Frankie Valli’s Nov. 19-20 concerts at NJPAC in his original hometown of Newark have been cancelled because of illness.
“I’m disappointed to say what we thought was the flu is actually pneumonia,” wrote Valli on his Facebook page, Oct. 19. “I am doing much better after a couple rounds of antibiotics …
“But the doctors tell me it’s going to be a couple months before I’m back at full steam and ready to tour again.
“So sadly, I am postponing all my concerts through the end of the year. We are looking forward to rescheduling all the dates we can and I can’t wait to perform for everyone in 2022.”
Dates at some venues have already been rescheduled but there are no new dates for Newark yet.
Valli still performs under the name Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons though he is the only remaining original member. Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito died in 2000 and 2020, respectively. Joe Long, a member of the group in the ’60s and ’70s, died in April of this year.
Bob Gaudio is now 78 but has not been a touring member of the group since 1971, when he left to road to concentrate on songwriting and producing.
The hit Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” is mainly about the original ’60s incarnation of the group: Valli, Gaudio, DeVito and Massi.
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