The two most iconic motown bands, The Four Tops and Grammy Award-winning The Temptations, have announced a run of UK dates for November 2018, including a Manchester gig at Manchester Arena.

Taking on tour their legendary motown 60’s sound which still appeals to audiences both old and new today, The Temptations founder member Otis William said, “These songs are the soundtrack to our lives – we love performing them as much as ever, especially to the UK audiences”.

Duke Fakir (original member of The Four Tops) agrees, “We love coming to the UK – this is our favourite tour and we love the people of the UK … and they treat us like royalty. They love the music which makes it wonderful to perform on stage every night”.

The Temptations were the first Motown group to win a Grammy Award and have won 3 in total. In 2013, they were honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award: a deserved tribute to a band that helped shape Soul and R&B music as we know it today. Amongst their classics are My Girl and Papa Was a Rolling Stone. The line-up is founder member, Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene Jr.

The Four Tops will perform at Manchester Arena - image courtesy Mick Burgess

The Four Tops will perform at Manchester Arena – image courtesy Mick Burgess

The Four Tops have a vast catalogue of hits, with 27 UK top 40 singles, which include I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) and the 1966 number one Reach Out (I’ll Be There) . The line-up for the tour includes original member Duke Fakir plus Ronnie McNeir, Lawrence Payton and Harold ‘Spike’ Bonhart.

The bands will be joined on tour by special guests, yet to be announced.

Where and when do The Four Tops and The Temptations perform in Manchester?

The Four Tops and The Temptations will headline at the Manchester Arena on 20th November 2018. The Manchester gig is one of eight UK gigs announced:

19 November – Leeds First Direct Arena
20 November – Manchester Arena
22 November – Birmingham Arena
24 November – Liverpool Echo Arena
26 November – Southend Cliff’s Pavillion
27 November – London O2 Arena
28 November – Bournemouth International Centre
29 November – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

When do tickets for The Four Tops and The Temptations’s Manchester gig at Manchester Arena go on sale?

Tickets for The Four Tops and The Temptations at the Manchester Arena go on general sale on Friday 1st February 2018 at 9am.