The Temptations Biography
American vocal group the Temptations best known for their success with Motown Records from the
1960’s and 1970’s are currently out on tour performing across many cities in North America over the
next few months. The band today continues to perform with one living original member Otis Williams
with five other male vocalists and dancers.
According to TicketIQ, The Temptations tickets have an overall average price of $105.09 in the secondary
market. Their next schedule show will take place on November 8 at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan,
Illinois as Temptations tickets for this show have a current average price of $70.91 in the secondary
market, which is a 50% increase compared to the overall tour average for Temptations tickets.
However, the most expensive show of this tour for Temptations tickets is their November 14 show at
the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren, Michigan as Temptation tickets for this event have a
current average price of $383.50 in the secondary market, which is a 264.7% increase compared to the
overall tour average.
Currently, there are only two other shows to close out the year where Temptations tickets will have an
average asking price of over $200. The cheapest show so far this year is on November 16 when the
group will perform at the Packard Music Hall in Warren, Ohio as Temptations tickets for this show have
a current secondary average price of $62.65, which is a 40.9% decrease compared to the tour average.
The tour will run through April 25 of next year with the last show taking place at the Niswonger
Performing Arts Center in Van Hert, Ohio.
The original Temptations group formed in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan with David Ruffin, Melvin Franklin,
Paul Williams, Otis Williams, and Eddie Kendricks. However, the group’s lineups have changed
frequently since the departure of Kendricks and Paul Williams from the group in 1971.
During their prime years, the temptations went from the unknown to international superstars in the mid
1960’s appearing frequently on television shows and performing at the biggest arenas in the country.
However, by the 1970’s replacements were made to the group but the popularity and album sales
began to decline as success eluded the Temptations during the 1970’s.
After their reunion with Motown in the 1980’s, the group again went through a number of lineup
changes as they continued to release new music but not with much commercial success.
Overall, the group released four Billboard Hot 100 number one singles and fourteen R&B number one
singles. The Temptations have won three Grammy Awards due to their work and six of the Temptations
members have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Three classic Temptations songs “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination”, and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” have
been named among the 500 Rock and Roll Songs That Have Shaped Rock and Roll. The Temptations are
ranked at number 68 of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
The Temptations received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2013.