Celebrating 50 years of UK number-one hit singles, the Magic of Motown brings its brand-new 2014 Reach Out Tour to the Music Hall, Aberdeen, on Thursday, May 8, and Perth Concert Hall on Friday, May 9.
Songs like Dancing in the Street, My Girl, Where Did Our Love Go, My Guy, and Baby Love rocketed Motown to the top of the singles charts in 1964, explained show producer Michael Taylor.
“Incredibly, 100 more Motown number ones followed worldwide,” he said.
“The Magic of Motown 2014 Reach Out Tour brings to the stage 36 of these chart toppers, back-to-back in one critically acclaimed production.”
Direct from the US, The Magic of Motown promises five-star performances that will authentically revive the style and sophistication of everyone’s favourite Motown legends.
“This year, we’re proud to announce that the show will include more number-one hits than ever before,” said Michael.
Classic hits from the Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, and The Supremes are packed into the two-hour spectacular.
Michael added: “As well as dazzling dance moves and glittering costumes galore, the elusive, authentic sound of Motown is recreated by our incredible Magic of Motown band.”
The group, put together especially for the show, celebrate their 10th year together on this tour.
“In their capable hands, you can guarantee that the score will be – with a nod to the great Stevie Wonder – uptight . . . all right and out of sight,” Michael said.
In 1964, Motown crossed the Atlantic to become a musical phenomenon on these shores. The label’s touring concert show, the Motown Revue, starring Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Temptations, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, (Little) Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross and the Supremes, paved the way for Motown’s chart-storming success in the UK. That year, the UK singles charts were peppered with Motown songs.
To mark the occasion, The Magic of Motown brings an all-new production for 2014 to the stage with a 100-date nationwide tour.
Male lead in the show Andre Lejaune promises many new numbers added to the show’s already hit-packed score.
“Come and celebrate 50 years of number-one hits,” he said.
“With the Reach Out 2014 Tour, the magic of Motown is truly coming to town.”
The Magic of Motown’s new Reach Out tour will be performed at the Music Hall, Aberdeen, on Thursday, May 8, and at Perth Concert Hall on Friday, May 9. To buy tickets to the Music Hall performance, visit www.aberdeenperforming arts.com or call 01224 641122. For the Perth Concert Hall performance, visit www.horsecross.co.uk or call 01738 621031.