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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tina Turner Arrives for Performances

Looking relaxed, fit and more elegant than most women half her age, Tina Turner has arrived in Moscow for a three-concert stint in the Kremlin Palace on Nov. 5, 6 and 7.


"What can I expect tomorrow?" Turner, 56, asked a packed room of journalists at the Baltschug Hotel on Monday evening. The assembled answered by simply applauding loudly.


If recent concerts in Europe are any indication, Turner can expect lots of enthusiastic fans to show up at her Kremlin gigs. "If someone had said years ago that I would now be appearing for such packed crowds, I would have said, 'That's a wild dream,'" said Turner, playing on the title of her new album, Wildest Dreams.


Despite a hoarse cough, Turner -- dressed simply in a muted plaid blouse and simple gray pants -- fielded a 15-minute flurry of questions including the standard, What about Ike?


"Let's don't talk about Ike," she said of her long estranged ex-husband, whose brutality to her formed the basis of a 1993 movie, "What's Love Got to Do With It?" Turner added that, after 16 years together, "we went our own ways."


What drives her, a woman born in 1939, to keep to a schedule that would exhaust most 40-year-olds? "I still like to keep up with the world; I like to keep up with my audience," she said.





Her fans are getting younger, she said, "and that kind of motivates me."