Real 'Jersey Boys' to embark on national tour

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 15 at 8:04 AM

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — That isn't just any baby boomer garage band that's rehearsing in a northern New Jersey basement.

They call themselves the Hit Men, and they're former members of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This weekend they're officially launching a nationwide tour.

Don Ciccone (sih-CONE'-ee), Gerry Polci (POLE'-chee) and Lee Shapiro were part of the renaissance of the Four Seasons in the 1970s with hits like "Who Loves You," ''Swearin' To God" and "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)."

Spurred by the success of Broadway's "Jersey Boys," they've teamed up with top-notch studio musicians and are hitting the road.

They play the Four Seasons hits plus songs by other artists they played with, including Carly Simon, Jim Croce and Elton John.

The tour begins at Mexicali Live in Teaneck on Saturday.

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