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Friday, 30 June, 2000, 12:14 GMT 13:14 UK
Simply the end for Tina
Tina Turner
Tina Turner's solo career took off in the 1980s
Tina Turner is to give up live touring at the end of her current world tour, she will tell fans in Switzerland on Friday.

The 60-year-old pop veteran will announce her retirement in Zurich, during the first concert of the tour.

Tina Turner
Her final live show will be in San Francisco in November

A spokesman for the singer said: "This will be the first time Tina has officially told her fans that she is going to stop touring.

"She has decided she no longer wants to do her own concerts after this tour, because she wants to go out at the top."

But he added: "Tina might still do the odd Sting gig for the rainforests or an Elton John Aids gig, which she has done in the past, if she is asked."

Turner is still contracted to make at least one more album with her present record company, EMI.

She first rose to prominence in the mid-1960s with husband Ike, but their relationship was destructive behind the scenes.


Turner tracks
River Deep, Mountain High (1966, with Ike)
Nutbush City Limits (1973, with Ike)
What's Love Got To Do With It (1984)
The Best (1989)
I Don't Wanna Fight (1993)
Ike dominated every aspect of her life, and she walked out on him - and her career - in 1975, relinquishing all claims for compensation from him.

She worked her way back through nightclub gigs, and 1984's Private Dancer album returned her to the limelight - while Ike spent much of that decade in prison.

Her autobiography, I, Tina, was turned into the 1993 film What's Love Got To Do With It.

Turner's final tour passes through the UK next week, with shows in Glasgow (7 July), Cardiff (9 July), Sheffield (13 July) and Wembley Stadium on 15 and 16 July.

Her final show will be in San Francisco in November.

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