Tina Turner Tour Details Emerge

Tina Turner will indeed embark on her first tour in eight years this fall, beginning Oct. 1 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., a source close to the tour has confirmed to Billboard.com.

Tina Turner will indeed embark on her first tour in eight years this fall, beginning Oct. 1 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., a source close to the tour has confirmed to Billboard.com.

The arena tour will be promoted by AEG Live, according to the source, and will include close to 40 shows in North America, likely to be followed by Europe and other international dates.

Turner announced the tour, and that tickets would go on sale May 12, at a taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" set to air May 8. An official announcement is expected around that air date.

Turner's 2000 tour, billed as her last, was the top-grossing tour of that
year, according to Billboard Boxscore. It grossed nearly $110 million from
89 shows and drew more than 2 million people, averaging more than 24,000 a night in attendance. At the time it was the top-grossing tour ever for a female artist, a number that was later topped by Cher's three-year Farewell tour, and then Madonna's 2006 Confessions tour.