What a year 2019 was for TINA and her fans. With multiple magazine covers and appearances in Europe and the USA, it’s time for a recap and a first look at what to expect from Tina Turner in 2020.
January took off like a rocket with Tina appearing on the cover of Canadian magazine Zoomer looking fantastic in a 1998 photo by Bryan Adams. The magazine contained a very interesting report written by Brian Johnson that you can read here.
In February it was the turn of Scottish newspaper The Sunday Times to put the spotlight on Tina with this article from Bernard Dale.
March finally saw TINA coming out for her Swiss nest to greet German audiences during the Press Night and the Premiere of TINA, Das Musical in Hamburg.
Then things went a little quiet until September when the New York Times made TINA go viral with the portrait entitled: Tina Turner is having the time of her life! Journalist Amanda Hess went to Switzerland to meet the Queen of Rock and her husband in her mansion and delivered a pretty intimate and funny insight into the legend’s life.
Also in September and to coincide with Tina’s 80th birthday, Rhino Record announced that Simply The Best, would be reissued as a double gatefold LP with a limited edition blue vinyl version available exclusively at www.RhinoUK.lnk.to/TinaTurner-SimplyTheBest. The news of the vinyl reissue came as The Best (the song) celebrates its 30th anniversary.
And then came November! The craziest TINA month since her last tour back in 2009. Internet attention for TINA around her 80th birthday sent the Queen of Rock’N’Roll onto Billboard’s Social 50 chart for the first time, debuting at No. 41 on the list dating December 7th.
Appearing at the Premiere of TINA, The Musical on Broadway and making her return to the big apple for the first time since her last show at the Madison Square Garden in 2008, the Queen of Rock stunned everybody by wearing a dazzling golden Armani dress, looking healthy and fantastic!
From CNN who wrote that TINA surprised an A-list audience with her surprise visit, to People who shared a video of the event through The Washington Post in awe of Adrienne and Tina, the Broadway Premiere of TINA is the event everybody was talking about. No doubt that it gave great pleasure to Tina to see her life and career finally acknowledge in her homeland.
The Legend 80th Birthday made headlines almost everywhere including her adoptive country of Switzerland with this amazing cover of the Schweizer Illusriete and this incredible shot by the late Peter Lindbergh.
Now, 2020 is here and there’s again some more surprises coming this year. First, February 2020 with the opening of TINA, De Musical in Utrecht, The Netherland! Tina’s long love story with this country is famous and it is very exciting to see the lovely Nyassa reprise her role there!
Then, the highly expected TINA Documentary! I’ve been in contact with the documentary people and shared my material with them but I am not sure yet about what I can talk publicly but it’s definitely coming and of course, I’ll all let you know in sure time when things are more definitive!
And more Musical with the recent announcement that TINA, The Musical would open in Madrid, Spain at a later date this year which will bring the the musical to 5 productions simultaneously worldwide (so far) and something like 40 shows a week. An undeniable success for the Bach couple which is only getting started!
In terms of celebrations, 2020 will mark the 60th Anniversary of A Fool In Love recording, the 45th anniversary of the album Acid Queen, the 30th anniversary of the Foreign Affair Tour, the 25th anniversary of GoldenEye and the 20th anniversary of the Twenty Four Seven Tour! A lot to remember with special posts from the blog and to start the celebrations let’s go Higher with this new upload of an incredible live performance from TINA performing in Atlanta back in 2000.