Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations announce a UK arena tour in November 2018. They will be joined by special guests, yet to be announced.
These two bands are true icons and epitomise the Motown sound that shook the world in the 60s and continues to delight audiences, old and new.
The Four Tops have a vast catalogue of hits, with 27 UK top 40 singles, which include I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) and the 1966 number one Reach Out (I’ll Be There). The line-up for the tour includes original member Duke Fakir plus Ronnie McNeir, Lawrence Payton and Harold ‘Spike’ Bonhart.
The Temptations were the first Motown group to win a Grammy Award – and have won 3 in total. In 2013, they were honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award: a deserved tribute to a band that helped shape Soul and R&B music as we know it. Amongst their classics are My Girl and Papa Was a Rolling Stone. The line-up is founder member, Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene Jr.
“These songs are the soundtrack to our lives – we love performing them as much as ever, especially to the UK audiences” – says The Temptations’ Otis Williams – Duke Fakir agrees “We love coming to the UK – this is our favourite tour and we love the people of the UK … and they treat us like royalty. They love the music which makes it wonderful to perform on stage every night”
Tour Dates are:
|Mon November 19th 2018||Leeds||First Direct Arena|
|Tues November 20, 2018||Manchester||Arena|
|Thurs November 22, 2018||Birmingham||Arena|
|Fri November 24, 2018||Liverpool||Echo Arena|
|Mon November 26, 2018||Southend||Cliff’s Pavillion|
|Tues November 27, 2018||London||O2 Arena|
|Wed, November 28, 2018||Bournemouth||International Centre|
|Thurs November 29, 2018||Nottingham||Motorpoint Arena|
All shows start at 7:30 pm with the exception of Southend which starts at 8pm. Ticket prices are £47.50 and £40 and £50 and £45 in London and Southend. Tickets available from www.ticketline.co.uk or the 24-hour ticket line 0844 888 9991 or from the venues direct. Tickets go on sale on Friday 1st February at 9.00am.