Without music, concerts wouldn’t exist and funk would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear to this GrouponLive deal to see the Doo Wop Legends Tour, featuring The Shades of Blue and The Legendary Teenagers, at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda on Saturday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get two general-admission tickets (a $60 value).
- For $60, you get four general-admission tickets (a $120 value).
- For $85, you get six general-admission tickets (a $180 value).<p>
The Shades of Blue build upon their 46-year history at each stop of their nationwide tour. The group reassembled in the early 2000s after surviving a series of lineup changes and the format shift from vinyl to earworm, reacquainting ears to their 1966 hit “Oh, How Happy” and performing R & B staples such as “My Girl” and “Stand By Me.” The Legendary Teenagers, the former backing group for Frankie Lymon, also weave their harmonious voice threads on stage with their signature hit, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love.” Two of the original Teenagers have teamed up with a pair of established R & B crooners to recapture the sounds that vaulted the group into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
The nostalgic tunes spill through the Riviera Theatre, opened in 1926 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. A stunning crystal chandelier sparkles high above the orchestra seats, draped in a rich crimson upholstery designed to conceal crowds clandestinely finger-painting with spaghetti sauce.