Foreign Affair: The Farewell Tour
|Tour by Tina Turner|
Ticket stub for a concert in the UK
|Associated album||Foreign Affair|
|Start date||April 27, 1990|
|End date||November 4, 1990|
|No. of shows||125 in Europe|
|Box office||$53.7 million ($98.44 in 2016 dollars)|
|Tina Turner concert chronology|
Foreign Affair: The Farewell Tour (also known as the Foreign Affair World Tour) was the fifth concert tour of American singer, Tina Turner. The tour supported her seventh studio album Foreign Affair. The tour was Turner's first stadium tour and only reached European countries. Overall, the tour drew in nearly three million spectators—breaking the record for a European tour that was previously set by The Rolling Stones.
The tour is notable as Turner's only tour to not reach North America. Since the tour was considered a farewell tour (at that time), Turner wanted to exclusively tour Europe to thank her fans for supporting her career after she left The Revue.
"I've always thought this would be the final one but I must admit I now have mixed feelings. I'm the first woman to fill all these stadiums and the feeling from all those fans night after night was fantastic. I don't want to close that door completely. I'm going away for about a year and when I'm ready to return, I just hope the fans will want whatever I have to offer"
Turner would return to touring in 1993 with her North American tour, "What's Love? Tour"
- "Steamy Windows"
- "Typical Male"
- "Foreign Affair"
- "Undercover Agent for the Blues"
- "Ask Me How I Feel"
- "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)"
- "Private Dancer"
- "I Can't Stand the Rain"
- "Nutbush City Limits"
- "Addicted to Love"
- "The Best"
- "I Don't Wanna Lose You"
- "What's Love Got to Do with It?"
- "Let's Stay Together"
- "Proud Mary"
- "What You Get Is What You See"
- "Show Some Respect"
- "Better Be Good to Me"
- "Be Tender with Me Baby"
- During the April 27th concert at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Turner performed "You Can't Stop Me Loving You" and "Look Me in the Heart".
- For concerts in Belgium and Italy, Turner performed "Good Times".
- During the concerts in Oldenburg, Turner performed "New Sensation"
|April 27, 1990||Antwerp||Belgium||Sportpaleis|
|April 28, 1990|
|May 1, 1990||Verona||Italy||Verona Arena|
|May 3, 1990||Milan||PalaTrussardi|
|May 4, 1990|
|May 5, 1990||Turin||Stadio Comunale Vittorio Pozzo|
|May 7, 1990||Rome||PalaEUR|
|May 8, 1990||Cava de' Tirreni||Stadio Simonetta Lamberti|
|May 9, 1990||Florence||PalaSport|
|May 12, 1990||Gothenburg||Sweden||Scandinavium|
|May 14, 1990||Helsinki||Finland||Helsinki Ice Hall|
|May 15, 1990|
|May 17, 1990||Stockholm||Sweden||Stockholm Globe Arena|
|May 18, 1990|
|May 19, 1990|
|May 20, 1990||Oslo||Norway||Valle Hovin|
|May 22, 1990||Gentofte||Denmark||Gentofte Stadion|
|May 24, 1990||Karlsruhe||Germany||Wildparkstadion|
|May 26, 1990||Cologne||Müngersdorfer Stadion|
|May 27, 1990||Munich||Olympic Stadium|
|May 29, 1990||Berlin||Waldbühne|
|May 30, 1990|
|May 31, 1990|
|June 2, 1990||Stuttgart||Neckarstadion|
|June 3, 1990||Frankfurt||Waldstadion|
|June 4, 1990||Hanover||Niedersachsenstadion|
|June 6, 1990||Oldenburg||Messehalle Oldenburg|
|June 7, 1990|
|June 9, 1990||Bremen||Weserstadion|
|June 10, 1990||Nuremberg||Zeppelinfield|
|June 13, 1990||Linz||Austria||Linzer Stadion|
|June 14, 1990||Vienna||Praterstadion|
|June 16, 1990||Basel||Switzerland||St. Jakob Stadium|
|June 17, 1990|
|June 19, 1990||Dortmund||Germany||Westfalenhallen|
|June 20, 1990|
|June 21, 1990||Essen||Grugahalle|
|June 23, 1990||Rotterdam||Netherlands||Feyenoord Stadion|
|June 24, 1990||Maastricht||Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre|
|June 26, 1990||Maizières-lès-Metz||France||Big Bang Schtroumpf Métamorphose|
|June 28, 1990||Versailles||Palace of Versailles|
|June 30, 1990||Lausanne||Switzerland||Stade Olympique de la Pontaise|
|July 1, 1990||Lugano||Cornaredo Stadium|
|July 2, 1990||Lyon||France||Halle Tony Garnier|
|July 4, 1990||Madrid||Spain||Plaza de Toros Las Ventas|
|July 6, 1990||Barcelona||Plaça de Toros La Monumental|
|July 8, 1990||Gijón||Estadio El Molinón|
|July 11, 1990||Aix-en-Provence||France||Stade Pratèsi|
|July 14, 1990||Birmingham||England||NEC Arena|
|July 15, 1990|
|July 17, 1990|
|July 18, 1990|
|July 19, 1990|
|July 21, 1990||Gateshead||Gateshead International Stadium|
|July 22, 1990|
|July 24, 1990||Ipswich||Portman Road|
|July 25, 1990|
|July 28, 1990||Woburn||Woburn Abbey|
|July 29, 1990|
|August 1, 1990||Lüneburg||Germany||Flugplatz Lüneburg|
|August 7, 1990||Albenga||Italy||Stadio Comunale Annibale Riva|
|August 9, 1990||Bari||Stadio San Nicola|
|August 11, 1990||Catanzaro||Stadio Comunale di Cantanzaro|
|August 13, 1990||Viareggio||Stadio dei Pini|
|August 15, 1990||Lignano Sabbiadoro||Stadio Comunale Teghil|
|August 16, 1990||Bolzano||Bolzano Airport|
|August 18, 1990||Velika Gorica||Yugoslavia||Gradski Stadion Velika Gorica|
|August 19, 1990||Belgrade||Zemun Stadium|
|August 24, 1990||Utrecht||Netherlands||Stadion Nieuw-Galgenwaard|
|August 25, 1990||Berlin||Germany||Wiesensee|
|August 26, 1990||Hockenheim||Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg|
|August 28, 1990||Athens||Greece||Nikos Goumas Stadium|
|August 30, 1990||Floriana||Malta||The Granaries|
|September 2, 1990||Leipzig||Germany||Zentralstadion|
|September 5, 1990||Karlsruhe||Wildparkstadion|
|September 6, 1990||Budapest||Hungary||Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium|
|September 8, 1990||Vienna||Austria||Praterstadion|
|September 11, 1990||Brussels||Belgium||Forest National|
|September 12, 1990|
|September 16, 1990||Glasgow||Scotland||Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre|
|September 17, 1990||Belfast||Northern Ireland||King's Hall Complex Grounds|
|September 19, 1990||London||England||Wembley Arena|
|September 20, 1990|
|September 21, 1990|
|September 22, 1990|
|September 24, 1990|
|September 25, 1990|
|September 26, 1990|
|September 29, 1990||Lisbon||Portugal||Estádio José Alvalade|
|October 1, 1990||A Coruña||Spain||Estadio Riazor|
|October 2, 1990||Bilbao||Plaza de Toros de Vista Alegre|
|October 3, 1990||Madrid||Vicente Calderón Stadium|
|October 5, 1990||Barcelona||Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc|
|October 6, 1990|
|October 7, 1990||Aixovall||Andorra||Estadi Comunal d'Aixovall|
|October 9, 1990||Zaragoza||Spain||Estadio de la Romareda|
|October 10, 1990||Toulouse||France||Palais des Sports de Toulouse|
|October 11, 1990||Bordeaux||Patinoire de Mériadeck|
|October 13, 1990||Zürich||Switzerland||Hallenstadion|
|October 15, 1990||Paris||France||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy|
|October 16, 1990|
|October 17, 1990||Nantes||Le Grand Palais|
|October 19, 1990||Lille||Palais des sports Saint-Sauveur|
|October 20, 1990||Frankfurt||Germany||Festhalle Frankfurt|
|October 21, 1990||Munich||Olympiahalle|
|October 22, 1990||Cologne||Kölner Sporthalle|
|October 24, 1990||Birmingham||England||NEC Arena|
|October 25, 1990|
|October 27, 1990||Dublin||Ireland||RDS Arena|
|October 28, 1990|
|October 29, 1990|
|October 31, 1990||Zürich||Switzerland||Hallenstadion|
|November 1, 1990||Heerenveen||Netherlands||Isstadion Thialf|
|November 2, 1990||Rotterdam||Ahoy Rotterdam|
|November 3, 1990|
|November 4, 1990|
- Bass guitar: Bob Fiet
- Dancers: Annie Behringer and LeJeune Richardson
- Drums: Jack Bruno
- Guitar: John Miles and James Ralston
- Keyboards: Timmy Cappello and Ollie Marland
- Percussion: Timmy Capello
- Piano: Kenny Moore
- Saxophone: Timmy Cappello
- Supporting vocals: Timmy Cappello, John Miles, Ollie Marland, Kenny Moore and James Ralston
Broadcasts and recordings
The groundbreaking tour was filmed at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, Spain and was released on VHS.
The concert at Woburn Abbey was filmed and part of which was used in an MTV mini documentary, promoting Turner's tour. The intro to this show was used as part of an interview with Turner and the music video to 'Be tender' is the encore to this show. It is available on YouTube and the single for the song. There are no known copies of the full-length in circulation.
The concert at Pallatrussadi, Milan was filmed and was also used as part of the MTV film. The concert opened with 'The best'. Turner wore a different outfit to the rest of the shows of the tour for this concert. Although the real professional, multi-camera recording is not in circulation, there is a fan-shot, full-length video of the concert on YouTube.
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- "Tina ends European tour and will take a year off". Jet. Johnson Publishing Company. 79 (7): 35. 1990-11-26.
- "Tina Turner: Still sexy and going strong". Jet. Johnson Publishing Company. 78 (13): 60. 1990-07-09.
This is definitely my last tour [...] and I mean it!