Jun 23, 2015

Gladys Knight & The O'Jays Return on Sunday, August 23 to DPAC

The Soul Event of the Year

June 23, 2015 (Durham, NC) – Two of R&B’s finest Gladys Knight and The O’Jays are back by popular demand. Don’t miss this opportunity to see them live when they take the stage at DPAC on August 23, 2015. Their last stop at DPAC in 2013 quickly sold out, so old school fans can expect this show to do the same.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 26 at noon:

  • Online at DPACnc.com
  • DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on June 25. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at http://www.dpacnc.com/fod

"DPAC is home to summer’s best R&B lineup, and it just got bigger! Gladys Knight and The O’Jays promise an evening of classic hits brought to life on stage. Relive your favorite memories as you travel back in time on the “Love Train” and the “Midnight Train” with two music legends. Escape the swelter, and enjoy a cool summer night of timeless music," said Emily McLoughlin, Marketing Director for DPAC.

Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched Gladys Knight’s artistry. This seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winner has earned number one hits in many genres including Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and she has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Gladys Knight & The Pips have been inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame and presented with both the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame and the BET Lifetime Achievement Award.

A sample of Gladys Knight’s biggest hits include "I Heard it Through the Grapevine", "If I Were Your Woman", "Neither One of Us Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye", "I've Got to Use My Imagination", "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me", "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "Love Overboard."

The O'Jays helped form the soundtrack for the lives of several generations. Few bands are as celebrated with inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame and The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame, plus a BET Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The O’Jays were at the forefront of seventies soul music. Racking up a lengthy string of modern R&B classics, including “Back Stabbers,” “Love Train,” “For the Love of Money,” “I Love Music”, “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby” and “Use Ta Be My Girl,” they helped put “Philly Soul” on the map.

Gladys Knight and The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they’ve had for over 50 years. Don’t miss the train on this one.