Feb 19, 2015

Mother’s Night Out with R&B Legends and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Isley Brothers

February 17, 2015 (Durham, NC) – Come spend Mother’s Day with gritty R&B, Motown soul and blistering funk masters The Isley Brothers when they return to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2015. Their last performance in December 2012 sold out. This show is presented in partnership with The DOME Group Inc.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 20 at 12 p.m.:

  • 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 February 19. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at http://bit.ly/FriendsOfDPAC.

"Mother's Day is the perfect night for this legendary show," says DOME Group Inc. President Sulaiman Mausi. "The Isley Brothers are the perfect mix of classic funk and modern soul, a real treat for the Triangle area."

The Grammy® Award-winning Isley Brothers have enjoyed one of the longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the history of popular music – having survived nearly a half century of performing. The group's distinguished history spanned not only two generations of Isley siblings but also massive cultural shifts.

The founding members of the band were Ronald Isley, older brothers Rudy and Kelly and younger brother Vernon. Following the death of brother Vernon, the remaining trio launched a career into doo-wop scoring with their first million-selling hit single, "Shout", in 1959. Follow-up successes came with the 1962 single, "Twist and Shout" and the 1966 Motown single, "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)".

Following the release of their 1969 Grammy® Award-winning hit, "It's Your Thing" and subsequent other hits on their own label, the family eventually grew to include younger brothers Ernie and Marvin Isley as well as brother-in-law Chris Jasper. From 1973 until 1983, the group would release a successive string of hit albums and singles on the R&B charts, becoming one of the few successful black groups to successfully cross over into the pop charts due to their mixture of soul, funk and rock thanks to the albums 3 + 3 and The Heat Is On. The Isley Brothers also helped pioneer the “quiet storm” format with a string of ballads on their 1970s and 1980s albums.

Since then, the group has gone through different lineup changes becoming one of the few acts to have successfully charted a single or an album in five decades. The group has been awarded with accolades including inductions to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as well as the R&B Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.