Four Tops and The Temptations Tour UK Spring 2014

Timeless Motown legends Four Tops and The Temptations to Tour UK Next Spring

Relive the R&B and soul classics that delivered Detroit to music history.

Special guests will be The Platters and Freda Payne.

Four Tops

Timeless Motown legends Four Tops and The Temptations will be live at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, Phones 4u Arena Manchester and the first direct arena Leeds in spring 2014.

Tickets go on sale from 9.00am  Friday 06 September. Register for a Ticket Alarm here. 

Thu 27 March 2014 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Tue 01 April 2014 first direct arena, Leeds
Wed 02 April 2014 Phones 4u Arena, Manchester

American vocal quartet Four Tops are widely considered as one of the main artists to help define the landmark Motown sound in the 1960’s. Amongst their biggest hits are I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) and Reach Out I’ll Be There. The line-up features original founder member Abdul ‘Duke’ Fakir with Lawrence Payton Jr, Lewis McNeir and Spike Deleon.

Fellow Motown vocal quintet The Temptations are known for their seminal R&B and soul catalogue, their harmonies and their trademark choreographies. The Temptations were the first ever Motown artists to win a Grammy and are particularly remembered for classics My Girl and Papa Was A Rolling Stone.

Counting over 20 different musicians throughout their career, Otis Williams is the only surviving member off the original five today together with Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon, Ron Tyson and Bruce Williamson.

[quote] “We love playing in the UK, the audiences are the best in the world.   We’re really looking forward to sharing our music with you, together with The Platters and Freda Payne who are joining us this time around.  We hope you’ll enjoy the shows as much as we will” [/quote]Otis Williams and Duke Fakir speaking ahead of their eagerly anticipated UK tour.

Who can forget Only You and The Great Pretender! Early rock’n’roll pioneers The Platters had Top 40 Billboard singles and four Number Ones between 1955 and 1967. They recorded just under 400 songs, sold well over 100 million records, performed in more than 91 countries and received more than 250 awards worldwide. They were inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of their international debut with ‘Only You’.

Singer and actress Freda Payne hit her musical peak in 1970 with Band of Gold, reaching a million copies sold and later re-recorded with Belinda Carlisle in 1986. A complete artist and a versatile vocalist, Freda’s career spans over four decades covering soul, R&B and jazz as well as movie and theatre roles. Freda has just finished recording a new jazz album to be released in 2014.

Tickets go on sale from 9.00am  Friday 06 September. Register for a Ticket Alarm here. 

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