Happy socializing and playing! Enjoy!