Smokey Robinson – 2014 Concert Schedule
R&B singer Smokey Robinson is perhaps best known for being the
songwriter and front man of the group, The Miracles, but he also remained popular during his successful solo career, creating
hits like "Being With You," "Cruisin'," and "Just to See Her." From dominating the R&B scene during the 60s and 70s, to
launching a solo career that spanned across generations, Smokey Robinson has continued to bring his soulful music to fans
all over. The R&B crooner is kicking off a new concert tour, and he is scheduled to visit venues far and wide, including
the Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Francisco's Sigmund Stern Grove, Tucson's Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater, Los Angeles' Greek Theatre,
and many more. To catch this legendary singer on his next concert tour, be sure to head over to StubHub to get your tickets
to see the show.
About Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson started honing his musical talents while he was
still in high school by forming a doo-wop group called the Five Chimes. However, it was in 1955 when Robinson formed his group,
The Miracles, and they began touring the local club circuit in the Detroit area. A couple of years later, The Miracles teamed
up with songwriter Berry Gordy, and they released their debut single, "Got a Job." Shortly after, Berry Gordy created his
own record label, which would later become Motown records, and the team went to work to begin recording new material.
by Berry Gordy's record label, The Miracles went on to release a number of hits, one of the first of which was "Shop Around."
The song topped the Billboard R&B singles chart, and it reached number 2 on the Hot 100 chart. The song was later named
by Rolling Stone as one of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time." With the success of "Shop Around" behind them, Smokey Robinson
and The Miracles went on to create a number of hits throughout the rest of the decade, including "I Second That Emotion,"
"You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "Baby Baby Don't Cry" and "Tears of a Clown."
1972 marked Robinson's departure from
the band, butafter a brief retirement, he released his debut solo album, "Smokey," in 1973. "Smokey" produced the popular
song, "Baby Come Close" and "Sweet Harmony," which was a tribute to The Miracles. He followed up in 1974 with "Pure Smokey,"
which included the hit song "Virgin Man," but it was his next album, "A Quiet Storm," that would blow critics and fans away.
The album is now considered to be one of the most acclaimed soul albums of the decade, and it spawned the hit songs "The Agony
& The Ecstasy," "Baby That's Backatcha," and "Quiet Storm."
Later, Robinson released his groundbreaking album, "One
Heartbeat," which reached the top of the Billboard R&B albums chart, and it launched the top 10 singles, "One Heartbeat"
and "Just to See Her." Shortly after the release of "One Heartbeat," Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame, representing the culmination of his accomplishments as a legendary singer and songwriter.
Beginning with his work as the front man for The Miracles, Smokey Robinson became one of the most
popular vocalists and songwriters during the height of his popularity. With The Miracles, Robinson led the band to success,
starting with their first hit, "Got a Job." However, it was their song, "Shop Around" that launched both Smokey Robinson and
The Miracles to stardom. A string of successful albums and hits followed, and by 1973, Robinson was ready to embark on his
solo career. His album, "A Quiet Storm," help to establish his place in music history, and he created waves yet again in the
music world with his highly acclaimed album, "One Heartbeat." The album earned Robinson a Grammy Award in the category of
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for the song "Just to See Her." Smokey Robinson still remains active in the studio and
on tour, and his recent work includes a duet album along with Elton John and James Taylor, titled "Smokey & Friends."
Smokey Robinson Trivia
Did you know that Smokey Robinson's "Quiet Storm" inspired a national radio program?
groundbreaking "Quiet Storm" spawned a musical radio show that has been going strong for over 30 years. The Quiet Storm is
typically a late-night radio show that features slow jams and mellow tunes on R&B stations.
Robinson's smooth, soulful tunes were fixtures on the radio during the 60s and 70s, and this legendary singer is hitting the
road again for a new concert tour, allowing fans to experience the magic of his music all over again. With unforgettable songs
like "Just to See Her," "Crusin'," and "Being With You," you and the audience will get to sing along to all of the beloved
hits at his next show. When this iconic R&B singer visits a venue near your city during his next tour, you don't want
to miss out on this must-see show!