The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce The Temptations and The Four Tops will perform together at Four Winds New Buffalo’s® Silver Creek® Event Center on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 9 p.m. Hotel and dinner packages are available on the night of the concert. Tickets can be purchased beginning Friday, January 26 at 11 a.m. EST exclusively through Ticketmaster®, www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices for the show start at $49 plus applicable fees.
Four Winds New Buffalo will be offering hotel and dinner packages along with tickets to The Temptations/Four Tops show. The Hard Rock option is available for $460 and includes two concert tickets, a one-night hotel stay on Friday, April 20 and a $50 gift card to Hard Rock Cafe® Four Winds. The Copper Rock option is available for $560 and includes two tickets to the performance, a one-night hotel stay on Friday, April 20 and a $150 gift card to Copper Rock Steak House®. All hotel and dinner packages must be purchased through Ticketmaster.
For more than 50 years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. An essential component of the original Motown machine, The Temptations 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. An avalanche of hits followed... “My Girl,” “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby;,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is only Skin Deep,” “I Wish It Would Rain”.
The classic lineup was Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin. Beyond the fabulous singing, The Temptations became known for smooth stepping and flawless presentations. The Temptations Walk became a staple of American style. Millions of fans saw their Temptations as cultural heroes. Other stellar singers...Richard Street, Ali-Ollie Woodson, Theo Peoples...joined and adding their luster to the groups’ growing fame. The current lineup consists of Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs, and Willie Greene Jr. In 1989, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2013 received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Four Tops, originally called the Four Aims, made their first single for Chess in 1956, and spent seven years on the road and in nightclubs, singing pop, blues, Broadway, but mostly jazz—four-part harmony jazz. When Motown’s Berry Gordy Jr. found out they had hustled a national “Tonight Show” appearance, he signed them without an audition to be the marquee act for the company’s Workshop Jazz label. Their first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” in 1964, made them stars. “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. It was quickly followed by a longtime favorite, “It’s The Same Old Song”. Their commercial peak was highlighted by a romantic trilogy, “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love” and “Bernadette”.
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. The band’s current lineup is Ronnie McNeir, Roquel Payton, Harold “Spike” Bonhart and Abdul “Duke” Fakir, the only surviving founding member of the group.
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About Four Winds New Buffalo’s Silver Creek Event Center
Four Winds New Buffalo’s Silver Creek Event Center is a 1,500 seat, modern, multi-use facility that is located adjacent to the casino floor, at 11111 Wilson Road. In addition to hosting concerts, the 17,000-sq. ft. event center is often reconfigured to host large meetings, special events, conferences and banquets. Details on concerts and other performances at Silver Creek Event Center are available at http://www.fourwindscasino.com/newbuffalo/silvercreek_ent.php.
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