THE MAGIC of Motown has become one of the most popular touring tribute shows of the past few years.

The feast of soul music will be signed, sealed and delivered to Bradford and Halifax next year on dates rescheduled due to coronavirus. The “unforgettable party experience” celebrates 60 years of the Motown record label, the sound of a generation.

A spokesman said: “Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.

“With timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.

“Enjoy favourites including Heard It Through The Grapevine, Mr Postman, My Girl, Stop In The Name of Love, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and more!”

Blues & Soul Magazine said the evening “throbbed with music”.

The Victoria Theatre also plans to host tribute shows this autumn: Buddy Holly and The Cricketers (October 5), ABBAMANIA (October 7) and Frankie’s Guys: A Celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (October 16).

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers have been playing rock ‘n’ roll around the world for the past 28 years, and stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock.

The show features Buddy’s hits such as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, and Oh Boy!.

Frankie’s Guys feature leading men direct from London’s West End, who have toured with the hit musical Jersey Boys.

Expect classic songs like Big Girls Don’t Cry, Lets Hang on, Walk Like A Man, Sherry and Dec 63.

One of Europe’s leading ABBA tributes, ABBAMANIA, promise outstanding vocals and musical performances in a two-hour show featuring hits like Waterloo and Dancing Queen.

* The Magic of Motown can be seen at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, on July 9, 2021 ( or call 01422 ), then at St George’s Hall, Bradford, on November 25, 2021 (go to or call 01274 432000).