Foreign Affair: The Farewell Tour
|Tour by Tina Turner|
|Associated album||Foreign Affair|
|Start date||April 27, 1990|
|End date||November 4, 1990|
|No. of shows||121 in Europe|
|Box office||$70 million|
($139 million in 2020 dollars)
|Tina Turner concert chronology|
Foreign Affair: The Farewell Tour (also known as the Foreign Affair: European Tour 1990) is the seventh concert tour of American-born Swiss singer Tina Turner. The tour supported her seventh studio album Foreign Affair (1989). The tour was Turner's first stadium tour and only reached European countries. Overall, the tour was attended by approximately three million people—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[a]. 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 became a solo artist.
"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".
Broadcasts and recordings
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The groundbreaking tour was filmed at the Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc in Barcelona and was released on VHS titled, "Do You Want Some Action?". To celebrate Turner's 2021 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a remastered version of the recording was released in 2021, alongside an audio CD of the full concert.
Fan-recorded footage of opening night in Antwerp is available on YouTube. The concert at Pallatrussadi, Milan was filmed and was also used as part of the MTV film. Although the real professional, multi-camera recording is not in circulation, there is a fan-shot, full-length video of the concert on YouTube.
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 with Me Baby" 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.
Additionally, the concert in Athens was broadcast live on ET2.
- 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 Cappello
- Piano: Kenny Moore
- Saxophone: Timmy Cappello
- Supporting vocals: Timmy Cappello, John Miles, Ollie Marland, Kenny Moore, and James Ralston
- During the opening night concert at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Turner performed "You Can't Stop Me Loving You" and "Look Me in the Heart".
- During the concerts in Oldenburg, Turner performed "New Sensation"
|April 27, 1990||Antwerp||Belgium||Sportpaleis|
|April 28, 1990|
|May 1, 1990||Verona||Italy||Arena di Verona|
|May 3, 1990||Milan||PalaTrussardi|
|May 4, 1990|
|May 5, 1990|
|May 7, 1990||Rome||Palazzo dello Sport|
|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||West Germany||Wildparkstadion|
|May 26, 1990||Cologne||Müngersdorfer Stadion|
|May 27, 1990||Munich||Olympiastadion|
|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||Weser-Ems Halle|
|June 7, 1990|
|June 9, 1990||Bremen||Weserstadion|
|June 10, 1990||Nuremberg||Zeppelin Field|
|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||West 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||Parc Schtroumpf|
|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 25, 1990||Ipswich||Portman Road|
|July 28, 1990||Woburn||Woburn Abbey|
|July 29, 1990|
|August 3, 1990[A]||Monte Carlo||Monaco||Salle des Etoiles|
|August 4, 1990[A]|
|August 5, 1990[A]|
|August 6, 1990[A]|
|August 7, 1990||Albenga||Italy||Stadio Comunale Annibale Riva|
|August 8, 1990[A]||Monte Carlo||Monaco||Salle des Etoiles|
|August 9, 1990[A]|
|August 11, 1990||Catanzaro||Italy||Stadio Comunale di Cantanzaro|
|August 13, 1990||Viareggio||Stadio dei Pini|
|August 15, 1990||Lignano Sabbiadoro||Stadio Comunale Teghil|
|August 16, 1990||Bolzano||Stadio Druso|
|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||East Berlin||East Germany||Stadion der Weltjugend|
|August 26, 1990||Hockenheim||West Germany||Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg|
|August 28, 1990||Athens||Greece||Nikos Goumas Stadium|
|August 30, 1990||Floriana||Malta||Independence Arena|
|September 1, 1990[B]||Lüneburg||West Germany||Flugplatz Lüneburg|
|September 2, 1990||Leipzig||East Germany||Zentralstadion|
|September 4, 1990||Innsbruck||Austria||Olympiahalle|
|September 6, 1990||Budapest||Hungary||Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion|
|September 8, 1990||Vienna||Austria||Praterstadion|
|September 9, 1990||Salzburg||Residenzplatz|
|September 11, 1990||Brussels||Belgium||Forest National|
|September 12, 1990|
|September 14, 1990||Glasgow||Scotland||SECC Concert Hall 4|
|September 15, 1990|
|September 16, 1990|
|September 17, 1990||Belfast||Northern Ireland||King's Hall|
|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||Pabellón de Deportes de Riazor|
|October 2, 1990|
|October 5, 1990||Barcelona||Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc|
|October 6, 1990|
|October 7, 1990||Les Escaldes||Andorra||Aparcament al Pavelló del Prat Gran|
|October 9, 1990||Zaragoza||Spain||Estadio de la Romareda|
|October 10, 1990||Toulouse||France||Palais des Sports|
|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||Espace Foire|
|October 20, 1990||Frankfurt||Germany||Festhalle|
|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 Simmonscourt|
|October 28, 1990|
|October 29, 1990|
|November 1, 1990||Heerenveen||Netherlands||Isstadion Thialf|
|November 2, 1990||Rotterdam||Rotterdam Ahoy|
|November 3, 1990|
|November 4, 1990|
- Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
- A This concert was a part of the "Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival"
- B This concert was a part of the "NDR2 Open Air Festival"
- Cancellations and rescheduled shows
|May 5, 1990||Turin, Italy||Stadio Comunale Vittorio Pozzo||Cancelled|
|August 9, 1990||Bari, Italy||Stadio San Nicola||Cancelled|
|September 5, 1990||Karlsruhe, Germany||Wildparkstadion||Cancelled|
|October 2, 1990||Bilbao, Spain||Plaza de Toros de Vista Alegre||Cancelled|
|October 31, 1990||Zürich, Switzerland||Hallenstadion||Cancelled|
- Since Turner's comeback in 1984. Turner toured Australia only in 1977
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This is definitely my last tour [...] and I mean it!
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