TINA The Musical: Book Now!

2. Tina Art Work.JPGGot my tickets!  Thanks to priority booking from the people at Tina, The Musical, fans can already book their seats for the show! Use the code ‘Tinafirst‘ to get early access to booking! After a few stressful minutes on the website, I finally got my hands on tickets for Opening Night and the following show! TINA, The Musical will open for preview(s) at the Aldwych Theatre in London on March 21st 2018. The official Premiere will take place April 17, 2018 (not on sale yet). The Aldwych Theatre is currently closed and undergoing a multi-million-pound restoration and refurbishment programme to return the theatre to its original 1905 grandeur.

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She will definitely have to be able to sing,’ she says, ‘even if she can’t dance. But she will dance, because the choreographer (Anthony van Laast) of the show will be able to pull it out of her!
‘We’re not pushing that she has to be pretty; but she has to be in shape. She can’t be fat.’

Read more from this  extensive new interview TINA gave to Baz Bamigboye for the Daily Mail.

General sale for TINA The Musical will start here on September 22, 2017.

Sign up to TINA The Musical Newsletter for all the latest infos and to get access to priority sales!

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TTHD17: Coming Soon!

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The annual Tina Turner Heritage Days are coming in a few days, September 22-24th 2017! Sonia Outlaw-Clark, the lady behind the Tina Turner Museum, and her dynamic team will once again welcome TINA fans from all over the world and they came up with a great program for everybody to enjoy!

From the ‘T3 Mystery Tour‘ to the visit of Nutbush through some ‘Tinaoke‘ the weekend promises to be full of fun and surprises! Check out the ‘Weekend Schedule’ on the Heritage Days Website . Moreover, you don’t want to miss Miss Robbie Montgomery, former Ikette and star of the TV show ‘Welcome To Sweetie Pies’ who will also attend the weekend, do a Q&A session with fans and sign her new cookbook!

Climax of this 2017 TINA Heritage Days, Saturday night! With a special dinner & concert at Carver High Gym where TINA played basketball when she was a young girl (I can tell you you can still feel the energy). With performances from legendary TINA impersonator Larry Edward, Blues band Elmo & The Shades and super fans ‘Jarid & The Heartaches‘, it’s going to be a rockin’ evenin’!

Tina Turner Heritage Days 2017 .jpgAnd if you needed one more reason to convince you, any TINA fan should see from his own eyes the TINA Museum and why in itself, it is a full circle representation for Tina; The land where the small school for African American girls that little Anna Mae and her sister attended was donated by an ancestor of the family, allowing Black children from this area to have access to education. And that same one-room school where Tina learned how to read & write would, years later, be transferred from her original location near Nutbush to Brownsville, undergoing drastic transformations to become the Tina Turner Museum. It now holds memorabilia and precious artefacts from Tina’s amazing career. Watch this clip below, featuring Tina Turner on the TV special African Americans Lifes 2, to learn more about the rich history behind this piece of landmark!

Some activities require pre-registration. Check out this page for more information. Tickets and packages available for purchase online or at the door.
Dinner & Concert tickets require pre-purchase.
Call 731-779-9000, or email here for more details or questions.

You can support the TINA Museum by making a donation here  (Tax Deductible for our US friends)

 

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TINA78: Coming November

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We are back!
TINA77 was a fantastic gathering again (a big thanks again to all of you who showed up and made it a success) that we definitely can’t stop now! So one more time, TINA Fans from all around the world will gather in Amsterdam to celebrate TINA78 on November 24 – 25, 2017. Again, this is an event organized by fans for fans and Miss Turner won’t attend the event.

We had such a great show last year with Nurlaila Karim that we thought we couldn’t beat it. So this year, we hired our own DJ and we’ll dance all night to TINA music during our Saturday Night Party at the DHZ Zaalverhuur. TINA fans will also gather starting Friday Evening at Het Badhuis with nice food, great friends and fans from all over the world and TINA videos & music!

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TINA Musical News

Tina Turner - Tina The Musical - Logo Poster - 2017pgA new email from the people of TINA, The Musical including a new photo of Queen Tina Turner! Here is what they had they to tell us:

Development of the musical is now in full swing, and as we head into the summer we have lots of exclusive updates to share with you.

Director Phyllida Lloyd recently met with Tina to discuss bringing the musical to stage – see the below exclusive image just for you! – and work on our official website is almost complete!

If that wasn’t enough, we have an exclusive preview of our official TINA Musical artwork coming for you VERY soon. Sneak peek for you below!

Make sure to tell all your family and friends to sign up too via TinaTheMusical.com, so they don’t miss out.

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La Dolce TINA

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If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you’ve probably seen this pictures before but everybody isn’t on social networks so here they are! A glamorous and healthy Tina Turner has been spotted last weekend enjoying the good life during a private event in Italy. Of course no one can resist having its picture taken with the legend which makes all the fans happy and jealous at the time! But most of all we are all thrilled to see Miss Tina enjoying the good life and in top form!

And as an extra bonus to begin the weekend if you haven’t seen it yet, a new video upload with this montage of TINA performing ‘Whatever You Want’ live back in 1996. The video is taken from the Johannesburg TV broadcast and the audio comes from the concert Tina gave in Brunei also that year. If anyone has a nice copy of the Johannesburg concert, don’t hesitate to contact me. The only copy in circulation is… well… you’ve seen it! Audio comes from soundboard recording, if you can use headphones to get the full experience! Enjoy!

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TINA News (July 2017)

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Awakening Beyond

I received a lot of email asking about a release date for the upcoming BEYOND album: Awakening Beyond. A new photo posted by Regula Curti a couple of days indicated that the album is supposed to be released in 111 days which would give a release date around November 1st! The Beyond team has also open an Instagram account! Check it out!


TINA Heritage Days

This years edition of Tina Turner Heritage Days is coming on September 22-24, 2017! The lovely Sonia Outlaw Clark, head of West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center and her team welcomes you for this weekend in the footsteps of TINA and her legacy! Discover Nutbush and the TINA Museum and meets fans from all over the world! A weekend you won’t regret, you can read my article about last year edition here.

More details about TTHD17 will be unveiled soon, check out their website and like their FB page to get all the latest info.

TINA Fans Birthday Party

Believe it or not but this year marks this 8th edition of our annual party held each year on Tina Turner’s birthday! This year TINA78 will take place once more in Amsterdam before discovering new horizons for the forthcoming years. This November, we will party all night long with a DJ mixing TINA’s most famous hits (and more) for us! The place is entirely ours, no performance this year, only Tina music and friends!

Check out the FB page for TINA78 to get all the latest info.

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TINA Blog

And finally, a big thank you to all of you! Tina Turner Blog just reached 300K followers on FB and the 100K subscribers mark on Youtube is getting closer and closer! This just prove that even retired for 8 years now, the demand for TINA is still going strong!

Enjoy the summer everybody! Ciao! ☀️
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36 Cents & A Mobil Card

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The Ramada Hotel in Dallas, TX where Tina stayed after leaving Ike Turner thirty one years ago back in July 1976 closed down a few years ago. After being totally rebuild, it reopened recently as a hip Art centric boutique Hotel under the name:  ‘Lorenzo’. Located on the vibrant Cedars area of downtown Dallas, ‘over 600 original works of art ignite your imagination and suspend your disbelief. Andy Warhol meets Alice in Wonderland amid breathtaking Dallas skyline views. Draw on the wisdom and creativity of historical luminaries including Copernicus, Shakespeare, Kandinsky, Seneca, Einstein and many others.’

But there is another legendary name to add to that list and a new ‘photo spot‘ for us fans! The new owners didn’t forget our Queen and the former hotel history: In order to celebrate Tina’s legacy,  visitors will have the pleasure to see the cover of Tina’s comeback album Private Dancer displayed in the hotel lobby! A great gesture and a nice way to remember that you should always focus on your dreams and make it happen one way or another!

A last reminder if you plan to sleep there: you might need more than thirty six cents and a Mobil card to get the presidential suite! Unless your name is Tina Turner!


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A Pale Moon In The Sky

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Back in the summer of 1993, Tina Turner was touring the USA & Canada, helping promoting the biopic movie ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ and its soundtrack. She would also tour a few cities in Europe and in Australia later that year, along with a new appearance at the National Rugby League and re-recording her classic tune (Simply) The Best with Australian Rocker Jimmy Barnes.  One of the many highlights of this tour would be the memorable appearance of Ayrton Senna on stage with Tina in Adelaide: An enormous crowd, Tina blasting ‘The Best’ and the legendary Brazilian racing driver totally under the charme and taken by the energy of the rock star. Senna would die in tragic circumstances a few months later in Imola, Italy.

And if there’s one song in particular that stands out from the others back in those days, it is, undoubtedly, ‘I Don’t Want To Fight (No More)‘. One of Tina’s latest success in the US, the song penned by Lulu fits Tina’s life perfectly and her (too rare) live performances of this song are always captivating, subtle and strong, the song gives hope and reminds us that’s there’s always a tomorrow. Stop focusing on the past and your sorrows, there will always be a pale moon in the sky, the kind you make your wishes on…

The first video is an edited version of Tina’s performance on the set of Australian TV show ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’. The original performance was lip synched version of I Don’t Wanna Fight, I have replaced the audio with a live performance of the song recorded in Saratoga Springs, USA back in July 1993.

The second video is mix of various performances of ‘I Don’t Wanna Fight’ and the audio comes from Tina’s concert in Luneburg recorded live in September 1993. Enjoy!

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Rock & TINA

A special treat for the French speaking readers (and they are many) of the TINA blog with this 1993 story featured in French Rock & Folk magazine. From her humble beginning to having a biopic made of her life at the age of 54, the article cover Tina’s career and also features an interview with Ike Turner. A very interesting read, sorry for not doing an English translation of it but as you can see the article is very long and unfortunately I don’t have much time to spend on translations these days… However if anyone feels like doing the dirty job and share it with all the fans, please feel free! Enjoy!

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The Nutbush Dance

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Tina Turner isn’t really recognized for being a songwriter but, if it was her style, she could easily brag about writing one of the most epic Rock’N’Roll song in music history putting her hometown of Nutbush on the map. Recorded at Bolic Sound and released in June 1973 the song would be one of the last success of Ike & Tina. Since then, it has been covered by memorable rockers, inspired a dance routine in Australia, and the lil old town in Tennessee that never left the setlist of Tina’s concerts still attracts today fans from around the globe.

Back in 1980,  Australian Rock band AC/DC was looking for new leading singer, Brian Johnson auditioned for the band in London playing ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ and ‘Nutbush City Limits’. If comparison with Mick Jagger are legions, looking at live performances of Brian Johnson, the way he moves and sings, you can’t help thinking about notable influences from Tina once again but once again, they were never really mentioned. Anyway they hired him as their lead singer and history was made!

American Rock legend Bob Seger also made Nutbush his own and performed the song for many years during his live shows. On May 30th 1976 , Bob Seger’s covered version of “Nutbush City Limits” entered Billboard’s Hot Top 100 chart at position #84; the following week it would be at #73, then on its 3rd and 4th week on the chart at moved to #69, that would be its peak position on the Top 100 and its 4th week on the chart was its last.

Australia, birth country of Tina’s longtime manager and friend Roger Davies has always been very good and faithful to the Queen of Rock. From tours during the ‘Pre -Private Dancer Era’ to massive concerts and promo for the National Rugby League, the Aussies have always showed tremendous excitement for Tina. And they still do today through what is known there as the ‘Nutbush Dance’! The dance is inspired by Tina’s famous dance steps and is a dance categorized as a line dance. The steps are fairly simple, such that one who does not know them can generally pick them up by watching other dancers. A key in the song and dance being a popular combination is that the song has a moderately long introduction before the strong dance beat starts, which allows people who are sitting down to get up and to the dance floor and for all dancers to assemble themselves in a grid!

Remember that time when G20 police officers in Brisbane, Australia accepted ‘The Nutbush’ dance challenge and bust out some impressive moves in unison with Tina’s classic blaring in the background?

Two years ago, on November 29th 2015,  in Horsham City, Australia,  254 people set a new World Record for ‘Nutbush Dance’,  dancing for over 5 minutes and 15 seconds , the youngest dancer was six, the oldest ninety years of age!

Every last weekend of September, Tina Turner Heritage Days are held in Nutbush at the Delta Heritage Center where the TINA Museum stands proudly. Wouldn’t it be great to see the ultimate ‘Nutbush Dance’ happening there?! That would sure look amazing to see coming in the future and until then the last words are for Tina (‘as usual’) with this news upload from 1996 of the Queen energizing performance of Nutbush City Limits in Frankfurt, Germany including an entertaining, must see, sing along with (some longtime) fans! Enjoy!

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