Motown Legends The Temptations, The Four Tops Announce UK Arena Tour

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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 1960s 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’ 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 they 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.

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“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.”

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 are available from the Ticketline website or from the venues direct. Tickets go on sale on Friday, 1 February at 9.00am.

The Four Tops and The Temptations play the following shows:

19 November: Leeds, First Direct Arena
20 November: Manchester, Arena
22 November: Birmingham, Arena
24 November: Liverpool, Echo Arena
26 November: Southend, Cliffs Pavillion
27 November: London, O2 Arena
28 November: Bournemouth, International Centre
29 November: Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena.

Explore Our The Temptations Artist Page.

Photo Credit: Mick Burgess

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  1. Monica Redmond

    January 30, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Are you coming to Ireland?

  2. Peter Fergie

    January 30, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Coming to see your many Scots fans? Edinburgh ot Glasgow will do. Pleeeeeeeese

    • Keith milne

      January 31, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      Definitely should come up to Scotland.
      Would love to see them

  3. Tim

    January 30, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    No Cardiff date ?

  4. Norma Lavan

    January 31, 2018 at 12:23 am

    To me the temptations are truly the best singing group of all times. God bless all of them, with much love.

  5. Norma j. Lavan

    January 31, 2018 at 12:25 am

    To me the temptations are truly the best singing group of all times. God bless all of them, with much love.

  6. Mike Couch

    January 31, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Why nothing North of Leeds?How about November 25 late afternoon Edinburgh Castle.It would be a sell out!

  7. Dianne DeBerry Bonty

    January 31, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Would love to see them in person…I live in Alabama…

  8. Cheryl

    February 2, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    How much for Nov 19th in Leeds and how do I get tickets

  9. Richard

    April 8, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    3 out of the 4 tops are dead nl. Lawrence Payton, Levi Stubbs & Renaldo “Obie” Benson so how can you sell “The Four Tops”

    • Annette Richard

      October 3, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      Love the Four Tops. Duke is an original member. So they can and should be billed as the Four Tops. Otis Williams is only original Temptation, and there isn’t a problem for Temptations to be referred to as Temptations. Duke and Otis are the last men standing of their original group. Duke dedicates each show to Lawrence, Levi, & Obie. You are in for a treat. I catch their show every chance I can. Good luck Four Tops and Temptations. You are legendary. Geaux Duke, Go Otis. Love you guys FOUREVER.

  10. Joe

    November 25, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Seen them last night in Liverpool they were brilliant just like listening to the records

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