The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" said when she steps on stage at the Sprint Center at the sold-out start of her new North American tour, she will be returning to a place where she used to be a regular performer, The Kansas City Star reported Saturday.
"I've been away from America -- home -- for at least a good 12 years. I have some memories of certain towns and when we started to think about where to start," she said regarding Wednesday's performance. "Kansas City and St. Louis were areas I played a lot, a lot, when I was here."
Turner, whose public efforts during the last few years have been focused in Europe, said those who show up for her first tour show are in for a treat.
"All the songs I think people want to hear are there, but with different choreography," she told the Star. "I think the costumes are fantastic."
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