It’s just been announced that the legendary, long-running Motown-associated vocal groups, THE FOUR TOPS and THE TEMPTATIONS, are returning to the United Kingdom next year to perform eight arena dates in October and November 2020. Their short tour begins in Cardiff on October 29th, concluding eleven days later in London on November 8, 2020. In between those two dates, the groups will perform in Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham and Bournemouth.
Says Duke Fakir, the last surviving original member of the Four Tops: “We are thrilled to be coming back to the UK. We always have such a great reception from our fans here, it always feels like home. It makes it so special to perform for the folks in Britain.”
His counterpart in The Temptations, the group’s lone founder member, Otis Williams, is also enthusiastic about his forthcoming UK trip. “We want to thank our British fans for supporting and inspiring us over a half century,” he says. “I’ve had such memorable trips to Britain dating as far back as the early ’70s, including meeting the Archbishop of Canterbury to recording our Live at London’s Talk of the Town album. As we mark our 60th Anniversary in 2020, the Temptations want to pay special tribute to fans in the UK and worldwide. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating this special milestone during next year’s tour.”
The full tour schedule:
Thursday 29 October Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Friday 30 October Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Sunday 1 November Manchester Arena
Monday 2 November Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Tuesday 3 November Leeds First Direct Arena
Wednesday 4 November Birmingham Arena
Saturday 7 November Bournemouth International Centre
Sunday 8 November London O2 Arena
Tickets are available from: www.ticketline.co.uk, 24-hour ticket line 0844 888 9991, or from the venues direct.