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Temptations perform in San Angelo May 4

Tickets on sale Feb. 25

Post Date:02/14/2017 10:06 AM

The Temptations, the Motown legends who cemented their place in music history with classic hits such as “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” perform for the first time ever in San Angelo on May 4 in Foster Communications Coliseum.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at stubwire.com using the code MOTOWN. Prices start at $29 for general admission seating. The pre-sale continues through March 3. Beginning March 4, general admission tickets only will also be available for purchase at Blair’s Western Wear, 4230 Sherwood Way. All reserved seats must be purchased through stubwire.com.

Originally formed in 1960 in Detroit as The Elgins, the Temptations have amassed four Billboard number-one singles, 14 R&B number-one singles, three Grammy Awards and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Three of their hits – “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” – are among the hall’s “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.” Rolling Stone magazine ranked the Temptations number 68 on its list of the 100 greatest music artists of all time.

Other classic Temptations hits include “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “Cloud Nine.”

Five musicians from Angelo State University assembled by Dr. John Irish, trumpet professor at ASU, will join the Temptations’ horn section for the show.

Joshua Haynes, the West Texas concert promoter who brought the Beach Boys to Foster Communications Coliseum in August, is promoting the Temptations concert. The Beach Boys show drew more than 5,000 fans.

Doors to the coliseum, 50 E. 43rd St., open at 6 p.m. on the day of the show. Showtime is 7 p.m. Jim Bass Ford is serving as the concert’s official platinum sponsor.

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