For more than 40 years, The Temptations have shined as pioneers of popular music with decades of smash hits and sold-out performances. From March 12-15, Otis Williams, Bruce Williamson, Terry Weeks, Ron Tyson and Joe Herndon will come together again at The Orleans Showroom for four nights, starting at 8 p.m. each evening.
The Temptations are central characters in the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temptations began their musical career in Detroit in the early ‘60s. In 1964, Smokey Robinson wrote and produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” the first major hit for The Temptations. An avalanche 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.”
Beyond their fabulous singing, The Temptations became known for smooth-stepping and flawless presentations. The Temptation Walk became the staple of American style, flair, flash and class.
When the ‘60s and ‘70s turned political, The Temptations got serious. They changed their tone, dress and music with smoldering hits as “Runaway Child,” “Cloud Nine,” “I Can’t Get Next To You,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and “Psychedelic Shack.” In the ‘90s, there was another Temptation explosion that began with their appearance on Motown 25 in 1983. It continued with the NBC mini-series in 1998 that chronicled the group’s early days and rise to fame, earning them a coveted Emmy Award.
Tickets are available now and are priced from $49.95, plus tax. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (702) 365-7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.