Break Every Rule Tour (1987 - 1988) • This tour was billed as Tina’s farewell tour and brought her to all over Europe, North and South America, Australia, Asia, Japan and Israel. It was sponsored by Pepsi-Cola, broke box office records in 13 countries and was the biggest tour by attendance for a female artist with over 4 million visitors until Tina broke her own record in 1996 with her Wildest Dreams Tour. Opening night was on March 4, 1987 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Olympiahalle in Munich (Germany). Closing night was on March 27, 1988 in Osaka (Japan), where Mick Jagger joined Tina on stage with the duet „Honky Tonk Women“. Four days earlier on March 23, Tina was a special guest on Mick Jagger's „Tour of Japan“ in Tokyo, where both performed the songs „Brown Sugar“ and „It’s Only Rock’n Roll“ together. This concert is available on the From Far East To Down Under bootleg.

During the first few shows, Tina’s signature song Proud Mary wasn’t on the setlist. Tina avoided it because she had done it so many times for so many years and was a little bit tired of it. Finally in Rotterdam she agreed to try it, just to see how it would work. As the crowd erupted and sang the whole song, Tina realized that 'Mary' is still rolling on the river.

On January 16, Tina broke the world record for the largest paying audience at a solo concert with a crowd over 182,000 people at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Parts of this concert were later released on the Rio '88 home video.

Tina did a lot of duets on this tour - especially at her concerts in London’s Wembley Arena. Beside the duets with Mick Jagger, she also performed two songs with Robert Cray, who was the opening act at some dates and performed almost earlier with Tina in her Break Every Rule tv special, Paradise Is Here with the writer of the song Paul Brady and once again Tearing Us Apart with Eric Clapton.

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule Tour 1987 - 1988

Tourbook - Front Cover

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule Tour 1987 - 1988

Tourbook - Back Cover


What You Get Is What You See

Break Every Rule

I Can’t Stand The Rain

Typical Male

Acid Queen



Two People

Back Where You Started

Better Be Good To Me

Addicted To Love

Private Dancer

We Don’t Need Another Hero

What’s Love Got To Do with It


Let’s Stay Together

Proud Mary

tina performed 'Proud Mary' for the first time in Rotterdam

Show Some Respect

It’s Only Love

duet with John Miles

Overnight Sensation


Nutbush City Limits

Paradise Is Here

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special songs

Tearing Us Apart

duet with Eric Clapton in London

A Change Is Gonna Come

duet with Robert Cray

In The Midnight Hour

duet with Robert Cray

Paradise Is Here

duet with Paul Brady

Honky Tonk Women

duet with Mick Jagger in Osaka

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Tina Turner - Break Every Rule Tour 1987 - 1988Tina Turner - Break Every Rule Tour 1987 - 1988
Tina Turner - Break Every Rule Tour 1987 - 1988Tina Turner - Break Every Rule Tour 1987 - 1988


Capitol Promo
June 17, 1987

The invincible Tina Turner brings the continuation of her "Break Every Rule" World Tour to North America on August 10th, after spending the past five months on the biggest European tour in history. On this, her final tour, she has played 99 sold out shows to date to a total audience of 1.8 million. Turner tickets smashed box office records in 13 countries: Germany, Holland, England, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Spain, ltaly, Austria, France, Ireland, and Denmark.

In England, tickets went on sale in November 1986 for seven Wembley shows, June 11 through 18, and sold out in a matter of hours.

In Germany, the astounding ticket demand at the beginning of Tina's tour was such that promoters added open-air shows in July in Hamburg (55,000); Munich (80,000); Essen (57,000); and Nuremberg (80,000).

In Dortmund, her four concerts at "The Westfalenhalle" (85,000) broke Pink Floyd's previous house record set in 1979.

Spain witnessed the biggest rock concert ever staged in the capital city of Madrid where 60,000 Tina fans packed the "Case De Campo Stadium.

"Tina's Break Every Rule album on Capitol Records has already gained platinum status in seven countries, including double platinum in Germany. Worldwide sales to date have exceeded five million units.

The United States tour kicks off on August 10th in Portland, Maine, and treks across America and Canada until Christmas — a total of 80 concerts in 70 markets. The Tina Turner Band comprises an Anglo-American line-up including Americans Jack Bruno, Deric Dyer, Bob Feit, James Ralston, and Steve Scales. The British contingent is comprised of John Miles, Don Snow and Laurie Wisefield.


04. Munich, Olympiahalle (Germany)
05. Munich, Olympiahalle (Germany)
06. Nürnberg, Frankenhalle (Germany)
07. Nürnberg, Frankenhalle (Germany)
08. Berlin, Deutschlandhalle (Germany)
09. Berlin, Deutschlandhalle (Germany)
10. Berlin, Deutschlandhalle (Germany)
12. Frankfurt, Festhalle (Germany)
13. Frankfurt, Festhalle (Germany)
14. Frankfurt, Festhalle (Germany)
15. Frankfurt, Festhalle (Germany)
16. Frankfurt, Festhalle (Germany)
17. Hamburg, Sporthalle (Germany)
20. Stockholm, Isstadion (Sweden)
21. Stockholm, Isstadion (Sweden)
22. Gotenburg, Scandinavium (Sweden)
27. Copenhagen, Valby-Hallen (Denmark)
29. Paris, The Bercy (France)
30. Paris, The Bercy (France)
31. Paris, The Bercy (France)

01. Antwerp, Sportpaleis (Belgium)
03. Rotterdam, Ahoy (Netherlands)
04. Rotterdam, Ahoy (Netherlands)
05. Rotterdam, Ahoy (Netherlands)
06. Rotterdam, Ahoy (Netherlands)
07. Oldenburg, Weser-Ems Halle (Germany)
09. Dortmund, Westfalenhalle (Germany)
10. Dortmund, Westfalenhalle (Germany)
11. Dortmund, Westfalenhalle (Germany)
12. Dortmund, Westfalenhalle (Germany)
14. Munich, Olympiahalle (Germany)
15. Munich, Olympiahalle (Germany)
16. Munich, Olympiahalle (Germany)
18. Munich, Olympiahalle (Germany)
19. Munich, Olympiahalle (Germany)
21. Zürich, Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
22. Zürich, Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
23. Zürich, Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
24. Zürich, Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
25. Zürich, Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
28. Mannheim, Eisstadion (Germany)
29. Mannheim, Eisstadion (Germany)
30. Mannheim, Eisstadion (Germany)

01. Hannover, Eisstadion (Germany)
02. Hannover, Eisstadion (Germany)
04. Stuttgart, Hans-Martin-Schleyer Halle (Germany)
05. Stuttgart, Hans-Martin-Schleyer Halle (Germany)
06. Stuttgart, Hans-Martin-Schleyer Halle (Germany)
07. Stuttgart, Hans-Martin-Schleyer Halle (Germany)
09. Vienna, Stadthalle (Austria)
10. Vienna, Stadthalle (Austria)
11. Vienna, Stadthalle (Austria)
17. Madrid, Rockodromo (Spain)
19. Valencia, Estadio Luis Casanova (Spain)
21. Barcelona, Plaza Monumental (Spain)
23. Verona, Arena di Verona (Italy)
26. Montpellier, Zénith de Montpellier (France)
27. Lyon, Palais des Sports (France)
28. Nijmegen, Goffertpark (Netherlands)
30. Dublin, RDS Arena (Ireland)

01. Glasgow, SECC (UK)
02. Glasgow, SECC (UK)
03. Glasgow, SECC (UK)
05. Birmingham, NEC (UK)
06. Birmingham, NEC (UK)
07. Birmingham, NEC (UK)
08. Birmingham, NEC (UK)
11. London, Wembley Arena (UK)
12. London, Wembley Arena (UK)
13. London, Wembley Arena (UK)
14. London, Wembley Arena (UK)
16. London, Wembley Arena (UK)
17. London, Wembley Arena (UK)
18. London, Wembley Arena (UK)
20. Oslo, Valle Hovin (Norway)
21. Karlsruhe, Wildparkstadion (Germany)
24. Graz, Liebenau Stadion (Austria)
27. Basel, St. Jakob Stadion (Switzerland)
28. Munich, Galopprennbahn Riem (Germany)
30. Hannover, Eisstadion (Germany)

02. Berlin, Waldbühne (Germany)
03. Hamburg, Volksparkstadion (Germany)
04. Essen, Georg Melches Stadion (Germany)
05. Copenhagen, Idraetsparken (Denmark)
08. Locarno, Piazza Grande (Switzerland)
09. Annecy, Rugby-Club d’Annecy-le-Vieux (France)
11. Frejus, Arena de Fréjus (France)
13. Nimes, Arena de Nimes (France)
15. Dax, Stade Maurice Boyau (France)
16. Bilbao, Plaza De Toros De Vista Alere (Spain)
18. Marbella, Estadio Municipal (Spain)
21. Tel Aviv, Hayarkon Park (Israel)
22. Tel Aviv, Hayarkon Park (Israel)
24. Oostend, Ostend Airport Festival (Belgium)
25. Koblenz, Nürburgring (Germany)
26. Gießen, Waldstadion (Germany)

10. Portland, Civic Center (USA)
12. Wantagh, Jones Beach Marine Theater (USA)
13. Wantagh, Jones Beach Marine Theater (USA)
15. Lake Placid, Olympic Center (USA)
17. Holmdel, Garden State Arts Center (USA)
18. Holmdel, Garden State Arts Center (USA)
19. Mansfield, Great Woods Center (USA)
20. Mansfield, Great Woods Center (USA)
22. Columbia, Merriweather Post Pavilion (USA)
23. Columbia, Merriweather Post Pavilion (USA)
24. New York, Madison Square Garden (USA)
25. Philadelphia, Spectrum (USA)
27. Montreal, Forum de Montreal (Canada)
29. Toronto, CNE Grandstand (Canada)
30. Ottawa, Civic Center (Canada)
31. Saratoga, Performing Arts Center (USA)

01. Syracuse, State Fair Coliseum (USA)
02. Rochester, War Memorial (USA)
04. Clarkston, Pine Knob Music Theater (USA)
05. Clarkston, Pine Knob Music Theater (USA)
06. Charlevoix, Castle Farms (USA)
09. Cleaveland, Blossom Music Center (USA)
10. Dayton, University of Dayton Arena (USA)
11. Hoffman Estate, Poplar Creek Music Theater (USA)
12. Hoffman Estate, Poplar Creek Music Theater (USA)
13. Milwaukee, Marcus Amphitheater (USA)
14. East Troy, Alpine Valley Music Theater (USA)
16. St. Louis, Kiel Auditorium (USA)
17. Johnson City, ETSU Memorial Center (USA)
19. Augusta, Civic Center (USA)
20. Albany, Civic Center (USA)
22. Montgomery, Garrett Coliseum (USA)
23. Pensacola, Civic Center (USA)
26. Athens, Convocation Center (USA)
30. Portland, Memorial Coliseum (USA)

02. Costa Mesa, Pacific Amphitheater (USA)
04. Tacoma, Tacoma Dome (USA)
05. Vancouver, PNE Coliseum (Canada)
07. Calgary, Olympic Saddledome (Canada)
08. Edmonton, Northlands Coliseum (Canada)
10. Winnipeg, Winnipeg Arena (Canada)
13. Saint Paul, Civic Center (USA)
15. Cape Girardeau, Show Me Center (USA)
16. Peoria, Civic Center (USA)
17. Kansas City, Kemper Arena (USA)
18. Ames, Hilton Coliseum (USA)
21. Rockford, Metro Center (USA)
22. Fort Wayne, Memorial Coliseum (USA)
23. Indianapolis, Market Square Arena (USA)
24. Lousiville, Freedom Hall (USA)
27. Charlotte, Coliseum (USA)
29. Murfreesboro, Murphy Center (USA)
30. Chatanooga, UTC Arena (USA)
31. Knoxville, Stokley Athletic Center (USA)

01. Charleston, Civic Center (USA)
04. Pittsburgh, Civic Arena (USA)
05. Richmond, Coliseum (USA)
06. Chapel Hill, UNC Smith Center (USA)
07. Hampton, Coliseum (USA)
08. Columbia, Carolina Coliseum (USA)
11. Atlanta, Omni Coliseum (USA)
12. Daytona Beach, Ocean Center (USA)
13. Miami, Hollywood Sportatorium (USA)
14. Tampa, USF Sun Dome (USA)
15. Tallahassee, Leon County Civic Center (USA)
18. Huntsville, Von Braun Civic Center (USA)
19. Memphis, Mid-South Coliseum (USA)
20. Birmingham, Jefferson County Coliseum (USA)
21. Mobile, Municipal Auditorium (USA)
22. New Orleans, Hard Rock Cafe (USA)
25. Houston, The Summit (USA)
27. San Antonio, Alamo Dome (USA)
28. Austin, Frank Erwin Center (USA)
29. Dallas, Reunion Arena (USA)

04. Lubbock, Municipal Coliseum (USA)
05. Albuquerque, Tingley Coliseum (USA)
06. Phoenix, ASU Activity Center (USA)
07. Tucson, TCC Arena (USA)
09. San Diego, Sports Arena (USA)
10. Los Angeles, The Forum (USA)
11. Los Angeles, The Forum (USA)
12. Oakland, County Coliseum (USA)
13. Oakland, County Coliseum (USA)
14. Oakland, County Coliseum (USA)
15. Sacramento, ARCO Arena (USA)
16. Reno, Lawlor Events Center (USA)
18. Salt Lake City, Salt Palace (USA)
20. Denver, McNichols Sports Arena (USA)

03. Buenos Aires, Estadio River Plate (Argentina)
09. Sao Paulo, Estadio de Pacaembu (Brazil)
10. Sao Paulo, Estadio de Pacaembu (Brazil)
12. Santiago, Estadio Nacional (Chile)
16. Rio de Janeiro, Estadio de Maracana (Brazil)
21. Honolulu, Neal S. Blaisdell Center (USA)
30. Adelaide, Entertainment Center (Australia)

06. Sydney, Entertainment Center (Australia)
07. Sydney, Entertainment Center (Australia)
10. Brisbane, Entertainment Center (Australia)
11. Brisbane, Entertainment Center (Australia)
12. Sydney, Entertainment Center (Australia)
13. Sydney, Entertainment Center (Australia)
14. Sydney, Entertainment Center (Australia)
15. Sydney, Entertainment Center (Australia)
17. Melbourne, Entertainment Center (Australia)
18. Melbourne, Entertainment Center (Australia)
19. Melbourne, Entertainment Center (Australia)
20. Melbourne, Entertainment Center (Australia)
23. Perth, Entertainment Center (Australia)
24. Perth, Entertainment Center (Australia)
26. Bangkok, Hua Mak Stadium (Thailand)
27. Bangkok, Hua Mak Stadium (Thailand)

01. Darwin, Entertainment Center (Australia)
02. Darwin, Entertainment Center (Australia)
03. Darwin, Entertainment Center (Australia)
04. Darwin, Entertainment Center (Australia)
05. Darwin, Entertainment Center (Australia)
08. Sydney, Entertainment Center (Australia)
09. Sydney, Entertainment Center (Australia)
10. Sydney, Entertainment Center (Australia)
20. Yokohama, Yokohama Stadium (Japan)
21. Yokohama, Yokohama Stadium (Japan)
22. Yokohama, Yokohama Stadium (Japan)
23. Tokyo, Tokyo Dome (Japan)
24. Tokyo, Nippon Budokan (Japan)
25. Tokyo, Nippon Budokan (Japan)
27. Osaka, Osaka-jo Hall (Japan)

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule Tour 1987 - 1988 - Band Members

band members
Jack Bruno: Drums / Deric Dyer: Saxophone, Keyboard / Bob Feit: Guitar, Vocals / John Miles: Keyboard, Guitar, Vocals / Steve Scales: Percussion / James Ralston: Guitar, Vocals / Laurie Wisefield: Guitar / Don Snow: Keyboard, Saxophone, Vocals / Ollie Marland: Keyboard, Vocals

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule Tour 1987 - 1988 - Live
Tina Turner - Break Every Rule Tour 1987 - 1988 - Live
Tina Turner - Break Every Rule Tour 1987 - 1988 - Live

Capitol Promo
April 13, 1988
Tina Turner’s Farewell „Break Every Rule“ Tour Breaks Every Record

Osaka, Japan — After 31 years on the road Capitol Recording artist TINA TURNER has said farewell to live performances. TINA TURNER completed her last date of her Break Every Rule Tour March 27th in Osaka, Japan. The tour, which began unofficially the last week of November 1986 when her band performed at a taping of a "Break Every Rule" TV Special in London, was officially launched February 28th, 1987, at Olympia Halle in Munich, Germany.

The tour spanned 25 countries and 145 cities in 5 continents. The Osaka performance, her 220th of the 13-month tour, included a surprise appearance by Mick Jagger, who coaxed her into an impromtu duet of "Honky Tonky Woman." TINA had surprised Jagger onstage earlier in the week during his show in Tokyo and performed "Brown Sugar" and "It's Only Rock & Roll" with him.

The facts and figures accumulated over this monumental tour are astounding: Over 3.5 million fans saw her worldwide. In Europe alone, TURNER performed over 100 shows and was seen by over 1.7 million fans -- making it the most successful tour ever undertaken by a artist there.

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule Tour 1987 - 1988 - Promo

Eurocharts Promo - August 08, 1987

"Thank you, Europe"

51 Venues! 96 Shows!
Total Audience

North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand...
Only 150 More Shows To Go!

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