Few artists can claim to be the defining voice of a genre of music, but in the 1960s and early ‘70s, Smokey Robinson was Motown. A fortuitous meeting with a young songwriter named Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, led Smokey Robinson and the Miracles to their first record deal. Their partnership proved to be a brilliant move. Robinson, who wrote his first song at the age of six, repeatedly penned plenty of classic hits and number one songs for himself and other artists. Influenced by the likes of Sarah Vaughan and Muddy Waters, Smokey Robinson crossed pop, doo wop, and soul to create a new style of romantic ballad that has stood the test of time. Signed to his first record deal in 1959 at the age of eighteen, he found major mainstream success as the smooth voice of The Miracles before branching out on his own in 1972. His clever wordplay and sensual tunes kept him on the charts for more than two decades, churning out hits like I Second That Emotion, Shop Around, Being With You, and Just to See Her.
Robinson’s song writing proved versatile enough to generate hits for plenty of high-profile Motown artists, including Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, and The Temptations. The Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who spent more than twenty years as the vice president of Motown Records, has shifted his focus in recent years to gospel music, but Smokey Robinson continues to perform his greatest hits on tour for adoring fans sixty years after he first took the stage. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Smokey Robinson Tickets.
Smokey Robinson 2015 North American Tour
Smokey Robinson’s 2015 tour features plenty of the classic songs he made famous, from those he wrote for himself to those he crafted for his fellow Motown musicians. Now in his mid-seventies, Smokey Robinson remains in fine voice, able to carry the soulful tunes he crafted as the preeminent rhythm-and-blues performer of his day. He continues to fill plenty of midsize theaters that feature fantastic acoustics built for intimate performance. Expect Smokey to be able to hit the back row no matter where your ticket puts you. Many of the venues are in a variety of suburban towns scattered across the country. Although Smokey Robinson tries to get in as many songs as time allows, he freely interacts with audiences and regales them with stories about some of the songs and Motown’s glory days. Be sure to check out whether your Smokey Robinson ticket includes any extras as some theaters offer buffet-style food, wine, or other perks. After six decades touring the world, Smokey Robinson remains a musical icon who treats his audiences to a smooth performance of unforgettable songs sure to make everyone feel young again.