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The Four Tops, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas & Tavares

1 September 2024

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Motown legends tour the UK this autumn.
The Four Tops, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas & Tavares

This September will see Motown legends Four Tops and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, together with Tavares come together to Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on Sunday 1st September.

The superstar vintage soul groups The Four Tops and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas came from seminal label Motown and are two of the most commercially successful American pop music groups of all time, having sold tens of millions of albums and influenced generations of artists and music fans.

The Four Tops, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and Tavares will be performing in London with full bands, making a much-anticipated return to grace British stages. With the popularity of vintage soul peaking in influence across generations.

Vocal quartet The Four Tops helped propel the Motown label to global success. Led by the group’s remaining original founding member Abdul ‘Duke’ Fakir, joined by Lawrence Payton Jr (son of original member Lawrence Payton), Ronnie McNeir and Alex Morris. The Four Tops had major breakthrough hits with ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’, ‘I Can’t Help Myself’. Other hits include ‘It’s The Same Old Song’, ‘Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)’ and ‘Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever’, ‘Standing In The Shadows Of Love’ and ‘Bernadette’, with ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There’ released in 1966 and the group’s biggest Motown hit.

Martha Reeves has made history with her legendary Motown girl group, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas. 2023 was the 60th anniversary of their first two albums ‘Come and Get These Memories’ and ‘Heat Wave’, which spawned a string of hit Motown hits in the ‘60s and ‘70s such as ‘Dancing in the Street’, ‘My Baby Loves Me’, ‘Come and Get These Memories’, ‘Nowhere to Run’, ‘Quick San’, ‘(Love is Like a ) Heatwave’, ‘Jimmy Mack’ and ‘Bless You’.  Martha continues to perform both solo and with the Vandellas, who are her sisters Lois Reeves (since 1967) and Delphine Reeves.

Tavares are a hugely successful American R&B/Soul group, now touring as a quartet led by original founding members Perry ‘Tiny’ Tavares and Feliciano ‘Butch’ Tavares. They are most loved for their international smash hit ‘Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel’, with other hits including ‘It Only Takes A Minute’, ‘Don’t Take Away The Music’, ‘Whodunit’, as well as ‘More Than A Woman’, which was written for Tavares by The Bee Gees and appeared on the Saturday Night Fever movie soundtrack and earned Tavares a Grammy Award.

The Four Tops said “We need your loving UK, we can’t wait to return to your shores this September with our brothers and sisters in soul Martha Reeves & the Vandellas and Tavares, so get ready for us!”

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas said “It’s always so exciting to perform for our British fans, we can’t wait to be dancing in the street in the UK this September!”

Tavares said “The UK holds a special place in our hearts. We have always enjoyed touring the UK throughout our career and we look forward to performing for our loyal UK fans this September!”

 

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult.

Set Reminder

Hospitality

  • One Night Only

    VIP BOX - Spoil clients, friends or family, with access to a luxurious VIP box and balcony that seats 12 people. Package price £165pp
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    SODEXO LIVE! LOUNGE - £150 per person (Includes Premium Seat, (BLOCK 15), Exclusive Lounge Seat, 'Albert Dock' Platter and Welcome Drink)

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From the south...

Avanti West Coast operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

M&S Bank Arena is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your train ticket.

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to M&S Bank Arena.

For further information on bus routes within Merseyside, you can visit https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/customer-information/routes-and-maps/

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of M&S Bank Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Exhibition Centre Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. 

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. 

This is a '2/3 Seated' event - this means that two thirds of the arena is in use. This is a layout for guidance only, as each event layout is unique, so please refer to the individual plan provided when booking your tickets online as the actual layout may differ from this image.  

2 3 Layout Seated

You can find more venue layout plans here.

Our new on-site temporary multi-deck car park is now open.

Kings Dock Car Park

There are 1450 parking spaces available in the on-site Kings Dock Car Park, with accessible bays and electric charging points on every floor.

Kings Dock Car Park

There is plenty of parking nearby too, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.

Accessible Bookings

To book accessible tickets please call our box office on 0344 8000 400 on the day that the event goes on sale - this applies to both presale and general sale. 

Our contact centre is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

The M&S Bank Arena has recently partnered with Nimbus Disability and The Access Card to ensure customers' needs are met at events. Nimbus is one of the country’s leading providers of disability-related advice and support to professional organisations and is recognised as a leading authority on accessible ticketing in the UK.

To ensure the right tickets are sold to the right people, we will require all access bookers for events at ACC Liverpool to provide us with a Nimbus registration number to qualify for any accessible tickets or discounts available at the time of booking. Registering is free to Ticket Quarter customers with an option to upgrade for £15 to have access to all participating venues. For more information please visit here.

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