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

January 30, 2018

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.

“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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