The following audio clip is Ike & Tina Turner performing the Otis Redding classic Respect live in Oakland, USA in 1969. This was part of their opening set they did for the Rolling Stones concert at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. It is an audience recording, so the quality is only average. But, the performance is very nice with a lot of audience interaction.
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!
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 →
A highlight on many of Tina Turner’s concert tour: the claw. During her last two tours, she performed Nutbush City Limits while swinging over the audience, asking them to sing it, one more time! Smiling faces, teeth, no teeth! Check out this version, an audience recording taken in Phoenix, Arizona during the first leg of her Twenty Four Seven millennium tour, on April 27, 2000.
12 years ago today, Tina Turner performed at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, United States. This was one of two ‘Millenium concerts’, the second concert took place one day later on December 31st. The shows were double headliner gigs with Elton John. Tina & Elton were originally supposed to go on tour together, but these plans were cancelled after an argument during the rehearsals for their Divas Live appearance earlier that year (see here). These two concerts in Las Vegas were the only shows they did together, however, Tina and Elton played separate sets and didn’t appear on stage together. The show on December 30 was open to everybody, the real new year’s eve show a day later was a private show. Below, you will find three songs from this concert and the set list of Tina’s show. Continue reading →
26 years ago today, Tina Turner performed together with Mick Jagger at the Philadelphia concert of the Live Aid charity event organized by Bob Geldof to raise money for the famine in Ethiopia. Tina was invited at the last minute by Mick, and they performed two songs together; State of Shock (originally a duet of Mick Jagger with Michael Jackson) and the Rolling Stones classic It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll. There was very little rehearsal time: Tina wrote the lyrics to the song on her arm and Mick ripped off Tina’s skirt by surprise. Below you will find HQ photos from this performance.