Oh, what a story.

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century.

Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again.

As the play continues to sell out on Broadway and tour throughout the U.S., the real Frankie Valli is packing concert halls coast to coast, and he will be coming to Grand Rapids to perform at DeVos Performance Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for UNICEF
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for UNICEF

Tickets prices are $65, $85 and $125 and go on sale to the general public beginning Friday (March 27) at noon.

Tickets will be available at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

An eight ticket limit will apply to each order and prices are subject to change.

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 didn’t just disappear. He has toured almost continuously since 1962. 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.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons have influenced many other great recording artists.

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.”

Remember, tickets go on sale this Friday, March 27 at 12 Noon.

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