The Four Tops, whose meteoric rise to fame began with their 1964 Motown hit “Baby I Need Your Loving,” bring their soulful songs to The Orleans Showroom, May 1, 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. each evening.
One of the few groups to have hits in three consecutive decades, The Four Tops’ songs were splashed across the pop and R&B music charts from the 1960s through the 1980s. “I Can’t Help Myself,” a 1965 R&B and pop smash, is one of Motown’s longest-running chart toppers. In the years that followed, The Four Tops continued to produce anthems that defined a generation, including such favorites as “It’s The Same Old Song,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Standing in the Shadows of Love” and “Bernadette.” Their extraordinary run of classics continued with “Shake Me, Wake Me,” “Ain’t No Woman” and “When She Was My Girl,” which went to No. 1 in 1981.
Over the years, The Four Tops’ fame grew as they teamed with Motown’s top female group, The Supremes, post-Diana Ross. Billing themselves “The Magnificent Seven” for a series of albums, they hit with a cover of “River Deep Mountain High.” Later the group partnered with “Queen of Soul” and longtime friend Aretha Franklin to produce the Top 40 R&B hit “If Ever A Love There Was.”
Audiences also know the tunes of The Four Tops from their R&B hit “Are You Man Enough,” from the movie Shaft in Africa, and the song “Back To School Again,” heard in the film Grease 2. Their final solo Top 40 hit, “Indestructible,” was heard around the globe as the theme of the 1988 Summer Olympics, held in Seoul, South Korea.
In 1990, with 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit, The Four Tops were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Pegged among the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone, The Four Tops have performed a nearly non-stop string of tour dates, dazzling adoring fans with their signature sound.
Tickets are now available starting from $39.95, plus tax. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com