The Tokens Tour
If you've been alive sometime in the past fifty years, and chances are good that you have, then
you've undoubtedly heard one of the many hits churned out by world famous doo-wop group, The Tokens. An inspiring musical
force that helped change the landscape of 60's doo-wop music, The Tokens stand tall to this day as a band worth trying to
live up to. And while their music that emerged in the 60's and 70's was wildly popular back then, that doesn't mean that their
music still doesn't enjoy life to this day! As a matter of fact, you're likely to have heard any number of their hit singles,
even if you weren't alive during the group's heyday. With mega hits like "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", "Tonight I Fell In Love",
"I Hear Trumpets Blow", and many more, the music that The Tokens created within the past fifty years still have plenty of
life left in them as they find new audiences! And new audiences are definitely finding this group and their music with their
regular tours that they engage in as often as they can. So get ready to enjoy the live doo-wop stylings of The Tokens at one
of their upcoming shows by getting the tickets from StubHub that you need to get there! You won't regret a single minute when
you're in the audience at what is bound to be an amazing live performance!
About The Band
forming as early as 1955 when a few high school pals decided to form a group known as "The Linc-Tones", the group recorded
a single before disbanding, leaving behind two members that would go on to be integral parts of what would become The Tokens.
With leftover Linc-Tones Hank Medress and Jay Siegal looking to continue their musical career, they recruited the Margo brothers,
Mitch and Phil, and in 1960 changed their name from the Linc-Tones to what would forever be known as The Tokens. The group
took no time at all to get started on the road to success, recording their first hit single "Tonight I Fell In Love", which
was a big enough hit for them to get a spot on the television sensation, American Bandstand. Their performance on the show
left people stunned and practically lining up for the group's upcoming shows, not knowing the kinds of hits that they had
in store for them. The group took the country by force with their next hit single in 1962, a song that even today most people
love, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". Throughout the next decade The Tokens scored a slew of hit singles and albums, and with a
minor lineup change they continue to take to the stage all over the country!
The Tokens had hit it big with their very first single "Tonight I Fell In Love" in 1961, it was only the beginning to what
would be their biggest hit of all time. It was a steady momentum that carried them to their biggest hit, with "Tonight I Fell
In Love" leading the charge and getting them on one of the hottest television shows at the time, American Bandstand. Their
appearance on the show grew their popularity tenfold, but it was the next year with their ultimate hit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
that the group really hit their stride and became a nationwide phenomenon. There's no doubt about it, that one 1962 hit was
what the group needed to reach superstar status. Not only did the single sell over a million copies, garnering the group a
gold disc, but it hit the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and stayed there for over three weeks!
Being a nationwide sensation definitely has it's perks, such as extensive touring for fans all over the
country and being able to bring your music to audiences all over. This is true for The Tokens moreso than other groups, as
The Tokens have taken their music from coast to coast more times than are worth mentioning. But what is worth mentioning is
that in between all of their tours and musical obligations, The Tokens have performed "The Star Spangled-Banner" at thirty
major league baseball stadiums all over the US and Canada. This feat garnered them a mention in the Guinness Book of World
Records in 1998, and remains just as impressive today!
There's nothing better than heading
out with friends, family, or even just by yourself to a live show put on by one of your favorite bands! And when it comes
to seeing the Tokens perform live, you're in for one great show! So grab your friends, neighbors, cousins, or anyone you can
find that is as big a fan of The Tokens as you are, because when you step into the audience at a show put on by the Tokens,
you can tell right away that it's going to be a night of musical bliss. So hurry and grab your tickets from StubHub so that
you can be a part of the next show at a venue near you!