Late December back in '63 must have been quite a night, and so will June19th, 2020 at the TaxSlayer Center.

Legendary performer, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons are bringing their new tour to the TaxSlayer Center at 8 p.m., Friday, June 19.

The original "Jersey Boys," The Four Seasons (group members 1960-1966) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. With 71 chart hits (including 40 in the Top 40, 19 in the Top 10 and eight No. 1's), they are one of the best-selling musical groups of all time, having sold an estimated 170 million records worldwide, according to a tour release.

Valli is the only member of the group from its inception who currently tours.

In 1964, the group released one hit song after another: “Dawn (Go Away),” “Ronnie,” “Rag Doll,” “Save It For Me,” “Big Man in Town” and, in early 1965, “Bye Bye Baby (Baby, Goodbye).”

There was worldwide success of the Tony-winning jukebox musical "Jersey Boys," which chronicles the life and times of Valli and his group, their classic songs are hits again. The 2005 show became the 12th-longest-running in Broadway history, closing in January 2017 after 4,642 performances.

According to a QC Times article, national tours of "Jersey Boys" played Davenport's Adler Theatre in 2015 (for eight performances) and once last month. The show had a nine-year engagement at Paris Las Vegas, which concluded in 2016. The movie based on the musical, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released in 2014.
Four Seasons songwriters Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe in 1962 came up with a song that made full use of Valli's range, from baritone to falsetto. When the unknown Seasons sang “Sherry” on American Bandstand, they became the hottest band in the land, and after nine years as a recording artist, Frankie Valli became an “overnight” sensation with a No. 1 record, according to the group's bio.

Valli — whose many hits include "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)," "My Eyes Adored You," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Who Loves You" and "Let's Hang On" — also returned to the top of the pop charts in 1978, singing the title song for the film "Grease."

He made several appearances in seasons 5 (2004) and 6 (2006-07) of the HBO series "The Sopranos" as mobster Rusty Millio. Also, his and the Four Seasons' music is heard in other "Sopranos" episodes, especially in "Big Girls Don't Cry."

 Tickets (starting at $35) go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, available at the arena box office (1201 River Drive, Moline) or at Ticketmaster.com.

For more information, visit frankievallifourseasons.com.

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