The Temptations and The Four Tops
Sponsored By The Forest at Duke - Legends Concerts & Comedy Series at DPAC
- Fri, Aug 23 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
Two of the Greatest Names in American Music History
Returning by popular demand, Motown legends The Temptations & The Four Tops come back to DPAC on Friday, August 23, 2019. These vocal powerhouses boast four sold out performances at DPAC, and guests can be guaranteed a legendary night of all their favorite hits.
For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world.
“The crowds are bigger, the sales are sizzling,” says one industry report. “The outpouring of affection for this super-group has never been greater”.
The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do” turned the guys into stars.
One of Motown's most consistent hit-makers, The Four Tops are among the most stable and consistent vocal groups.
Their first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” in 1964, made them stars and their sixties track record on the label is indispensable to any retrospective of the decade. Their songs, soulful and bittersweet, were across-the-board successes. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” a no. 1 R&B and Pop smash in 1965, is one of Motown’s longest-running chart toppers.
In 1990, with 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit, The Four Tops were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Though they would no longer have hits on record, the group continued to be a hit in concert, touring incessantly, a towering testament to the enduring legacy of the Motown Sound they helped shape and define.
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6:30pm- Lobby Doors & Seating Area Opens
7:30pm- Performance Begins
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Currently, this event is planning on using these added video screens.
For many concert, comedy, and special events at DPAC, we offer added views of the stage with two big screens (size: 16’ x 9’) hung to the sides of the stage or above the stage. These big screens can add to the visual experience of our concert, comedy, and special events and give guests seated farther from the stage what we like to call “a tenth row view”. Approval to use these screens always rests with the visiting show and about half of all concert and comedy events do use these screens.