The artist stepped up to become a major global touring act in 2010. Indeed, she is one of the few to graduate to that stadium level in recent years on a global scale, along with Kings of Leon and Muse.
The Funhouse tour, including a headline slot at London’s Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, wrapped last month with a festival date in Norway. Pink is the only female artist to sell out stadium shows this year according to the statement.
In 2009, the Funhouse arena tour played to 2 million people. The 2010 Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour featured 34 stadium and festival headline dates and reached 14 countries in 12 weeks. That run added another 1 million tickets to the tour.
The 2010 stadium shows offered even more in the way of aerial stunts and acrobatics, including Pink’s entry from 100 feet up on a crane.
Pink also worked with international promoters including Michael Coppel in Australia, Peter Reiger of PRG in Germany, Tor Nielson of Live Nation Sweden, John Giddings of Solo (Isle of Wight Festival), Steve Homer of Live Nation in the U.K. and Randy Phillips at AEG.
“Pink is truly the next generation of stadium artistes and Sweden’s biggest stadium act this year,” said Nielson in the statement.
Homer added that she was “the first solo female artist to headline Wireless” and will be “a tough act to follow next year.”