Motown legends The Temptations return to The Orleans Showroom with their celebrated Motown sound November 29 and 30.
Selling tens of millions of albums with more than 50 years of smash hits and sold-out performances, The Temptations pioneered popular music. An essential component of Barry Gordy’s original Motown machine, The Temptations began their musical career in Detroit in the early ‘60s. In 1964, they scored their first major hit with the Smokey Robinson-penned and produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do.” A cavalcade of hits followed, including “My Girl,” “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep” and “I Wish It Would Rain.”
When the ‘60s and ‘70s turned political, The Temptations got serious. They changed their tone, dress and music with such hits as “Runaway Child,” “Cloud Nine,” “I Can’t Get Next To You,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and “Psychedelic Shack.” The Temptations’ explosion continued in the ‘80s with their appearance on “Motown 25” in 1983, and into the ‘90s with a 1998 Emmy Award-winning NBC mini-series that chronicled the group’s early days and rise to fame. In 2012, the group performed on “Dancing with the Stars” as part of Motown Week.
Beyond their extraordinary singing and distinct harmonies, The Temptations became known for their smooth choreography and distinctive look. “The Temptation Walk” became the staple of American style, flair, flash and class. The lineup includes original member Otis Williams, joined by Bruce Williamson, Terry Weeks, Ron Tyson and Joe Herndon.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $34.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.