Tina Turner plays hit-packed set at London’s O2 Arena

Fans treated to a career-spanning two-hour extravaganza

Tina Turner wowed a full house at London‘s O2 Arena last night (March 4) on the second night of her five-night stint in the city.

Backed by a seven-piece band, three backing singers, four dancers and four performing ninjas, the 69 year-old rocked through a 21-song, two-hour set.

The gig was part of her ‘Tina!: The 50th Anniversary Tour’ show that’s already taken in the US and Canada and is now heading round Europe.


Introduced by Tina herself as a “greatest hits” show, it took in some of her best-known tracks from across the decades, beginning with ‘Steamy Windows’ and ‘Typical Male’ from the 80s before launching into 1966 hit ‘River Deep-Mountain High’.

From there the crowd was treated to the likes of ‘Nutbush City Limits’, ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ and ‘Private Dancer’ alongside covers of songs by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

For ‘Acid Queen’, her 1975 hit which took its name from her role in The Who‘s film ‘Tommy’, the set parted to reveal Tina in a flowing red dress in front of projections of pinball games.

Dramatic sets were revealed for her other film tracks including ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’ from 1985’s ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome’ and the them to the 1995 James Bond movie ‘GoldenEye’ .

Near the end Tina got the males and females in the audience to sing along seperately to ‘The Best’ while she hovered over the front row in a mechanical gantry.

Tina Turner played:


‘Steamy Windows’

‘Typical Male’

‘River Deep-Mountain High’

‘What You Get Is What You See’

‘Better Be Good To Me’

‘Acid Queen’

‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’

‘Private Dancer’

‘We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)’


‘Undercover Agent’

‘Let’s Stay Together’

‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’

‘Jumping Jack Flash’

‘It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll’


‘Addicted To Love’

‘The Best’

‘Proud Mary’

‘Nutbush City Limits’

‘Be Tender With Me Baby’