Smokey Robinson Tour Schedule
R&B icon Smokey Robinson has been working as a musician, singer, and producer
since he was a teenager in the mid 1950's and in the decades since he has become one of the most popular singers in all of
music. He has released countless albums both solo and as part of the Miracles and won numerous awards including being honored
at the Kennedy Center and being inducted into the Rock &Roll Hall of Fame. Longtime R&B fans along with just casual
music lovers will be jumping at the chance to see Smokey Robinson in concert and any music fan who has yet to see Smokey Robinson
live should get tickets to one of his upcoming tour dates immediately.
Fortunately for R&B lovers, the legendary
performer Smokey Robinson has a string of East Coast dates lined up that will see him performing through June and give fans
ample opportunities to catch him live. Smokey's first scheduled performance is in West Palm Beach, Florida at Kravis Center
Dreyfoos Hall on March 15th. The following night Smokey Robinson takes the stage at Knight Concert Hall at Adrienne Arsht
Center in Miami for what will be a can't miss show. On May 24th Smokey Robinson has a date at Harrah's Casino in Atlantic
City, New Jersey which will see people coming from all over the East Coast. Two performances in June close out the mini tour
with the first coming at Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland on June 4th. The final show takes place at
Beacon Theatre in New York City on June 6th. If none of these tour dates are near you, be sure to keep checking back on StubHub
to find out when Smokey Robinson adds more performances and will be hitting the stage at a concert hall near you.
Smokey Robinson began pursuing a career in music at the age of 15 while he was still in high school. Although
Willam Smokey Robinson was a stand out student at his high school in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan his main interest lied
in music and he started his first doo wop group, The Five Chimes, in 1955. The group changed their name to The Matadors in
1957, then became The Miracles in 1958. The Miracles became one of the first groups associated with Motown Records and released
twenty-six Top Twenty hit singles during the Sixties while Smokey Robinson was the lead singer and main songwriter. Soon Smokey
Robinson had become the most sought after songwriters in all of Motown and began penning tunes for other groups and recording
artists. Robinson decided at the end of the Sixties that he wanted to leave the Miracles and retire from touring so as to
spend more time with his family but the last Miracles recording was such a success that he stayed with the group to tour through
1972. After leaving the Miracles Smokey took a year off but soon found music calling him again and he released his first solo
record in 1973. Despite having brief periods of inactivity throughout his career where he struggled with personal issues and
writer's block Smokey Robinson has continued touring and writing new music up through 2014. His most recent album is 2009's
Time Flies When You're Having Fun which he released on his own label.
In 1960, as part of
the Miracles, Smokey Robinson became a household name when the group recorded their single Shop Around. This was the Miracles'
first hit single as well as Motown Records' first single to sell a million copies. The Miracles were the toast of Motown and
went on to release more than twenty other hit singles during the rest of the decade.
have been waiting for months if not years for this night to come and finally as the lights lower you begin to see Smokey Robinson
taking the stage. The crowd erupts in applause as Smokey Robinson approaches the mic. A hush falls over the crowd as Smokey
Robinson thanks them and launches into a fan favorite from one of his albums like Smokey, Smokey's Family Robinson, Being
With You, or others. The crowd once again erupts and sings and dances along to hits throughout the night. Always one to surprise
the crowd, perhaps Smokey Robinson sprinkles in some old Miracles songs throughout the set, or decides to play covers of traditional
songs. This is your chance to see a true international superstar and legend of the genre, and Smokey Robinson definitely exceeds
expectations. Smokey Robinson has an ability to connect with the audience and enthrall with his voice that is not always found
in modern pop music. Do not miss the chance to see Smokey Robinson when he hits your town.
Robinson grew up in Detroit, Michigan where he was next door neighbors with fellow R&B legend Diana Ross and he has known
her since she was eight years old.