Microsoft Music Central Offers Exclusive Look At Life on the Road With Tina Turner

REDMOND, Wash., June 20, 1997 — Microsoft® Music Central® Online ( (http://musiccentral.MSN.com/) ), the Internet source for music information, today announced an exclusive, behind-the-scenes guide to Tina Turner’s Wildest Dreams tour: the Tina Turner Tour Diaries. Produced with the full cooperation of Virgin Records and Turner management, the Tina Turner Tour Diaries are penned by a member of Tina’s crew and offer the ultimate all-access glimpse of what it’s like to travel with the hardest-working woman in rock ‘n’ roll.

The Tour Diaries offer a rare, insider’s glimpse of a sometimes trying but always good-humored life on the road with the Tina Turner show. It combines text, audio and video weekly diary entries, candid backstage and concert photos, streaming video of concert footage, music videos, humorous audio anecdotes (including an off-the-cuff, informal audio interview with Tina), Tina’s personal views on her band and crew members, and a brand-new special interview with Tina and Oprah Winfrey.

Commenting on her online diary, Tina said, “This is a new way to learn about life on the road. Through the Tour Diaries on Microsoft Music Central, fans will be able to experience the Wildest Dreams tour firsthand.”

A New Way to Get Backstage!

The Tour Diaries kick off in Australia and New Zealand, where Tina’s experience and professionalism guide the crew through the tragedy of keyboardist Kenny Moore’s death and the chaos of two bomb scares. From there, music fans are carried through Tina’s triumphant return to America after four years abroad (featuring a special visit from Oprah), then on to the peak of the tour with her seven blockbuster shows in New York this summer.

Your One-Stop Source of Tina Turner Information

Music Central is the premier source of Tina Turner information on the Internet. Tina fans will appreciate features such as insider tour trivia and gossip, the ability to preview every track of the Wildest Dreams album, a Tina Turner biography with downloadable historic photos, a
Tina Turner discography linked to reviews and special offers at the Music Central CD store, a Tina Turner movie page, an interactive North American tour schedule to track her progress, and links to other fan sites.

The Music Central interactive music reference and entertainment guide offers the smartest, most entertaining music reporting and information on the Web. It’s an electronic magazine with feature interviews, reviews, articles and music news, audio and video clips, and an extensive database of artist biographies and critical discographies.

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