Tina Turner To Be Honoured At Macy’s New York 4th Of July Spectacular
The late Tina Turner will be honoured in New York City at Macy’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular next month.
Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock, passed away aged 83 last month after a long battle with illnesses, including intestinal cancer and kidney problems.
During the “Golden Mile” display element of the Macy’s event, thousands of golden shells will create a cascade stretching across the East River to honour the legendary singer. The “Golden Mile”, which is a “signature moment” of the celebration, will be set to Turner’s hit song The Best.
According to reports in The Hollywood Reporter, Ashanti, Bebe Rexha, Ja Rule, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip and The Roots will also perform at the 47th edition of the annual event. It will be hosted by U.S. TV stars Rutledge Wood and Zuri Hall.
“Every year this remarkable telecast manages to both inspire and awe audiences, lighting up the New York skyline with a fireworks display that’s second to none,” Jen Neal, executive vice president, live event and specials, NBC Universal entertainment and streaming said.
The celebrity-packed summer bash will take place between New York’s East 26th and East 40th streets from 8 pm U.S. Eastern Time.
According to Parade, ahead of the show, Macy’s revealed new effects that spectators and viewers can look forward to, including “a mile wide waving flag created by a combination of red, white, and blue palm and strobing shells, sunflower ring with crackling pistil shells, red stop sign shaped effects, and new Ghost pyro that turn from one color to another in an on/off design featuring four different hues.”
Also performing at the 47th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are the U.S. Army Field Band, Sgt. First Class Kyra Dorn, Staff Sgt. Nicholas Feemster and Staff Sgt. Lamar Riddick. Music Director Ray Chew, who is returning to compose the fireworks score, said in a statement, “We will recognize trailblazers as we celebrate our country’s independence through the voices of young people.”