Tour

50th Anniversary (2008 - 2009)

Tina Turner - 50th Anniversary - Tour

The 50th Anniversary Tour was the very last concert tour from Tina Turner, exactly 50 years after Anna Mae Bullock stepped on to an East St. Louis stage for her first professional performance.

After Tina’s performance at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2008, everybody wanted her back on stage, but Tina wasn’t sure. At a Giorgio Armani fashion show in Milan soon after the Grammys, Sophia Loren greeted Tina: „Why aren’t you working? You’ve had enough time off. You owe it to the people, go back to work!“ That was the moment Tina realised it was now or never. Eventually at a special Oprah Winfrey show in Las Vegas, Tina announced that she will embark once again on a world tour later that year.

The setlist included some of Tina's greatest solo hits as well as some classics from Ike & Tina Turner and a Rolling Stones medley. The concerts started with an updated version of the Beatles Get Back and was divided in two segments, with a video intermission showing the most memorable moments of Tina’s career with I Don’t Wanna Fight in the background. As special guests, the „Ninjas“, a group of four martial artists introduced some songs in a very artistic way.

Opening Night: October 1, 2008 / Kansas City (USA)
Closing Night: May 5, 2009 / Sheffield (UK)
Regions: North America, Europe
Home VideoTINA Live (2009)

Setlist
  1. Get Back
  2. Introduction from tape
  3. Steamy Windows
  4. Typical Male
  5. River Deep, Mountain High
  6. What You Get Is What You See
  7. Better Be Good To Me
  8. Ninja Chase
  9. Acid Queen
  10. What’s Love Got To Do With It
  11. Private Dancer
  12. Weapons Sequence
  13. Ninjas
  14. We Don’t Need Another Hero
  15. I Don’t Wanna Fight
  16. Intermission video
  17. Help
  18. Let’s Stay Together
  19. Undercover Agent For The Blues
  20. I Can’t Stand The Rain
  21. Jumpin' Jack Flash
  22. It’s Only Rock’n Roll (But I Like It)
  23. Tina & Lisa Fisher
  24. Flamenco 007 Encounter
  25. Ninjas
  26. Goldeneye
  27. Addicted To Love
  28. The Best
  29. Band Introduction
  30. Proud Mary
  31. Nutbush City Limits
  32. Be Tender With Me Baby
Tourbook

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There are two different versions of the program book. The first one from the beginning of the American leg (42 pages) contained no live pictures - only from the rehearsals and many wonderful promotional shoots. After the first concerts, most of the promo pictures were replaced with live pictures and the pictures with the dancers and Ninjas are totally different. The European tourbook is the same as the second American version, but with the European tour dates.

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The Band
Tina Turner - 50th Anniversary Tour - Band

Warren McRae: Bass / Laurie Wisefield: Guitars, Vocals / Euge Groove: Saxophone, Percussion, Keyboards / Jack Bruno: Drums / Joel Campbell: Keyboards, Vocals / Ollie Marland: Musical Director, Keyboards, Vocals / John Miles: Guitar, Vocals / Lisa Fisher: Vocals / Stacy Campbell: Vocals / Djeneba Aduayom: Dancer / Ferly Prado: Dancer / Solange Guenier: Dancer / Clare Turton: Dance Captain

Ninjas: Xin Wuku, Philip Sahagun, Jesse "Justice" Smith, Danny Sre

Live Pictures

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All pictures are taken from the 2. version of the tourbook

Liner Notes

from Tina

I wasn’t ready to go back on stage. Then all of the acts of my time started to go out. All of my peers, so to speak, are out there. It just seemed like it was right that I should go now.

I hadn’t seen my musicians for 8 years. I came back and we all look like we’ve been in a time capsule. We gave each other the eye like, "here we are again" and it was a good feeling. That’s what I am, I’m a happy person. We’re back on the road again, woo-hoo!

I left for 8 years and I am going back. I still can do it! — TT

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