Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell Return to The Van Wezel, 3/23
Three teen idol kings of the late1950s and early 1960s - Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell - return to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, Mar. 23 after their sold-out concert there two seasons ago.
Tickets to the 8 p.m. show - called "one of the most exciting acts in show business" - are $55-$80 (with a limited number of "smart seats" priced at $30).
Performing together as "The Golden Boys" since 1985, the group performs their many greatest hits - including Venus (Avalon), Volare (Rydell) and Turn Me Loose (Fabian) - and pays tribute to other giants of the era. In addition to performing their individual hits, the stars combine their talents on several songs and perform a tribute to the material of Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson and Bill Haley.
All three performers emerged from the same South Philadelphia neighborhood at the same time and gained their first national exposure through appearances on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. The "Golden Boys" show sells out venues throughout the United States, attracting original fans along with a new generation of people who enjoy oldies from the 1950s and '60s.
For more information and to buy tickets, contact the Van Wezel Box Office at 941- 953-3368 or log onto www.vanwezel.org. Dinner is available prior to most shows by Michael's on East at the Van Wezel by calling (941) 366-0007 or logging onto www.bestfood.com.