3rd July 2012
Location: Clyde Auditorium
Tickets: £40 – £62 | Buy tickets
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons announce Scottish show: the band will perform in Glasgow for the first time in over 30 years!
First coming to fame in 1962 as lead singer of the Four Seasons, Frankie Valli is hotter than ever in the 21st century and will be back in Glasgow for the first time in more than 30 years when the band takes to the stage at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium in the SECC this summer.
Frankie and his legendary group have enjoyed great success in recent years with their smash-hit Tony and Olivier award-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group and includes the classic tracks “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” (amongst many others).
With the play in its seventh blockbuster year on Broadway, and five other casts performing Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London, the real Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Four Seasons’ first ever hit “Sherry,” Frankie is touring the UK, Australia and New Zealand in 2012, in addition to his busy schedule in the USA.
The current excitement prompted Frankie to salute the decade that made him a star with his first new studio album in 15 years, Romancing The ’60s, in which he puts his own stamp on some of his favorite ’60s songs.
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 “On Broadway.”
Although the majority of the 71 chart hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (including 40 in the Top 40, 19 in the Top 10 and eight No. 1’s) came during the 1960s, the music has never really gone away. He has toured almost continuously since 1962, and his songs have been omnipresent in such movies as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing, Mrs. Doubtfire, Conspiracy Theory and The Wanderers. As many as 200 artists have done cover versions of Frankie’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” from Nancy Wilson’s jazz treatment to Lauryn Hill’s hip-hop makeover.
And despite having had most of their chart success in the ’60s, people of every generation and every age know Frankie’s music, and it makes young people of every generation want to get up and dance. In the disco era, the Seasons hit it big with “Who Loves You,” which reached No 3 in 1975, and “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night), a No. 1 record in 1976. Two decades later, in 1994, a dance club remix of “December 1963” climbed to No. 14 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100. And in 2000, a French-language rap version of “December 1963” went to No. 1 in Paris. Then in July of 2007, a remix of the Four Seasons’ 1967 hit “Beggin’ ” became the No. 1 dance record in Britain.
These tickets are sure to sell like hot potatoes, so make sure you don’t miss your chance to see Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons performing some of their greatest hits, live, in Glasgow!
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