With 2012 drawing to a close, it is time to look back at the year that is behind us. What did Tina Turner do? And what did we do on The Tina Turner Blog? Continue reading for an overview of all the Tina news, and interesting posts on our blog, of the past year.
4 years ago today, Tina Turner launched her 2008/2009 50th Anniversary Tour in Kansas City, Missouri. She performed to a sold out crowd at the 18,000-seat Sprint Center. This performance was Tina’s first full concert in 8 years, since her 2000 Twenty Four Seven world tour. The 50th Anniversary Tour was a greatest hits tour, and consisted of 90 concerts in North America and Europe, ending on May 5th in Sheffield, UK. In this post you will find photos, audio and a newspaper review from opening night. Ticket photo by Nate!
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.
And from Armani.com:
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!
In this article from Belgian gossip magazine from October 17, 1996, Tina Turner’s 1996 Wildest Dreams tour is documented. While the article itself is not very interesting, with many factual errors, some very nice on stage and off stage photos are featured of Tina on the road. Continue reading for the article, including an English translation!
Late 1984, early 1985, in the middle of Australian summer, Tina Turner was filming the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, alongside Mel Gibson. She performed the role of Aunty Entity. It was Tina’s childhood dream to become a movie star: aged 45 she realized that dream. The movie was recorded in the scorching heat of the Australian desert: people passed out on the set. However, Tina enjoyed every single second of it: she has often referred to this experience as one of the most enjoyable of her career. Continue reading for some on set photos of Aunty Entity in full attire!
In November 2004, Tina Turner released a new best of album called All The Best. For this occasion a series of photographs was made by Paul Cox. See them below.
Tina Turner and her boyfriend Erwin Bach were spotted in Venice, Italy (apparently today). Some photos of her looking fabulous just appeared on this Polish news site. See below for more photos.
UPDATE: 4 new photos added today, not the best quality but come back and check later, maybe we’ll have the chance to update it again
UPDATE 2: 4 more photos added.
Today the final part of our series of live photos from the Twenty Four Seven tour. Big thanks go out to Dave, who made these beautiful photos and shared them with us. We miss you. Hope you enjoy the last 54 photos!
In September 1996, Tina was featured on the cover of American ‘Ebony’ magazine, as port of the promotion for her new album Wildest Dreams that would be released later that month in the United States. She talks about her new album and tour, as well as her life in Europe. Click below to read the interview.
Part 3 of our Tina Turner Twenty Four Seven tour photo series. All photos were taken by Dave. Again, a gallery with more than 50 photos taken during Tina’s 2000 tour. Soon, the fourth and final part of this photo collection.