Entertainment & Nightlife
October 29, 2018

Smokey Robinson Comes to Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m.

Grammy Award-winning legend Smokey Robinson comes to Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. on Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. American Express cardholders can purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. Fans can access presale tickets beginning Thursday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr. is a legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive and co-founder of Motown Records.  Early in his career Robinson and his group, the Miracles, produced 26 Top 40 hits, including “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me,” “I Second That Emotion,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks Of My Tears” and the group’s No. 1 pop hit, “The Tears Of A Clown.”

Robinson was one of the major songwriters and producers for Motown, penning several hit singles such as “Who’s Loving You,” “My Guy,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready” and “Ain’t That Peculiar.”

In 1975, Robinson released his most successful solo album, “A Quiet Storm,” which yielded three hit singles, “Baby That’s Backatcha,” “The Agony & The Ecstasy” and “Quiet Storm.” His classic hit, “Cruisin’,” peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Robinson topped the charts again with another sensual ballad, “Being with You,” and later teamed up with fellow Motown artist Rick James with the R&B ballad, “Ebony Eyes.”

In 1987, Robinson released “One Heartbeat” featuring the Top 10 hits “One Heartbeat” and the Grammy Award-winning “Just to See Her.” Other albums include “Timeless Love,” “Time Flies When You’re Having Fun,” “Now And Then” and “Smokey & Friends.” Robinson’s first solo Christmas album, “Christmas Everyday,” was released in November 2017.

Robinson has been inducted into the Kennedy Center Honors, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has been awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work as a solo artist and with the Miracles. Robinson was also awarded a medal at the National Medal of Arts, a Heritage Award at the Soul Train Music Awards and a BET Lifetime Achievement Award. Howard University conferred on Robinson the degree of Doctor of Music, as did the Berklee College of Music.

Tickets cost $130, $80, $60 and $35. All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Explore the new Hard Rock Event Center with a 360-degree virtual seat map of the venue at www.myhrl.com.  Doors open one hour prior to show start time. Additional fees may apply.

About Hard Rock Event Center

Hard Rock Event Center is the newly constructed 3,600-seat venue located in the northwest corner of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. As part of the $1.5 billion property expansion, the former Hard Rock Live arena will be razed and replaced with a state-of-the-art 6,500-plus-seat venue in a theater-style configuration, slated to open in 2019. In the interim, a full schedule of concerts, comedy shows and other events will take place in the Hard Rock Event Center. Seminole Hard Rock has hosted some of the hottest musical acts such as John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, George Lopez and the late Robin Williams; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.myhrl.com.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship casino resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.  It is a world-renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination that features a AAA Four Diamond-rated luxury hotel; expansive gaming offerings including first-in-class slots, high-stakes table games and South Florida’s premier poker room; spa and fitness center; award-winning dining and nightlife; and the popular Hard Rock Event Center which hosts A-list entertainers, comedy and sporting events. A $1.5 billion expansion slated to open in fall 2019 will bring 638 luxury guestrooms to a first-ever, iconic, guitar-shaped hotel and 168 upscale guest accommodations in an adjacent hotel tower overlooking a lush, “Bora Bora” style, private cabana environment; a 41,000 square-foot Rock Spa®; a 13.5 acre recreational water-focused experience for sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, sailing and paddle boarding; 30 distinctive  restaurants, bars and lounges; an expanded gaming floor featuring 3,000 slots, 193 table games and a 46-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space; and 21,000 square feet of new retail space.  The highly anticipated 6,500 seat Hard Rock Live theater-style concert venue will feature headline performances and live broadcast capabilities.  The resort is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7, (U.S. Highway 441). The resort is 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. For more information, visit us online at casino.hardrock.com/hollywood, call 800-937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.