The late legendary singing icon, Tina Turner, is set to be honored at this year’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York City.
The queen of rock ‘n’ roll passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at her home in Switzerland due to a long illness. The legendary singing star, Tina Turner was 83 at the time of her death. Tina Turner had an estimated net worth of $270 million at the time of her death. Her financial success was the result of her massive hard work, talent, and immense popularity among fans globally.
During the highly anticipated “Golden Mile” display, thousands of golden-hued shells will illuminate the sky, creating a breathtaking cascade effect that will stretch across the East River, paying homage to the legendary singer.
In addition to celebrating her legacy, the show will boast a bevy of other fireworks innovations. According to reports, the show will include a mile-wide waving flag created by a combination of red, white, and blue palm and strobing shells. It will have a sunflower ring with crackling pistil shells, and red stop sign-shaped effects. Also, it will include a new Ghost Pyro that turns from one color to another in an on/off design featuring four different hues.
Notable celebrities such as Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things, George Lopez from Lopez vs Lopez, Mayan Lopez also from Lopez vs Lopez, Raymond Lee from Quantum Leap, and Team USA gymnasts will make appearances during various segments throughout the event, adding to the excitement.
“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,” said Jen Neal, executive vp live event and specials, at NBCUniversal Entertainment and streaming. “It’s this type of live programming event that unites us as a country and makes both our NBC and Peacock brands so unique.”
Taking place along the East River between East 26th and East 40th streets, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular promises a night of glamour, star power, and an awe-inspiring fireworks show.
Fourth of July is considered auspicious in the United States as it was on this day in the year 1776, when Congress signed the Declaration of Independence of the United States, thereby giving freedom to the country from British rule. Thus, the 4th of July marks the Independence Day of the US. Furthermore, the fireworks signify the celebration and pomp of the Americans on that day.
Previously, the newly crowned royal, King Charles III, allowed the Band of the Welsh Guards to perform Tina’s hit song “The Best” during the changing of the guard in front of Buckingham Palace on Friday. Thus, the king paid a royal tribute to Tina Turner after her death.
Ashanti, Bebe Rexha, Ja Rule, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, and LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip & the Roots will all perform during the show at Macy’s. In addition, the broadcast will feature a flyover along the California coastline conducted by an all-female flight crew to celebrate the 50th anniversary of women flying in the Navy.
The 47th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will air July 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and stream on Peacock.