TAMPA, Fla. (July 23, 2019) – Legendary singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson will perform in the new 1,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa on Thursday, October 10, at 8 p.m.
Tickets starting at $80 per person are on sale now via Ticketmaster and at The Rock Shop. The show is for those 21 and older.
Robinson initially rose to fame with his group The Miracles. He met Berry Gordy after a failed audition for singer Jackie Wilson’s managers and Gordy was impressed with Robinson’s vocals and ambitious songwriting talents. With Gordy’s help, the group released “Got a Job,” which marked the beginning of a successful collaboration and the start of Motown Records.
In 1960, The Miracles recorded their and Motown’s first million-selling hit, “Shop Around.” Between 1960 and 1970, Robinson would produce 26 Top 40 hits with The Miracles including several Top 10 hits such as “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “I Second That Emotion,” and the group’s only number one pop hit – “The Tears Of A Clown.” Other notable hits included “Ooo Baby Baby,” and “The Tracks Of My Tears.”
As one of the major songwriters and producers for Motown over the years, Robinson also penned several hit singles for other artists – “Who’s Loving You,” “My Guy,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” and “Ain’t That Peculiar.”
Robinson’s best known solo hit is “Cruisin’,” which hit number one in Cash Box and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Detroit native has been Inducted into the Kennedy Center, awarded an individual star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a second star with the Miracles. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world offering award-winning gaming, hospitality and entertainment. The casino features more than 4,000 of the hottest slot machines, 138 table games and a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables. Additionally, the property offers a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and the property proudly offers seven award-winning restaurants, including the upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and The Rez Grill. Renovations and expansions set to debut in the fall of 2019 include a new hotel tower with over 500 rooms, three ultra-lavish pools and expansive gaming space. The property will also unveil a new Rock Spa® & Salon, meeting space, entertainment venue, arrival experience as well as new food and beverage options. The resort is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
About Hard Rock International
With venues in 74 countries including 186 cafes, 241 Rock Shops®, 29 hotels and 12 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise available in global Rock Shops and online at https://shop.hardrock.com. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands including Hard Rock Live performance venues. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. Another exciting Hotel & Casino location includes Atlantic City. Hard Rock Hotels are located in vibrant city and resort destinations such as Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Desaru Coast, Ibiza, London, Los Cabos, Orlando and Shenzhen. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Kathmandu, Nepal, Kyoto, Japan, Asuncion, Paraguay, Puerto Madero, Argentina and Chandigarh, India. New Hard Rock Hotel, Casino or Hotel & Casino projects include Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Madrid, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Sacramento, Dalian and Haikou in China. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers and Forbes Magazine’s Top Employer for Women. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com.