Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sing greatest hits at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 14
From a press release:
It was announced today that legendary Top 40 hitmakers Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will return to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, Oct. 14 as part of the Wilkes-Barre theater’s PNC Celebrity Series.
The “original Jersey boy” himself, Frankie Valli, is a true American legend. His incredible career with the Four Seasons, as well as his solo success, has spawned countless hit singles and unforgettable tunes like “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and, of course, “Grease.” His songs have been omnipresent in other iconic movies such as “The Deer Hunter,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Conspiracy Theory,” and “The Wanderers.” As many as 200 artists have done cover versions of Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” from Nancy Wilson’s jazz treatment to Lauryn Hill’s hip-hop makeover.
With sales of over 175 million records worldwide and their longtime membership in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have inspired fans and enlightened the music world for more than 60 years. For the first time ever, Madfish Records will present their complete works in “Working Our Way Back to You – The Ultimate Collection,” a 45-disc super deluxe limited edition box set due for release on June 2.
The group continues to tour throughout the United States and abroad to packed houses, receiving nightly standing ovations from thrilled fans of multiple generations.
Doors at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets, which are $65, $85, $125, and $165, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. at the Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, May 31 at 10 a.m.
VIP merch packages are $225 and $265, plus fees, and are only available online. The VIP Frankie Valli ticket and merch package includes one premium reserved ticket, an exclusive merchandise item, and a commemorative tour laminate.
The original lineup of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, and the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2017. The 89-year-old frontman’s long-lasting legacy led to the overwhelming success of the Broadway musical “Jersey Boys,” which chronicles the group’s incredible career and features all of their greatest hits.
The “Jersey Boys” juggernaut has been seen by over 30 million people worldwide, won four Tony Awards (including Best Musical in 2006), and played in New York, Las Vegas, London, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, and cities across the U.S. on a national tour. It is the 12th longest-running show in Broadway history with 4,642 performances, passing “Grease,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Hello Dolly,” “My Fair Lady,” “Hairspray,” and “Oklahoma.”
In 2014, the singer’s life story was once again featured, this time in the film adaptation of “Jersey Boys,” directed by Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood. Valli also returned to acting in Rob Reiner’s 2014 romantic comedy “And So It Goes” starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.
His mega-hit “Big Girls Don’t Cry” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame 2015. In 2015, Dan Rather profiled the legend for his series “The Big Interview,” and he also participated in the AMC series “The Making of the Mob.”
In 2016, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons appeared on Broadway in a limited engagement from Oct. 21-29 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Valli produced a holiday album, “‘Tis The Seasons,” in 2016 via Rhino Entertainment Company.
Valli released his first-ever jazz album, “A Touch of Jazz,” on June 25, 2021 and shortly after resumed touring the world.
The F.M. Kirby Center is a historic Art Deco/Moderne-style performing arts center located in downtown Wilkes-Barre. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.