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Overview

Tina Turner fans prepare to be blown away when brand new show What’s Love Got To Do With It? arrives in Poole as part of a massive UK tour.

What's Love Got To Do With It?  is the joyous new show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner.

And with a tour taking in more than 60 towns and cities across the UK in 2019 and into 2020, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is set to wow fans when it heads to Poole’s Lighthouse 

Brought to you by the award-winning producers behind the hugely successful Whitney - Queen Of The Night, What’s Love Got To Do With It?  is the ultimate tribute concert paying homage to one of the most iconic and much loved musical artists of the 20th Century.

In this brand-new touring theatre show, audiences can expect a night of high energy, feel-good rock-and-roll featuring Tina's greatest hits performed by the amazing vocal talent of Elesha Paul Moses (Whitney - Queen Of The Night, The Voice, X Factor) supported by a full 10-piece live band.

Historic double date in Poole for Tina Turner

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In 1979, less than a year after Lighthouse opened as Poole Arts Centre, soul superstar Tina Turner played Poole not once, but twice in just eighteen days.

As we get ready to welcome the joyous new show What’s Love Got To Do With It? on Thursday 5 March, the discovery of an old backstage pass prompted us to look into how the powerhouse performer came to Poole and, by popular demand, came back just a few days later.

Tina's first show, on 11 March 1979, was the opening night of a six-date UK tour, with tickets priced £4, £3 and £2. Described as a “robust, full-blooded, thoroughly entertaining spectacular”, it was such a success a second date was booked immediately for 29 March, her “immediate re-appearance by fantastic public demand”, following a short tour of Germany and sandwiched between dates at London’s Apollo Theatre and Hammersmith Odeon. The Apollo show was subsequently released as Wild Lady of Rock (At the Apollo), her first home video.

Having split from her husband Ike in 1976 Tina toured almost continuously between 1977 and 1980 to pay her debts. The 1979 UK tour found her dressed in costumes by designer Bob Mackie whose credits include Cher, Diana Ross, Joan Rivers and Bette Midler, Tina was supported by four dancers and performed cover versions of popular hits, some old ones from Ike & Tina and new tracks from her solo records Rough and Love Explosion. 

Those shows are an early highlight in the history of Lighthouse, but they're not the end of Tina Turner's assocation with Poole - she returned to play the Arts Centre once more on 9 February 1984 as part of a UK tour on the back of her surprise hit single version of Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ and immediately before recording the album Private Dancer that made her a global superstar. On that visit to Poole she was booked into the five-star Carlton Hotel in Bournemouth only to refuse to stay there, preferring to be taken back to Bristol where she had stayed the night before in a Holiday Inn!

A thrilling celebration of the incredible music of Tina Turner, What's Love Got To Do With It? is already being hailed as the ultimate concert tribute to one of the most iconic and best-loved artists of the 20th century. Starring the amazing vocal talent of Elesha Paul Moses, (from Whitney – Queen of the Night, TV’s The Voice and X Factor) supported by a ten-piece band it will be a night of high energy, feel-good rock ’n’ soul.

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