The Temptations Celebrates 60th Anniversary with New U.S. Tour and International Dates 2020

Iconic Motown Group Celebrates 60th Anniversary
with U.S. Tour and International Dates

The Temptations’ story is an epic journey of courage, struggle, triumphs, setbacks, and ultimately, international superstardom. The genesis and magnitude of their greatness is one of the most extraordinary stories of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Billboard Magazine in 2017 called them the “#1 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of All Time,” and in November of 2019 the magazine named them one of the 125 “Greatest of All Time Artists” in music. In 2020, they celebrate their 60th anniversary. Revisit some of their greatest hits here:

Here’s a brief retrospective of their legendary history and distinguished contributions over the past sixty years. Looking through a rear-view lens, what follows is a celebration of the Temptations’ artistry, legacy, and revered music that will live on for all eternity.

From their origins in Detroit, Michigan six decades ago, to countries around the globe, from concert stages worldwide, to one of the greatest stages on earth – Broadway – the Temptations’ journey covers not only their personal history but the history of America, as well.

The group’s coming of age, and musical development happens at a volatile time in the country’s history. The 1960s are challenging times. The nation is suffering from the loss of its president, the civil rights and feminist movements are in full swing, and the marches for equality and the freedom to vote are unraveling the thin threads holding the country together. The Temptations and other African American artists stare down racism and discrimination on bus tours throughout the South during these turbulent times of civil unrest. Amid the intense racial tensions at home and a raging war in Vietnam, the cultural upheaval gives birth to the Temptations’ own political consciousness, which finds its way into their music by the decades’ end.

It is the power of music, here and abroad, by artists, including the Temptations, that help raise the spirit of the country and uplift a nation desperately searching for common bonds and a glimmer of hope and humanity. Songs, like “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep,” “I Wish It Would Rain,” and other favorites, many of which are considered American classics today, bring people together in ways previously unimagined.

Widely-known as a “National Treasure” and entertainment superstars, the Temptations will mark their 60th Anniversary in 2020 and there is heightened excitement as the group plans an international tour, including shows in Britain in late October of 2020.
Otis Williams, the sole surviving original Temptation, Ron Tyson, a lead vocalist with the group for 37 years, Terry Weeks, a lead vocalist for 23 years, and Willie Greene, Jr., bass vocalist with the group for four years, are still serenading fans with their soulful voices, lighting up stages with their famous Temptations’ Walk, and bringing joy to audiences of all ages.

Looking ahead to Christmas 2021, the Broadway Musical, “Ain’t Too Proud” will go back to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where it ran in previews.

Photo Credit: Jay Gilbert

Upcoming U.S. Performances:

January 26 | Peabody Auditorium | Daytona Beach, FL
February 15 | Crystals Event Center | Lubbock, TX
March 6 | The Crown Theater | Fayetteville, NC
March 7 | Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center | Florence, SC
March 8 | Thalia Mara Hall | Jackson, MS
March 12 | Majestic Theatre San Antonio | San Antonio, TX
March 13 | IP Casino Resort and Spa | Biloxi, MS
March 14 | Delta Downs Racetrack, Hotel & Casino | Vinton, LA
March 15 | American Bank Center Selena Auditorium | Corpus Christi, TX
April 2 | The Bell Auditorium | Augusta, GA
April 3 | Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre | Atlanta, GA
April 5 | Key West Theater | Key West, FL
April 11 | Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort | Suquamish, WA
April 17 – 18 | Abravanel Hall | Salt Lake City, UT
May 1 – 2 | The Grand 1894 Opera House | Galveston, TX
May 7 | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Wallingford, CT
May 9 | The Theater At MGM National Harbor | National Harbor, MD
May 10 | Lowell Memorial Auditorium | Lowell, MA
May 14 | St. George Theatre | Staten Island, NY
May 15 | Ukrainian National Home | New Brunswick, NJ
May 17 | NYCB Theatre at Westbury | Westbury, NY
June 4 | Washington Center for the Performing Arts | Olympia, WA
June 5 | Pantages Theater | Tacoma, WA
June 6 | Admiral Theatre | Bremerton, WA
June 12 | Silver Creek Event Center | New Buffalo, MI

Click here for full list of performances (including international dates) and ticketing information
For more information on The Temptations, please visit:

DL Media

MORE News on T.U.M.S.!

NEW VOICES! Songstress Renay Releases New Album "Pure Love" | WATCH NEW VIDEO for Single "Wanna Shar...
"Oscar, With Love" Tribute Deluxe Limited Edition 5-LP Set Arrives Feb. 21st, 2020
Vocalist Mahalia Fontaine Releases New Single "Empires" on Feb. 21st, 2020 | LISTEN!
Pastor Mike, Jr. Reaches #1 on Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart with Single "Big" | LISTEN!
Deborah Cox Releases Official Music Video for Single "Easy Way" | Co-Stars in New Film Influence Pre...
EXCLUSIVE STREAM! LISTEN to Saxophonist Vincent Ingala’s Entire New Album “Echoes Of The Heart” from...
Trumpeter Marquis Hill Releases New Album "Love Tape: With Voices" on Feb. 14th, 2020 | LISTEN to Si...
Saxophonist Jimmy Greene to Release New Album "While Looking Up" on April 3rd, 2020
Charlie Wilson Releases Official Music Video for Single "Forever Valentine" | WATCH!
Gregory Porter Releases New Single "If Love Is Overrated" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Singer Rexy* Releases New Music Video for Single "All Our Lives" | WATCH!
Vocalist Cynthia Scott Releases New Single "Sweet Valentine" | LISTEN!
Vocalist Gloria Reuben & Guitarist Marty Ashby Releases New Album "For All We Know" on Feb. 14th, 20...
Little Steven Announces Remastered Vinyl Edition Of Landmark Protest Album, 'Sun City' | Coming Marc...
Boney James to Release New Album "Solid" on April 17th, 2020 | Announces New Tour Dates
Singer Antoine Dunn to Release New Album "Everything" on Feb. 14th, 2020 | LISTEN to New Single "I'm...
Singer Isaac Carree Releases New Single "Legend" | WATCH NEW VIDEO! Album "No Risk, No Reward" Drops...
Nina Simone's Album "Fodder On My Wings" Reissued on LP & CD/Digital | Coming April 3rd, 2020 | WATC...
Pianist/Keyboardist Connie Han to Release New Album "Iron Starlet" on April 10th, 2020
Jody Watley to Release New EP "Winter Nights"
Pianist Bob Baldwin to Release 31st New Album "Henna" on Feb. 7th, 2020 | LISTEN to New Single "Long...
The Marley Family, UMe & Island Records Announce Yearlong 75th Birthday Commemorative Plans For Bob ...
Sy Smith Releases New Official Music Video for "Camelot" | WATCH!
NEW VOICES! Singer Maurice Smith Releases New Single "I Still Believe" | LISTEN!
Guitarist Chris Standring to Release New Album "Real Life" on March 20th, 2020 | WATCH VIDEO for "Is...
Rissi Palmer Releases New Official Music Video for "You Were Here (Sage's Song)" | WATCH!
Mali Music Releases New Single "Let Go" | LISTEN!
Kandace Springs to Release New Album "The Women Who Raised Me" on March 27th, 2020 | WATCH NEW VIDEO...
Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery to Release New Album "The Humble Warrior" on April 10th, 2020
Missy Elliott And H.E.R. Join Forces For Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LIV Commercial | WATCH VIDEO!
NEW VOICES! Singer Sunshyn Releases New Single "Promised Me" on Feb. 1st, 2020 | LISTEN!
Singer Luther Barnes Releases New Single "Look To The Hills" | LISTEN! New Album Drops Spring 2020
Guitarist Lawson Rollins Releases New Album "True North" | LISTEN!
Keyboardist Lisa Addeo's New Single "Listen To This" Reaches #1 on Billboard's Smooth Jazz Chart
Jazz in Pink feat. Gail Jhonson Releases New Single "Joy, Joy" feat. Kim Waters | New Album Coming S...
Reggae Singer Jonathan Emile Releases New Album "Spaces-In-Between" | WATCH VIDEO for Single "Try A ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *