What a night for Frankie’s fans in Leeds

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US music legend Frankie Valli is heading for the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

Valli and his Four Seasons band are playing the venue on Saturday, July 4 – America’s Independence Day.

Tickets for the show go on sale at 9am this Friday.

Purchases can be made via the www.firstdirectarena.com website, over the phone on 0844 248 1585 or in person from the arena box office.

Valli has sold more than 100 million records worldwide thanks to hits such as Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry and December 1963 (Oh, What a Night).

Tony Watson, the arena’s director of sales, marketing and PR, said: “Oh what a night it will be as multi-million selling Mr Valli visits us and helps us make the fourth of July 2015 an Independence Day to remember.”

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