Back By Popular Demand - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons on November 20
The Original Jersey Boy
May 4, 2015 (Durham, NC) – Triangle fans love the original Jersey Boy, Frankie Valli. Last year he played to a sold out audience and this year DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, welcomes back Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on November 20, 2015. Tickets will go fast for this living legend.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 8 at 10a.m.:
- Online at DPACnc.com
- DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
- Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on May 6. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at http://www.dpacnc.com/fod.
Considering Frankie’s background growing up in the rough projects of New Jersey, it’s a wonder he didn’t end up in prison rather than in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At a young age he was determined to be a star, and a star he became. For over 50 years, Frankie Valli and his legendary group have wowed audiences with such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”. Thanks to the success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, he is as popular as ever.
Frankie latest project is a salute to the decade that made him a star with his first new studio album in 15 years. In Romancing The ’60s, he put his own stamp on some of his favorite ’60s songs, the ones he always wanted to record but somehow got away. Produced by Bob Gaudio, an original member of the Four Seasons and Frankie’s long-time partner, the set includes unforgettable new versions of such gems as “Spanish Harlem,” “Call Me” and “Take Good Care of My Baby.” And the album features a guest appearance by four young stars of Jersey Boys, providing background vocals for—what else?—“On Broadway.” Launched amid Jersey Boy-mania, Romancing The ’60s has become the latest classic in Frankie Valli’s half-century of recording.
Frankie and the Seasons have influenced many other great recording artists. That was acknowledged in dozens of recent tributes collected for Jersey Beat, the new Four Seasons boxed set. For example, from Barry Gibb: “Frankie Valli to me has become one of the hallmark voices of our generation. From the deepest emotions of his real voice to the power of his falsetto, he created a style that we all still strive to emulate.” From Billy Joel: “I wrote ‘Uptown Girl’ as the flip side to the story of ‘Rag Doll.’ I always loved that record.” And from Brian Wilson: “In the early ’60s the Four Seasons were my favorite group. I thought they were fantastic. The voice blend was fantastic. The competition helped me to get cracking. It inspired me, because they made good music. I went to the piano thinking I could top their music.”
Don’t miss the opportunity to see him live.