Tour

Wildest Dreams (1996 / '97)

Tina Turner - Wildest Dreams - Tour

After the release of the James Bond theme Goldeneye, Tina announced that she will embark on a world tour in the spring of 1996, to promote her upcoming album Wildest Dreams. It’s Tina's biggest tour to date, with over 250 dates in nearly 16 month, surpassing her Break Every Rule Tour from 1987 / '88. In America, it was sponsored with a massive campaign by Hanes, as Turner became the spokesperson for their new hosiery line.

Before opening night, Tina gave a private concert in Brunei, to celebrate the 19th birthday of the niece of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. In Johannesburg, Tina was accompanied on stage by the Vusa Dance Company on the song „Do What You Do“ and at the three concerts in Paris, actor Bruce Willis and his band „The Accelerators“ were the opening act and Bruce joined Tina on stage for the encore song Unfinished Sympathy. Oprah Winfrey announced that she would follow the tour with her talk show from Houston to New York City.

At the Australian leg, Tina’s long-time pianist Kenny Moore suffered health problems in Sydney. Kenny had worked with Tina since 1977. Chuck Booker replaced Moore for the remaining dates and the band dedicated every performance thereafter to him.

To promote the European leg of the tour, the sponsor TDK released a Behind The Dreams video documentary, which follows Tina backstage and rehearsing the tour in South Africa.

Opening Night: April 13, 1996 / Indoor Stadium, Singapore
Closing Night: August 10, 1997 / Meadows Music Theater, Hartford (USA)
Regions: Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America
Home VideoLive In Amsterdam (1997)

Setlist
  1. Whatever You Want
  2. Do What You Do
  3. Thief Of Hearts
  4. First concerts only
  5. River Deep, Mountain High
  6. Missing You
  7. In Your Wildest Dreams
  8. Goldeneye
  9. Private Dancer
  10. We Don’t Need Another Hero
  11. Let’s stay Together
  12. I Can’t Stand The Rain
  13. Undercover Agent For The Blues
  14. Steamy Windows
  15. Givin’ It Up For Your Love
  16. Better Be Good To Me
  17. Addicted To Love
  18. The Best
  19. What’s Love Got To Do With It
  20. Band Introduction
  21. Proud Mary
  22. Nutbush City Limits
  23. Unfinished Sympathy
  24. Encore at the beginning of the tour & duet with Bruce Willis in Paris
  25. Something Beautiful Remains
  26. Encore in Amsterdam only
  27. On Silent Wings
  28. Encore song at most concerts
  29. Dancing In My Dreams
  30. Studio version from tape
Tourbook

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The 32-page programe book is available in four different versions. The first European book contains no live pictures, but many promotional pictures. A second European version replaced some pictures with some very rare promo shoots and a different „a day in the life“ page. The Australian version comes with a totally new design and many live pictures from the European concerts. The US version replaced Kenny Moore with Chuck Booker and dedicates him with a separate page. Also some live pictures have been changed.

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From the American tourbook:

I’m happy that I’m not like anybody else. Because I really do believe that if I was different I might not be where I am today. You asked me if I ever stood for anything. Yes, I stood up for my life.

The Band
Tina Turner - Wildest Dreams Tour - Band

Sharon Owens: Dancer, Vocals / John Miles: Guitar, Vocals / Ollie Marland: Keyboard, Vocals / Cynthia Davila: Dancer, Vocals / Warren McRai: Guitar (replaced Bob Feit) / Jack Bruno: Drums / James Ralston: Guitar, Vocals / Karen Owens: Dancer, Vocals / Timmy Cappello: Percussion, Keyboard, Saxophone, Vocals / Chuck Booker: Piano, Vocals (replaced Kenny Moore) / Bob Feit: Guitar (Europe only) / Kenny Moore: Piano, Vocals

Live Pictures

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All pictures are taken from the American tourbook

Kenny Moore

1951 - 1997

Your presence lit up our lives,
your personality, your singing and playing
will be impossible to replace.
We all miss you and love you
and will remember you always as
„The Ambassador of the Tina Turner Band."

Kenny Moore

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