Tina! 50th Anniversary Tour

Tina! 50th Anniversary Tour was a concert tour by Tina Turner, her first concert tour in eight years, since her record-breaking Twenty Four Seven Tour. Turner made the announcement on the Oprah Winfrey Show in late April 2008. She visited many countries throughout Europe and North America. Tina Turner states her inspiration for creating the tour was the success of her performance with Beyoncé Knowles at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.

Tina Turner's North American tour proved to be a huge success selling out every date and grossing US$47.7 million dollars. Her European tour has become the 2nd highest grossing tour worldwide, grossing US$83.5 million in just 52 shows. Bringing its estimated total gross to over US$130 million dollars.

The official tour site describes the show as:
“ A brand new stage show that will feature hit after hit spanning Tina Turner’s entire career, with a spectacular production including the singer’s top-notch band, innovative choreography, hi-tech lighting and much more. (...) The set, the production, the songs, and Tina Turner’s unique stage presence will delight her legions of fans who have followed the legendary diva’s extraordinary creative journey, while seducing new admirers and proving that her vocal majesty still continues its reign to this day.

The stage design was by Mark Fisher with lighting by Baz Halpin, and video by Olivier Goulet. It included elements created by Fisher for Tina Turner's previous tours, including the Goldeneye Iris from her 1996 tour and the claw from her 2000 tour.

Tina Turner's tour proved to be successful in 2008, selling out all her North American dates. Many critics praised the tour, citing, "this woman defies so much conventional wisdom that being in her presence for two-plus hours is a bit of a head trip". David Wild of Rolling Stone magazine wrote, "[...] last night was proof positive that the former Anna Mae Bullock still deserves our R-E-S-P-E-C-T. By the [end of the night] the Queen had already touched her royal subjects the old fashioned way — nice and rough." According to Pollstar, Tina's European tour, which, according to them, grossed $83.5 million for only 52 of the 53 shows and played to 686,021 European fans in the span of four months. Making it one of the years's biggest tours thus far. Accoring to Billboard.com the tour grossed in 2009 $86,372,137 of 47 Sell out shows, making it the 9th biggest tour of the year. At the end over 1,000,000 people saw the Tour.

Start date: 1 October 2008
End date: 5 May 2009
Legs: 2
Shows: 37 in North America
53 in Europe
Total: 90

Set List
-Steamy Windows
-Typical Male
-River Deep, Mountain High
-What You Get Is What You See
-Better Be Good To Me
-Ninja Chase (Instrumental)
-Acid Queen
-What's Love Got To Do With It
-Private Dancer
-Weapons Sequence(Instrumental)
-We Don't Need Another Hero

Intermission

-Help
-Undercover Agent for the Blues
-Let's Stay Together
-I Can't Stand the Rain
-Jumpin' Jack Flash/It's Only Rock and Roll
-Flamenco/009 Encounter (Instrumental)
-Goldeneye
-Addicted to Love
-The Best
-Proud Mary

Encore:
-Nutbush City Limits
-Be Tender With Me, Baby

The Band
Ollie Marland – Musical Director, Keyboards and Vocals
John Miles – Guitar and Vocals
Laurie Wisefield – Guitar and Vocals
Joel Campbell – Keyboards and Vocals
Euge Groove – Saxophone and Keyboards
Jack Bruno – Drums
Warren McRae – Bass Guitar
Lisa Fischer – Vocals
Stacy Campbell – Vocals
Claire Turton – Dance Captain
Solange Guenier – Dancer
Djeneba Aduayom – Dancer
Ferly Prado – Dancer
Philip Sahagun – Ninja
Danny Sre – Ninja
Xin – Ninja
Jesse “Justice" Smith – The Giant

USA Tourdates
October 2008
1 Oct. 2008 - Sprint Center - Kansas City - USA -18000 - S.O.
3 Oct. 2008 - United Center - Chicago - USA- 18000 - S.O.
4 Oct. 2008 - United Center- Chicago - USA - 18000 - S.O.
6 Oct. 2008 - Allstate Arena - Rosemont - USA
8 Oct. 2008 - Sprint Center - Kansas City - USA
9 Oct. 2008 - Target Center - Minneapolis - USA
10 Oct. 2008 - United Center - Chicago - USA
13 Oct. 2008 - Staples Center - Los Angeles - USA
14 Oct. 2008 - Honda Center - Anaheim - USA
16 Oct. 2008 - Staples Center - Los Angeles - USA
19 Oct. 2008 - HP Pavilion - San Jose - USA
20 Oct. 2008 - HP Pavilion - San Jose - USA
22 Oct. 2008 - ARCO Arena - Sacramento - USA
24 Oct. 2008 - Jobing.com Arena - Phoenix - USA
26 Oct. 2008 - American Airlines Arena - Dallas - USA
27 Oct. 2008 - Toyota Center - Houston - USA
30 Oct. 2008 - American Airlines Arena - Miami - USA

November 2008
2 Nov. 2008 - Bank Atlantic Center - Sunrise - USA
5 Nov. 2008 - Amway Arena - Orlando - USA
9 Nov. 2008 - Philips Arena - Atlanta - USA
10 Nov. 2008 - Philips Arena - Atlanta - USA
13 Nov. 2008 - Air Canada Centre - Toronto Canada
16 Nov. 2008 - TD Banknorth Garden - Boston - USA
17 Nov. 2008 - TD Banknorth Garden - Boston - USA
20 Nov. 2008 - Palace of Auburn Hills - Detroit - USA
23 Nov. 2008 - Verizon Center - Washington, DC - USA
24 Nov. 2008 - Verizon Center - Washington, DC - USA
26 Nov. 2008 - Prudential Center - Newark - USA
27 Nov. 2008 - Prudential Center - Newark - USA
29 Nov. 2008 - Wachovia Spectrum - Philadelphia - USA

December 2008

1 Dec. 2008 - Madison Square Garden - New York - USA
3 Dec. 2008 - Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale - USA
4 Dec. 2008 - Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale - USA
6 Dec. 2008 - XL Center - Hartford - USA
8 Dec. 2008 - Bell Centre - Montreal - Canada
10 Dec. 2008 - Bell Centre - Montreal - Canada
12 Dec. 2008 - Air Canada Centre - Toronto - Canada
13 Dec. 2008 - Air Canada Centre - Toronto - Canada

European Tourdates 2009
January 2009
14 Jan. 2009 - Cologne Arena - Cologne - Germany
15 Jan. 2009 - Cologne Arena - Cologne - Germany
18 Jan. 2009 - Cologne Arena - Cologne - Germany
19 Jan. 2009 - Cologne Arena - Cologne - Germany
22 Jan. 2009 - Sportpaleis - Antwerp - Belgium
23 Jan. 2009 - Sportpaleis - Antwerp - Belgium
26 Jan. 2009 - O2 World - Berlin - Germany
27 Jan. 2009 - O2 World - Berlin - Germany
30 Jan. 2009 - Color Line Arena - Hamburg - Germany
31 Jan. 2009 - Color Line Arena - Hamburg - Germany
 
February 2009
3 Febr. 2009 - Color Line Arena - Hamburg - Germany
4 Febr. 2009 - Tui Arena - Hannover - Germany
7 Febr. 2009 - Stadhalle - Vienna - Austria
8 Febr. 2009 - Stadhalle - Vienna - Austria
11 Febr. 2009 - Sportpaleis - Antwerp - Belgium
12 Febr. 2009 - Sportpaleis - Antwerp - Belgium
15 Febr. 2009 - Hallenstadion - Zürich - Switzerland
16 Febr. 2009 - Hallenstadion - Zürich - Switzerland
19 Febr. 2009 - SAP Arena - Mannheim - Germany
20 Febr. 2009 - SAP Arena - Mannheim - Germany
23 Febr. 2009 - Olympiahalle - München - Germany
24 Febr. 2009 - Olympiahalle - München - Germany
27 Febr. 2009 - Olympiahalle - München - Germany
28 Febr. 2009 - Olympiahalle - München - Germany
 
March 2009
3 March 2009 - O2 Arena - London - UK
4 March 2009 - O2 Arena - London - UK
7 March 2009 - O2 Arena - London - UK
8 March 2009 - O2 Arena - London - UK
16 March 2009 - Paris - Bercy France
17 March 2009 - Paris - Bercy France
21 March 2009 - The Gelredome - Arnhem - The Netherlands
22 March 2009 - The Gelredome - Arnhem - The Netherlands
26 March 2009 - The O2 - Dublin - Ireland
27 March 2009 - The O2 - Dublin Ireland
30 March 2009 - MEN Arena - Manchester - UK
31 March 2009 - MEN Arena - Manchester - UK
 
April 2009
3 April 2009 - MEN Arena - Manchester - UK
7 April 2009 - National Indoor Arena - Birmingham - UK
8 April 2009 - National Indoor Arena - Birmingham - UK
11 April 2009 - The O2 - Dublin Ireland
12 April 2009 - The O2 - Dublin Ireland
17 April 2009 - Telenor Arena - Oslo - Norway
19 April 2009 - Stockholm Globe Arena - Stockholm - Sweden
20 April 2009 - Stockholm Globe Arena Stockholm - Sweden
23 April 2009 - Hartwall Arena Helsinki - Finland
24 April 2009 - Hartwall Arena Helsinki - Finland
27 April 2009 - O2 Arena - Prague - Czech Republic
29 April 2009 - Paris - Bercy - France
30 April 2009 - Sportpaleis - Antwerp - Belgium

May 2009
2 May 2009 - Gelredome - Arnhem - The Netherlands
3 May 2009 - O2 Arena - London - UK
5 May 2009 - Sheffield Arena - Sheffield - UK

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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.