Tony Bennett shows no signs of slowing down his tour schedule at age 90. The legendary New York crooner, who officially became a nonagenarian on Aug. 3, has unveiled a string of U.S. dates that will keep him busy from mid-February through early June.
Pollstar reports on Dec. 14 that 19-time Grammy winner has announced a 15-city romp that will take the “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” hitmaker to markets along the east coast and into the U.S. mid-west. The news comes a week ahead of the television premiere of the NBC all-star special “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come,” which airs Dec. 20.
The tour will launch Feb. 19 in Durham, North Carolina, at Durham Performing Arts Center. The multi-platinum seller will perform a two-night stand in Westbury, New York, as well as several major city stops, which includes visits to Atlanta and Jacksonville, Florida before wrapping up June 1 in Moorhead, Minnesota, at Bluestem Center for the Arts.
Select presales for select dates will begin Thurs., Dec. 15 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Some shows are available now while tickets for Durham, Atlanta and Jacksonville, Florida will go on sale Mon., Dec. 19 at 10:00 a.m. local time. For more information, click here.
“Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come” was taped on Sept. 15 in the beloved singer's hometown of New York at Radio City Music Hall. The all-star line up gathered to pay tribute to Bennett includes: Michael Buble, Lady Gaga, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, Andrea Bocelli and Stevie Wonder. For more details, click here.
The birthday bash is scheduled to be released in CD and digital formats on Dec. 21 via Sony. Re-dubbed “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90,” the release is available here for pre-order. Fans can check out a teaser preview clip above.
Fans still have time to catch Bennett live before 2016 ends. The two-time Emmy winner has two finals shows, slated for Dec. 16 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, at Dodd Auditorium and Dec. 17 in Buffalo, New York, at UB Center for the Arts. Tickets for select Tony Bennett events are available at AXS.
See below for Tony Bennett's updated 2016 -2017 tour schedule. For all the latest information on Tony Bennett, click here.
Dec. 16 – Fredericksburg, Va, Dodd Auditorium
Dec. 17 – Buffalo, New York, N.Y., UB Center for the Arts
Feb. 19 – Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center
Feb. 21 – Atlanta, Ga., Symphony Hall - Woodruff Arts Ctr.
Feb. 22 – Jacksonville, Fla., Times Union For Perf. Arts
March 14 – Sugar Land, Texas, Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land
March 15 – Fort Worth, Texas, Bass Performance Hall
March 17 – Tulsa, Okla., River Spirit Casino
April 06 – Lancaster, Pa., American Music Theatre
April 08 – Worcester, Mass., Hanover Theatre For Perf. Arts
April 11 – Red Bank, N.J., Count Basie Theatre
April 14 – Westbury, N.Y., N.Y.CB Theatre At Westbury
April 15 – Westbury, N.Y., N.Y.CB Theatre At Westbury
May 11 – Portland, Maine, Merrill Auditorium At City Hall
May 27 – Appleton, Wis., Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
May 28 – Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre
June 1 – Moorhead, Minn., Bluestem Center For The Arts