A blog about my favourite movies, music, and TV.
03 April 2009
Tina Turner - Live in Manchester 31 March 2009
What a show! It's fair to say that at 70 years young Tina Turner puts performers half her age to shame, her show started off quite simple with Tina and her dancers pumping out classics such as Steamy Windows and River Deep Mountain High. As the show progressed it got more and more spectacular! The first highlight was Acid Queen (see above) which was just mesmerising! As if that wasn't enough, Tina's re-appearance as as Aunty Entity, her character from Mad Max - Beyond The Thunderdome, for a stunning rendition of We Don't Need Another Hero, was just perfect.
But there was so much more! The whole show was a retrospective of her career to dates with some excellent cover versions, a particular highlight was a bluesy take on The Beatles 'Help'. She also performed my favourites Typical Male and What You Get Is What You See from the Break Every Rule album.
Another highlight was when Tina came through the Golden Eye itself on a moving walkway as she performed her classic Bond theme. The whole show was just spectacular, it was so big and bold that even fans in the cheap seats like me got a lot out of it. Tina herself was relentless, performing for what seemed like hours and hours without even breaking a sweat. Her affection for her fans was clear and she seemed to love every minute of it, as did everyone else. Let's hope she doesn't leave it so long next time, this is her first tour in 10 long years!