Bobby Rydell still a wild one at heart & headed for Tweed
TEEN heart throb of the 1960s, Bobby Rydell, will perform at Twin Towns on February 14.
The American rock 'n' roll star will sing his international hits Wild One and Volare, as well as songs from the Broadway soundtrack of Bye Bye Birdy, which he sung with Anne-Margret in 1963.
Rydell is excited about the tour, which was stalled for a year so he could recover from a double organ transplant.
"I don't know why they called it the Farewell Australian Tour, who's idea was it to come up with that promotion?" the energetic singer exclaimed through a distorted phone line from the US. "I am so happy and fortunate that God has blessed me to be able to come back from that surgery and also to perform and be in Australia.
"God forbid it is the last time I come back.
"Otherwise I will never be able to eat oysters kilpatrick again!"
It will be Rydell's 20th visit Down Under.
He also performs regularly in Las Vegas.
At Twin Towns, Rydell will perform an artistic tribute to American singer Bobby Darren who is famous for his 1958 album Splish Splash.
Audiences can expect a performance with Rydell's signature comedic twist and Hollywood showmanship.
"The stage will become like a living room in front of a large group of friends," he said.
Since the concert will be held on Valentine's Day, Rydell has also prepared a special romantic track for the day.
"We're going to perform My Funny Valentine with a piano, bass and drums medley.
"The song dates back to the '40s and is a wonderful lyrical piece about a guy talking to his girl."
Tickets to the Bobby Rydell Farewell Australia Tour, Friday, February 14, featuring the Allstar Orchestra, are $55 from Twin Towns.