Congratulations to Tina Turner: last Monday, she was handed her Swiss Passport. Having lived in Switzerland for over 15 years, she is now an official citizen of the country. Newspaper Blick reports that on April 22, she visited the Swiss passport bureau in Zürich together with husband-to-be Erwin Bach. Formalities, including taking a photo, took about 15 minutes. Before being able to apply for the passport, Tina had to take a citizenship test and learn the German language. We wish Tina a lot of happiness in her life as ‘Schweizerin’!
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach arrive for the premiere of Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” in Bregenz – 2008
Tina Turner (73) is set to marry long-time partner Erwin Bach (57) this year, according to a report in Swiss tabloid newspaper Blick today. The ceremony will take place directly at the lake of Zürich (in their garden?). Food is provided by Chefs Rico Zandonella and Horst Petermann of Tina’s favorite restaurant ‘Rico’s Kunststuben’. And the dress-code: white.
Grüezi mitenand! After living for 20 years in Zurich, Tina Turner is about to give up her US citizenship and will officially become a Swiss citizen! The star is living on the shore of Lake Zurich since 1995 with her german boyfriend Erwin Bach.
The news has been spreading all over the internet since it was announced this morning in the Zuerichsee-Zeitung daily.
Tina Turner has been spotted in Vienna, Austria over the past week. On Wednesday evening, she attended a private birthday party the restaurant Zimmermann. Last night, November 15, she was seen at a traditional Austrian Törgellen party at the Palais Harrach: a tradition from Tirol centered around several delicacies and the first wine of the season. The photo below shows her together with Austrian entrepreneur René Benko, the party’s host.
Photo 1; copyright Kristian Bissuti, source: krone.at, photo 2; copyright Andreas Tischler, source: heute.at.
A full series of photos (taken by Andreas Tischler), including Tina arriving at the party with Erwin Bach, can be found at Diskothek.at!
Update: Tina’s visit to Vienna didn’t go unnoticed by the Austrian press. Continue reading for a selection of newspaper articles about Tina’s appearance. A big thank you to Markus for providing these scans!
Tina Turner was among the guests at the Opera Ball in Zurich in 2001. She was wearing the same Gianfranco Ferre dress that she wore for her 50th birthday in London in 1989 (photo above), but in a different color. She explains that when she bought it, she couldn’t decide on the color, so she took both, and that the dress had been hanging in her closet ever since. Watch this Swiss TV report to learn more about this event and to see Tina having a blast with Erwin and her friends!
Tina Turner flew into Dubrovnik, Croatia today – to spend some holidays there on the “Lady Marina” yacht. See the video below of Tina arriving, and continue reading for photos.
“American singer Tina Turner arrived in the southern Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik on Wednesday aboard a private jet and later boarded the Lady Marina yacht, where she will spend her holidays with friends. The Lady Marina is one of the 100 biggest yachts in the world. It is owned by Swiss millionaire Sergio Mantegazza.”
Update: continue reading for another video, thanks to Nikola!
Update: ‘Daily Mail‘ article about Tina on her vacation!
Even rock stars get tired and need a break some time – and so do we! So, we are taking the month of July off for a much needed holiday and to create some new posts for The Tina Turner Blog. But don’t worry: we’ll be back in the beginning of August with new updates, and hopefully we’ll have some more Tina news soon. And if there happens to be some exciting Tina news in the next few weeks – we’ll try to update our website as quickly as possible. Until that time – enjoy this photo of Erwin & Tina enjoying a walk in the Forbidden City in Beijing last May.
An audience recording of Tina Turner performing her single I Don’t Wanna Lose You, live during her concert on June 28, 1990 at the Palace of Versailles in France. The quality of the recording is not the best, but what is funny about the track is especially Tina’s introduction: “I’m gonna do this one for, my boyfriend. I call him Azzedine.” She is referring of course to Tunesian-French fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa, who designed many outfits for Tina during the 1980′s. But who knows, maybe her then still ‘new’ boyfriend Erwin Bach was also in the audience! A romantic love song on a summer’s evening!
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach were spotted doing shopping in Italy in January of this year, when they were there on holidays. The photos came to us only now thanks to Jessica! Continue reading for a set of 12 photos. Unfortunately due to copyright there are watermarks on the pictures.
We are very happy to finally be able to share some new pictures of Tina Turner. Last night, she attended the Giorgio Armani ‘One Night Only’ fashion event at the New Tank venue in Beijing, China. She looked fabulous and classy! It was a very exclusive showcase of Armani’s different collections, and Mary J. Blige performed at the event. It was Tina’s first city to Beijing, and in the days before she visited some of the tourist highlights, including the Forbidden City.
Tina spoke a few words to a reporter (source WWD.com):
Before the show began, Turner spoke about her first impressions. “I’m thoroughly impressed,” she said, taking note of Beijing’s surprising spring greenery. As to why she traveled around the world for an Armani event, Turner explained that she is a fan, but that, more practically, “I wear Armani.” “What I love about Giorgio’s designs is not only the creativity but also the versatility,” she said.
Tina Turner selected a bowie jacket with built-in cape, in silk cady embroidered all over with shanked haematite pearls with jewelled zip detail from Giorgio Armani Privé collection.
Update: some more photos added. A dinner also took place yesterday at Beijing’s 1949 restaurant. See photo 12 below. Update 2: many new pictures added during the day. Update 3 (June 13): check out this video – a report from Italian television, featuring an interview with Tina, starting at 7.00 mins (there are some shots of Tina earlier on in the video). Not much news during the interview (dubbed in Italian) except that she has no plans to tour ‘at the moment’. Thanks to Davide for finding and sharing this video!
Update 4 (June 14): another video appeared online – a short interview with Tina before the event. See below. Thanks to Nikola for notifying us!