Christiaan Hermans - The Rule Breaking Album’s 30th Year Anniversary – Part 4
After a long tour through Europe, Tina headed for the US and Canada to perform for her fans.
Tina’s US tour kicked off in the Portland’s Civic Center on the 10th of August 1987.
In an interview Tina looked back on her tour in Europe and told us what she expected for her US tour. Here are the video’s.
Tina met Bob Gruen again during her shows in Jones Beach, Wantagh in August.
Bob shot a few pictures backstage of Tina, probably before the show. Here they are.
Finally we were able to find a review of a concert Tina gave in Madison Square Garden in New York.
This show was attended by many celebrities.
Tina gave a great show that night and flew off to Canada.
Here’s a clipping and some photo’s of this wonderful show.
The newspaper the Chicago Tribune wrote an article about Tina on the 13th of September 1987.
Tina told the world she would quit performing after finishing Tthe "Break Every Rule World Tour".
Here’s the full article.
Tina Turner Will Go Out In All Glory
September 13, 1987|By Chris Heim.
A flurry of rumors and recently published reports in the music industry trade magazine, Billboard, say that Tina Turner will quit the road once her current marathon world tour ends.
Should that be the case, let the record show she went out in a blaze of glory.
The "Break Every Rule Tour" rolled into Poplar Creek for shows Friday and Saturday night before moving to Alpine Valley Sunday.
It already steamrolled through Europe, shattering attendance records. In Germany alone, an incredible 1 in every 70 people in the entire country saw Tina perform.
And what a performance it is, immediately bringing to mind many of the words used to describe Tina herself: professional, hard-working, sexy, charming, humorous and honest.
Tina doesn't rely on gimmicks, though a certain amount of show biz pizazz brightened things up.
An amazing lighting system with about 650 individual spots artfully played over a futuristic, metallic coliseum not at all unlike the "Thunderdome" of Aunty Entity (the role Turner played in the film "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome").
But mostly the show relied on the considerable charm and talent of Tina, her rock-solid eight-piece band and the amazing collection of songs from the two recent albums, "Private Dancer" and "Break Every Rule", that catapulted her back into stardom.
Tina's comeback story, one of the most surprising and triumphant of the decade, has been well documented, including that in her best-selling autobiography, "I,Tina".
From a poor, lonely childhood, Tina almost accidently became a singer after meeting Ike Turner. Their debut single, "A Fool in Love", hit the charts and many more followed.
But life with Ike, who grew increasingly abusive, was, Tina said in her autobiography, "a horror movie, with no intermissions".
Finally in 1976, she struck out on her own with only a quarter, a dime and a penny in her pocket.
Saddled with enormous debts, Tina worked hotels, cabarets and Las Vegas clubs.
Then, at the start of the decade and with a new manager, she returned to rock.
On the strength of the single "Let's Stay Together", she recorded the "Private Dancer" album in two weeks time.
It sold over 10 million copies and won several Grammys. No doubt about it, Tina Turner was back.
Back in Chicago area on Friday night, Tina bounded down the steps to center stage in a flurry, then pulled up with a slow shuffle that annouced she was in total control.
Though pushing the upper limits of 40, Turner is still stunningly attractive, if not quite the hurricane, as she was once described, on stage.
Let's say instead that she was a well-targeted tornado as she gyrated to old favorites like "Proud Mary" and the self-penned "Nutbush City Limits".
She slowed down for a senusous waltz across the stage in "Private Dancer" and shook with controlled fury in a knockout version of "I Can't Stand the Rain".
"Get off of my window," she shouted, and you almost believed the drops would have no choice but to obey.
Turner has not completely ruled out live performances in the future, but it seems from all reports that she will curtail such activity to pursue recording, songwriting and, after the raves for her work in "Thunderdome", more film work.
She has said that money and fame, a blessing no doubt after her hard times, cannot take the place of happiness and love.
So a decision to end the grueling road life seems a wise one for her.
But it will be a mightly long time, if ever, that rock and roll will see her like on stage again.
We also found an article of a Tina interview from the newspaper from Oregon.
Tina still toured through the States in October.
Minnesota , Washington, Illinois, Missouri, Indianapolis, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Tina’s concert in Indianapolis is unforgettable. Even after years they’ve released the shot who was taken during the concert as a cover for the Chicago 1983 dvd.
This iconic shot will last forever.
Tina was on the cover of Jet Magazine in October 1987.
Of course about her tour but also if the rumours were true and what Tina was heading for in her career.
Here’s the article.
Tina’s US tour went on in November and December.
She visited states like North & South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Washington DC, Arizona and Texas.
It really is a shame we can’t find much about these concerts.
No video or audio material during this part of the tour.
We were able to find a photo’s of Tina’s concert at The Summit, Houston TX, on the 25th of November, a day before Tina turned 48 years old.
Here’s a link to the website where you can see the photo’s of Tina Turner’s concert in Houston.
They have more photo’s from Tina concerts through the years and we gladly appreciate that they shared those magic Houston moments with the world.
20 December 1987, Tina’s US tour ended in a sold out McNichols Arena in Denver.
Tina took a 14 day break to spend the holidays with her family, friend and boyfriend in Switzerland.
After that her tour went on in South America, Australia and Asia.
We will tell you more about this in our last part of the "Break Every Rule". Stay Tuned!!!!
Andrew Lee - You Were There
Linda Scheppink - Concert De Doelen - Rotterdam, the Netherlands - 13 Nov. 1982
Miriam Rouw - Tina fan since I was 14 years old
Scotty Stillman - Why I love Tina Turner's "Foreign Affair"
Sjors Arts - Seeing Tina perfom in the Gelredome - Arnhem, the Netherlands - 2009
Esther Vastenhout - Proud Mary, Lets stay together Dancing in my dreams!
Esther Vastenhout - Anna Mae Bullock – The girl in the field with no name
Bartosz Jagodzinski - Berlin – January 2009
Angie Spencer - Private Dancer Tour – Perth – 24 Dec. 1985
Christiaan Hermans - I heard it through the grapevine
Johanna Ouwerling - Proud Mary - 45th Anniversary - 2016
Johanna Ouwerling - Simply the Best - 25th Anniversary - 2016
Johanna Ouwerling - Review Concert Wembley Stadium - 16 July 2000