Tina Turner is ever the professional, but even she has her bad days, when everything seems to go wrong. Opening night of her 1985 Private Dancer tour in Helsinki, Finland was one of these days. When Tina enters the stage, she is surrounded by smoke, making it impossible for her to sing. She simply shouts out “TOO MUCH SMOKE!”, and gives her stage technician a piece of her mind, before continuing the song as if nothing has happened. Later during the show, she confesses to the audience that she is tired of performing Proud Mary – her self-acclaimed favorite song. Continue reading for more details on this show!
On August 7 and 8, 1985, Tina Turner gave two concerts at the Jones Beach Marine Theater in Wantagh, New York. These shows were a part of her Private Dancer world tour. Below you will find three songs from the first concert: One Of The Living, Steel Claw and (very rare on the tour) Chris Montez’s Let’s Dance (written by Jim Lee). This is an audience recording, so the quality is not optimal. Continue reading
27 years ago today, Tina Turner performed at the Zénith in Paris as part of her 1985 Private Dancer world tour. Below, you will find the songs I Can’t Stand The Rain and Help, taken from an audience recording of this show. Also, you will find a review of the concert that appeared in an Austrian newspaper (in German), and the set list of the concert. Thanks to Hans for providing the newspaper article!
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27 years ago today, Tina Turner performed a concert in Melbourne, Australia at the Hilton hotel. This concert marked the end of her 1984 Private Dancer tour. Due to the unexpected success of the Private Dancer album, Tina was still playing at small venues that had been booked before her big comeback. In 1985, her Private Dancer world tour would continue, this time in large, sold-out arenas accross Europe and the United States. In this post you will find two songs from this concert from an excellent soundboard recording! Continue to listen to the songs.
In this post, you will find three articles from different issues of the German pop magazine Bravo in 1985. Featured are some great photos from Tina Turner’s live shows. Special thanks to Hans from Austria for providing these articles!