The Motown sound embraced performers from soul, pop, and R & B backgrounds, though it cruelly rejected mountains, valleys, and rivers for their insufficient height, depth, and width. Revisit a beloved musical landscape with this GrouponLive deal to see Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: "The Motown Show" at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont. For $25, you get one ticket for seating in rows A–W on the main floor or rows A–S in the balcony on Sunday, April 29, at 7 p.m. (up to a $70.25 value, including all fees).
Twenty-two years ago in Sydney, Australia, then-high-school students Andrew Tierney, Mike Tierney, Phil Burton, and Toby Allen were drawn together by an anachronistic passion for Motown and doo-wop. Nine albums and a 2.5-year residency in Las Vegas later, the fresh-faced foursome are touring the land that spawned the music they love with a tour presented by Smokey Robinson, who joined in on the recording of "Get Ready" on their new album, The Motown Record, and also helped polish production values and fend off mood-killingly weepy clowns. Other classics in the quartet's repertoire include "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Dancing in the Street," and an a capella take on "Just My Imagination." On April 23, Human Nature will perform throughout the "Motown" episode of Dancing With the Stars.
Upon entering the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, guests marvel at the giant spherical chandelier hanging over the lobby’s grand staircase like a crystalline star. The auditorium’s plush seating sits in staggered formation, ensuring unobstructed views while extra-wide aisles allow families to easily find their seats and giant hamsters to easily roam in their rolling balls.