Iconic Motown Group The Temptations Return to The Orleans Showroom November 29-30
Motown legends The Temptations return to The Orleans Showroom with their celebrated Motown sound November 29 and 30.
Selling tens of millions of albums with more than 50 years of smash hits and sold-out performances, The Temptations pioneered popular music. An essential component of Barry Gordy’s original Motown machine, The Temptations began their musical career in Detroit in the early ‘60s. In 1964, they scored their first major hit with the Smokey Robinson-penned and produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do.” A cavalcade of hits followed, including “My Girl,” “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep” and “I Wish It Would Rain.”
When the ‘60s and ‘70s turned political, The Temptations got serious. They changed their tone, dress and music with such hits as “Runaway Child,” “Cloud Nine,” “I Can’t Get Next To You,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and “Psychedelic Shack.” The Temptations’ explosion continued in the ‘80s with their appearance on “Motown 25” in 1983, and into the ‘90s with a 1998 Emmy Award-winning NBC mini-series that chronicled the group’s early days and rise to fame. In 2012, the group performed on “Dancing with the Stars” as part of Motown Week.
Beyond their extraordinary singing and distinct harmonies, The Temptations became known for their smooth choreography and distinctive look. “The Temptation Walk” became the staple of American style, flair, flash and class. The lineup includes original member Otis Williams, joined by Bruce Williamson, Terry Weeks, Ron Tyson and Joe Herndon.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $34.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.
About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans offers more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has more than 1,800 guest rooms and a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a poker room, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.