In the beginning of 1984, Tina Turner went out on a month-long UK tour. An important period for Tina, her first single in years, a cover of Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ had just reached number 7 in UK Charts. This was completely unexpected, Tina had been struggling for 7 years as a solo artist, failing to have a hit single or album. This 1984 UK tour was the last time she would perform in small clubs and theaters. When she returned to the United Kingdom in 1985, she had a hit album ‘Private Dancer’ and performed in sold out arenas. This tour book shows rare photos from her first steps towards success as a solo artist. Click below to see the photos and a PDF file of the tourbook thanks to Juerschen.
PDF file of the full tourbook, made by Juerschen!
10 Replies to “Tina Turner – UK tour book – 1984”
Great work guys! Is there any chance we can get scans of first edition of tour book from last tour? 🙂
I do have it, but it’s too big for the scanner, so we would have to scan one page several times. But we’ll do it one time, when we find the courage! Glad you enjoy the blog, Luka!
Thanks guys, of course I like the blog and your special suprises for us! 🙂
Thanks Luka, glad you still enjoy it as well as the others 🙂
Gah, these are amazing! I was only old enough to go to her 50th Anniversary Tour in 2009 (I’m 18 now) so I have that programme but no others 😦
I wonder what the setlist was for this Uk tour….I wonder if it was the same as the Den Bosch concert or different 🙂
I think it must have been the same or at least similar. From the few recordings from 1983 and early 1984 I know, the setlist is usually similar, although sometimes she changed it a bit with songs like Rock N Roll Widow, Steel Claw or Pain.
Setlist from Oxford Apollo Gig:-
Let’s Pretend We’re Married
I’ll Be There Where The Heart Beats
Nutbush City Limits
Givin’ It Up For Your Love
River Deep Mountain High
Let’s Stay Together
Out Of Time
Her version of Bob Seger’s Hollywood Nights was amazing
Will never forget this night! And the rude Scottish lad who shouted out asking if Ms. Turner had taken her “pill” and she replied after shushing the band….”Sir, what is you want…ME or THE PILL!” Priceless!
She did Givin It Up For Your Love that night and it truly was astounding! Wish that song was on CD!
Thanks Dame Turner!