After the huge success of her Foreign Affair album, Tina decided to go back on stage in 1990. Although it was announced as a world tour, it only reached European countries with concerts in the biggest stadiums, breaking the record for a European tour that was previously set by The Rolling Stones. Roger Davies suggested to work with dancers again and Tina asked her last backing girls with Lejeune Richardson (a former Ikette) and Annie Behringer to join her.
At the first few shows, Tina used The Best as the opening number, while she walked down the stairways, but replaced it later with Steamy Windows. At some concerts she did the previously never performed song „Good Times“ and at opening night, she performed also the songs Look Me In The Heart and „You Can’t Stop Me Loving You“. The concert from the Estadio Olimpico in Barcelona was released the following year on home video.
Opening Night: April 27, 1990 / Antwerp (Belgium)
Closing Night: November 04, 1990 / Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Home Video: Do You Want Some Action! (1991)
by Tina Turner
More than two years ago when my Break Every Rule tour finally ended after 18 months and 220 shows on every continent, I thought 'No More.‘ ActualIy, I had decided in advance that almost 30 years on the road had been long enough and this would be the end.
But what I hadn’t anticipated was the enjoyment of recording my most recent album, Foreign Affair. Far more than any previous solo record, we cut this one live in the studio and personally developing those songs with the musicians got me enthusiastic about the potential of the songs in concert. Quite unexpectedly, I found myself thinking about how good they could be when performed in front of an audience. Almost without thinking, I began telling interviewers that if the fans accepted this album I might start to consider another tour. Roger, my manager, obviously sensed my mood and began to work on the idea.
Well, Foreign Affair has already sold five million copies and is still going strong, so I decided to take the hint. In thinking about a new show I realised that three successful albums and the Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome soundtrack had provided a lot of great songs — enough for a greatest hits tour.
When I discovererd that we could bring together the best of my last two bands, I became even more enthused. Roger suggested that I work with dancers again and I decided "only if it's Annie and LeJeune." They had been my last backing girls right before Private Dancer and, as fate would have it, both were available.
The elements were too strong to resist. Whether or not this will be my farewell tour I cannot say for sure. I feel now that it will be but, you know, 'Never Say Never.' For now, let’s all enjoy this last affair and if I decide to come back I hope you’ll be waiting for me. Have a good time.
Kiss, kiss. kiss. Love, TINA