Motown legend Smokey Robinson delves into the Great American Songbook on “Timeless Love,” an album of standards due June 13 via Universal’s New Door imprint. It is Robinson’s first non-gospel or holiday album since 1999’s “Intimate,” which debuted at No. 28 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
The new set features renditions of such favorites as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Tea for Two,” “Love Is Here To Stay,” “Speak Low,” “Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words),” “Moody’s Mood for Love” and a blend of Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne’s “Time After Time” with Cyndi Lauper’s pop hit of the same name.
Robinson has a handful of dates on his schedule for this summer, beginning April 20 in Rama, Ontario.
Here are Smokey Robinson’s tour dates:
April 20: Rama, Ontario (Casino Rama)
April 21: Flint, Mich. (Whiting Auditorium)
April 22: Marion, Ohio (Palace Theatre)
June 17: Red Bank, N.J. (Count Basie Theatre)
June 20: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
June 22: New York (Carnegie Hall)
June 24: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga PAC)
Aug. 26: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)