Tony Bennett – 2014 Concert Schedule
Tony Bennett has one of the most legendary voices of our time, and his
music has spanned over various genres and generations. With over 50 million records sold worldwide and countless Grammy Awards
and other accolades, this iconic singer has dazzled audiences for years with his smooth voice. From jazz to show tunes, he
has done it all, and now this living legend will be hitting the road again for a concert tour. Bennett is slated to visit
venues all over, including Aspen's Benedict Music Tent, San Antonio's Majestic Theatre, Meridian's Riley Center for the Performing
Arts, and Horseshoe Bossier City. This opportunity doesn't come every day, so you'll definitely want to check out a show when
Tony Bennett visits your city during this exciting new concert tour.
About Tony Bennett
In 1951, the world
of music was about to be forever changed, as Tony Bennett released his popular hit, "Because of You." The song shot to the
number 1 spot on the Billboard charts, maintaining its position for ten straight weeks. He continued to release more hits
in the years that followed, but it was his album, "The Beat of My Heart" that really established his place in music history.
"The Beat of My Heart" was essentially a concept album, which featured Bennett's distinct vocals over unique instrumentation
and percussion arrangements. With songs like "Just One of Those Things" and "Lullaby of Broadway," the album set Bennett apart
from other vocalists at the time, proving that he also had creativity to offer.
By 1962, Tony Bennett released his classic
song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," which made it to the number 19 position on the Billboard Hot 100, and it was a single
by the album of the same name. The album itself reached number 5 on the Billboard pop albums chart, and was eventually certified
platinum. Both the song and the album have become signatures of Tony Bennett's career. It would also earn Bennett Grammy Awards
for Record of the Year and Best Male Solo Vocal Performance. His next album, "I Wanna Be Around…" was likewise a success,
and it reached the top 5 of the charts, backed by the popular title track and "The Good Life," both of which also fared well
on the charts.
After years of fame and success, Tony Bennett's career would experience a second wind when he made a
comeback in the 90s. With the help of his son, Danny Bennett, he started to book performances on late night television shows
and even appearances on MTV and benefit concerts. The younger generation loved Tony Bennett's sounds from another era, and
he went on to release more records, including "Perfectly Frank" and "Steppin' Out," both of which were certified gold. Tony
Bennett continued to bring his classic tunes to a younger generation by performing on MTV's "Unplugged" show. The album of
the live recording achieved platinum status, and later won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Tony Bennett got his big break when he released one of his first hits, "Because of You," which would
launch one of the most prolific careers in music. As the song started to climb the charts, it eventually reached number 1
and maintained its position for many weeks. The song went on to sell over a million copies, and it was a precursor to the
massive success that would come in later years. More hits followed, like "Cold, Cold Heart" and "Blue Velvet." Over the decades,
Bennett would release records that have forever changed music, and over the course of his career he has racked up 17 Grammy
Awards, including Best Solo Vocal Performance for "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
for "Perfectly Frank," Album of the Year for "MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett," and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
Tony Bennett Trivia
Did you know that Tony Bennett fought in World War II as an infantryman?
In 1944, Tony
Bennett was drafted during the final stages of World War II. By 1945, he was fighting on the front lines. When he was discharged,
he used his GI Bill to begin studying at the American Theater Wing, where he started to hone his vocal talents.
With songs like "Because of You," "Lullaby of Broadway," and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," Tony Bennett
stole the hearts of music lovers all over the world when he first appeared. His music has been treasured and cherished for
generations, and now fans young and old will get to experience the magic of his music all over again during this concert season.
The legendary crooner has a number of live performances scheduled for this year, and you don't want to miss out on this must-see
show. To get your tickets to experience Tony Bennett live in concert, be sure to visit StubHub before tickets are all sold