Break Every Rule Tour 1987/1988

The tour was originally billed as Turner's "last tour". In an interview with Jet magazine, Tina Turner stated,
"It is my last tour for now. There probably won't be a tour with the next album because I want to devote some time to my movie career. But, I don't plan to retire."

The European tour kicked off on 4 March 1987 in front of a sold-out crowd of over 15,000 people at the Olympiahalle in Münich, - Germany, a venue that she would later play 7 more times during the tour. During the first few shows the tour went without Tina Turner's signature hit Proud Mary. Tina Turner avoided the song because she had done it for so many years. It wasn't until her performance at the Ahoy Rotterdam that she tried the song in the setlist. Tina Turner stated, "The crowd erupted and sang the song for us. That's when I realized, 'We've got to put 'Mary' back in, she's still rolling on the river.'"

The most memorable and unusual moment for Tina Turner was in Locarno, Switzerland. The stage for the concert had been built in the center of the town. As Tina Turner recalls," The stage was literally in the middle of the street surrounded by apartment buildings with parents and little kids sitting on their balconies in their night robes."Before her concerts at Johanneshov Isstadion in Sweden, Tina Turner got a bad sinus infection and had to cancel her concerts. The arena was sold out and when the concert promoter went on stage to tell the audience, instead of booing the 13,000 people cheered with understanding. When Tina Turner returned, she played to an even bigger audience. In her stadium concert in Ireland, Tina Turner attracted a huge crowd of over 60,000 people. During this massive concert, Tina Turner nearly stopped the show because of fans in the front getting crushed by other fans. The European tour ended on 26 July 1987 where it began in Münich, - Germany. Tina Turner recalls," Our biggest crowd came towards the end of the tour in Münich. We had already played eight indoor shows there to about 120,000 people and once I have been to a city, I'm always reluctant to go back soon afterward. Then we attracted another 100,000 people outdoors, I was really quite astounded. It felt like the Rolling Stones when they drew those huge crowds."

The tour proved to be most successful in - Germany where Tina Turner played over 40 shows. Tina Turner recalls that - Germany has always been "special" to her. The European tour itself played to over 1.7 million people, bigger than any tour before it. The tour continued to break records in South America. Tina Turner's performance at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janerio attracted over 180,000 spectators, one of the largest concert attendance in the 20th century.

Her world record-breaking Break Every Rule Tour show of 1988 held in a single night at the Maracana Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was later released in video form on VHS and DVD called "Tina Live in Rio 88'". With this particular show alone, she entered the Guinness Book of World Records because she set the record of drawing 188,000 paying fans to a one-night show alone.

Start date: 4 March 1987
End date: 30 March 1988
Legs: 5
Shows: 91 in Europe
78 in North America
6 in South America
22 in Australia
12 in Asia
Total: 209

Opening act
* Level 42 (North America)

Set List
- What You Get Is What You See
- Break Every Rule
- I Can't Stand The Rain
- Typical Male
- Acid Queen
- Girls
- Two People
- Back Where You Started
- Better Be Good To Me
- Addicted To Love
- Private Dancer
- We Don't Need Another Hero
- What's Love Got To Do With It
- Help
- Let's Stay Together
- Proud Mary
- Show Some Respect
- It's Only Love
- Overnight Sensation
- Nutbush City Limits
- Paradise Is Here

The Band
Jack Bruno - Drums
Deric Dyer – Saxophone and Keyboards
Bob Feit – Bass Guitar and Vocals
John Miles – Keyboards, Guitars and Vocals
Steve Scales - Percussion
James Ralston – Guitars and Vocals
Laurie Wisefield - Guitar
Don Snow – Keyboards, Saxophone and Vocals
Ollie Marland – Keyboards and Vocals

March 1987
4-5 March 1987 - Olympiahalle - Münich - Germany
6-7 March 1987 - Frankenhalle - Nürnberg - Germany - 8500 - S.O.
8-10 March 1987 - Deutschlandhalle - Berlin - Germany
12-16 March 1987 - Festhalle - Frankfurt - Germany - 13000- S.O.
17 March 1987 - Sporthalle- Hamburg - Germany - 7000 - S.O.
20-21 March 1987 - Isstadion - Stockholm - Sweden - 9900 - S.O.
22 March 1987 - Scandinavium - Gothenberg - Sweden
29-31 March 1987 - The Bercy - Paris - France - 15000 - S.O.

April 1987
1 April 1987 - Palais Des Sports - Antwerp - Belgium - 12000 - S.O.
3-6 April 1987 - The Ahoy - Rotterdam - The Netherlands - 9500 - S.O.
7 April 1987 - Weser-Ems-Halle - Oldenburg - Germany - S.O.
9-12 April 1987 - Westfalenhalle - Dortmund - Germany - 12000 - S.O.
14-19 April 1987 - Olympiahalle - Münich - Germany - 11500
21-25 April 1987 - Hallenstadion - Zürich - Switzerland - 12000 - S.O.
28-30 April 1987 - Eissporthalle - Mannheim - Germany

May 1987
1-2 May 1987 - Eissporthalle - Hannover - Germany
4-7 May 1987 - Martin Schleyerhalle - Stuttgart - Germany
9-11 May 1987 - Stadthalle - Vienna - Austria
17 May 1987 - Rockodrome - Madrid - Spain
19 May 1987 - Estadio Luis Casanova - Valencia - Spain
21 May 1987 - Plaza De Toros - Barcelona - Spain
23 May 1987 - Amphitheatre - Verona- Italy
26 May 1987 - Le Zenith - Montpellier - France
27 May 1987 - Palais De Sports - Lyon - France
28 May 1987 - Sports Ground- Nijmegen - The Netherlands
30 May 1987 - Royal Dublin - Dublin - UK

June 1987
1-3 June 1987 - S.E.C.C. - Glasgow - UK -10000
5-8 June 1987 - N.E.C. - Birmingham - UK -12000 - S.O.
11-18 June 1987 - Wembley Arena - London - UK -11000 - S.O.
20 June 1987 - Valle-Hovin - Oslo - Norway - 30000 - S.O.
21 June 1987 - Wildparkstadion - Karlsruhe - Denmark - 45000 - S.O.
24 June 1987 - Eisstadion - Liebenau Graz - Austria
27 June 1987 - St. Jakob Fussballstadion - Basel - Switzerland - 50000 - S.O.
28 June 1987 - Galopprennbahn - Münich - Germany - 100000
30 June 1987 - Eissporthalle - Hannover - Germany

July 1987
2 July 1987 - Waldbühne - Berlin - Germany - S.O.
3 July 1987 - Volksparkstadion - Hamburg - Germany
4 July 1987 - Georg Melches Stadion - Essen - Germany - 35000 - S.O.
5 July 1987 - Idraetsparken - Copenhagen - Denmark - S.O.
8 July 1987 - Piazza Grande - Locarno - Switzerland - 12500 - S.O.
9 July 1987 - Stade Annecy - Le Vieux Annecy - France
11 July 1987 - Les Arena - Fréjus - France
13 July 1987 - Les Arena - Nimes - France - 15000
15 July 1987 - Stade De Dax - Dax - France
16 July 1987 - Plaza De Toros - Bilbao - Spain
18 July 1987 - Estadio Municipal Malaga - Marbella- Spain
21-22 July 1987 - Park Concert - Tel Aviv - Israel
24 July 1987 - Airport Festival - Oostende - Belgium
25 July 1987 - Nürburgring - Koblenz - Germany - 70000
26 July 1987 - VFB Waldstadion - Giessen - Germany - 28000

August 1987
10 Aug. 1987 - Civic Center - Portland - USA - 8429
12-14 Aug. 1987 - Jones Beach - Wangagh - USA - 11000
15 Aug. 1987 - Olympic Center - Lake Placid - USA
17-18 Aug. 1987 - Garden State - Holmdel - USA
19-20 Aug. 1987 - Great Woods - Mansfield - USA
22-23 Aug. 1987 - Merriweather Post Pavillion - Columbia - USA
24 Aug. 1987 - Madison Square Garden - NYC - USA - 17000
25 Aug. 1987 - Spectrum - Philadelphia - USA
27 Aug. 1987 - Forum - Montreal - Canada
29 Aug. 1987 - CNE - Toronto - Canada
30 Aug. 1987 - CCE - Ottawa - Canada
31 Aug. 1987 - SPAC - Saratoga Canada - 25000

September 1987
1 Sept. 1987 - State Fair - Syracuse - USA
2 Sept. 1987 - War Memorial - Rochester - USA
4 Sept. 1987 - Pine Knob Music Theatre - Clarkston - USA - 12000
5 Sept. 1987 - Pine Knob Music Theatre - Clarkston - USA - 12000
6 Sept. 1987 - Castle Farm - Charlevois - USA
9 Sept. 1987 - Blossom - Cleveland - USA
10 Sept. 1987 - Univ. of Dayton Arena - Dayton - USA
11-12 Sept. 1987 - Poplar Creek - Hoffmann Estate - USA - 12000
13 Sept. 1987 - Marcus Amphitheatre - Milwaukee - USA - 22000

October 1987
2 Oct. 1987 - Pacific Amphitheatre - Costa Mesa - USA
4 Oct. 1987 - Tacomadome - Tacoma - USA
5 Oct. 1987 - PNE Coliseum - Vancouver - Canada
7 Oct. 1987 - Saddledome - Calgary Canada
8 Oct. 1987 - Northlands Coliseum - Edmonton - Canada - 12000
10 Oct. 1987 - Arena - Winnipeg - USA- 15000
13 Oct. 1987 - Civic Center - St. Paul - USA
15 Oct. 1987 - SIU Arena - Carbondale - USA
16 Oct. 1987 - Civic Center - Peoria - USA
17 Oct. 1987 - Kemper - Kansas City - USA - 12000
18 Oct. 1987 - Hilton - Coliseum Ames - USA
21 Oct. 1987 - Metro Center - Rockford - USA
22 Oct. 1987 - Coliseum - Fort Wayne - USA
23 Oct. 1987 - Market Square - Indianapolis - USA - 18000
24 Oct. 1987 - Freedom Hall - Louisville - USA- 17000
27 Oct. 1987 - Coliseum - Charlotte - USA
29 Oct. 1987 - Murphy Center - Murfreesboro - USA
30 Oct. 1987 - UTC Arena - Chattanooga - USA
31 Oct. 1987 - Stokley Arena - Knoxville - USA

November 1987
1 Nov. 1987 -- Civic Center - Charleston - USA
4 Nov. 1987 -- Civic Arena - Pittsburgh - USA
5 Nov. 1987 -- Coliseum - Richmond - USA
6 Nov. 1987 -- UNC Smith Center- Chapel Hill - USA
7 Nov. 1987 -- Coliseum - Hampton - USA
8 Nov. 1987 -- Carolina Coliseum - Columbia - USA
11 Nov. 1987 -- OMNI - Atlanta - USA
12 Nov. 1987 -- Ocean Center - Daytona Beach - USA
13 Nov. 1987 -- Sportatorium - Miami - USA
14 Nov. 1987 -- Sundome - Tampa - USA
15 Nov. 1987 -- Leon County Civic - Tallahassee - USA
18 Nov. 1987 -- Von Braun Civic - Huntsville - USA
19 Nov. 1987 -- Mid-South Coliseum - Memphis - USA
20 Nov. 1987 -- Jefferson County Coliseum - Birmingham - USA
21 Nov. 1987 -- Municipal Auditorium Mobile - Alabama - USA
22 Nov. 1987 -- Hard Rock Cafe - New Orleans - USA (private)
25 Nov. 1987 -- Summit - Houston - USA - 11000
27 Nov. 1987 -- San Antonia - USA
28 Nov. 1987 -- Erwin Center - Austin - USA
29 Nov. 1987 -- Reunion - Dallas - USA - 12000

December 1987
4 Dec. 1987 - Municipal Coliseum - Lubbock - USA
5 Dec. 1987 - Tingley - Albuquerque - USA
6 Dec. 1987 - ASU Activity Center - Phoenix - USA
7 Dec. 1987 - TCC Arena - Tucson - USA
9 Dec. 1987 - Sports Arena - San Diego - USA - 11000
10 Dec. 1987 - Great Western Forum - Los Angeles - USA
11 Dec. 1987 - Great Western Forum - Los Angeles - USA
13-14 Dec. 1987 - Coliseum - Oakland - USA - 14000
15 Dec. 1987 - Arco Arena - Sacramento - USA
16 Dec. 1987 - Lawlor - Reno - USA - 11000
18 Dec. 1987 - Salt Palace - Salt Lake City - USA
20 Dec. 1987 - McNichols - Denver - USA - 18000 - S.O.

1988
January 1988

3 Jan. 1988 - River Plate stadium - Buenos Aires - Brasil - 50.000
9-10 Jan. 1988 - Pacaembu Stadium - Sao Paulo - Brasil - 45.000
12 Jan. 1988 - Estadio De National de Chile - Santiago - Chile - 80.000
16 Jan. 1988 - Maracana Stadium - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil - 182.000 - Worldrecord!!
21 Jan. 1988 – Neal S. Blaisdell Center – Honolulu - USA
26 and 27 Jan. 1988 – Perth Entertainment Centre - Perth - Australia
30 and 31 Jan. 1988 – Entertainment Centre – Adelaide - Australia

February 1988
1, 2 and 4 Febr. 1988 – Melbourne Festival Hall - Melbourne - Australia
6-7 Febr. 1988 - Entertainment Center - Sydney - Australia - 11.000
10-11 Febr. 1988 - Entertainment Center Brisbane - Australia - 10.000
12-15 Febr. 1988 - Entertainment Center - Sydney - Australia - 11.000
17 Febr. 1988 - Entertainment Center - Melbourne - Australia - 15.000
18 Febr. 1988 - Istora Senayan - Jakarta - Indonesia - 85.000
20-23 Febr. 1988 - World Trade Center - Singapore
24 en 25 Febr. 1988 - Stadion Negara - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
26 and 28 Febr. 1988 - Huamark Stadium - Bangkok - Thailand

March 1988
5, 6 and 8 March 1988 - Municipal Stadium - Taipei - Taiwan
14 March 1988 - Nippon Budokan Hall - Tokyo - Japan
20-23 March 1988 - Yokohama Stadium - Yokohama - Japan - 35.000
24-25 March 1988 - Budokan - Tokyo - Japan - 10.000
27-30 March 1988 - Castle Hall - Osaka - Japan - 10.000

Tina Turns It On
Chilling rain failed to stem the raw energy streaming from the platform from which Tina Turner turned on her audience in the open air Taipei
Municipal Stadium 5,6 and 8 March 1988. It rained all three nights Turner
performed in Taiwan, but the heat wave she generated on stage warmed the
20,000 or more spectators that packed the water-soaked stadium each
night to yell for more.

S.O.= Sold Out

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1984 - World Tour - UK-USA
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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    Tina Turner

    Sometimes you've got to let everything go -- purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.

    I never said "Well, I don't have this and I don't have that." I said, I don't have this yet, but I'm going to get it.

    I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!

    I didn't have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.