Pop pioneer Frankie Valli, the man with the famous falsetto, will sing at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk next year. The concert will take place Friday, Feb. 21, promoters announced Friday. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Nov. 15 from Ticketmaster.
Tickets range in price from $79 to $115.55.
The Broadway hit "Jersey Boys" helped remind music fans of Valli's contributions to American pop. With the Four Seasons, Valli placed 30 singles in the Billboard Top 40 between 1962 and 1976. "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," and "Rag Doll" were all No. 1 hits. As a solo act, he made nine more hits, the most recent being the title song from the "Grease" movie, which also reached No. 1.
"From 1962 to 1978, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sold more than 100 million records," an official bio offers. "For decades after their heyday, Frankie and the Seasons continued to be a top concert draw, and radio constantly played their classics, not to mention the new remixes that kept popping up on the charts. In 1990 Frankie and the other original Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only five years after the Hall opened for business."
According to Wikipedia, Valli's current version of the Four Seasons doesn't include original members Bob Gaudio or Tommy DeVito. Original member Nick Massi died in 2000.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun