Two of Motown’s most iconic vocal groups, The Four Tops and The Temptations, return to the UK this September and October for a rescheduled nine-date arena tour that was originally booked for 2020 but postponed due to the pandemic. As well as honouring their original 2020 itinerary, the Detroit legends have added a new date, at Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion. On all the shows they will be supported by another long-running soul act, New York’s disco favourites, Odyssey, whose legacy is being kept alive by Steven Collazo.
Both groups have been in the news recently: Duke Fakir sheds light on being a Four Top in his acclaimed memoir I’ll Be There: My Life In The Four Tops, while The Temptations – led by the only surviving original member, Otis Williams – released a new album earlier this year, ‘Temptations 60,’ which celebrated their 60th anniversary.
Says Duke Fakir: “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 warm words are echoed by Otis Williams, who has fond memories of his previous visits to the UK and says: “We want to thank our fans in the UK for supporting and inspiring us over a half-century. We look forward to celebrating our 60th Anniversary and sharing news about our new album, ‘Temptations 60’ with all of you. We’ve had such memorable trips to the UK, dating back to the ’60s, and we can’t wait to see everyone this fall.”
The Full Rescheduled 2022 tour dates are as follows:
Fri Sept 30th Manchester AO Arena
Sat Oct 1st Leeds First Direct Arena
Sun Oct 2nd Liverpool M & S Bank Arena
Wed Oct 5th Southend Cliffs Pavillion (NEW SHOW)
Thur Oct 6th Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Fri Oct 7th Bournemouth International Centre
Sun Oct 9th Birmingham Utilita Arena
Mon Oct 10th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Tue Oct 11th London The O2 Arena
Tickets are valid for the new dates. Tickets are available from: www.ticketline.co.uk 24-hour ticket line 0844 888 9991, or from the venues direct.