FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2021
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THE TEMPTATIONS AND THE FOUR TOPS CO-HEADLINE
BASS CONCERT HALL ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9.
Tickets On Sale Friday, December 3 at 10 a.m.
AUSTIN, TX – Legendary groups The Temptations and The Four Tops will play Bass Concert Hall on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by Texas Performing Arts as part of their Texas Welcomes Series, tickets for this co-headlining show go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 3rd at 10 a.m. Texas Inner Circle members can access presale tickets starting Thursday, December 2nd at 10 a.m. For more information, visit texasperformingarts.org.
ABOUT THE TEMPTATIONS
Named one of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” by Rolling Stone, The Temptations are one of the most significant R&B vocal groups of all time. With a career spanning six decades, the group’s contribution to American culture and the global music landscape is monumental. Their songs have been covered by scores of luminary musicians from Otis Redding and Luther Vandross, to The Rolling Stones and Hall & Oates. They’ve received four Grammy Awards in addition to a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2013. In 2018, the Library of Congress announced the induction of their classic mega-hit, My Girl into the National Recording Registry. Dr. Otis Williams, the sole surviving member of the original, classic line-up is joined on stage by Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Willie Greene, Jr. and Mario Corbino.
ABOUT THE FOUR TOPS
The Four Tops' story is one of togetherness and success. From their first Motown hit, Baby I Need Your Loving to one of the label’s longest-running chart toppers I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) the group’s early successes established them as one of the most significant R&B groups in the country. With an extraordinary run of instant classics Reach Out I’ll Be There, Standing In The Shadows Of Love and Bernadette — the Tops had cemented their legacy. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked them #79 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Grammy Hall of Fame and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners, the Four Tops are today lead by founding member Abdul "Duke" Fakir.
ABOUT TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS
Texas Performing Arts is the performing arts presenting program of The University of Texas at Austin and operates campus venues including Bass Concert Hall and McCullough Theatre. It is the home of the Broadway in Austin series, a curated program of performing arts, and a host of comedy and concert events. In the calendar year 2019 Bass Concert Hall had the highest number of tickets sold of any theater in Austin, was #2 in the State of Texas, and #22 in the world, according to industry publication Pollstar. Following a national search, Tony Award-winning producer Bob Bursey was appointed Executive and Artistic Director in January of 2020.