23 years ago today, Tina Turner opened her Foreign Affair European tour at the Sportpaleis (Sports Palace) in Antwerp, Belgium. The tour would go on to be the biggest concert tour in Europe of that year, and one of the biggest tours in Tina’s career, playing over a hundred shows across the continent; from Zagreb to Lisbon and from Oslo to Athens. During opening night, Tina performed You Can’t Stop Me Loving You and Look Me In The Heart, the only time the songs were heard live – audio inside the post.
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 has it all: 8 Grammy Awards, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, number 1 hit singles, record-breaking world tours – but you know you really made it big when you have… a rose named after you! That’s right: during the 1990 National Garden Festival, Bob Thompson of the National Garden Association created an orange-colored rose and named it after Tina. She received the flower before one of her gigs at the International Stadium at Gateshead, United Kingdom – part of her 1990 Foreign Affair world tour. She mentioned she would plant it in her own garden and good news: we found a website where you can still order them. Our good friend Enrico has Tina’s rose in his garden, but he warns, it is not an easy plant! If you continue reading, you can read some articles about this special flower that appeared in the British press at that time, as well as some photos of it in full-bloom in Enrico’s garden! Thanks to Alan for providing the articles, and to Enrico for the information and photos.
Tina Turner’s Foreign Affair tour in 1990 was the biggest concert tour in Europe that year. During this tour, Tina played literally all over Europe, many times in places where she never performed before. In this post, you will find a few photos and a newspaper article from Tina’s concert in Belgrade, Serbia. These photos were very kindly shared with us by Nikola, for him this concert was his first Tina concert.
21 years ago today, Tina Turner performed at the Feijenoord Stadium in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as part of her Foreign Affair European tour. Later that year in November, Tina would finish her Foreign Affair tour also in Rotterdam, this time at the smaller indoor venue Ahoy. At that time, the tour was promoted as Tina’s final big tour, it turned out that it would be one of many ‘farewell’ tours! Below you will find some photos and audio from the concert in June in Rotterdam.
Today, this very nice bootleg recorded on June 5 1990 in Stuttgart, Germany where Tina performed during her Foreign Affair World Tour. There are few video bootlegs from this era and even fewer recorded in an outdoor stadium so that makes it very special. The video had to be resized a bit because of the layers on the tape due to time. Anyway, it’s really fun to watch, the stage looks totally awesome, great audience and Tina is fierce!