8 years ago, Tina Turner was in the middle of a series of concerts (March 21 and 22 and May 2) at the GelreDome in Arnhem, The Netherlands. The shows were the biggest during Tina’s 50th Anniversary Tour, with approximately 33,000 fans in the stadium each night. Together with the concert in Prague, these were the only concerts with a standing audience. For this reason, the show was recorded for the dvd of the tour, but it was special also for a lot of other reasons, you read all about it here…
To celebrate, two new video uploads from TINA’s last tour, not from Arnhem but from Helsinki with a powerful rendition of ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’ and one of Tina’s all time favorite song ‘Addicted To Love’ ! Enjoy!
We have just reached the magic number of 50.000 followers on Youtube. In addition to our 230K Facebook friends, we are glad to reach that many TINA fans around the globe. So a big thank you to all of you who have been supporting us for all those years and if you don’t follow us yet on our social networks, please do!
And of course, to celebrate the occasion, and as an early birthday gift for all TINA fans, a new upload with this video montage of Tina’s 50th Anniversary Tour with videos made by fans. Created by Ben. Enjoy!
Back in 2008 a promotional video was issued to the press for the announcement of Tina Turner’s 2008/2009 50th anniversary world tour. This video features footage backstage at her appearance on the Oprah show, the rehearsals for her Grammy Awards performance with Beyoncé earlier that year, as well as short interview bites from Tina. Here it is today plus extra footage of rehearsal!
Screenshots inside article!
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4 years ago today, Tina Turner launched her 2008/2009 50th Anniversary Tour in Kansas City, Missouri. She performed to a sold out crowd at the 18,000-seat Sprint Center. This performance was Tina’s first full concert in 8 years, since her 2000 Twenty Four Seven world tour. The 50th Anniversary Tour was a greatest hits tour, and consisted of 90 concerts in North America and Europe, ending on May 5th in Sheffield, UK. In this post you will find photos, audio and a newspaper review from opening night.
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Tina Turner featured on the cover of the September/October 2009 issue of the German spiritual magazine Newsage. Inside the magazine is a short article on the first Beyond album with Regula Curti and Dechen Shak-Dagsay. This was Tina’s first collaboration on a spiritual album, and the article features some interesting information on how this project came about! Continue reading to see the full article (in German) and an English translation. Thank you Michael for providing these scans!
A very short, but funny, video of Tina Turner ‘punching’ her Ninja Philip Sahagun on stage during the band introductions of her concert in Mannheim, Germany on February 19, 2009. The four Ninja’s were performing their martial art skills during the costume changes on Tina’s last tour in 2008 and 2009. During the band introductions, Tina gave them the stage to show some tricks to the audience. This day, Tina herself decided she would join them with her acting skills, the result: a knock-out in round one! As Tina would say: just having fun! Big thank you to Lars who recorded this video.
2 years ago today, Tina Turner performed the final 2 shows in Dublin, Ireland. She already played 2 shows at the same venue in March. All four shows were sold out in record time. Surely, one of the best gigs of the tour. Tina and the band were in a great mood. Originally planned to be the final shows of the tour, Tina, band and crew celebrated a tour closing party at the Guinness brewery. The audience was singing along to all of the songs, and the venue, an amphitheater, made sure everybody was close to the stage, making these the most intimate concerts of the tour. All in all, a great experience! Below you’ll find a selection of almost 200 photos, taken by Sjef during the concerts on April 11 and 12.
A french book about Tina’s life published in November 2009.
Below you will find a photo gallery with more than 100 HQ photos taken by Sjef during two of Tina’s concerts in Munich, February 2009 during her 50th Anniversary World Tour. Enjoy!
2 years ago on this date, Tina Turner performed the first of four sold out shows in Munich’s Olympiahalle. These shows were the last of her 16-date German tour. Tina was greeted by a very enthusiastic crowd, perhaps due to the fact that Munich was celebrating Carnival at that time. Below are some newspaper clippings about these concerts. In two days, a gallery with more than 100 photos from these concerts, taken by Sjef, will be added in a seperate post. Enjoy!