Tina Turner returned to Ireland in triumph last night for the first of four sold out gigs at the massive new 02 venue in Dublin as part of the European leg of her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour.
This surprise emergence from semi-retirement after an eight year break from live performances follows a successful appearance with Beyonce at last year’s Grammy Awards and the long wait for her return to the stage to celebrate 50 years in the music business was well worth it.
Despite recovering from a dose of respiratory flu last week, the 69- year-old singer lost no time in proving yet again that she is still the undisputed Queen Of Rock’n’Roll.
The eight-time Grammy Award winner’s two-hour show features all the hits from her long career. It also boasts an amazing seven-member band, hot choreography from Turner and her dancers, multiple costume changes plus top technology, effects and pyrotechnics to ensure that this entertainment-filled spectacular — which hit the road last October for an exhausting 90 dates — is as polished as ever.
Filled with over 20 wall-to-wall hits, this extravaganza is full of Turner’s musical highlights, but a Rolling Stones medley and the show-stopping finale with Turner singing over the heads of the audience must still make her one of music’s hottest and most energetic performers Never mind Proud Mary, this lady should be one Proud Tina, for What’s Age Got To Do With It anyway?
Tina Turner is back at the O2 this evening and again on April 11 & 12.