In 1988, Tina Turner was at the center of the world’s attention. Twelve years after leaving Ike, she is now amongst the biggest stars in the world.
Her comeback album Private Dancer went to N°1 across the globe, her biography is a success and her part in Mad Max opened her appetite for more ‘movie roles’.
That’s why when Tina’s second comeback album Break Every Rule came out, she announced that the tour that would follow the next year would be her last, aiming to reorient her career into the movies.
But before that Tina had a dream she wanted to fulfill and the BER Tour will allow her to not only reach it but surpass everything she could have dreamed of…
On 16 January 1988, 35 years ago today, the Lioness of Rock, performed in front of a record-breaking crowd in Rio de Janeiro when she sang in front of 180,000 people at the Maracana Stadium.
It was at the time the biggest paying audience for a single artist surpassing Frank Sinatra’s record set eight years before at the same venue
Accompanied by a stunning line-up of musicians, samba dancers, glitter, and fireworks, Tina delivered an unforgettable performance in her own inimitable and explosive style.
To celebrate this special anniversary, you’ll find below some HD promo photos from Tina’s trip to Bresil as well as her performance of ‘Nutbush’ in Rio that was not included in the VHS/DVD release of the concert and finally a new video essay by me!