Twenty Four Seven Tour 2000

The Twenty Four Seven Tour (also known as the Twenty Four Seven Millennium Tour and 24/7 World Tour) is the eighth concert tour by Tina Turner. The tour initially promoted her final studio album, Twenty Four Seven, but later transformed into a greatest hits tour. Although it she stated this numerous times in the past, Tina Turner announced that feat would be her final "show stopping" tour. She stated she would continue to make records and perform at small venues and award shows. The tour was sponsored by E*Trade.

Actress Gloria Reuben served as a background dancer and singer during the first North American leg of the tour. According to Pollstar, the 2000 tour became the highest grossing tour in North America. This status was achieved over her peers, Barbara Streisand and Bruce Springsteen as well as, newcomers 'N Sync and Britney Spears. The North American tour dates grossed over $80 million dollars.

However, Tina Turner would return to touring in 2008 with her anniversary tour.

After her recording breaking 1996 world tour, Tina Turner decided to take a longer break between albums and tours. Initially, Turner planned an elaborate co-headlining tour with Elton John. The two performed a duet of Tina Turner's hit "Proud March - y" and John's The Bitch is Back on the VH1 special, "Divas Live '99". During rehearsals, Tina Turner felt unease with the music and stopped everyone from playing and then instructed John on how to play the song.
"I made a mistake when I needed to show him how to play 'Proud Mary'. The mistake is you don't show Elton John how to play his piano. He just went into a rage, which he apologized for later. He said it was wrong."
—Tina Turner, CBS News

The tour plans were cancelled and Tina Turner went to the studio to record her final studio album. Along the way, Tina Turner also performed the Super Bowl XXXIV presume ceremonies.

To introduce the tour, Tina Turner stated:
" It's a play. It's an act. For the moment, it's a small movie, so to speak. That's why I like all of the stuff and the action and the playoff between me and the girls. It's life on that stage for that two hours."

Development

As mentioned above, the tour initially was set to promote her latest studio album. During promotion, Tina Turner acknowledged the tour as her final one as she enters pseudo-retirement. She comments:
" I've been performing for 44 years; I really should hang up my dancing shoes. I can't keep up with Janet Jackson. I'm not a diva like Diana Ross. I'm rock 'n' roll, but I'm happy I can do it one more time, so people can remember me at my best."

The album played a prominent role in the tour as Tina Turner rehearsed "Whatever You Need", "When the Heartache is Over", "Talk to My Heart", "Falling", "Don't Leave Me This Way" (which was to be included in a ballads medley with "Two People" and two other unknown songs) and "Twenty Four Seven". When Tina Turner decided to do a retrospective of her career, she included her first hit, "A Fool in Love", the first time Tina Turner performed the song live in the 1970's. Tina Turner also rehearsed "Ooh Poo Pah Do" but replaced with "Get Back". Additionally, she included some of her have favorite R&B hits including, "Hold On, I'm A Comin'" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine".

"It has been described as a stadium tour in an arena. It's hugely complicated and one of the largest arena shows to ever go out and tour back-to-back."
- Mark Fisher

For her final outing, Tina Turner wanted a stage that was sleek and modern. Her original concepts included the framing of an "apartment building" that had cabins and access ramps. Also included were risers with visible staircases and front drop for the musicians. Fisher, also wanted to create a volcano effect with the staging, have it split into two sets. This inner stage included a video screen and a ramp leading to an upstage platform. There was an additional ramp that lead downstage. The main feature of the stage was the "cantilever arm". A 2' wide, 60' long platform that extended Tina Turner into the audience. Initially, Tina Turner did not want the arm as the same concept was used for her 1990 European tour and she did not want to repeat herself. However, after seining video animations, Turner wanted the arm included. For stadium shows, a roof for the stage was added along with additional video screens. The arm was extended an additional 20 feet. It took at least seven hours to construct the stage.

The stage was constructed by McLaren Engineering Group.

Start date: 23 March 2000
End date: 6 December 2000
Legs: 3
Shows: 95 in North America
26 in Europe
Total: 121

Opening act

* Lionel Richie (North America [Leg 1] & England)
* Janice Robinson (North America [Leg 1])
* Joe Cocker (Europe & North America [Leg 2])


Set List

- I Want To Take You Higher
- Absolutely Nothing's Changed
- Fool in Love
- Acid Queen
- River Deep Mountain High
- We Don't Need Another Hero
- Better Be Good to Me
- Private Dancer
- Let's Stay Together
- What's Love Got To Do With It
- When the Heartache is Over
- Baby I'm A Star (or Hot Legs)
- Help
- Whatever You Need
- Sittin on the Dock of the Bay
- Try a Little Tenderness
- I Heard It Through the Grapevine (or Steamy Windows)
- Addicted to Love
- The Best
- Proud Mary
- Nutbush City Limits
- Twenty Four Seven (occasionally)

The Band

Jack Bruno – Drums
Joel Campbell – Piano and Vocals
Euge groove – Saxophone, Keyboards and Percussion
Ollie March - land – Keyboards and Vocals
Warren McRae – Bass Guitar
John Miles – Guitar, Vocals and Harmonica
James Ralston – Guitar and Vocals
Stacy Campbell – Vocals and Dancer
Gloria Ruben – Vocals and Dancer(first leg of the tour)
Lisa Fischer – Vocals and Dancer(replacing Gloria Ruben)
Solange Geunier – Vocals and Dancer
Claire Louise Turton – Vocals and Dancer
Ivona Brnelic – Vocals and Dancer

March
23 March - Target Center - Minneapolis USA - 13000 S.O.
24 March - Kohl Center - Madison USA - 18000 S.O.
25 March - Allstate Arena - Chicago USA - 15000 S.O.
26 March - Palace of Auburn Hills - Detroit USA - 15000 S.O.
30 March - Gund Arena - Cleveland USA - 20000
31 March - Freedom Hall - Louisville USA

April
1 April - Coliseum - Greensboro USA
3 April - First Union - Philladelphia USA - 17000
7 April - Madison Square Garden - New York USA - 17000 S.O.
8 April - Madison Square Garden - New York USA - 17000 S.O.
9 April - HSBC Arena - Buffalo USA
12 April - GA Phillips Arena- Atlanta USA
14 April - Ice Palace Arena - Tampa USA - 19000
15 April - Nat. Car Rental Center - Ft. Lauderdale USA - 19000
16 April - Nat. Car Rental Center - Ft. Lauderdale USA
19 April - Sports Arena - New Orleans USA
20 April - Reunion Arena - Dallas USA
21 April - Alamodome - San Antonio USA
23 April - Compaq Center - Houston USA
27 April - America West Arena - Phoenix USA- S.O.
28 April - Sports Arena - San Diego USA - 13000
29 April - MGM Grand - Las Vegas USA - 12512 S.O.

May
3 May - Arco Arena - Sacramento USA - 17000 S.O.
4 May - Arrowhead Pond - Anaheim USA - 18000 S.O.
5 May - Arrowhead Pond - Anaheim USA - 18000
6 May - San Jose Arena - San Jose USA - 17000 - S.O.
8 May - Coliseum Oakland USA - 14000 - S.O.
12 May - Tacomadome - Tacoma USA - 32000 S.O.
13 May - GM Place - Vancouver Canada - 18000 S.O.
15 May - Delta Center - Salt Lake City USA - 20000 S.O.
17 May - Pepsi Center - Denver USA - 20000
19 May - Kemper Arena - Kansas City USA - 17000
20 May - Mar k of the Quad Cities - Moline USA - 10551 S.O.
21 May - Kiel Center - St. Louis USA
24 May - Bradley Center - Milwaukee USA - 17000 S.O.
26 May - Conseco Fieldhouse - Idianapolis USA
27 May - Allstate Arena - Chicago USA
28 May - Firststar Center - Cincinnati USA

June
1 June - Palace of Auburn Hills - Auburn Hills USA - 15000
2 June - Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids USA
3 June - Schottenstein Center- Columbus USA
4 June - Air Canada Centre - Toronto Canada - 17000 S.O.
8 June - FleetCenter- Boston USA - 13892 S.O.
9 June - FleetCenter - Boston USA - 14034 S.O.
10 June - Molson Center - Montreal Canada - 20000 S.O.
11 June - Corel Center - Ottawa Canada - S.O.
14 June - Nissan Pavilion - Bristow Canada
15 June - Meadows Music Theatre - Hartford USA
16 June - Continental Airline Arena - East Rutherford USA - S.O.
30 June - Lenzigrund Stadion - Zürich Switzerland - 75000 S.O.

July
1 July - Lenzigrund Stadion - Zürich Switzerland - 75000 S.O.
3 July - Niedersachsenstadion - HanNov. - er Germany - 55000 S.O.
5 July - Stade de France - Paris France - 75000 S.O.
7 July - Hampden Park - Glasgow UK - 46000 S.O.
9 July - Millennium Stadium - Cardiff UK - 60000 S.O.
11 July - RDS Showgrounds - Dublin Ireland - 40000
13 July - Don Valley Stadium - Sheffield UK
15 July - Wembley Stadium - London UK
16 July - Wembley Stadium - London UK
18 July - Drafbaan Stadspark - Groningen Holland - 65000 S.O.
19 July - Volksparkstadion - Hamburg Germany - 41000 S.O.
21 July - Olympia Stadion - Berlin Germany - 80000 S.O.
23 July - Olympia Stadion - München Germany - 74000 S.O.
25 July - Werchter Festival - Werchter Belgium - 75000 S.O.
27 July - Waldstadion - Frankfurt Germany - 50000 S.O.
28 July - Mungersdorfer Stadion - Cologne Germany - 60000 S.O.
30 July - Festwiese - Leipzig Germany - 50000 S.O.

August
1 Aug. - Ernst-Happel-Stadion - Vienna Austria - 47000 S.O.
3 Aug. - Parken Stadium - Copenhagen Denmark - 45000 S.O.
6 Aug. - Valle Hovin - Oslo - Norway
10 Aug. - Finnair Stadium - Helsinki Finland - 21250 S.O.
12 Aug. - Festival Song Ground - Tallin Estland - 100000
15 Aug. - Hipodrome - Sopot Poland - 75000

September
20 Sept. - FleetCenter- Boston USA - 14000 S.O.
22 Sept. - First Union Center - Philadelphia USA - 21000
23 Sept. - Pepsi Arena - Albany USA - S.O.
24 Sept. - Air Canada Center - Toronto Canada - 17000 S.O.
28 Sept. - Molson Center - Montreal Canada - 20000
29 Sept. - Air Canada Center - Toronto Canada - 17000 S.O.
30 Sept. - Mellon Arena - Pittsburgh USA - 20000

October
1 Oct. - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale USA
4 Oct. - United Center - Chicago USA - 18000
6 Oct. - Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland USA
7 Oct. - MCI Center - Washington DC USA - 17900
8 Oct. - Entert. And Sports Arena - Raleigh USA
11 Oct. - Bi-Lo Center - Greenville USA - 11104 S.O.
13 Oct. - Coliseum - Charlotte USA - 12000
14 Oct. - Phillips Arena - Atlanta USA - 18000
15 Oct. - TD Waterhouse Center - Orlando USA
18 Oct. - National Car Rental Center - Ft. Lauderdale USA - 19000
20 Oct. - Gaylord Arena - Nashville USA - 18000 S.O.
21 Oct. - BJCC Arena - Birmingham USA
22 Oct. - Thompson Boling Arena - Knoxville USA
25 Oct. - New Orleans Arena - New Orleans USA
27 Oct. - Frank Erwin Center - Austin USA
28 Oct. - Reunion Arena - Dallas USA 12000
29 Oct. - Compaq Center - Houston USA - 11000 S.O.

November
1 Nov. - Nationwide Arena - Columbus USA
3 Nov. - Rupp Arena - Lexington USA - 16000
4 Nov. - Ervin J. Nutter Center- Dayton USA - 10314 S.O.
5 Nov. - Breslin Events Center - East Lansing USA
9 Nov. - Fargodome - Fargo USA
10 Nov. - Hilton Coliseum - Ames USA
11 Nov. - Target Center - Minneapolis USA - 18000
14 Nov. - Pepsi Center - Denver USA - 20000
16 Nov. - San Jose Arena - San Jose USA - 17000 S.O.
17 Nov. - Staples Center - Los Angeles USA
18 Nov. - MGM Grand Garden Arena- Las Vegas USA
19 Nov. - MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas USA
22 Nov. - Rose Garden Arena - Portland USA - 17000
24 Nov. - Skyreach Center - Edmonton USA - 17000 S.O.
25 Nov. - Saddle Dome Calgary Ca 18000 S.O.
27 Nov. - GM Place - Vancouver Canada - 18000 S.O.
29 Nov. - Compaq Center - Houston USA - 11000 S.O.

December
1 Dec. - Oakland Arena - Oakland USA - 14000 S.O.
2 Dec. - Lawlor Events Center - Reno USA - 11800 S.O.
3 Dec. - Centennial Garden - Bakersfield USA - 9000
5 Dec. - America West Arena - Phoenix USA - 19000
6 Dec. - Arrowhead Pond - Anaheim USA - 18000 S.O.

1979 - Rough Explosion
1985 - Private Dancer
1986 - Break Every Rule
1989 - Foreign Affair
1993 - What's Love Live
1996 - Wildest Dreams
1999 - Twenty Four Seven
2008 - Tour 2008-2009

 

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