25 March 2017
By Elaine Murphy
Are you a Tina Turner fan? If so, get ready to rock, as Rebecca O’Connor is returning to Ireland this summer on her Simply the Best tour as TINA, following her phenomenally successful 2016 Irish performances.
The powerhouse singer from Cobh is the only act in the world who is personally endorsed by Tina Turner herself, who said ‘Rebecca is so good, it’s scary’. Mick Fleetwood of the legendary Fleetwood Mac, “Rebecca is an amazing singer and performer, I was mesmerised… a night you’ll never forget.”
Kicking off the tour at The Cork Opera House on May 6th, O’Connor will play venues around the country before closing out the tour in her hometown of Cobh on June 2.
Commenting on last year’s performance, Eibhlin Gleeson, GM of Cork Opera House, said, “It was like a freight train came through Cork and blew the doors off the theatre, it was so powerful and dynamic. Don’t miss this show.”
O’Connor has spent the last year on an incredible worldwide tour including most recently headlining the Emirates Dubai Rugby 7s in front of 45,000 people per night, which went live to over 200 million TV viewers.
Die-hard fans, lovers of rock n roll, and those that just want a good night out, will be blown away at the singer’s highly professional and endlessly entertaining performance, not to mention her crazy hair and glitzy mini dresses. She will be joined on stage by her world class band and sensational dancers, and as a reviewer said last year, “One could be fooled into believing that she is the queen of rock ‘n’ roll herself”.
Those lucky enough to get tickets should be prepared to stand up in their seats as Rebecca delivers her flawless rendition of Tina’s greatest hits, including Nutbush City Limits, Proud Mary, River Deep, Private Dancer, When the Heartache Is Over, Better Be Good To Me, and of course her anthem, Simply the Best.
National tour dates include…
Sat May 6th: Cork Opera House
Friday May 12th: Town Hall Theatre Galway
Sat May 13th:Belfast Empire Theatre
Sat May 20th: University Concert Hall Limerick
Friday May 26th: Theatre Royal Waterford Sat May 27th.. National Opera House Wexford
Friday June 2: Commodore Hotel, Cobh
Having completed sold out tours in Australia and South Africa, Rebecca O’Connor is the only Irish artist to ever win the prestigious ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ hosted by Matthew Kelly, in front of over 33 million viewers. Since then, she has played to packed houses the world over and garnered high praise from music legend Mick Fleetwood, as well as Tina herself! While Rebecca may bring life to Turner’s music during her performances, she is adamant “There is only one Tina Turner. She is absolutely amazing and I admire and respect her so much. I hope I bring her power, magic and energy to every show I perform.”
Tina Turner is one of the greatest live performers in music history whose career has spanned 50 years in which she has received numerous awards including Eight Grammy’s. She has sold more concert tickets than any other solo music performer in history.
If you’re keen to relive the magic of Tina Turner you can see Rebecca with her big voice, wild hair, sparkling mini dresses, red lipstick and stiletto heels do the undisputed Queen of
Rock n Roll justice on stage, make sure you book early.
Early bird tickets for the tribute shows are available from www.corkoperahouse.ie and www.commodorehotel.ie, starting from 20 EUR. Or see Facebook @rebeccaoconnorissimplythebestastinaturner