TINA: Live (Tour)

Private Dancer (1985)

Tina Turner - Private Dancer - Tour

Because of the massive success of the album Private Dancer and it’s singles, Tina went on the road again in 1985 with her Private Dancer Tour. After playing at small venues in 1984 at her World Tour, booked before her big comeback, this tour continues in large, sold-out arenas all over the world.

The setlist was different in Europe and the rest of the world, because in the meantime the soundtrack for the movie Mad Max was released and Tina performed also her new hit single We Don’t Need Another Hero and the second new song One Of The Living live.

On March 16, Elton John joined Tina on stage at the Wembley Arena in London and performed with her the encore song „Dancing In The Dark“ from Bruce Springsteen. She did also a duet with Mick Jagger, but unfortunately it’s unknown which song they performed. Parts of the concert at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England on March 23 were released on home video, featuring special appearances by Bryan Adams and David Bowie. Bryan was also the opening act in Europe and performed at most of the concerts It’s Only Love together with Tina.

Opening Night: February 19, 1985 / Helsinki (Finland)
Closing Night: December 28, 1985 / Tokyo (Japan)
Regions: Europe, North America, Japan, Australia
Concerts: 180+
: 2.5 Mio.
Home Video
Private Dancer Tour (1985)
Opening Acts: Glenn Frey, Mr. Mister, John Parr, Go West (North America) / FM (Germany) / Strange Advance (Canada)

Tina Turner - Private Dancer - Tour
  1. Let’s Pretend We’re Married
  2. Only in Europe
  3. Show Some Respect
  4. I Might Have Been Queen
  5. River Deep, Mountain High
  6. Nutbush City Limits
  7. What’s Love Got To Do With It
  8. I Can’t Stand The Rain
  9. Better Be Good To Me
  10. Private Dancer
  11. One Of The Living
  12. Not in Europe
  13. We Don't Need Another Hero
  14. Not in Europe
  15. Let’s Stay Together
  16. Help
  17. Proud Mary
  18. Steel Claw
  19. It’s Only Love
  20. Tina & Bryan Adams while Bryan was the opening act
  21. Legs
  22. Tonight
  23. Tina & David Bowie in Birmingham only
  24. Let’s Dance
  25. Tina & David Bowie in Birmingham & Tina solo
  26. Dancing In The Dark
  27. Out Of Time
  28. Only at opening night in Helsinki
Tina Turner - Private Dancer - Tour

There are at least three different program books available. The first from Europe (28 pages) contains only pictures from Tina’s World Tour in 1984. The American edition (32 pages) features a new cover and design and many pictures from the European concerts, as well as some new promotional shoots. In Australia, they changed some minor things and added a wonderful photo from Tina with Mick Jagger from the Live Aid festival and an even wonderful promo picture with Mel Gibson.

Tina Turner - Private Dancer Tour - Band

Jack Bruno: Drums / James Ralston: Guitar & Vocals / Kenny Moore: Piano & Vocals / Phil Palmer: Guitar (Europe) / Bob Feit: Bass Guitar & Vocals / Timmy Cappello: Saxophone & Keyboards / Jimmy Lyon: Guitar (USA) / Jamie West-Oram: Guest Guitarist

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