Tina Turner announces UK live dates

Legendary singer makes live return

Tina Turner has announced details of live UK dates for 2009, plus has said she will play further dates in Europe at the start of the year.

The singer will play four dates in the UK, two in London and two in Manchester, in March 2009.

Turner has said that she will play live dates across eight European cities, including the UK dates. Further details of these European dates are yet to be announced.


Furthermore, the singer will begin a US tour on October 1 2008 in Kansas City. The live show will see Turner play songs spanning her entire career.

In a statement explaining the reasons behind Turner‘s decision to return to the live scene after supposedly retiring eight years ago, Turner said: “After performing with Beyonce at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles, the response was overwhelming.

“Everywhere I went people were asking me when I was going back on tour. So after a lot of thought and planning we announced an American tour. Now Europe beckons and I don’t want to let down all my loyal fans over there. See you in the New Year.”

Tickets for the UK dates go on sale next Wednesday (May 28).

Tina Turner will play:

London O2 Arena (March 3, 4)


Manchester MEN Arena (March 30, 31)

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