Wildest Dreams Tour 1996/1997

This tour is Tina Turner's biggest outing to date. Performing over 250 dates in Europe, North America and Australasia—surpassing her Break Every Rule Tour in 1987. Lasting nearly 16 months, the tour is estimated to have grossed over $100 million dollars. The tour was sponsored by Hanes, as Tina Turner became the spokesperson for their new hosiery line. The tour was financially successful, especially in North America. It is estimated that tour grossed over 20 million dollars with an attendance of over 650,000 spectators.

Shortly after the release of the James Bond theme GoldenEye, Tina Turner announced that she will embark on a tour in the Spring of 1996. The tour unofficially began with six rehearsal dates in Asia, Africa and Europe. In April 1996, Turner performed a private concert for the niece of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei. During rehearsals, Tina Turner performed her only concerts to date in the southeast Asia region and Africa. While performing in Johannesburg, Tina Turner was joined onstage by Vusa Dance Company to perform "Do What You Do". After the performance, Turner approached dancer David Matamela and gave him a scholarship to the Alvin Ailey Dance School. Despite current issues in South Africa for concert tours, Tina Turner's South African leg proved to be successful playing to over 100,000 spectators. During rehearsals, Tina Turner was not impressed with the stage design. She felt the stage was too dark and felt awkward to perform on. It was later reworked to Tina Turner's liking. Elements of the stage can be seen in Tina Turner's 50th Anniversary Tour,(which took place in 2008 and 2009).

While promoting the North American leg of the tour, it was announced talk show personality Oprah Winfrey would follow the tour with her syndicated talk show from Houston to New York City. Winfrey described the event as her dream stating,
"She is our goddess of rock 'n' roll. We are going to be right there with Miss Tina. We're going on tour with Tina. "The Oprah Show" is actually going on the road with Tina. I am the biggest Tina Turner fan there is. It is my wildest dream."

In her own words, Tina Turner believed this could be her best tour in North America. She further commented,
"It could be by best tour ever in America. when I walk on stage, there's such a feeling of face looking back at me with love and admiration. And it turns into a togetherness. It really is about a deist from the people. The last tour I actually announced to my audience that I would be back. it was only because of that feeling, because that's the kind of audience I have."

Death of Kenny Moore
During the tour, pianist Kenny Moore suffered health problems. In Sydney, New South Wales, he was admitted to the hospital and later pronounced deceased due to apoplexy. Moore has worked with Tina Turner since 1977. Chuck Booker replaced Moore for the remaining dates of the tour. Tina Turner dedicated every performance thereafter to Moore.

Bomb scare in New Zealand
After successfully touring New Zealand Tina Turner returned to an expanded tour in the region. The leg proved to be a success for Tina Turner as dates quickly sold out. However, during her concert in Wellington, New Zealand, Tina Turner was removed from the stage and the building was later evacuated by local police due to a possible bomb at the venue. After a full sweep of the building, Tina Turner resumed the concert nearly three hours later. The same incident happened in Palmerston North.

Start date: 13 April 1996
End date: 10 August 1997
Legs: 5
Shows: 1 in Asia
4 in Africa
146 in Europe
26 in - Australia
78 in North America
Total: 255

Opening acts
* The Accelerators (Paris, May 1997 - 1996)
* Jimmy Barnes (Australasia)
* Tony Joe White (New Zealand)
* Cyndi Lauper (North America)
* Chris Isaak (Wantagh)

* During performances at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France (May 1997 - 1996), Tina Turner performed "Unfinished Symphony" with Bruce Willis and his band, "The Accelerators".
* During the performances at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, Tina Turner performed "Something Beautiful Remains" for the concert filming. The song was performed in lieu of "Dancing in My Dreams and was not included in any other performance during the tour.

Set list
Asia/Africa

1. "Whatever You Want"
2. Do What You Do
3. Thief of Hearts
4. "On Silent Wings"
5. "Missing You"
6. "In Your Wildest Dreams"
7. "GoldenEye"
8. "River Deep – Mountain High"
9. "Private Dancer"
10. "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)"
11. "Let's Stay Together"
12. "Undercover Agent for the Blues"
13. "Steamy Windows"
14. "Better Be Good to Me"
15. "Addicted To Love"
16. "The Best"
17. "What's Love Got to Do with It"
18. "Proud Mary"

Encore

19. "Nutbush City Limits"
20. "Unfinished Sympathy"
21. "Dancing in My Dreams"

Europe/- Australia/North America
1. "Whatever You Want"
2. "Do What You Do"
3. "River Deep – Mountain High"
4. "Missing You"
5. "In Your Wildest Dreams"
6. "GoldenEye"
7. "Private Dancer"
8. "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)"
9. "Let's Stay Together"
10. "I Can't Stand the Rain"
11. "Undercover Agent for the Blues"
12. "Steamy Windows"
13. "Giving It Up for Your Love"
14. "Better Be Good to Me"
15. "Addicted to Love"
16. "The Best"
17. "What's Love Got to Do with It"
18. "Proud Mary"

The Band
Timmy Cappello – Percussion, Keyboards, Saxophone and Vocals
Bob Feit – Bass Guitar
Ollie Marland – Keyboards and Vocals
John Miles – Guitars and Vocals
Kenny Moore – Piano and Vocals
James Ralston – Guitars and Vocals
Jack Bruno – Drums
Warren McRae – Bass Guitar(from March 1997)
Chuck Booker – Piano and Vocals (replaced Kenny Moore after his death in March 1997)
Sharon Owens – Dancer and Vocals
Karen Owens – Dancer and Vocals
Cynthia Davila – Dancer and Vocals

April 1996
Sultan of Brunei (private concert)- Brunei - Brunei - 300
13 April 1996 - Indoor Stadium - Singapore - Singapore - 7000

May 1996
1 May 1996 - Idalpe - Ischgl - Austria - 20000
3 May 1996 - Bercy - Paris - France - 15000 - S.O.
4 May 1996 - Bercy - Paris - France - 15000 - S.O.
5 May 1996 - Bercy - Paris - France - 15000 - S.O.
9 May 1996 - Flanders Expo - Gent - Belgium - 13300 - S.O.
10 May 1996 - Flanders Expo - Gent - Belgium - 13300 - S.O.
11 May 1996 - Flanders Expo - Gent - Belgium - 13300 - S.O.
12 May 1996 - Flanders Expo Gent B 13000 - S.O.
13 May 1996 - Flanders Expo Gent B 13000 - S.O.
16 May 1996 - Ahoy - Rotterdam - The Netherlands - 9639
17 May 1996 - Ahoy - Rotterdam - The Netherlands - 9589
18 May 1996 - Ahoy - Rotterdam - The Netherlands - 9606
19 May 1996 - Ahoy - Rotterdam - The Netherlands - 9643
23 May 1996 - Ahoy - Rotterdam - The Netherlands - 9688
24 May 1996 - Ahoy - Rotterdam - The Netherlands - 9737
25 May 1996 - Ahoy - Rotterdam - The Netherlands - 9862
26 May 1996 - Ahoy - Rotterdam - The Netherlands - 9861
30 May 1996 - Olympiahalle - Münich - Germany - 11000
31 May 1996 - Olympiahalle - Münich - Germany - 11000

June 1996
1 June 1996 - Olympiahalle - Münich - Germany - 11000
2 June 1996 - Olympiahalle - Münich - Germany - 11000
6 June 1996 - Globe - Stockholm - Sweden - S.O.
7 June 1996 - Globe - Stockholm - Sweden - S.O.
8 June 1996 - Globe - Stockholm - Sweden - 39547
9 June 1996 - Scandinavium - Gothenberg - Sweden - 10500 - S.O.
12 June 1996 - Spectrum - Oslo - Norway - 8000 - S.O.
13 June 1996 - Spectrum - Oslo - Norway - 8000 - S.O.
14 June 1996 - Spectrum - Oslo - Norway - 8000 - S.O.
15 June 1996 - Spectrum - Oslo - Norway
16 June 1996 - Weser Stadion - Bremen - Germany - 30000
21 June 1996 - Parken Stadion - Copenhagen Denmark - 28000 - S.O.
22 June 1996 - Volksparkstadion - Hamburg - Germany - 40000 - S.O.
23 June 1996 - Ostseestadion - Rostock - Germany
25 June 1996 - Le Zenith Arena - Nancy - France - 25000
28 June 1996 - Croke Park - Dublin - Ireland - S.O.
30 June 1996 - Murray Field Stadium - Edinburgh - UK - 40000 - S.O.


July 1996
3 July 1996 - Ernst-Happel-Stadion - Vienna - Austria - 38000
5 July 1996 - St. Jakob Stadion - Basel - Switzerland
7 July 1996 - Olympico Stadium - Rome - Italy
12 July 1996 - International Stadium - Gateshead - UK - 12500 - S.O.
13 July 1996 - Alton Towers - Staffordshire - UK
14 July 1996 - Arms Park - Cardiff - UK - 50000
18 July 1996 - Don Valley Stadium - Sheffield - UK - 51500 - Record!
20 July 1996 - Wembley Stadium - London - UK - 69000 - S.O.
21 July 1996 - Wembley Stadium - London - UK - 71000 - S.O.
22 July 1996 - Wembley Arena - London - UK - 11000 - S.O.
24 July 1996 - Arena - Nimes - France - 12000 - S.O.
25 July 1996 - Arena - Nimes - France - 12000 - S.O.
27 July 1996 - Müngersdorfer Stadion - Cologne - Germany - 60000 - S.O.
28 July 1996 - Wildpark Stadion - Karlsruhe - Germany - 50000

August 1996
1 Aug. 1996 - Waldbühne - Berlin - Germany - 22000
2 Aug. 1996 - Waldbühne - Berlin - Germany - 22000
3 Aug. 1996 - Waldbühne - Berlin - Germany - 22000
4 Aug. 1996 - Waldbühne - Berlin - Germany - 22000
7 Aug. 1996 - Olympic Stadium - Helsinki - Finland - 50000 - S.O.
8 Aug. 1996 - Football Stadium - Kolding - Denmark - - S.O.
9 Aug. 1996 - U Lievi Stadium - Gothenberg - Sweden - 37000 - S.O.
10 Aug. 1996 - Spectrum - Oslo - Norway - 8000 - S.O.
11 Aug. 1996 - Spectrum - Oslo - Norway - 8000 - S.O.
21 Aug. 1996 - Nepstadion - Budapest - Hungary - 70000 - S.O.
22 Aug. 1996 - Bohemians - Prague - Tjechia - 20000 - S.O.
23 Aug. 1996 - Gwardia Stadium - Warsaw - Poland - 38000 - Record!
26 Aug. 1996 - Flanders Expo - Gent - Belgium - 13300 - S.O.
27 Aug. 1996 - Flanders Expo - Gent - Belgium - 13300 - S.O.
29 Aug. 1996 - Flanders Expo - Gent - Belgium - 13300 - S.O.
30 Aug. 1996 - Flanders Expo - Gent - Belgium - 13300 - S.O.
31 Aug. 1996 - Flanders Expo - Gent - Belgium - 13300 - S.O.


September 1996
1 Sept. 1996 - Flanders Expo - Gent - Belgium - 13000 - S.O.
4 Sept. 1996 - Football - Luxembourg Luxembourg
6 Sept. 1996 - Amsterdam Arena - Amsterdam - The Netherlands - 48145 - S.O.
7 Sept. 1996 - Amsterdam Arena - Amsterdam - The Netherlands - 48204 - S.O.
8 Sept. 1996 - Amsterdam Arena - Amsterdam - The Netherlands - 48811 - S.O.
11 Sept. 1996 - Bercy - Paris - France - 15000 - S.O.
12 Sept. 1996 - Bercy - Paris - France - 15000 - S.O.
13 Sept. 1996 - Bercy - Paris - France - 15000 - S.O.
14 Sept. 1996 - Lieven Stade - Lille - France
17 Sept. 1996 - San Jordi - Barcelona - Spain - 17000 - S.O.
18 Sept. 1996 - San Jordi - Barcelona - Spain - 17000 - S.O.
19 Sept. 1996 - The Forum - Milan - Italy
20 Sept. 1996 - Inonu Stadium - Istanbul - Turkey
22 Sept. 1996 - Sporting Lisbon - Lissabon - Portugal
25 Sept. 1996 - The Forum - Milan - Italy - 10000 - S.O.
26 Sept. 1996 - The Forum - Milan - Italy - 10000 - S.O.
27 Sept. 1996 - Palasport - Bologna - Italy - 13000 - S.O.
28 Sept. 1996 - Palasport - Bologna - Italy - 13000 - S.O.
30 Sept. 1996 - Tony Garnier - Lyon - France - 17600 - S.O.


October 1996
2 Oct. 1996 - Olympiahalle - Münich - Germany - 9000
3 Oct. 1996 - Olympiahalle - Münich - Germany - 10500
4 Oct. 1996 - Olympiahalle - Münich - Germany - 10000
5 Oct. 1996 - Olympiahalle - Münich - Germany - 10000
6 Oct. 1996 - Olympiahalle - Münich - Germany - 9500
10 Oct. 1996 - Ostseehalle - Kiel - Germany - 9800
12 Oct. 1996 - Messehalle - Hannover - Germany
13 Oct. 1996 - Messehalle - Hannover - Germany
17 Oct. 1996 - MECC - Maastricht - The Netherlands - 18045 - S.O.
18 Oct. 1996 - Messehalle - Leipzig - Germany - 9000 - S.O.
19 Oct. 1996 - Messehalle - Leipzig - Germany - 9000 - S.O.
20 Oct. 1996 - Messehalle - Leipzig - Germany - 9000 - S.O.
23 Oct. 1996 - Le Zenith - Toulon - France
24 Oct. 1996 - Private Show - Cannes - France
25 Oct. 1996 - Westfalenhalle - Dortmund - Germany - 12000 - S.O.
26 Oct. 1996 - Westfalenhalle - Dortmund - Germany - 12000 - S.O.
27 Oct. 1996 - Westfalenhalle - Dortmund - Germany - 12000 - S.O.
30 Oct. 1996 - Hallenstadion - Zürich - Switzerland 12000 - S.O.
31 Oct. 1996 - Hallenstadion - Zürich - Switzerland 12000 - S.O.


November 1996
5 Nov. 1996 - Kremlin Palace - Moscow - Russia - S.O.
6 Nov. 1996 - Kremlin Palace - Moscow - Russia - S.O.
7 Nov. 1996 - Kremlin Palace - Moscow - Russia
9 Nov. 1996 - Schleyerhalle - Stuttgart - Germany - S.O.
10 Nov. 1996 - Schleyerhalle - Stuttgart - Germany - 21770 - S.O.
13 Nov. 1996 - Festhalle - Frankfurt - Germany - 12000 - S.O.
14 Nov. 1996 - Festhalle - Frankfurt - Germany - 12000 - S.O.
15 Nov. 1996 - Festhalle - Frankfurt - Germany - 12000 - S.O.
16 Nov. 1996 - Festhalle - Frankfurt - Germany - 12000 - S.O.
19 Nov. 1996 - Wembley Arena - London - UK - 12000 - S.O.
20 Nov. 1996 - Wembley Arena - London - UK - 12000 - S.O.
21 Nov. 1996 - Wembley Arena - London - UK - 12000 - S.O.
23 Nov. 1996 - Thialf - Heerenveen - The Netherlands - 15012 - S.O.
24 Nov. 1996 - Thialf - Heerenveen - The Netherlands - 15013 - S.O.
25 Nov. 1996 - Westfalenhalle - Dortmund - Germany - 12000 - S.O.
30 Nov. 1996 - Sheffield Arena - Sheffield - UK - 12500 - S.O.


December 1996
1 Dec. 1996 - SECC - Glasgow - UK - 10000 - S.O.
2 Dec. 1996 - SECC - Glasgow - UK - 10000 - S.O.
5 Dec. 1996 - Nynex - Manchester - UK - 15000 - S.O.
6 Dec. 1996 - Nynex - Manchester - UK - 15000 - S.O.
7 Dec. 1996 - Nynex - Manchester - UK - 15000 - S.O.
11 Dec. 1996 - NEC - Birmingham - UK - 12000 - S.O.
12 Dec. 1996 - NEC - Birmingham - UK - 12000 - S.O.
13 Dec. 1996 - NEC - Birmingham - UK - 12000 - S.O.
14 Dec. 1996 - NEC - Birmingham - UK - 12000 - S.O.
18 Dec. 1996 - Wembley Arena - London - UK - 12000 - S.O.
19 Dec. 1996 - Wembley Arena - London - UK - 12000 - S.O.
20 Dec. 1996 - Wembley Arena - London - UK - 12000 - S.O.

1997

February 1997
28 Febr. 1997 - ACT - Canberra - Australia

March 1997
3 March 1997 - NTCA Ground - Launceston - Australia
4 March 1997 - Noth Hobart Ovaql - Hobart - Australia
5 March 1997 - Noth Hobart Oval - Hobart - Australia
8 March 1997 - Breakers stadium - Newcastle - Australia
11 March 1997 - Entertainment Centre - Sydney - Australia - 11500 - S.O.
12 March 1997 - Entertainment Centre - Sydney - Australia - 11500 - S.O.
15 March 1997 - Bribane Entertainment centre - Brisbane - Australia
18 March 1997 - Centre Court - Melbourne - Australia
19 March 1997 - Centre Court - Melbourne - Australia
21 March 1997 - Centre Court - Melbourne - Australia
25 March 1997 - Townsville Entertainment Centre - Townsville - Australia
27 March 1997 - Bundaberg Rum Stadium - Cairns - Australia
29 March 1997 - Marrara Hockey Centre - Darwin - Australia
31 March 1997 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre - Adelaide - Australia

April 1997
3 April 1997- Perth Entertainment Centre - Perth - Australia
4 April 1997 - Perth Entertainment Centre - Perth - Australia
5 April 1997 - Perth Entertainment Centre - Perth - Australia

May 1997
1 May 1997 - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion - Houston - USA - 12244 - S.O.
2 May 1997 - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion Houston - USA - 12485 - S.O.
3 May 1997 - Alamodome - Austin - USA - 18000
4 May 1997 - Starplex Amphitheater - Dallas - USA
6 May 1997 - Tingley Coliseum - Albuquerque - USA - S.O.
7 May 1997 - America West Arena- Phoenix - USA
9 May 1997 - San Diego Sports Arena - San Diego - USA - 11000
10 May 1997 - MGM Grand Garden - Las Vegas - USA - 13309
12 May 1997 - Greek Theater - Los Angeles - USA - 6000 - S.O.
13 May 1997 - Greek Theater - Los Angeles - USA - 6000 - S.O.
15 May 1997 - Greek Theater - Los Angeles - USA - 6000 - S.O.
16 May 1997 - Greek Theater - Los Angeles - USA - 6000 - S.O.
17 May 1997 - Arrowhead Pond Anaheim, CA - USA 18000 - S.O.
18 May 1997 - Greek Theater - Los Angeles - USA - 6000 - S.O.
20 May 1997 - Selland Arena - Fresno - USA
21 May 1997 - Concord Pavilion - Concord - USA - 12500 S.O.
22 May 1997 - Cal Expo Amphitheater - Sacramento - USA
23 May 1997 - Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View - USA - 22000
24 May 1997 - Gorge Amphitheater - George Seattle - USA
25 May 1997 - General Motors Place - Vancouver - Canada - 18000 - S.O.
29 May 1997 - Delta Center - Salt Lake City - USA - 19000 - S.O.
30 May 1997 - Fiddler´s Green Amphitheater - Greenwood - USA
31 May 1997 - Fiddler´s Green Amphitheater - Greenwood - USA

June 1997
1 June 1997 - Northrop Auditorium - Minneapolis - USA
2 June 1997 - Sandstone Amphitheater - Kansas City - USA
3 June 1997 - Riverport Amphitheater - St. Louis - USA - 21000
6 June 1997 - Starwood Amphitheater - Nashville - USA - 18000
7 June 1997 - Mid-South Coliseum - Memphis - USA
8 June 1997 - UNO Lakefront Arena- New Orleans - USA
11 June 1997 - Coral Sky Amphitheater - West Palm Beach - USA
12 June 1997 - Orlando Arena - Orlando - USA
13 June 1997 - Ice Palace - Tampa Bay- USA
14 June 1997 - Lakewood Amphitheater - Atlanta - USA
17 June 1997 - Charleston Coliseum - North Charleston - USA
18 June 1997 - Blockbuster Pavilion- Charlotte - USA
20 June 1997 - Classic Amphitheater- Richmond - USA
21 June 1997 - Nissan Pavilion - Manassas - USA
22 June 1997 - Polaris Amphitheater - Columbus - USA
23 June 1997 - Pine Knob Amphitheater - Detroit- USA
26 June 1997 - Riverbend Amphitheater - Cincinnati - USA - 10422
27 June 1997 - Mark Of The Quad Cities - Moline - USA - 12000 - S.O.
28 June 1997 - World Amphitheater - Tinley Park - USA
29 June 1997 - Marcus Amphitheater - Milwaukee- USA - 22000

July 1997
2 July 1997 - Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Complex - Winston-Salem - USA - 15000
3 July 1997 - Virginia Beach Amphitheater - Virginia Beach- USA - 12500
5 July 1997 - Molson Center - Montreal - Canada - 14500 S.O.
6 July 1997 - Corel Center - Ottawa - Canada - 15000
7 July 1997 - Molson Amphitheater - Toronto - Canada - 16000
10 July 1997 - Coca-Cola Starlate Amphitheater - Burgettstown - USA
11 July 1997 - Sony Blockbuster Pavilion - Philadelphia - USA
12 July 1997 - Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort - Atlantic City - USA - 5000
13 July 1997 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs - USA
15 July 1997 - Oakdale Theater - Wallingford - USA - 5000
16 July 1997 - Oakdale Theater - Wallingford - USA - 5000
18 July 1997 - Great Woods Performing Arts Center - Boston - USA - 15000 S.O.
19 July 1997 - Great Woods Performing Arts Center - Mansfield - USA - 15000 S.O.
20 July 1997 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel - USA
22 July 1997 - Radio City Music Hall - New York - USA - 7000 S.O.
23 July 1997 - Radio City Music Hall - New York - USA - 7000 S.O.
25 July 1997 - Radio City Music Hall - New York - USA - 7000 S.O.
26 July 1997 - Radio City Music Hall - New York - USA - 7000 S.O.
27 July 1997 - Radio City Music Hall - New York - USA - 7000 S.O.
29 July 1997 - Radio City Music Hall - New York - USA - 7000 S.O.
30 July 1997 - Radio City Music Hall - New York - USA - 7000 S.O.

August 1997
1 Aug. 1997 - Jones Beach Amphitheater Wantagh - USA - 11000
2 Aug. 1997 - Jones Beach Amphitheater Wantagh - USA - 11000
3 Aug. 1997 - Great Woods Performing Arts Center- Boston - USA
5 Aug. 1997 - Deer Creek Music Center - Indianapolis- USA
6 Aug. 1997 - Gund Arena - Cleveland - USA
8 Aug. 1997 - Bryce Jordan Center - State College - USA
9 Aug. 1997 - Trump Taj Mahal Arena - Atlantic City - USA
10 Aug. 1997 - Meadows Music Theater- Hartford - USA - 24000

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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    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.