Tourdates from Ike and Tina Turner

By 1958, Ike Turner and his band, the Kings of Rhythm was one of the most popular live performing attractions to the St. Louis and neighboring East St. Louis club scene. Ike had moved there from Memphis in 1954 after work as a talent scout for the Modern and RPM labels. Around this time, a young nurse's assistant named Anna Mae Bullock began frequenting the nightclubs in both St. Louis and East St. Louis with her sister Alline and several friends. One night, Bullock saw Ike and the Kings of Rhythm performing at the East St. Louis club, Club Manhattan. She later stated that the band's performance put her "in a trance".

While there, Anna began dating a member of Ike's band, saxophonist Raymond Hill. During a band intermission in Club Manhattan, Anna was given a microphone from the band's drummer Gene Washington. Bullock eventually sang along with Ike's band for several songs that night. Going by the stage name "Little Ann", Bullock made her recording debut as a background vocalist to Ike's song "Box Top", which became a regional single on Tune Town Records. During this period, Ike trained Ann on voice control and performance. In March 1960, singer Art Lassiter was chosen to front the Kings of Rhythm. Ike had written a song for Lassiter he called "A Fool in Love". Lassiter failed to show up to record. Having already booked expensive studio time, Ike allowed "Little Ann" to sing the song as a "dummy track" for Lassiter. The song impressed one radio disk jockey so much that he told Ike to send the record to Sue Records president Juggy Murray.

1956
9 January 1956 - Café Royale, Lake Charles, LA – USA

Upon hearing the track, an impressed Murray bought the musical rights to the song and gave Ike a $20,000 advance for it, convincing Ike to keep Ann's voice on the track. Ike renamed the song's backing female trio "The Ikettes" and also gave "Little Ann" the name "Tina Turner" after being inspired by his favorite television character, Nyoka. He also gave her the name to prevent her from running off with it. In case Ann left, he could give another woman the name of Tina Turner. Including the Kings of Rhythm and the Ikettes singing (and later dancing) trio, the entire troupe performed under the name, "The Ike and Tina Turner Revue".

1959
27 October 1959 - Club Imperial, St. Louis, MO - USA

"A Fool in Love" became a hit after its release in the late spring of 1960, reaching #2 R&B and #27 on the Billboard Hot 100, selling over a million copies. It was described by Kurt Loder years later in Tina's autobiography I, Tina as "the blackest record to ever creep the white pop charts since Ray Charles' 'What'd I Say' a year before". In 1961, the duo reached the top 20 on the pop charts with "It's Gonna Work Out Fine", which became the duo's second million-selling single and also garnered them their first Grammy Award nomination.
The duo would score several R&B charted singles including "I Idolize You" and "Poor Fool". In between, the personal friendship between Ike and Tina had turned sexual. Ike later described that his first sexual encounter with Tina "felt like I had screwed my sister or somethin'. I mean I had hoped to die... we really were like brother and sister. It wasn't just her voice... Anyway me and Ann were tight."

1960
1 April 1960 - Washington Arena, Washington, DC - USA
6 November 1960 - Filmmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA – USA
13 November 1960 - Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA – USA

The entire Revue relocated from East St. Louis to Los Angeles in 1960. Gigging for 300 days a year touring the chitlin' circuit to make up for a lack of hit records put a strain on Tina.

1961
17-23 February 1961 - Howard Theatre, Washington, DC - USA
24 December 1961 - The Auditorium, Klamath Falls, OR - USA

Their relationship often was combative. Tina claimed in her autobiography that Ike hit her with a shoe stretcher after she complained about monetary issues and her own misgivings about continuing their offstage partnership. According to Tina, they would eventually marry in 1962 in Tijuana, though Ike later disputed the account.

1962
28-30 June 1962 - Fountain Blue Hotel, Miami Beach, FL - USA
1 September 1962 - Mambo Club, Wichita, KS – USA
7 October 1962 - Castle Farms Club, Cincinatti, OH - USA
30 December 1962 - Coconut Grove - Sacramento, CA - USA

1963
19-20 November 1963 - Club Emperial, St. Louis, MO - USA

In 1964, after months of tense business relations, Ike Turner ended his contract with Juggy Murray and Sue Records. He signed with the Kent label and a year later signed with Warner Bros. Records and its subsidiary Loma Records, where they met Bob Krasnow. Krasnow would begin managing them in 1965.

1964
22-23 March 1964 - Club Handy, Memphis, TN - USA
21 May 1964 - Club Imperial, St. Louis, MO- USA
8 June 1964 - The 49er, El Monte, CA - USA
29 June 1964 - The 49er, El Monte, CA - USA
1 July 1964 - Masonic Temple, Port Angeles, WA - USA
27 July 1964 - The 49er, El Monte, CA - USA
7 October 1964 - Rockland Palace, New York City, NY – USA
16 November 1964 - The 49er, El Monte, CA - USA
27 November 1964 - Old Olympia, Tacoma Highway, WA - USA
7 December 1964 - The 49er, El Monte, CA - USA
9 December 1964 - Ciro’s Le Disc, Hollywood, CA - USA
13 December 1964 - Continental Club, Oakland, CA - USA

Throughout 1965, the Revue promoted their music on rock and roll-themed musical variety series such as American Bandstand, Hollywood A Go-Go and Shindig! as well as the concert film The Big T.N.T. Show. In addition to deals with Kent, Warner and Loma, the Revue would record for seven other labels in a five-year period, through 1969. The Turners' lack of a hit single was sometimes blamed on Ike Turner's limited facility in the studio. With Krasnow, however, that changed. Hit producer Phil Spector soon called Krasnow asking him if he could produce for Ike and Tina, to which Krasnow agreed. Spector forked over $25,000 for the right to record with them, with the intent on creating his "biggest hit".

Tina recorded the Ellie Greenwich/Jeff Barry composition "River Deep – Mountain High" in late 1965. Released in 1966, the song failed to become a hit in the United States. However, in Europe, the song became a hit, reaching the top three in the United Kingdom. Its UK success prompted Spector to state in interviews, "Benedict Arnold was quite a guy", in regards to the United States' indifferent reaction to the song. Later that year, The Rolling Stones offered Ike and Tina a chance to be one of their opening acts on their fall tour in the United Kingdom, which they accepted. The duo took the opportunity afterwards to book themselves tours all over Europe and Australia where they attracted audiences. The audiences' appreciation of the band's sound stunned Ike Turner, who noted that "there wasn't anything like my show."
Following this, the band returned to the United States in demand despite not having a big hit.

1965
18 Jan. 1965 - The 49er, El Monte, CA - USA
15 February 1965 - The 49er, El Monte, CA - USA
16-20 February 1965 - Skol’s Lounge, Tarzana, CA - USA
21 February 1965 - Filmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA - USA
25 February 1965 - Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys,CA - USA
5-13 March 1965 - Ciro’s Le Disc, Hollywood, CA - USA
22 March 1965 - The 49er, El Monte, CA - USA
20 May 1965 - Club Imperial, St. Louis, MO - USA
6 June 1965 - Carr’s Beach Ballroom, Anapolis, MD - USA
18 Augustus 1965 - Cinnamons Cinder, Long Beach, CA - USA
24-30 September 1965 - Howard Theatre, Washington, DC - USA
2 October 1965 - Convention Hall, New Jersey, NY - USA
9 October 1965 - St. Louis Armory, St. Louis, TN – USA
13 December 1965 - The 49er, El Monte, CA - USA

1966
2 February 1966 - Filmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA - USA
14 March 1966 - The 49er, El Monte, CA - USA
2 July 1966 - The Coliseum, EL Paso, TX - USA
28 July 1966 - The Limit, Long Beach, CA - USA
31 August 1966 - The Limit, Long Beach, CA - USA
23 September 1966 - Royal Albert Hall, London - UK*
24 September 1966 - Odeon Theatre, Leeds - UK*
25 September 1966 - Empire Theatre, Liverpool - UK*
28 September 1966 - ABC Theatre Ardwick, Manchester UK*
29 September 1966 - ABC Theatre, Stockton - UK*
30 September 1966 - Odeon Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland*
1 October 1966 - City Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne - UK*
2 October 1966 - Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich - UK*
6 October 1966 - Odeon Theatre, Birmingham - UK*
7 October 1966 - Colston Hall, Bristol - UK*
8 October 1966 - Capitol Theatre, Cardiff - UK*
9 October 1966 - Gaumont Theatre, South Hampton - UK*
14 October 1966 - Tile’s - London - UK*
15 October 1966 - Mojo Club - Sheffield - UK *
16 October 1966 - Ricky Tick Club, Hounslow , Middlesex - UK *
22 October 1966 - California Ballroom, Dunstable - UK*
27 November 1966 - Olympia, Washington, DC - USA
8 December 1966 - Civic Playhouse, Wichita, KS – USA

*Opening Act for the Rolling Stones

1967
7 January 1967 - Blue Bunny, Long Beach, CA - USA
17 January 1967 - California Hall - San Francisco, CA - USA
18 January 1967 - The Limit, Long Beach, CA - USA
3 February 1967 -Lazy X Night Club, San Francisco, CA -USA
26 April 1967 - The Limit, Long Beach, CA - USA
1 May 1967 - The 49er, El Monte, CA - USA
9 June 1967 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA – USA*
22-23 June 1967 - Pink Carousel, Downey, CA - USA
6 July 1967 - Calderon Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ - USA
15 July 1967 - Coliseum Ballroom, BENLD, IL - USA
22-24 September 1967 - Phelps Lounge, Detroit, MI - USA
30 September 1967 - Coliseum, BENLD, IL - USA
13 November 1967 - The 49er, El Monte, CA - USA
13 December 1967 - The Limit, Long Beach, CA - USA
24 December 1967 - Civic Center, Oklahoma City, OK - USA
27 December 1967 - Civic Center - Oklahoma City, OK - USA

*  Opening Act for the Monkees

By 1968, they were performing and headlining in Las Vegas. That year, they signed with Blue Thumb Records and released the first of two albums with them, the first of which, Outta Season, included their modest hit cover of "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (a song originally sung and written by Otis Redding). The second Blue Thumb release, The Hunter, followed in 1969, and included their modest hit cover of the Albert King hit as well as an original composition titled "Bold Soul Sister". Tina's rendition of "The Hunter" led to the singer receiving her first solo Grammy nomination in 1970. Prior to the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, Ike had lived a teetotal, drug and alcohol free life. Following the success of the Revue, however, Ike began smoking marijuana and, later, cocaine, after being introduced the drug by, he says, "two famous Las Vegas headliners". In 1968, after another violent confrontation with Ike, Tina bought 50 Valiums and swallowed them all in an attempt to end her life before a show in Los Angeles; Tina eventually recovered.

1968
13 January 1968 - Oakland Auditorium - Oakland, CA - USA
14 January 1968 - California Hall - San Francisco, CA - USA
14 January 1968 - Lazy X Night Club, San Francisco, CA - USA
26-28 January 1968 - Both/and Club - San Francisco, CA - USA
5 Febr. 1968 - The 49er, El Monte, CA - USA
23-24 February 1968 - Cheetah Club, Venice, CA - USA
7 March 1968 - The Limit, Long Beach, CA - USA
20 March 1968 - H.O.T Fair, Waco, TX - USA
28 March – 3 April 1968 - Phelps Lounge, Detroit, MI - USA
19 April 1968 - California Ballroom, Dunstable - UK
20 April 1968 - Middle Earth - London - UK
20 April 1968 - Starlight Ballroom, Boston - UK
20 April 1968 - Gliderdrome - Boston - UK
24 April 1968 - Locarno - London - UK
26 April 1968 - Royal Theatre - Tottenham - UK
27 April 1968 - Twisted Wheel Club, Manchester - UK
1 May 1968 - Mistrale Club - Kent - UK
5 May 1968 - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
5 May 1968 - De Doelen, Rotterdam - Netherlands
14 May 1968 - Club Imperial, St. Louis, MO - USA
7 June 1968 - Muncie Armory, Indianapolis, IN - USA
8 June 1968 - Benld Coliseum, Benld, IL - USA
25-29 June 1968 - The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA - USA
12-14 July 1968 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA
19-20 July 1968 - Cheetah Club - Venice, CA - USA
27 July 1968 - Shelby County Fairgrounds, Shelbina, MO - USA
27 July 1968 - Convention Hall, San Diego, CA - USA
2-4 August 1968 - Shrine Hall, Los Angeles, CA - USA
11 August 1968 - Coatham Hotel, Redcar - UK
13 August 1968 - Victoria Ballroom, Chesterfield - UK
17 August 1968 - Imperial Ballroom, Nelson - UK
27-29 September 1968 - The Showcase Theater, Oakland, CA - USA
17-19 October 1968 - The Limit, Long Beach, CA - USA
9 November 1968 - Coliseum Ballroom, Benld, IL - USA
15 November 1968 - Phelps Lounge, Detroit, MI – USA

A second opening spot on The Rolling Stones' American tour in November 1969 made Ike and Tina a hot item. During that period, the group was reassigned to Liberty Records after Minit Records was shut down.

1969
23-25 January 1969 - The Limit, Long Beach, CA - USA
22 February 1969 - USIU California Western University - San Diego, CA - USA
27 February 1969 - Classic Cat 90’s, Northridge, CA - USA
2 April 1969 - Angel Stadium, Palm Springs, CA - USA
15 May 1969 - California State University, Hayward, CA - USA
20 May 1969 - Club Imperial, St. Louis, TN - USA
13 June 1969 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - USA
20 June 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA
20 June 1969 - Cal State Northridge, Northridge, CA - USA
20 June 1969 - Newport Pop Festival, Devonshire downs, CA - USA
21 June 1969 - Performing at the “It's your thing" Soul Concert - Yankee Stadium - New York, NY - USA
21-22 June 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA
4-5 July 1969 - Rose Palace, Raymond, IL - USA
10 July 1969 - El Paso Coliseum, El Paso, TX - USA
22-24 July 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA
25-27 July 1969 - Seattle Pop Festival - Goldcreek, Woodinville, WA - USA
4 October 1969 - Gold Rush Festival - Lake Amador, Ione, CA - USA
24 October 1969 - Winterland - San Francisco, CA - USA
30 October - 2 November 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA

31 October 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA
1-2 November 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA
6 November 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA
7 November 1969 - Moby Arena, Fort Collina, CO - USA
8 November 1969 - The Forum, Inglewood, CA - USA
9 November 1969 - Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA - USA*
10 November 1969 - Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, phoenix, AZ - USA*
10 November 1969 - Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA - USA*
13 November 1969 - Moody Coliseum, University Park, TX - USA*
14 November 1969 - Memorial Coliseum, Auburn, AL - USA*
15 November 1969 - Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL - USA*
16 November 1969 - international Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL - USA*
21-22 November 1969 - Felt Forum, New York, NY - USA
24 November 1969 - Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI - USA*
25 November 1969 - Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA - USA*
26 November 1969 - Electric Circus, New York, NY - USA
26 November 1969 - Civic Center, Baltimore, MD - USA
27 November 1969 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - USA
28 November 1969 - Electric Circus, New York, NY - USA
29 November 1969 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - USA
29 November 1969 - Electric Circus, New York, NY - USA
29 November 1969 - Boston Garden, Boston, MA - USA
30 November 1969 - Palm Beach International Raceway, Palm Beach, FL - USA
10-12 December 1969 - Thelma Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - USA
19 December 1969 - Fillmore East - New York, NY - USA

31 October - 2 November 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA

*Opening Act for the Rolling Stones

In 1970, the Revue released the album "Come Together". The title track, a cover of the famed Beatles song, charted, as did their cover of Sly and the Family Stone's "I Want to Take You Higher", which became their first top 40 pop song in eight years, peaking at #25, placing several spots higher than Sly's original had done months earlier. The album would sell a quarter of a million copies. That same year, Ike and Tina appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Their successful records and increasing popularity with mainstream audiences increased their nightly fee, going from $1,000 a night to $5,000 a night.

1970
1-2 January 1970 - Newport Resort Motel, Miami, FL - USA
9-10 January 1970 - Filmore East, New York, NY - USA
25 February 1970 - Pine Aerodome, Auburn, KY - USA
22 March 1970 - University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL - USA
29 March 1970 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - USA
29 March 1970 - Bithlo, Orlando, FL - USA
9 April 1970 Centenary College, Shreveport, LA - USA
24 April 1970 - Anaheim convention Center, Anaheim, CA - USA
25 April 1970 - Selland Arena, Fresno, CA - USA
26 April 1970 - UCLA, Los Angeles, CA - USA
29 April 1970 Chico State College, Chico, CA - USA
30 April 1970 University of Nevada, Reno, NV - USA
2 May 1970 - Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, CA - USA
3 May 1970 - Berkley Community Theatre, Berkley, CA - USA
6 May 1970 - Western Washington State College, Bellingham, WA - USA
7 May 1970 - Pacific Lutheran College, Tacoma, WA - USA
8 May 1970 - Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA - USA
9 May 1970 - Agradome, Vancouver, BC - Canada
13 May 1970 - Central Washington State College, Ellensburg, WA - USA
14 May 1970 - ASISU Mini-Dome, Pocatello, ID - USA
15 May 1970 - Cal State Hayward, San Francisco, CA - USA
16 May 1970 - Spartan Stadium, San Jose, CA - USA
23 May 1970 - Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO - USA
26-27 May 1970 - Mill Run Theatre, Niles, IL - USA
28 May 1970 - Bush Stadium, Indianapolis, IN - USA
13 June 1970 - Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, HI - USA
13 June 1970 - Atlanta Braves Stadium - Georgia - USA
19 June 1970 - Cow Palace, Daly City, CA - USA
22 June 1970 - Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, MA - USA
27 June 1970 - Euphoria Ballroom, San Rafael, CA - USA
1-5 July 1970 – King’s Castle Hotel – North Lake Tahoe, CA - USA
8 July 1970 - Honka Monka Club, New York City, NY - USA
10 July 1970 - Music Circus, Lambertville, NJ - USA
11 July 1970 - Newport Jazz, Newport, RI - USA
12 July 1970 - Music Inn, Lenox, MA - USA
13 July 1970 - Wollman Skating Rink, New York, NY - USA
13 July 1970 - Central Park, New York, NY - USA
15 July 1970 - Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, MA - USA
16-22 July 1970 - The Raquet Club, Hyannis, MA - USA
7-9 Aug. 1970 - The An Arbor Blues Festival - Ann Arbor, MI - USA. With lots of other artists.
23 August 1970 - Club Handy, Memphis, TN - USA
5-7 September 1970 - 1st Annual Central Texas Music Festival - Highway 95 between Elgin and Bastrop, TX - USA
25 September 1970 - Santa Clara Fairground Hall, San Jose, CA - USA
26 September 1970 - Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR - USA
27 September 1970 - Berkley Community Theathre, Berkley, CA - USA
2 October 1970 - Boston Arena, Boston, MA - USA
3 October 1970 - Worcester Auditorium, Worcester, MA - USA
4 October 1970 - University of Hartford, Hartford, CT - USA
9 October 1970 - Clemson University, Clemson, SC - USA
10 October 1970 - Carmichael Auditorium, Chapel Hill, NC - USA
11 October 1970 - The Mosque, Richmond, VA - USA
17 October 1970 - Indianapolis Coliseum, Indianapolis, IN,USA
18 October 1970 - Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH - USA
21 October 1970 - Howard University, Washington, DC - USA
22 October 1970 - Atlanta Auditorium, Atlanta, GA - USA
23 October 1970 - Mid-south Coliseum, Memphis, TN - USA
24 October 1970 - Sugar Bowl Stadium, New Orleans, LA - USA
25 October 1970 - Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO - USA
30-31 October 1970 - Columbus Ave Townsquire, San Francisco, CA - USA
7 November 1970 - HIC Arena, Honolulu, HI - USA
15 November 1970 - Basin Street West, San Francisco, CA - USA
5 December 1970 - Basin Street West, San Francisco, CA - USA
11-16 December 1970 - Club Mugen, Tokyo - Japan
19 December 1970 - Princess Theater, Hong Kong - China
31 December 1970 - Coral Ballroom Hilton, Honolulu, HI – USA

Late in 1970, the band recorded their cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary". The song was released the following January and became the duo's best-selling single to date, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and selling well over a million copies, later winning them a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. The song's parent album, Workin' Together, became their most successful studio release, peaking at #25 on the Billboard 200. Later in 1971, a live album "Live at Carnegie Hall: What You Hear Is What You Get" was released, later being certified gold in the U.S. That year, they were reassigned to Liberty's parent label, United Artists Records, after Liberty folded, releasing their later albums on United Artists.

1971
2–9 January 1971 - Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI - USA
16 January 1971 - Jenison Field House,East Lansing, MI - USA
22 January 1971 - Midem, Cannes - France
23-24 January 1971 - Le Palais D’Hiver, Lyon - France
25 January 1971 - Baroombar, Brest - France
28 January 1971 - Valbonne Club, Provence, France
30-31 January 1971 - L’Olympia, Paris, France
1 February 1971 - Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt - Germany
5 February 1971 - Liederhalle, Stuttgart - Germany
6 February 1971 - Mercury Club, Zelzate - Belgium
10 February 1971 - Olympiahalle, Munich , Germany
11 February 1971 - Kurhaus Scheveningen, Den Hague - The Netherlands
13 February 1971 - Hammersmith Odean, London - UK
14 February 1971 - Colston Hall, Bristol - UK
6 March 1971 - Accra - Ghana- Africa
12 March 1971 - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - USA
13 March 1971 - U-D Memorial Building, Detroit, MI - USA
18 March 1971 - Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX - USA
19 March 1971 - University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK - USA
20 March 1971 - Tulane University, New Orleans, LA - USA
26-27 March 1971 - Basin Street West, San Francisco, CA - USA
1 April 1971 - Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY - USA
30 April 1971 - Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA - USA
9 May 1971 - San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA - USA
15 May 1971 - Civic Auditorium,Santa Cruz, CA - USA
6 June1971 - Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, RI - USA
11 June 1971 - Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA - USA
17-18 June 1971 - Merriwheater Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD - USA
21 June 1971 - Baton Rouge, Los Angeles, CA - USA
26 June 1971 - Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI - USA
4 July 1971 - International Youth Expo, Kingsbridge Armory, Bronx, NY - USA
8 July 1971 - Monroe Civic Center - Monroe, LA - USA
16-17 July 1971 - Pirates World, Dania, FL - USA
23 July 1971 - Aquarius Theater, Boston, MA - USA
24 July 1971 - War Memorial, Rochester, NY - USA
25 July 1971 The Park, North Baltimore, OH - USA
30 July 1971 - Southers Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL - USA
31 July 1971 - Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX - USA
1 August 1971 - Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX - USA
19 August 1971 - Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO - USA
21 August 1971 - International Amphi Theater, Chicago, IL - USA
27-28 August 1971 - Circle Star Theater, San Carlos, CA - USA
11 September 1971 - Memorial Coliseum at University of Kentucky,Lexington, KY - USA
12 September 1971 - Lake Spivey Park, Jonesboro, GA - USA
17 September 1971 - Lamar University, Dallas, TX - USA
23 September 1971 - University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH - USA
24 September 1971 - University of Detroit Memorial Building, Detroit, MI - USA
25 September 1971 - Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI - USA
27 September - 2 October 1971 – The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - USA
8 October 1971 - Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL - USA
9 October 1971 - Curtis Hixon Hall. Tampa, FL - USA
15 October 1971 - Diddle Arena Western Kentucky University, KY - USA
16 October 1971 - IU auditorium - Evansville,TN - USA
17 October 1971 GVSC fFeldhouse, Allendale, MI - USA
22 October 1971 - Memorial Coliseum, Auburn, AL - USA
29 October 1971 - Armory Fieldhouse, Cincinnati, OH - USA
30 October 1971 - WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV - USA
6 November 1971 - Barton Hall, Ithaca, NY - USA
12 November 1971 - DePauw University, Greencastle, IN - USA
13 November 1971 - ISU Arena, Terre Haute, IN - USA
15 November 1971 - Tucson Community Center Arena, Tucson, AZ - USA
19 November 1971 - Crisler Arena,Ann Arbor, MI - USA
21 November 1971 - Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, VA - USA
26 November 1971 - The Beacon Theater, New York, NY - USA
27-28 November 1971 - The Beacon Theater, New York, NY - USA
3 December 1971 - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto - Canada
9 December 1971 - Pan American Center, Las Cruses, NM - USA
11 December 1971 - San Jose Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA – USA

Ike Turner later bought his own studio, naming it Bolic Sound, in 1972, where they would record the rest of their material.

1972
15 January 1972 - McGraw Hall - Seattle, WA - USA
16 January 1972 - Jenison Fieldhouse, East Lansing, MI - USA
3 February 1972 - Finch Fieldhouse - Mount Pleasant, MI - USA
11 February 1972 - IMA Auditorium, Flint, MI - USA
12 Febr. 1972 - Barton Coliseum - Little Rock, AR - USA
19 February 1972 - Muncipal Auditorium - Atlanta, GA - USA
26 February 1972 - Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse, Huntington, WV - USA
10 March 1972 - Mayser Center. Lancaster, PA - USA
11 March 1972 - Tarrant County Convention Center Arena - Forth Worth, TX - USA
19 March 1972 - Cole Field House - Maryland, MD - USA
20 March 1972 - The War Memorial, Syracuse, NY – USA
23 March 1972 - Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg - Canada
25 March 1972 - University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA - USA
31 March 1972 - Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos, CA - USA
1-2 April 1972 - Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos, CA - USA
7 April 1972 - SUI Arena - Carbondale, IL - USA
8 April 1972 - Walter Cillers Coliseum - Cleveland, MS - USA
29 April 1972 - Meehan Auditorium, Providence, RI - USA
6 May 1972 - Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, QB - Canada
7 May 1972 - Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC - Canada
26 May 1972 - Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI - USA
27 May 1972 - Oklahoma State Fairgrounds - Oklahoma City, OK - USA
28 May 1972 - Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR - USA
9 June 1972 - Oakland Coliseum - Oakland, CA - USA
19-20 June 1972 - Mugen Club, Tokyo - Japan
21 June 1972 - Koseinenkin Kaikan - Tokyo- Japan
23 June 1972 - Mugen Club - Tokyo - Japan
24 June 1972 -  Hibiya Hall, Tokyo - Japan
30 June 1972 - Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, GA - USA
2 July 1972 - Bosse Park, Evansville, IN - USA
7 July 1972 - Astrodome - Houston, TX - USA
21 July 1972 - Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH - USA
27 July 1972 - Blossom Music Centre, Cleveland, OH - USA
4 August 1972 - Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, CA - USA
10-12 August 1972 - Empire room - Cambridge, MA - USA
13 August 1972 - Westbury, New York, NY - USA
31 August 1972 - Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH - USA
2 September 1972 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY - USA
10 September 1972 - Physical Activities Complex, Waterloo, ON - Canada
21 September 1972 - Convocation Center, Athens, OH - USA
29-30 September 1972 - Valley Music Theatre - Woodland Hills, CA - USA
1-2 October 1972 - Valley Music Theatre - Woodland Hills, CA - USA
6 October 1972 - LSU Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, LA - USA
8-9 October 1972 - Felt Forum, New York, NY - USA
12 October 1972 - Halenbeck Hall - St. Cloud, MN - USA
14 October 1972 - Fort William Gardens, Thunder Bay, ON - Canada
15 October 1972 - Mcdonough Arena, Washington, DC - USA
27 October 1972 - Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY - USA
28 October 1972 - Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA - USA
3 November 1972 - Empire Pool, Wembley, London - UK
4 November 1972 - Brighton Dome, Brighton - UK
5 November 1972 - Barbarella’s, Birmingham - UK
6 November 1972 - Hardrock, Manchester - UK
10 November 1972 - Grugahalle, Essen - Germany
11 November 1972 - Forest National, Brussels - Belgium
12 November 1972 - De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
15 November 1972 - Phillipshalle, Düsseldorf - Germany
16 November 1972 – Jarhunderthalle, Frankfurt - Germany
17 November 1972 - Deutschlandhalle, Berlin - Germany
18 November 1972 - Circus Krone, Münich - Germany
22 November 1972 - Kongresshaus, Zürich - Switzerland
23 November 1972 - Musikhalle, Hamburg - Germany
24 November 1972 - Falconer Theater, Copenhagen - Denmark
27 November 1972 - Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen - Denmark
29 November 1972 - Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen - Denmark
28-29 December 1972 - Kinetic Playground, Chicago, IL - USA

In 1973, the duo released the hit "Nutbush City Limits", which reached #25 in the U.S. and #4 in the UK.

Between 1972 and 1975, Ike and Tina also released either solo or side projects, with Ike producing three albums of material with his band The Family Vibes (formerly the Kings of Rhythm). Tina relied on outside production on her first two albums "Tina Turns the Country On" and "Acid Queen". The former album, consisting of country songs, resulted in Tina receiving her second Grammy solo nomination, while the latter album was released to build on the hype of Tina's well received performance in the musical film version of The Who's Tommy.

1973
5 January 1973 - Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA - USA
3 February 1973 - Bolic Sound Studio’s, Los Angeles, CA - USA
11 February 1973 - Hic Auditorium - Honolulu, HI - USA
25 February 1973 - PNE Agrodome - Vancouver, BC - Canada
8 April 1973 - Catawba College - Salisbury, NC - USA
11 April 1973 - Capitol Theater, Porchester, NY - USA
12 April 1973 - Bridgewater State College - Bridgewater, MA - USA
13 April 1973 - Civic Center - Springfield, MA - USA
14 April 1973 - New Brunswick State Theater - New Brunswick, NJ - USA
15 April 1973 - Nassau Community College - Hempstead, NY - USA
17-22 April 1973 - Marco Polo Motel, Miami Beach, FL - USA
9 June 1973 - Long Beach Auditorium Arena - Long Beach, CA - USA
15 June 1973 - Mobile Muncipal Auditorium - Mobile, AL - USA
17 June 1973 - Masonic Auditorium - Detroit, MI - USA
2-8 July 1973 - Marco Polo Motel, Miami Beach, FL - USA
12 July 1973 - Muncipal Auditorium - Atlanta, GA - USA
13 July 1973 - Mid-South Coliseum - Memphis, TN - USA
14 July 1973 - Muncipal Auditorium - Huntsville, AL - USA
15 July 1973 - Memorial Auditorium - Greenville, SC - USA
16 July 1973 - Charlotte, NC - USA
27 July 1973 - Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA - USA
28 July 1973 - Dane County Coliseum - Madison, WI - USA
18 August 1973 - Capitol Theater - Portchester, NY - USA
19 August 1973 - Philharmonic Hall - New York, NY - USA
21 August 1973 - National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows - Belleville, IL - USA
22 August 1973 - Music Park - Cincinatti, OH - USA
26 August 1973 - Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA - USA
31 August 1973 - Monticello Raceway, Monticello, NY - USA
1 September 1973 - Monticello Raceway, Monticello, NY - USA
2-3 September 1973 - Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago, IL - USA
4 September 1973 - Knoxville, TN - USA
7 September 1973 - Macon, GA - USA
27 September 1973 - Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR - USA
28-29 September 1973 - Oil Can Harry’s, Vancouver - Canada
10 October 1973 - State Teachers College, Valdosta, GA - USA
12 October 1973 - University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD - USA
14 October 1973 - Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA - USA
26 October 1973 - Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkley, CA - USA
26 October 1973 - Murray State College, Murray, KY - USA
28 October 1973 - Union College, Schenectady, NY - USA
27 October 1973 - Sunny Brockport, Brockport, NY - USA
1 November 1973 - Jackson State University, Jacksonville, AL - USA
2 November 1973 - Jonesboro State College, Jonesboro, AR - USA
8 November 1973 - Philipshalle, Düsseldorf - Germany
10 November 1973 - Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt - Germany
12 November 1973 - Sporthalle, Cologne - Germany
13 November 1973 - Deutschlandhalle - Berlin- Germany
18 November 1973 Wembley Pool, London - UK
22 November 1973 - Schwarzwaldhalle - Karlsruhe - Germany
23 November 1973 - Odeon Theatre - London - UK
30 November 1973 Fresno College, Fresno, CA - USA
13-26 December 1973 - Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV - USA

The duo's work on their 1974 album, The Gospel According to Ike & Tina, led to the duo receiving several Grammy nominations. One of the Turners' final R&B hits together was a funk oriented single titled "Sexy Ida (Pt. 1)".

1974
3 February 1974 - Mid South coliseum - Memphis, TN - USA
9 February 1974 - Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, GA - USA
17-20 March 1974 - Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA - USA
24 March 1974 - University of Maine at Portland- Gorham, Gorham, ME - USA
28-30 March 1974 - The Cave, Vancouver - Canada
18 May 1974 - The Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago, IL - USA
21 April 1974 Michigan Palace, Detroit, MI - USA
24 May 1974 - Florida State Fairgrounds - Tampa, FL - USA
25 May 1974 - The Little Rock , Little Rock, AR - USA
18 June 1974 - Veterans Memorial Coliseum Phoenix , AZ - USA
26 June 1974 - Tommorow Theatre,Youngstown, OH - USA
3 July 1974 - Plant Field, Tampa, FL - USA
20 July 1974 - Memorial Arena,Victoria , BC - Canada
24-27 July 1974 - Baceda’s, Vancouver - Canada
20-21 September 1974 - Nakano Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo - Japan
26 September 1974 - Festival Hall, Osaka - Japan
29 September 1974 - Shibuya Koikado Hall, Tokyo - Japan
17 October 1974 - Concord College, Athens, WV – USA
18 October 1974 - Palace Theatre, Manchester - UK
19 October 11974 - Hammersmith Odeon, London - UK
20 October 1974 - Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
25 October 1974 - Forest National, Brussels - Belgium
27 October 1974 - Olympiahalle, Munich - Germany
1 November 1974 - Hala Pionir, Belgrade, Serbia
2 November 1974 - Hala Tivoli, Ljubljana, Slovenia
7 November 1974 - Liederhalle, Stuttgart - Germany
23 November 1974 - Rosengarten Mozartsaal, Manheimm - Germany
24 November 1974 - Schwarzwaldhalle, Karlsruhe - Germany
25 November 1974 - Kongresshaus,Zürich - Switzerland
26 November 1974 - Palais de Beaulieu, Lausanne - Switzerland
28 November 1974 - Olympiahalle, Munich - Germany
27 December 1974 - Curtis Nixon Hall, Tampa, FL - USA
31 December 1974 - Filmore East, New York City, NY – USA

1975
6 February 1975 - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto - Canada
8 February 1975 - BCIT Gymnasium - Burnaby, BC - Canada
15 February 1975 - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, CAlgary, AB - Canada
1 March 1975 - Apollo Stadium, Adelaide - Australia
5 March 1975 - Festival Hall, Melbourne - Australia
10 March 1975 - Hordern Pavillion, Sydney - Australia
11 March 1975 - Hordern Pavillion, Sydney - Australia
20 June 1975 - White Plains Music Hall, NY - USA
21 June 1975 - War Memorial, Rochester, NY - USA
22 June 1975 - Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA - USA
27 June 1975 - Tommorow Theatre, Youngstown, OH - USA
28-30 July 1975 - Lucifer’s NightClub, Calgary, AB - Canada
15 August 1975 - Jazz Bilzen Festival - Dell, Bilzen - Belgium
16 August 1975 - Stadiongerlande, Ludwigsburg - Germany
19 October 1975 - Muncipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX - USA
24 October 1975 - Odeon Hammersmith, London - UK
25 October 1975 Forest National, Brussels - Belgium
26 October 1975 - Congresgebouw,The Hague, The Netherlands
27 October 1975 - Phillipshalle, Düsseldorf - Germany
28 October 1975 - Deutschlandhalle, Berlin - Germany
8 November 1975 - Eberthalle, Ludwigshafes - Germany
10 November 1975 - Forest National, Brussels - Belgium
15 November 1975 - Hala Tivoli, Ljubljana, - Yugoslavia
20 November 1975 - Hala Pionir, Belgrade - Serbia
24 November 1975 - Kongresshaus, Zürich - Switzerland
30 November 1975 - L'Olympia, Paris - France

1976
18 January 1976 - Hordern Pavillion, Sydney - Australia
24 January 1976 - Hordern Pavillion, Sydney - Australia
6 February 1976 - High Sierra Theater, Stateline, NV - USA
16-27 March 1976 - Waldorf Astoria, New York, NY - USA A
15 May 1976 - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA - USA
23 May 1976 - Hawkeye Downs- Cedar Rapids, IO - USA
27 May 1976 - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, CAlgary, AB - Canada
29 May 1976 - Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton, Alberta - Canada
18-19 June 1976 - Sportsmans Park - Cicero, IL - USA
29 June - 2 July 1976 - Magic Mountain - Valencia, CA - USA

By 1976, Ike Turner's addiction to cocaine was so strong that he had burned a hole in his nasal septum, leading to nosebleeds, from which he would relieve himself by using more cocaine. During this time, Ike was spending more time at Bolic Sound than he was with Tina and their children at their home in Inglewood. Tina Turner, meanwhile, had looked inward to alleviate her own problems and soon found solace after a friend introduced her to the teachings of Buddhism. In July 1976, Ike intended on signing a five-year contract with a new record company, Cream Records, for a reported yearly amount of $150,000. The contract had a key person clause, meaning Ike would have to sign the contract in four days, keeping Tina tied to Ike for five more years.

On the 2nd of July 1976 The Ike and Tina Turner Revue traveled by plane to Dallas where they were to perform at the Dallas Statler Hilton. While on the airplane, the two became embroiled in an altercation, which led to a physical fight in their limousine.The duo presented different accounts as to what went on that day. Ike accused Tina of being negligent to help him with a nose bleed due to constant cocaine. Tina claimed Ike was annoyed that Tina was eating chocolates while wearing an all-white outfit, causing Ike to slap her. The couple agreed, however, that Ike had been up for five days straight on a cocaine binge. Following Ike's slap, Tina recalled fighting him back, scratching him and kicking him. Ike Turner alleged to a musician associate friend that the two "went around like prizefighters for awhile". Both Ike and Tina were bleeding by the time they arrived at the hotel. After going up to their suite, Ike retired to a sofa. Once Ike had fallen asleep, Tina grabbed a few toiletries, covered herself and escaped from the back of the hotel, running across an active freeway before stopping at a local Ramada Inn hotel. She claimed that she later hid at several friends' homes for a time. On the 27th of July 1976, Tina Turner filed for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.

Ike and Tina fought for a year in divorce court arguing over money and property. By late 1977, Tina decided to stop her pursuit of any financial earnings including an apartment complex in Anaheim and another apartment, stating to her lawyer that her freedom "was more important". Tina also agreed to retain only the use of her stage name. The divorce proceedings ended in November 1977 and was finalized March 1978. She also agreed to pay a significant IRS lien.

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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

 

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 27 November 1966 - Olympia, Washington, DC - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 27-29 September 1968 - The Showcase Theater, Oakland, CA – USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 6 November 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 23 August 1970 - Club Handy, Memphis, TN - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 1 April 1971 - Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 24 July 1971 - War Memorial, Rochester, NY - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 11 November 1972 - Forest National, Brussels - Belgium

Ike and Tina Turner concert

Ike and Tina Turner concert

Ike and Tina Turner concert

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 27 November 1966 - Olympia, Washington, DC - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 27-29 September 1968 - The Showcase Theater, Oakland, CA – USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 6 November 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 23 August 1970 - Club Handy, Memphis, TN - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 1 April 1971 - Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 24 July 1971 - War Memorial, Rochester, NY - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 11 November 1972 - Forest National, Brussels - Belgium

Ike and Tina Turner concert

Ike and Tina Turner concert

Ike and Tina Turner concert

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 27 November 1966 - Olympia, Washington, DC - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 27-29 September 1968 - The Showcase Theater, Oakland, CA – USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 6 November 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 23 August 1970 - Club Handy, Memphis, TN - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 27 November 1966 - Olympia, Washington, DC - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 27-29 September 1968 - The Showcase Theater, Oakland, CA – USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 6 November 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 23 August 1970 - Club Handy, Memphis, TN - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 1 April 1971 - Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 27 November 1966 - Olympia, Washington, DC - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 27-29 September 1968 - The Showcase Theater, Oakland, CA – USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 6 November 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 23 August 1970 - Club Handy, Memphis, TN - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 1 April 1971 - Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 24 July 1971 - War Memorial, Rochester, NY - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 11 November 1972 - Forest National, Brussels - Belgium

Ike and Tina Turner concert

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 27 November 1966 - Olympia, Washington, DC - USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 27-29 September 1968 - The Showcase Theater, Oakland, CA – USA

Ike and Tina Turner concert - 6 November 1969 - Filmore West, San Francisco, CA - USA

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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.