Human Nature Dazzles at The Apollo Theater’s 80th Anniversary
Vegas headliners performed medley of Motown classics in celebration of 80 years of artistic brilliance at iconic New York landmark.
Human Nature to bring their unique Motown sound back to East Coast in August 2014 with a five-city tour, including stops in Atlantic City, Washington D.C. and Boston
LAS VEGAS (June 11, 2014) – Las Vegas headliners and Australian singing sensations Human Nature were part of musical history last night, Tuesday, June 10, as they took the stage during The Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala, which celebrated 80 years of iconic performers and legendary performances. Departing from its tradition of inducting legends into the Apollo Hall of Fame, this year’s Gala celebrated the eight decades of artistic brilliance that have been presented on the Apollo stage since 1934. Human Nature represented the Motown era during the star studded event performing a 15-minute hit bound set featuring tracks such as “My Girl”, “Ooh Baby Baby” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” The Anniversary event was hosted by Emmy Award-winning and Grammy nominated entertainer Wayne Brady.
“Smokey Robinson told me about Human Nature and said they sing Motown like no other young singers he’s ever heard today. And he is right.” said Apollo Theater Spring Gala producer Ron Weisner. “We are thrilled to have them perform these iconic songs and help the legendary Apollo Theater celebrate 80 years of entertainment. They demonstrate to all of us just how timeless the music of Motown is – and how it touched people in all four corners of the world.”
During the event, several artists took the stage, including Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, The Isley Brothers, Wayne Brady, Savion Glover, Joss Stone, Matthew Whitaker, Edwin Hawkins, and Doug E. Fresh in honor of the legendary Theater’s 80th anniversary.
This year’s event raised a record breaking $2.3 million, which will support the Apollo’s year-round performing arts programming, innovative education initiatives, and community programs.
“Tonight was a dream come true, we were literally dancing in the footsteps of legends” said Human Nature’s Andrew Tierney. “This stage has hosted James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and now four guys from South West Sydney. Our dream continues.”
Human Nature will return to the East Coast in August 2014 with nine concert dates in five cities. In a series of not-to-be-missed tour dates for Motown fans, the group will bring their unique sound to some of pop music’s most enduring anthems. The East Coast tour will kick off on August 6 at The Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT and will continue on to Atlantic City, NJ, Lancaster, PA, Washington D.C. and Boston, MA and will conclude at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on August 17.
Concert dates include:
|Wednesday, August 6, 2014||The Palace Theater Waterbury, CT www.palacetheaterct.org|
|Friday, August 8, 2014||Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ www.theborgata.com|
|Saturday, August 9, 2014||Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ www.theborgata.com|
|Sunday, August 10, 2014||Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ www.theborgata.com|
|Tuesday, August 12, 2014||American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA www.amtshows.com|
|Thursday, August 14, 2014||Warner Theatre, Washington D.C. www.warnertheatredc.com|
|Friday, August 15, 2014||Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ www.theborgata.com|
|Saturday August 16, 2014||Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ www.theborgata.com|
|Sunday August 17, 2014||Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA www.thewilbur.com|
Please visit www.humannaturelive.com for updates. For tickets, pricing and show times, please visit the respective venue’s website.
About Human Nature
Brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney along with high-school friends Toby Allen and Phil Burton formed Human Nature 24 years ago. Signing with Sony Music Australia in 1995 the group has released ten albums, five of which hit number one in Australia. The group achieved 24 platinum awards, 17 top 40 hits and five top 10 hits worldwide and sold over two million albums in Australia alone. The group toured nationally in the U.S. in 2012, scored a Number 1 on the Heatseakers/New Artist chart in 2012 and released their first U.S. album, The Motown Record, and the DVD Human Nature Sings Motown following their PBS TV special. After an appearance on ABC’s hit television show Dancing With The Stars in April 2012, The Motown Record shot up to the No. 1 spot on Amazon’s Movers and Shakers, as well as Top 40 on both the Amazon and iTunes sales chart. Their most recent release, “Human Nature: The Christmas Album” reached Platinum status in Australia in December 2013 and peaked at #4 on the Australian ARIA charts. The Christmas Album became the 3rd most successful Australian album for 2013. In 2009, Human Nature became the first Australian group to start a residency on the Las Vegas Strip and in April 2014 the group celebrated their 1000th performance. The group performs in Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show 5 nights a week at The Venetian Las Vegas.
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