What’s Love? Tour 1993 • Tina’s first U.S. tour since 1987 to promote the movie and soundtrack about her life story What's Love Got To Do With It. Originally intended as a North America tour, Tina decided to add a few dates in Europe at open air festivals and some concerts in Australia and New Zealand. In Australia, Tina also appeared at the New South Wales Rugby League Grand Final, performing her anthem The Best. In Adelaide, she was joined on stage by the Brazilian Formula One pilot Ayrton Senna, after he won the Australian Grand Prix. The setlist was almost the same as at the Foreign Affair Tour, plus the new hit single I Don’t Wanna Fight. Unfortunately only at opening night in Reno (USA) on June 6, she performed the songs „I Might Have Been Queen“ and Disco Inferno. The concert at the Blockbuster Pavilion in San Bernardino, California on September 15 was released on the What’s Love? Live home video in 1994. At this concert, she also performed the song Why Must We Wait Until Tonight for promotional reasons. Closing night was in Wellington (Australia) on November 18, 1993.
I Might Have Been Queen: opening night only
Disco Inferno: opening night only
Show Some Respect: sometimes
Why Must We Wait Until Tonight: studio version in San Bernardino for promotion
Timmy Cappello: Percussion, Keyboard, Saxophon, Vocals / Bob Feit: Guitar / Ollie Marland: Keyboard, Vocals / John Miles: Guitar, Vocals / Kenny Moore: Piano, Vocals / James Ralston: Guitar, Vocals / Jack Bruno: Drums / Sharon Owens: Dancer, Vocals / Karen Owens: Dancer, Vocals
August 28, 1993
STARWODD AMPHITHEATRE, NASHVILLE
All there is to say is WOW! When the lights dimmed after opening act Chris Isaac's show ended, signaling the sold-out crowd of 14,000 that the moment they’d all been waiting for was at hand, superstar entertainer Tina Turner emerged from a cluster of lights hovering high above the stage, seemingly stepped out of the heavens to descend a huge mobile staircase and did a two-hour show in Music City, U.S.A.
Opening with a super-sultry version of "Steamy Windows," Turner was joined by a musical entourage complete with beautiful twin dancing girls half her age. Turner did much more than keep up. Tirelessly blazing through hits from her 30-year career, the lady with legs brought new life to smash hits such as "Typical Male," "Private Dancer" and "We Don’t
Need Another Hero," rollicked through the autobiographical blues with "Nutbush City Limits," covered Robert Palmer's "Addicted To Love,“ addressed the crowd as "Simply The Best,“ — discussed the fact that "l Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore," engaged the crowd in a sing-a-long with "What's Love Got To Do With lt," defined with total confidence the term "Proud Mary," and encored with "Better Be Good To Me," then disappeared back into the same cluster of lights from which she gained entrance.
Tina's total confidence and mesmerizing stage presence commanded ovation after ovation. Fans and music industry types alike remained standing for practically the entire show. Lighting and choreography was second to none, and Turner made sure she thanked her entourage of traveling technical wizards, as well as her sensational band. As her What's Love tour continues to circle the globe, Turner can rest assured that none in attendance will ever forget her night in Nashville.
By Brad Hogue