From the archives and by special request, here is a scan of Ebony magazine featuring TINA in date of May 2000. Follow the Queen of Rock for a special tour of her (former) amazing villa on the French riviera and for an intimate talk about her lover and her Millenium Tour.
Interview: Hedda Moye & Robyn Foyster
Photos: Richard McLaren
It has already been fifteen years since Tina Turner’s Twenty Four Seven ‘Millennium’ tour was rumbling through Europe. During a particularly grey and wet summer, the rock and roll circus put up its tents in all the major cities: Paris,London, Berlin and… Groningen?! Yes, that’s right, Groningen – if you don’t know it: Google it!
Putting a world tour together and promoting it can be tiring. Add that to the fact that promotion isn’t your cup of tea and that you don’t really need it to sell out stadiums well you end up doing “On The Road Interviews”. Those are always fun and a real treat to watch for fans. In 2000, the biggest UK & German Tv channels, the BBC & ZDF send cameras to follow Tina Turner and her team on stage and backstage during her Twenty Four Seven Tour.
All in all 80 min of behind the scenes footages featuring a peek at rehearsals, interviews with Tina, band members, dancers and live footage. Screenshots included.
Closing night of a world tour is a great opportunity to have some fun for Tina and the band. The atmosphere is a bit more loose, and emotional, and there is room for a few surprises. It shows in this audience recording of Tina introducing her band during the final date of her 2000 Twenty Four Seven world tour in Anaheim, California, exactly 12 years ago today. Tina and the band burst into an impromptu version of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love – a song that she already covered on her 1975 album Acid Queen. She shows she is capable of a great Robert Plant imitation. The only downside – it is too short: she leaves the audience longing to hear the whole song!
Listen below to the full band introduction from the concert, with Whole Lotta Love starting at 1 m 58 s. Also check out this post that we did a year ago, with a behind the scenes look of closing night in 2000.
In 2000, Tina Turner was part of an advertisement campaign for Target, a chain of stores in the United States. Target was the sponsor of the second American leg of her 2000 Twenty Four Seven world tour. Besides shooting a television commercial, a 7-track album was also released, exclusively available in Target shops, called All That Glitters. The album featured two live tracks, 4 greatest hits songs, as well as a new recording: a cover of Prince’s Baby, I’m A Star. The song was already performed by Tina’s backing vocalists on the first two legs of the Twenty Four Seven tour, and for the promotional campaign, Tina recorded a solo version, produced by long-time musical collaborator and keyboard player Ollie Marland. The song was also featured in the commercial. Continue reading for an overview of the Target campaign: the song Baby, I’m A Star, as well as two alternative cuts that were used on television, scans of the All That Glitters album, a video of the television commercial, and scans of the interview that Tina did with Target magazine, that was available for free in the stores.
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 was at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France. She performed the song When The Heartache Is Over from her album Twenty Four Seven. She was also presented with an honorary award, given to her by French actor Alain Delon. Continue reading for the video and a few more photos. Big thank you to Nicolas for the video!
11 years ago today, on December 6, 2000 Tina Turner gave what was supposed to be her last concert ever in Anaheim, CA, USA at the Arrowhead Pond. This show was the final show of her 2000 Twenty Four Seven world tour, at that time her farewell tour. However, Tina returned to the stage in 2008 for another world tour.
VH1 followed Tina Turner backstage during this special last concert.
Born in Nutbush, Tennessee in 1939, Tina Turner moved to St. Louis in her teen years and from there she left for California. Although Tina lived in the Los Angeles area for about 25 years, in 1986 Tina moved to Europe and has lived there since. Living first in London, she later moved with her German boyfriend to Cologne, Germany. However, since the mid-1990’s, Tina divides her time between Zurich, Switzerland and Nice at the French Côte d’Azur. Her house in France was built especially for her and she decorated it herself.
A big post, with magazine articles from Ebony (May 2000) and Schweizer Illustrierte (November 2006), photos of Tina’s house in France under construction, photos of Tina receiving the honorary citizenship of Villefranche-sur-Mer and a video with a tour of Tina’s house in France from the Oprah show in 1997. Enjoy!
Today the final part of our series of live photos from the Twenty Four Seven tour. Big thanks go out to Dave, who made these beautiful photos and shared them with us. We miss you. Hope you enjoy the last 54 photos!