Rough Explosion Tour 1977/1979


In 1977, with finances given to her by United Artists executive Richard Stewart, Tina returned onstage, giving a round of shows in Las Vegas in a cabaret setting, influenced by the cabaret shows she witnessed while a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. She took her cabaret act to smaller venues in the United States. Turner earned further income by appearing on shows such as The Hollywood Squares, Donny and Marie, The Sonny & Cher Show and The Brady Bunch Hour. Later in 1977, Turner headlined her first solo concert tour, throughout Australia and the USA.

1977
5 June 1977 - Shady Grove Music Fair, Gaithersburg, MD - USA
16 June 1977 - Convention Center, Forth Worth, TX - USA
21 July – 2 August 1977 - Ceasars Palace, Las Vegas, NV - USA

Australian/ USA Tour

1977
31 Aug. 1977 - Festival Hall - Brisbane - Australia

1 Sept. 1977 - Civic Theater - Newcastle - Australia
2 and 3 Sept. 1977 - Hordern Pavilion - Sydney - Australia
4 Sept. 1977 - Festival Hall - Melbourne - Australia
7 Sept. 1977 - Apollo Stadium - Adelaide - Australia
10 Sept.1977 - Entertainment Center Perth - Australia
12 Sept. 1977 - Town Hall - Auckland - Australia
14 Sept. 1977 - Opera House - Wellington - Australia
26 Sept. - 3 Oct. 1977 - Casa Manana, Forth Worth, TX - USA

Band
Ronald Selico - Drums
William Haynes - Bass
Kenneth Moore - Piano
Jeffrey Deane - Trombone
Dennis Frias -Trumpet
Lenny Macaluso - Guitar
Richard Merritt Smith, Jr - Guitar
Anthony Walthers - Dancer
Marsha Jo Thacker - Dancer
Michael Stephenson - Dancer
Denise Echols - Dancer
Richard Kelus - Musical leader
Rhonda Graham - Personal assistant

In 1978, United Artists released Turner's third solo album, Rough, with distribution both in North America and Europe with EMI. That album, along with its followup, Love Explosion, which included a brief diversion to disco rhythms, failed to chart.
The albums completed her United Artists/EMI contracts and Turner left the labels.

Continuing her performing career with her second headlining tour, Wild Lady of Rock 'n' Roll, she continued to be a successful live act even without the premise of a hit record. Following an appearance on Olivia Newton-John's US TV special, Hollywood Nights, in 1979, Turner sought contract with Newton-John's manager Roger Davies. Davies agreed to work with Turner as her manager after seeing her perform at the Venetian Ballroom in the Fairmont San Francisco hotel in February 1980.

Wild Lady of Rock Tour

1978
16 January 1978 - Aladdin Casino, Kansas City, MO - USA
20 January 1978 - Kongresshause, Zürich - Switzerland
21 Jan.1978 - Deutsches Museum - Munich - Germany
22 Jan.1978 - Philharmonie - Berlin - Germany
23 Jan. 1978- Congress Centrum - Hamburg - Germany
24 Jan.1978 - Ostseehalle - Kiel - Germany
26 Jan.1978 - Konserthuset - Stockholm - Sweden
28 Jan. 1978 - Konigin Elizabeth Zaal - Antwerpen - Belgium
29 Jan. 1978 - Congresgebouw - The Hague - Holland
30 Jan. 1978 - Westfalenhalle - Dortmund - Germany
31 Jan. 1978 - Philipshalle - Düsseldorf - Germany

1 Febr. 1978 - Cirque Royal - Brussels - Belgium
2 Febr. 1978 - Stadthalle - Offenbach - Germany
5 February 1978 - Pavillion, Paris - France
8 February 1978 - Palais De Congres, Strassbourg - France
9 Febr. 1978 - Meistersingerhalle - Nürnberg - Germany
11-12 February 1978 - Hammersmith Odeon, London - UK
26 Febr. 1978 - Hammersmith Odeon - London - UK
28. Febr. 1978 - Warner Theatre (Tom Jones Show) - Washington - USA

5-10 June 1978 - Hyatt Regency Dearborn - Dearborn- Michigan - USA
30 June 1978 – Tropicana – New Orleans, LA - USA

28 Sept. 1978 – Concert with Tom Jones - Warner Theatre – Washington, DC - USA
31 December 1978 - Camino Real, Mexico City - Mexico

1979
5 March 1979 - Fairmont Hotel - San Francisco - USA
11 March 1979 - Arts Center - UK
14 March 1979 - The Apollo - Manchester - UK
15 March 1979 - Liverpool Empire - Liverpool - UK
16 March 1979 - Hammersmith Odeon - London - UK
18 March 1979 - Odeon - Birmingham - UK
19 March 1979 - Theater Club - Wakefield - UK
25 March 1979 - Apollo Theater - London - UK
29 March 1979 - Pool of Arts Center - Dorset - UK
30 March 1979 - Hammersmith Odeon - London - UK

7 April 1979 - Philipshalle - Düsseldorf - Germany
11 April 1979 - Metropol - Berlin - Germany
12 April 1979 - Musikhalle - Hamburg - Germany
18 April 1979 - Mozartsaal - Mannheim - Germany
19 April 1979 - Jahrhunderthalle - Frankfurt - Germany
20 April 1979 - Liederhalle - Stuttgart - Germany
22 April 1979 - Carré - Amsterdam - Holland
24 April 1979 - Stadthalle - Braunschwaig - Germany
25 April 1979 - Ellenriederhalle - Germany
26 April 1979 - Grugahalle - Essen - Germany
27 April 1979 - Deutsches Museum - Munich - Germany
29 April 1979 - Patinoire Des Vernents, Genève - Switzerland
30 April 1979 - Kongresshause, Zürich - Switzerland

1 May 1979 - Konzerthaus - Vienna - Austria
6 May 1979 - Hala Tivoli - Ljubljana - Yugoslavia
7 May 1979 - Dom Sportova - Zagreb - Yugoslavia
8 May 1979 - Hala Pionir - Beograd - Yugoslavia
24 May 1979 - Palacio de los Deportes de Montjuic - Barcelona - Spain

31 Aug. 1979 - Poliedro de Caracas - Caracas - Venezuela

1 Sept. 1979 - Poliedro de Caracas - Caracas - Venezuela
9 Sept. 1979 - Poliedro de Caracas - Caracas - Venezuela

Setlist
-The Bitch Is Back
-Crazy Cajun
-Hot Legs
-Nutbush City Limits
-River Deep – Mountain High
-The Woman I'm Supposed To Be
-Life In The Fast Lane
-I've Been Loving You Too Long
-Can't Turn You Loose
-Viva La Money
-Don't Leave Me This Way
-Givin It Up For Your Love
-Fever
-Disco Inferno
-Music Keeps Me Dancin
-Help Me Make It Through The Night
-Everyone Is A Winner
-Root, Toot, Undisputable Rock'n Roller
-Shake A Tail Feather
-Sometimes When We Touch
-You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore
-Medley
-It's Gonna Work Out Fine
-A Fool In Love
-Honky Tonk Women
-Acid Queen
-I Want To Take You Higher
-Freak Out
-Proud Mary
-Music Keeps Me Dancin
-Hollywood Nights

Band
Lenny Macaluso – Guitar, Band leader and Arranger
Norman Farrington – Drums
Billy Haynes – Bass
Kenny Morre – Piano and Vocals
Chuck O'Steen – Keyboard and Vocals
Ravah Daley - Dancer
Edna Lejeune Richardson - Dancer
Gerone Turner - Dancer
David Wertheimer - Dancer

Between Sept. and December 1979
Concerts in South Africa - Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg - 5 week tour
Concerts in South Asia - Singapore, Manila and Bangkok
4-18 Dec. 1979 - St. George Leagues Club, Kogarah - Australia

Source: Wikipedia

1956-1976 - Ike and Tina Turner
1977-1979 - Wild Lady of Rock
1980-1983 - Tour 1980-1983
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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    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.