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Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 190,015
Category R&b, Soul, Rnb-soul, R&b/soul
Concerts
Apr
19
Smokey Robinson Soulfully Yours 2024
Brooks
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Apr
20
Smokey Robinson Soulfully Yours
Brooks
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Apr
24
The Venetian
Las Vegas
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Apr
26
The Venetian
Las Vegas
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Apr
27
The Venetian
Las Vegas
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May
31
Smokey Robinson Soulfully Yours
Gary
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Jun
14
Smokey Robinson Soulfully Yours Concert
Fresno
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Jun
20
Smokey Robinson live at Schemerhorn Symphony Center
Nashville
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Jun
21
Smokey Live
Nashville
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Jun
26
Smokey Robinson At The San Diego County Fair
Del Mar
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Aug
31
Fool In Love Festival 2024
Inglewood
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Oct
03
Paramount Theatre
Seattle
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Oct
05
Smokey Soulfully Yours Live in Oakland
Oakland
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Nov
08
Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts
Red Bank
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Dec
06
Smokey Robinson "Soulfully Yours"
Newark
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About Smokey Robinson
William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter. Robinson is noted for being one of the primary figures associated with the Motown record label, second only to the company's founder, Berry Gordy. As both a member of Motown group The Miracles and a solo artist, Robinson recorded seventy Top 40 hits for Motown between 1959 and 1990, and also served as the company's Vice President from 1961 to 1988. Early years and formation of the Miracles Robinson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and was nicknamed "Smokey" as a child, because of his love of westerns. The name originally came when an uncle (who would take a young Robinson to see westerns) gave him the name "Smokey Joe", Robinson began being called "Smokey" whilst in his teens. In 1955, Robinson founded a group he called "The Five Chimes" with his best friend Ronnie White, and Northern High School classmates Pete Moore, Clarence Dawson, and James Grice. By 1957, the group was called "The Matadors" and included cousins Bobby Rogers and Claudette Rogers in place of Dawson and Grice. With Robinson as lead singer, the Matadors began touring the local Detroit venues. In 1958, Robinson met songwriter Berry Gordy, Jr., who co-wrote for them the single "Got a Job," an answer song to The Silhouettes' hit single "Get A Job." The group renamed itself The Miracles, and issued singles on both End Records and Chess Records before Robinson suggested to Berry Gordy that he start a label of his own. In 1959, Gordy founded Tamla Records, which he soon reincorporated as Motown. The Miracles were among the label's first signees. Gordy and Robinson had a synergistic relationship, with Robinson providing a foundation for Motown's hit-making success and Gordy acting as a mentor for the budding singer and songwriter. By 1961, Gordy had appointed Robinson vice-president of Motown Records, a title Robinson held for as long as Gordy remained with the company. Motown and The Miracles The 1960 single "Shop Around" was Motown's first #1 hit on the R&B singles chart, and the first big hit for The Miracles. They scored many more hits over the years, including "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" (1962), "Mickey's Monkey" (1963), "Ooo Baby Baby (1965), "The Tracks of My Tears" (1965), "Going to a Go-Go" (1965), "More Love" (1967), and "I Second That Emotion" (1967). Besides penning hits for his own group, Robinson also wrote and produced hits and album tracks for other Motown artists. Mary Wells had a big hit with the Robinson-penned "My Guy" (1964), and Robinson served as The Temptations primary songwriter and producer from 1963 to 1966, penning hits such as "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "My Girl," "Since I Lost My Baby," and "Get Ready." Among Robinson's numerous other Motown compositions are "Still Water (Love)" by The Four Tops, "Don't Mess With Bill" by The Marvelettes, "When I'm Gone" by Brenda Holloway, "Ain't That Peculiar" and "I'll Be Doggone" by Marvin Gaye, "My Guy" by Mary Wells and "First I Look at the Purse" by The Contours. Fellow singer/songwriter Bob Dylan described Robinson as "America's greatest living poet." Robinson's hit ballads also earned him the title "America's poet laureate of love." Over the course of his almost 50-year career in music, Robinson has over 4,000 songs to his credit. After marrying Claudette Rogers, Robinson started a family, and named both of his children after Motown: his son was named Berry after the company's founder, and his daughter was named Tamla after the Motown imprint for which Robinson and The Miracles recorded. The Miracles remained a premier Motown act through most of the 1960s. Albums were released as "Smokey Robinson & the Miracles" after 1965. By 1969, the group's fortunes began to falter, and Robinson decided to quit The Miracles so that he could remain at home with his family and concentrate on his duties as vice president. The group stopped recording and Robinson prepared to leave the group. Unexpectedly, however, their 1966 recording of "The Tears of a Clown" was released as a single in 1970, and became a #1 hit in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Due to the surprise success of "Tears of a Clown," Robinson was convinced to remain with The Miracles for a few more years. In 1972, he followed through on his original plans to leave the group, and The Miracles began a six-month farewell tour. On July 16, 1972, Smokey and Claudette Robinson gave their final performances as Miracles at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Washington, DC, and Robinson introduced the group's new lead singer, Billy Griffin. The Miracles went on for a while, even having another #1 hit, "Love Machine," in 1976. Successful solo career Smokey Robinson began a low-key solo career while concentrating on his duties as vice-president of Motown, releasing his first solo LP, Smokey, in 1973. His first hit single, "Sweet Harmony" (1973), was dedicated to The Miracles. In 1975, Robinson's solo career went into full-drive after the success of the #1 R&B hit "Baby That's Backatcha." Robinson's 1976 single "Quiet Storm" and its accompanying album typified a smooth, slow style of R&B that is today called "quiet storm." Other Robinson solo hits include "Cruisin'" (1979), "Being With You" (a UK #1 hit) (1981), "Tell Me Tomorrow" (1982), and "Ebony Eyes," a duet with labelmate Rick James (1983). He also recorded the soundtrack to the film Big Time (1977). Spokesmanship Smokey Robinson is the spokesman of the Great American Smokeout, which takes place annually one week before Thanksgiving. It's a day when smokers quit smoking for at least a day. In 2006, It takes place on November 16th. Later years During the mid-1980s, Robinson fell victim to cocaine addiction. His recording slowed, and his marriage to Claudette faltered; the two were divorced in 1986. Robinson eventually overcame the addiction and revitalized his career, scoring hits in 1987 with "Just To See Her" and "One Heartbeat." Also in 1987, British band ABC scored a US and UK hit with their tribute to Robinson, entitled "When Smokey Sings". In 1988, Robinson published his autobiography, Smokey, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Upon Motown's sale to MCA in 1988, Robinson resigned from his position as vice-president. After one last album for Motown, Love, Smokey (1990), Robinson departed the company. He released one record for SBK Records, Double Good Everything (1991), the same year he won a Soul Train Music Award for Career Achievement. Eight years later, he returned to Motown, which by then was a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, and released Intimate (1999). Since then, Robinson has continued to periodically perform and tour. In 2003, Robinson served as a guest judge for American Idol during "Billy Joel Week." He issued a gospel LP, Food for the Spirit in 2004. A new album of pop standards from the early 20th century, Timeless Love, was released in June 2006. It was originally recorded with a jazz combo, but strings were added after the fact, giving the album more of a lush sound but removing much of the jazz feeling of the disc. In 2004, Robinson's company, SFGL Foods, launched a special brand of gumbo called "Smokey Robinson's 'The Soul is in the Bowl' Gumbo." [1]. In May 2006, at its 138th Commencement Convocation, Howard University conferred on Robinson the degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa. Smokey Robinson is scheduled to appear on Duets on Fox along with Randy Travis, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, Aaron Neville, Clint Black, Michael Bolton, Kenny Loggins, Brian McKnight, Macy Gray, Richard Marx, and Cyndi Lauper. David Foster will be a judge. On 27th October 2006 Smokey appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.
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Genres
R&b, Soul, Rnb-soul, R&b/soul
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What fans are saying
Sherna
5 / 5
Smokey was awesome! He delighted me from beginning to end! His voice and presence has only improved over time like a fine wine. My only regret is that I didn't get to meet him.
The Venetian Las Vegas, NV
Mar 23, 2022
Nancy
5 / 5
Absolutely wonderful. At 83 he can boogie like a young stud. Lots of fun and the crowd was really loving it. He still has a beautiful voice - amazing.
Yakama Nation Legends Casino Toppenish, WA
May 15, 2023
Allison
5 / 5
This was a bucket list concert. I'm so happy i got to witness Smokey and all his magic. He sounded amazing and worked the crowd!! A true legend❤
Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Hard Rock Live Northfield, OH
May 02, 2019
Maxx
4 / 5
Second time I’ve seen him in the past two years. Incredible. Definitely still got it going on. I did not want the night to end!
The Pacific Amphitheatre Costa Mesa, CA
Jul 28, 2019
Laurie
5 / 5
GREAT GREAT show, his voice, enthusiam, energy, performance level all outstanding. The strings section and band were amazing. wonderful show. Love ya Smokey (from a Detroit girl)
Ikeda Theater Mesa, AZ
Jan 23, 2023
Anonymous
5 / 5
The show was great Bad venue to Manny ppl Tickets should have been available for those that want to purchase not just for certain ppl every color .
Henry W. Maier Festival Park Milwaukee, WI
Jul 12, 2023
Darren
5 / 5
What a beautiful and comfortable venue in which to see a show. And what a show it was. The 84-year-old Smokey Robinson looked and sounded great.
Providence Performing Arts Center Providence, RI
Apr 15, 2024
Allan
4 / 5
Smokey’s still got it. A bit more of a lounge show then I would like. But great songs, good backup band and an enjoyable experience.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL
Jan 28, 2019
Mimi
5 / 5
Smokey is fabulous!!! He truly gives a great show. I’ve seen him twice since the pandemic and I am so happy I did.
Foxwoods Resort Casino Ledyard, CT
Jul 31, 2022
James
5 / 5
He was amazing as always! It is hard to believe that he is 78 years old the way he moves around the stage!
Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater Mashantucket, CT
Dec 09, 2018
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Smokey Robinson Tour Cities
Del Mar, CA Fresno, CA Las Vegas, NV Brooks, CA Nashville, TN Red Bank, NJ Gary, IN Newark, NJ Inglewood, CA Seattle, WA Oakland, CA

Frequently Asked Questions About Smokey Robinson

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Smokey Robinson on tour?

Yes, Smokey Robinson is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Smokey Robinson concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Smokey Robinson tour is scheduled for 15 dates across 11 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Smokey Robinson scheduled to play?

Smokey Robinson is scheduled to play 15 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Smokey Robinson tour start?

Smokey Robinson’s tour starts Apr 19, 2024 and ends on Dec 06, 2024. They will play 11 cities; their most recent concert was held in Brooks at Cache Creek Casino Resort and their next upcoming concert will be in Fresno at Saroyan Theatre.

What venues is Smokey Robinson performing at?

As part of the Smokey Robinson tour, Smokey Robinson is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 19 - Brooks, CA @ Cache Creek Casino Resort
Apr 20 - Brooks, CA @ Cache Creek Casino Resort
Apr 24 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Venetian
Apr 26 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Venetian
Apr 27 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Venetian
May 31 - Gary, IN @ Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
Jun 14 - Fresno, CA @ Saroyan Theatre
Jun 20 - Nashville, TN @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Jun 21 - Nashville, TN @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Jun 26 - Del Mar, CA @ San Diego County Fair
Aug 31 - Inglewood, CA @ Hollywood Park
Oct 03 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
Oct 05 - Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre-Oakland
Nov 08 - Red Bank, NJ @ Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts
Dec 06 - Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
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