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The Temptations
The Temptations (sometimes abbreviated as The Temps or The Tempts) is an American vocal group that has achieved fame for putting together one of the most successful acts to record for Motown Records. The group's collection has included, during its five-decade career, R&B, doo-wop, funk, disco, soul, and adult contemporary music.

Original Group Members
The original group included members of two local Detroit vocal groups: The Distants, which featured second tenor/baritone Otis Williams, first tenor Elbridge "Al" Bryant and bass Melvin Franklin; and first tenor/falsetto Eddie Kendricks and second tenor/baritone Paul Williams from The Primes.

Among the most notable future Temptations were lead singers David Ruffin and Dennis Edwards , Richard Street , Damon Harris, Ron Tyson, Ali-Ollie Woodson, Theo Peoples, and G.C. Cameron. Like its sister female group, the Supremes, the Temptations' lineup has changed frequently over the years.

History
Childhood friends Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Kel Osbourne, and Wiley Waller formed a doo-wop group called the Cavaliers in their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, in 1955. Reduced to a trio after Waller left the group in 1957, Kendricks, Williams, and Osbourne left Birmingham in order to break into the music business. After first moving to Cleveland, Ohio, they settled in Detroit. The Primes, as the doo-wop trio was now called, were well-known around Detroit for their meticulous performances.

The Distants
Otis Williams had moved from his native Texarkana, Texas to Detroit as a young boy, to live with his mother.By 1958, he was the leader of Otis Williams & the Siberians, a doo-wop group that included Williams, his friend Elbridge "Al" Bryant, James "Pee-Wee" Crawford, Vernard Plain, and Arthur Walton.

This quintet recorded the single "Pecos Kid" backed with "All of My Life" for a label run by local radio deejay Senator Bristol Bryant. The single never took off outside the local Detroit market, and the Siberians changed their name to The El Domingoes shortly afterward.

At this time, more changes took place. Montgomery, Alabama native Melvin Franklin replaced Arthur Walton as the bass singer and Franklin's cousin, Detroit-born Richard Street, replaced Vernard Plain as lead singer. The group soon signed with Northern Records, run by Johnnie Mae Matthews, who renamed the group The Distants.

The Distants recorded two singles for Northern, "Come On" (1959, featuring additional background vocals by the Andantes), and "Alright" (1960). Between these two releases, Albert "Mooch" Harrell replaced Pee-Wee Crawford. "Come On" was a local hit for the Distants, and the Warwick label picked the record up for national distribution.

After the release of "Alright", Matthews appointed Williams the group leader, and the group was renamed Otis Williams & the Distants. Though Otis Williams had a pleasant, but unremarkable, lead voice, he organized the group and so became the defacto leader, as he would later with the Temptations.

The Temptations in the 1990s
The album cover to the 1998 album Phoenix Rising. Pictured left to right: Terry Weeks, Barrington Henderson, Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Harry McGilberry. From the 1990s on, the Temptations' lineup began to change more frequently than before.

Two years later, Melvin Franklin was forced to stop performing because of failing health. He died on February 23, 1995 at the age of 52, after suffering a brain seizure. Ray Davis, from Parliament-Funkadelic, came on as new bass singer, and the group recorded the pop standards album For Lovers Only, which contained two tracks led by Melvin Franklin.

Davis left shortly after completing the album, due to a lung cancer diagnosis.The group continued as a quartet for a short time, before recruiting bass Harry McGilberry, a former member of the Futures.

Musical Style
The Temptations' songs depended upon the individual members' interaction as a group; unlike many other R&B groups, each member of the Temptations was a lead singer of some capacity.

Although the group always had an appointed main lead singer who dominated most the lead vocals (from Paul Williams to David Ruffin, Dennis Edwards, and later singers such as Louis Price, Ali-Ollie Woodson, and Terry Weeks), that singer was never given more of a promotional push than the other members.

Co-lead songs, with two or more of the singers sharing the lead vocals, are common in the Temptations catalog, particularly among the psychedelic-era recordings of the late 1960s/early 1970s.

Legacy and Influence
The Temptations, with their tailored suits and detailed choreography, set the bar for male soul and R&B groups. Before the Temptations became popular, most black vocal groups were rough, high-energy acts with rawer vocals and more improvisational dance movements.

A generation has literally lived on the wonderful choreography and catchy melodies of The Temptations. The Motown veterans have popularized soul, funk, Rhythm and Blues, and doo-wop immensely with their changing lineups for over half a century.

The Temptations vocal group evolved from The Elgins, formed after the merger of Detroit veterans the Distants (Otis Williams, Elbridge Bryant, and Melvin Franklin) and local newcomers the Primes (Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams and Kell Osborne). The first five came together to make The Temptations in 1962 in Detroit, signing to Motown Records. Bryant was sacked after a fight following an uneventful start, giving rise to the "Classic Five" lineup when David Ruffin replaced him as lead singer. This coincided with their golden period, but Ruffin's arrogance saw him replaced by Dennis Edwards and soul replaced by psychedelic rock and later disco. Over the ensuing decades, personnel changes saw singers like Glenn Leonard and G.C. Cameron join. Otis Williams now remains the only original artist.

Six of The Temptations are Hall of Famers. Modern classics "My Girl", "I Can't Get Next to you", "Just My Imagination", and "Papa was a Rollin' Stone" comprise their four Billboard #1s (14 RandB Charts #1s). The Temptations have three Grammys.

Their seamless choreography stands out live. The Temptations have performed in many countries, and recorded albums of concerts at NYC's Copacabana and London's Talk of the Town.

Crowds clutching The Temptations tickets will be swaying along to their catalogue of hits in Salem and Prior Lake next.

The Temptations announces Tour 2022

Get ready to catch your favorite artist in concert, live right in front of you. The Temptations has decided to hit the road once again for the The Temptations U.S. tour . This tour is to support the recent album . It promises to be one of the most talked about road trips of the year and fans are excited to see their favorite musician live.

They will be joined on tour by special guests on selected dates.

The Temptations The Temptations U.S. tour is scheduled to start on Thu, 13 Jan 2022 at the Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque. Events will perform to major cities across the US like Bremerton , Tacoma , Atlanta , Augusta , Corpus Christi etc. before concluding on Sat, 11 Jun 2022 at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton.The demand for tickets is high right now and there are a total of 10 tickets left.The average ticket price is $93.00.

Top Selling Cities

The following are the top selling cities for the The Temptations The Temptations U.S. tour .

  • Sun, 6 Feb 2022 - Greenville
  • Thu, 3 Mar 2022 - Houston
  • Sat, 11 Jun 2022 - Bremerton
  • Fri, 10 Jun 2022 - Tacoma
  • Thu, 17 Feb 2022 - Atlanta

    Top Selling Venues

    As far as venues for the The Temptations are concerned, the following are the venues experiencing the highest demand for tickets. The Temptations U.S. tour .

  • Bon Secours Wellness Arena
  • Houston Arena Theatre
  • Admiral Theatre
  • Pantages Theatre - Tacoma
  • Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

    The Temptations 2022 Tour Schedule

    The The Temptations The Temptations U.S. tour caravan will visit cities all across the US. Below is the complete tour itinerary.

  • Sat, 11 Jun 2022 - Bremerton @ Admiral Theatre
  • Fri, 10 Jun 2022 - Tacoma @ Pantages Theatre - Tacoma
  • Thu, 17 Feb 2022 - Atlanta @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
  • Sat, 19 Feb 2022 - Augusta @ Bell Auditorium
  • Thu, 10 Mar 2022 - Corpus Christi @ Selena Auditorium
  • Thu, 9 Jun 2022 - Olympia @ Washington Center For The Performing Arts
  • Sun, 20 Feb 2022 - Nashville @ Ryman Auditorium
  • Fri, 22 Apr 2022 - Niagara Falls @ Seneca Niagara Events Center At Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
  • Thu, 3 Mar 2022 - Houston @ Houston Arena Theatre
  • Fri, 29 Apr 2022 - Turlock @ Turlock Community Theatre

  • The Temptations Tour Dates 2022 & Concerts

    Nothing beats the joy of watching your favorite music artist perform live! The Temptations's concert dates are out and fans are looking forward to the upcoming shows. The next concert will be held in Columbia at the Township Auditorium on 21-May-22, while the last available date is for the event scheduled for Macon at the Macon City Auditorium on 11-Sep-22. For complete information regarding dates and venues, please visit our website.

    Event Venue City Date
    The Temptations & The Four Tops Township Auditorium Columbia, SC Sat May 21 202208:00 PM
    The Temptations & The Four Tops Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at the Von Braun Center Huntsville, AL Sun May 22 202207:00 PM
    The Temptations Washington Center For The Performing Arts Olympia, WA Thu Jun 09 202207:30 PM
    The Temptations Pantages Theatre - Tacoma Tacoma, WA Fri Jun 10 202207:30 PM
    The Temptations Admiral Theatre Bremerton, WA Sat Jun 11 202207:30 PM
    The Temptations L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA Fri Jun 17 202208:00 PM
    The Temptations Gold Strike Casino Resort Robinsonville, MS Sat Jun 18 202209:00 PM
    The Temptations & The Four Tops Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville, SC Sun Jun 19 202208:00 PM
    The Temptations & The Four Tops Centennial Terrace Sylvania, OH Fri Jun 24 202208:00 PM
    The Temptations & The Righteous Brothers The Rose Music Center at The Heights Dayton, OH Sat Jun 25 202208:00 PM

    The Temptations Ticket Prices

    The average price for The Temptations Tickets start from $98. The minimum get in price is $30 for The Temptations Tickets at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville. For a detailed look at ticket prices and amazing discounts, visit our website.

    Name City Date Average Ticket Price Get In Price
    (Minimum Price)
    The Temptations & The Four Tops Columbia 21-May-22 $98 $66
    The Temptations & The Four Tops Huntsville 22-May-22 $105 $77
    The Temptations Olympia 9-Jun-22 $185 $165
    The Temptations Tacoma 10-Jun-22 $107 $94
    The Temptations Bremerton 11-Jun-22 $211 $211
    The Temptations Baton Rouge 17-Jun-22 $156 $52
    The Temptations Robinsonville 18-Jun-22 $121 $85
    The Temptations & The Four Tops Greenville 19-Jun-22 $113 $30
    The Temptations & The Four Tops Sylvania 24-Jun-22 $198 $80
    The Temptations & The Righteous Brothers Dayton 25-Jun-22 $118 $43

    * Ticket Prices vary on hourly basis.



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