One of the better assignments I was given back when I worked for Austin 360 was covering Tina Turner’s San Antonio concert on what was then billed as her final tour. I appreciate Turner, and I grew up listening to "Private Dancer" and "What’s Love Got to Do with It?" on the radio.
But even without much insight into her work — aside from what’s commonly known by legend — I dug the show. She was damn energetic, and if the large video monitors at the Alamodome were any indication, she has better biceps and triceps than I do.
I don’t know why it crossed my mind a few weeks back, but I thought it would be nice if Turner came out of retirement and did a few more shows. Well, she is.
It’s shocking to think it’s been eight years since that concert. If she’s in as good a shape as she was eight years ago — and by most conventional reports, Turner takes excellent care of herself — audiences are going to get their money’s worth from a show that will most likely be exorbitantly priced.