NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (January 9, 2017) – Soulful singing legends The Temptations and The Four Tops bring their timeless classics to The Theater at MGM National Harbor Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m.
The Theater at MGM National Harbor offers an experience unlike any other in the region, providing fans the opportunity to see world-class entertainment in an intimate setting. The recently opened Theater features seven VIP suites and flexible seating designs, accommodating 3,000 guests for reserved-seating events and a little more than 4,000 for general admission shows.
Tickets for The Temptations range from $55 to $125, including applicable service charges, and are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at mgmnationalharbor.com or ticketmaster.com. For more show and ticket information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com or call (844) 346-4664.
The Temptations have propelled popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world for more than 50 years. The group quickly became an essential component of the original Motown machine in the early ‘60s, but it wasn’t until 1964 when the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced song “The Way You Do The Things You Do” turned the guys into stars. An avalanche of hit songs followed including “My Girl,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “I Wish It Would Rain.”
Beyond the fabulous singing, The Temptations became well-known for their smooth stepping chorography and flawless presentations. Throughout their illustrious career the group has reinvented themselves through their changing tone, dress, music style and impressive roster of members over the last six decades.
The group currently consists of the legendary Otis Williams; Ron Tyson, a Philadelphia-born tenor; Terry Weeks, a baritone born in Alabama; Larry Braggs, two-time GRAMMY-nominated tenor; and Willie Greene Jr., a bass vocalist born in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Four Tops quartet, originally called the Four Aims, had their first single in 1956, and spent seven years on the road singing pop, blues, Broadway, but mostly four-part harmony jazz. When Motown’s Berry Gordy Jr. discovered the group’s national “Tonight Show” appearance, he signed them without an audition to be the marquee act for the company’s Workshop Jazz label. That proved short-lived, and Stubbs’ powerhouse baritone lead and the exquisite harmonies of Fakir, Benson and Payton started making one smash hit after another.
The band’s first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” in 1964, rose the group to stardom. Their songs, soulful and bittersweet, were across-the-board successes. “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. The group’s commercial peak was highlighted by a romantic trilogy: the No. 1 “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love” (No. 2 R&B/No. 6 pop) and “Bernadette” (No. 3 R&B/No. 4 pop).
In 1990, with 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit, The Four Tops were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The group continued to be a hit in concert, touring incessantly, a towering testament to the enduring legacy of the Motown Sound they helped shape and define. Following Payton’s death in 1997, the group briefly worked as a trio until Theo Peoples, a former member of The Temptations, was recruited to restore the group to a quartet. When Stubbs subsequently grew ill, Peoples became the lead singer and former Motown artist-producer Ronnie McNeir was enlisted to fill Payton’s spot. In 2005, when Benson died, Payton’s son Roquel replaced him.
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About MGM National Harbor
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) portfolio, MGM National Harbor has an unrivaled setting offering stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort, which opened December 8, 2016, sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington's Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. For more information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.
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