Several Garden State legends return home this fall, performing in a trio of our most stellar venues
by Jessica Jones-Gorman
THE BROS ARE BACK
Raised in Wycko and a Grammynominated and multiplatinum powerhouse trio, The Jonas Brothers make a stop at the Prudential Center on November 22 as their “Happiness Begins Tour” travels through the region. Also featuring singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha, and marking the first headline tour for the group in almost a decade, this will be part of the Bros’ biggest concert series ever, one that sold out nearly all 44 dates on its first official day of sale. Expect to hear classics like “When You Look Me in the Eyes,” “S.O.S.,” and “Year 3000.” The tour, which kicked o in Miami this past August, will conclude in February with a Paris performance. Tickets were still available at press time, and start at $133. 25 Lafayette Street, prucenter.com ticketmaster.com
ON THE SKIDS AT THE BORGATA
Skid Row, one of most popular hair bands of all time and American Music Awards winner in 1990 for Metal/Hard Rock New Artist, will rock the Music Box at the Borgata on November 9. Rachel Bolan and Dave “The Snake” Sabo, who formed the group in Tom’s River in 1986, will be joined by Scotti Hill, drummer Rob Hammersmith, and vocalist ZP Theart to belt out hits like “Youth Gone Wild,” “I Remember You,” “18 and Life,” “We Are The Damned,” and “Monkey Business.” They’ll be joined by Great White, best known for their Grammy nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy.” Tickets are between $59 and $69. 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, theborgata.com
OH, WHAT A NIGHT!
Frankie Valli, who rose to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is bringing his iconic voice to The Count Basie Center for the Arts on November 8 and 9. Responsible for no fewer than 71 chart hits, both with the Four Seasons and during a solo career, Valli is most recognized for songs like “Sherry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes O You,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “My Eyes Adore You.” The concert is also promoting the 85-year-old’s latest album, Romancing The ’60s, his first new full-length studio e ort in 15 years and which puts the Newark-raised legend’s own stamp on some of his favorite songs from that decade. Produced by Bob Gaudio (an original member of the Four Seasons), songs on the disc include new versions of “Spanish Harlem,” “Call Me,” and “Take Good Care of My Baby.” Tickets range from $59 to $250. 99 Monmouth Street, thebasie.org