LOS ANGELES (September 4, 2008) – Due to overwhelming fan demand, eight-time Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Tina Turner has extended her long-awaited 2008 North American arena tour, presented by Amway Global, with the addition of eight new dates. Beginning October 1, at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Turner’s AEG Live-promoted tour will delight fans over the course of 36 dates across the U.S. and Canada-including the final seven added U.S. concerts in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York, as well as a third Toronto concert on December 13 at Air Canada Centre. The singer’s brand new stage show-her first in eight years-will feature hit after hit spanning Turner’s entire career, with a spectacular production including a top-notch band, innovative choreography, hi-tech lighting and much more.
“The girls and I are dancing every day, 8 to 10 hours a day,” said Tina Turner. “It’s feeling super. I can’t wait to get started!”
Tickets will go on sale for the eight added dates beginning Monday, September 15th at 10:00am; all other dates are on sale now.
Turner’s millennium worldwide trek, Twenty Four Seven, which Pollstar rated the most successful tour of 2000, attracted over three million fans to 23 stadiums and multiple indoor arenas around the globe over the course of nine months. One Last Time, the tour DVD of that elaborate, pyrotechnics-filled production, was certified platinum in the U.S.. Turner is the most successful female rock artist of all time with record sales exceeding 180 million.
With sensual, soulful and powerful vocals that have been part of music history for over four decades, the singer’s explosive live set will include everything from early career singles “River Deep Mountain High,” “Proud Mary,” and “Nutbush City Limits” through solo superstar smashes “Let’s Stay Together,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “We Don’t Need Another Hero” and “The Best” as well as 90s comeback hits such as “I Don’t Wanna Fight” the theme song to the James Bond film “Goldeneye”. The set, the production, the songs, and 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.
For ticket on sale and detailed tour information please visit TinaTurnerLive.com.
Tina Turner 2008 North American Tour itinerary follows
TINA TURNER 2008 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ITINERARY
1 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
3 Chicago, IL United Center
4 Chicago, IL United Center
6 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
8 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
9 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
13 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
14 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
16 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
19 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
20 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
22 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
24 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
26 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center – just added
27 Houston, TX Toyota Center – just added
30 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
2 Fort Lauderdale BankAtlantic Center
5 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
9 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
10 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena – just added
13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
16 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
17 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
20 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills – just added
23 Washington, DC Verizon Center
24 Washington, DC Verizon Center – just added
26 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
27 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
29 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Spectrum – just added
1 New York, NY Madison Square Garden – just added
3 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
4 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
6 Hartford, CT XL Center
8 Montreal, QB Bell Centre
12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre – just added
About AEG Live:
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring for a variety of programming, and multi-media production. AEG Live, the nation’s second-largest concert promotion and touring company, is comprised of special event, broadcast and exhibition divisions, fourteen regional offices, and numerous state-of-the-art venues nationwide. The company’s national promotion arm is currently producing tours and productions including Bette Midler “The Showgirl Must Go On” and Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas; and “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs,” an international tour of the artifacts of King Tut. Recent and upcoming promoted concert tours have included artists such as Justin Timberlake, Bon Jovi, Hannah Montana, Spice Girls, Prince, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, So You Think You Can Dance, Paul McCartney, High School Musical, American Idols Live and The Color Purple. Goldenvoice, the company’s Southern California-based regional promotion division, created and operates the award-winning annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival as well as Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival. The company operates NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas, NOKIA Theatre Times Square, and recently opened NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE. For more information, go to www.aeglive.com.