Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Veteran pop star Tina Turner may yet call her troupe of dancers out for another world tour, though for the moment she prefers home-cooked dinners and a stress-free life. Sitting in the front row at the Giorgio Armani Prive fashion show in Paris yesterday, the 70-year-old looked radiant in a sparkling black top that revealed ample cleavage, her trademark mass of curls piled up high. “People wanted to see me, so many were holding signs up saying, Thank You,” she said of her 2008 tour, which grossed US$47.7 million (RM162.35 million). “I haven’t made a decision yet,” she told Reuters when asked if she would stage another tour. “I didn’t make a plan for a big tour, with big stadiums. I’m not saying I won’t do it, get the girls out and do something, but I haven’t decided.” Turner has for decades been one of the world’s most successful performers, roaring out hits like “Simply The Best” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It” in stage-stomping, high-octane concerts. At Armani, as models prepared backstage for an haute couture show of sweeping white gowns and folded skirt suits, Turner said she liked simple clothes for everyday wear but still had a passion for racy outfits. “My favourites are short skirts that work for heavy dancing,” she said. “I have a short torso, and it looks better with a short skirt.” And even if another exhausting round of concerts is not imminent, waiting fans may console themselves with the prospect of a new album. “Recording is something that’s always easier than touring. I wouldn’t mind, but nothing’s come my way right now and that’s fine,” Turner said with a smile. Unfazed by the scrum of photographers around her, she said while she loved performing in public, she could see the advantages of a more quiet life.