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K  I  N  G





One of the greatest Motown and R&B / funk artists of all time, The Commodores’ Walter “Clyde” Orange, James Dean “JD” Nicholas and William “WAK” King have influenced both artists young and old and in all genres with their classic songs. The Commodores brand is bigger than ever as they continue to blaze trails all over the world.

Two Alabama cities recently honored the music legacy of the Commodores! Tuskegee declared Friday March 29, 2019 to be Commodores Day, and Montgomery declared the band members to be honorary residents, receiving keys to the city!

A celebration was held at the Commodore Museum, the site of the Commodores’ former rehearsal and recording studio in Tuskegee. The Commodores was originally formed by a group of college students at Tuskegee Institute just over 50 years ago.

“It is really great to see the place where the group was born! It still feels like home 50 years later, to the point where we didn’t want to leave!” – The Commodores

In 1968 the group was formed while all the members were in college at Tuskeegee Institute. After being discovered by Berry Gordy, the Commodores went on to sell over 60 million records for Motown. With hits like “Machine Gun” and “Sail On,” the Commodores became proven artists. For five decades, the Commodores have remained a force in the music industry. The Commodores aren’t just any group. They have staying power. Just like their hit song “Brick House,” the Commodores have created a foundation that just won’t budge.

Don’t miss your chance to feature one of the most successful vocal groups of all time in 2019 and beyond as The Commodores continue to thrill audiences with their Greatest Hits Tour – Live!


75 Million Albums Sold Worldwide

7 – #1 singles

5 – #1 Albums

20 – Top 10 Singles

15 – Top 10 Albums

1985 Grammy Award – “Nightshift”

1987 Antwerp Diamond Microphone Award

Vocal Group Hall of Fame Inductees

The 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl Outstanding Achievement Award (2016)

2018 Casino Entertainment Awards “Musical Artist of the Year”



MAY 24 – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Reno, NV

JUN 01 – Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, CA

JUN 14 – San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo, CA

JUL 12 – IP Casino Resort Spa, Biloxi, MS

JUL 16 – Village Green, Elk Grove Village, IL

AUG 10 – Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center, West Allis, WI -

The Isley Brothers & The Commodores

AUG 18 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

AUG 25 – Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego, CA

The Commodores & The O'Jays

AUG 30 – Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center, Salem, OR

FEB 10 – Ultimate Disco Cruise, Miami, FL


Ultimate Disco Cruise 2020

Monday 10 February 2020 – Saturday 15 February 2020


Line-up …The Commodores …KC and the Sunshine Band

The Jacksons …Pointer Sisters…Sister Sledge…Heatwave

Anita Ward…George McCrae…Maxine Nightingale…Harold Melvin's Blue Notes

…First Ladies Of Disco

Miami, FL, USA

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11:      Key West, Florida

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12:         At Sea

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13:   Nassau, Bahamas