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
Visitors: 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)
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.
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