Posted Online: April 18, 2013, 8:53 am

Smokey Robinson to make his first appearance in Q-C June 7

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Press release submitted by i wireless Center


An Evening with Smokey Robinson
Friday, June 7 - 8 p.m.
His First Appearance in the Quad Cities
On Sale Friday April 26 at 10 a.m.

Don't miss an unforgettable night of classic hits on Friday, June 7 at 8 pm when Motown Legend Smokey Robinson performs at the i wireless Center for one night only. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10 am.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school. The group's single of Robinson's "Shop Around" became Motown's first #1 hit on the R&B singles chart. In the years following, Robinson continued to pen hits for the group including "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "Ooo Baby Baby," "The Tracks of My Tears," "Going to a Go-Go," "More Love," "Tears of a Clown" and "I Second That Emotion." Smokey's solo career included top hits "Cruisin", "Being With You"," Just to See Her" and "One Heartbeat".

During the course of his 50-year career in music, Robinson has accumulated more than 4,000 songs to his credit, became Vice President of Motown Records and continues to thrill sold-out audiences around the world with his high tenor voice, impeccable timing, and profound sense of lyric. In 1987, Robinson was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Two years later, in 1989, he was inducted to the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. In 1991 he won the Heritage Award at the Soul Train Music Awards. In 1993, Robinson was awarded a medal at the National Medal of Arts. Never resting on his laurels, Smokey Robinson remains a beloved icon in our musical heritage.

Ticket prices are $29.50 and $49.50 with a limited number of $69.50 tickets also available. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10 am and are available at the i wireless Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online and www.ticketmaster.com. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit Genesis Health Systems.