North Central College - Naperville, IL

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to perform at North Central

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Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Aug. 26, 2010—Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will delight audiences with two shows Oct. 23 and 24 at North Central College.

Famous for his signature falsetto singing voice, Valli, along with the Four Seasons, produced a string of hits, including “Sherry,” “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” “Walk Like a Man” and “Big Girls Don't Cry.” With a sound unlike any other—intertwining remnants of doo-wop, disco, rock and pop—the Four Seasons remain an integral force in American music history.

The performances will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in North Central's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $95, $85 and $80; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. The shows are part of the College’s Homecoming Weekend celebration and 2010-2011 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season.

The Four Seasons began their formation in 1954, when Valli and Tommy DeVito formed the Varitones, eventually changing names to the Four Lovers. Their first release, “You’re the Apple of My Eye,” peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard chart. Following a name and line-up change, the Four Seasons rose to fame.

The group released its first album, featuring “Sherry,” in 1962. “Sherry” became the Four Seasons’ first No. 1 hit and remains one of their most well-known songs to this day. Throughout the 1960s, the Four Seasons maintained their popularity—even throughout Beatlemania.

Valli has scored No. 1 hits of his own, including “My Eyes Adored You” and “Grease,” the theme song to the classic 1978 movie. His most recent and first studio release in 15 years, “Romancing the 60s,” proves that Valli has no intention of slowing down. The album includes covers of his favorite songs from the decade.

Beyond his musical success, Valli has also supported the National Italian American Foundation and received its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

These performances are among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

09-20-2010