Smokey Robinson Schedule
Billed as the "King of Motown," Smokey Robinson is one of the most high-volume producing
songwriters on the planet! Responsible for penning over three dozen Top 40 monster hits and 4,000 tunes, Robinson even managed
to squeeze in time to serve as Motown's vice president as well, crafting and producing songs for other groups and individual
artists like: Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, the Marvelettes and the Temptations.
There's no doubt that Smokey Robinson played
a prominent role in defining the soul pop genre and was a constant on the R&B charts with both the Miracles and as a solo
artist. From the beloved "Tracks of My Tears" to "Going to a Go-Go" to "Being with You," Robinson's songs are both infectious
Throughout his illustrious career as a performer, Smokey Robinson has been honored with multiple accolades
and awards. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and was also given his own star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame that same year. In 1989, the Songwriter's Hall of Fame welcomed Robinson as an inductee. He has also earned a
medal from the National Medal of Arts as well as a Heritage Award presented by the Soul Train Music Awards.
you're there to sing along with award-winning, veteran Motown great Smokey Robinson as he hits the road again. You can find
him at venues like the: Pechanga Theater in Temecula, California; Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; Sandler
Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, Virginia; The Community Theatre at Mayo Center of the Performing Arts in
Morristown, New Jersey; Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore, Maryland; The Avalon Ballroom At Niagara
Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mahaffey Theater in Saint Petersburg, Florida; and Ohio Theatre in Columbus,
Ohio. Keep tabs on all of Smokey Robinson's upcoming concerts and sign up for event updates through StubHub today.
Smokey Robinson Background
William Robinson Jr. grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Detroit, Michigan.
But despite his rough upbringing, Robinson spent much of his time singing for area groups. He established the Matadors, comprised
of five musicians, in the 1950s. The group included: Robinson, Warren Moore, Bobby Rogers, Claudette Rogers and Ronnie White.
Eventually, the Matadors evolved to become the globally acclaimed outfit, The Miracles. It was a stroke of luck that led to
a meeting with Berry Gordy Jr., the legendary record producer. The meeting culminated into a record deal with Motown Records
as well as a significant working partnership with Gordy. In 1960, The Miracles landed their runaway hit with "Shop Around."
Other hits followed, which included "You Really Got a Hold on Me" and "I Second That Emotion." During this time, Robinson
also lent his talents to artists like The Temptations and Mary Wells. His grand efforts helped popularize soul music. In 1972,
Robinson decided to go solo, which proved to be successful. During the 80s, however, Robinson struggled with cocaine addiction.
He was able to find the strength to recover through his spirituality and faith. And, in 1987, he took home his first Grammy
of his solo career. After numerous releases, Robinson decided to push his music into a different direction. He issued the
gospel album, Food for the Spirit, which mirrored his religious philosophies. Two years later, Timeless Love arrived and that
same year, Robinson was handpicked to be a Kennedy Center honoree, joining luminaries like Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton,
Steven Spielberg and Zubin Mehta. He was recognized for his part in contributing to the cultural arts.
continues to entertain audiences around the planet and continues to compose new music. His most recent album, Smokey &
Friends, features a little help from artists like Mary J. Blige, Elton John, Jessie J and James Taylor.
Smokey Robinson released over a dozen albums with his group, the Miracles, before embarking on a solo
career in 1972. His discography as a solo artist include: Smokey (1973); Pure Smokey (1974); A Quiet Storm (1975); Smokey's
Family Robinson (1976); Deep in My Soul (1977); Big Time (1977); Love Breeze (1978); Smokin' (1978); Where There's Smoke...
(1979); Warm Thoughts (1980); Being with You (1981); Yes It's You Lady (1982); Touch the Sky (1983); Essar (1984); Smoke Signals
(1986); One Heartbeat (1987); Love, Smokey (1990); Double Good Everything (1991); Intimate (1999); Our Very Best Christmas
(1999); Food for the Spirit (2004); Timeless Love (2006); Time Flies When You're Having Fun (2009); Now and Then (2010); Smokey
& Friends (2014).
Smokey Robinson Trivia
Did you know that Smokey Robinson also adds "entrepreneur"
to his list of achievements? Yes, it's true. The prolific singer/songwriter also founded Smokey Robinson Foods in the 2000s.
Smokey Robinson Concert Experience
From romantic ballads to smoldering, soul-driven beats, an evening with the
seasoned Smokey Robinson promises to keep you entertained with a variety of hits like "Just To See Her," "One Heartbeat,"
"I Second That Emotion," "The Tracks of My Tears," "The Tears of a Clown" and many, many more!
There's nothing like
anticipating the arrival of an artist like Smokey Robinson. You just can't get that feeling from pressing play on your iPod
or cranking up the classic radio station in your car. No stranger to commanding the stage, it is second nature for the charismatic
Smokey Robinson to put on a show, which consistently overflows with energy and excitement.
Don't waste another minute
moping around the house. Toss that cardboard pizza aside and start making plans to head to a Smokey Robinson concert. This
iconic singer/songwriter may be scheduled to play at a venue near you. All you need to do is click right here on StubHub to
check out his latest concert listings. You can also find venue details, seating charts and ticket availability along with
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living legends on the scene today!