An artist of true staying power, Tony Bennett, born Anthony Dominick Benedetto, continues to record and perform in his 90s. Bennett's career highlights include a bevy of awards. He's won 20 Grammys, one of which was the Lifetime Achievement Award conferred in 2001. He won his first Grammy in 1963 and his most recent in 2018. He also holds two Emmy awards. Other major awards include his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, his induction into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997, his Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Society of Singers in 2000 and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 2002, and his Kennedy Center Honors in 2005.
A Stellar Career Spanning Seven Decades
Known for smooth vocals and suave, sexy lyrics, the music icon began his professional career after World War II. Scoring his first hits in the 1950s, he continues to record today, collaborating with artists like Bono of U2, John Legend, Lady Gaga and Sting. His biggest hits include "Because of You," "The Lady Is a Tramp" and "Rags to Riches." In the past decade, he has collaborated with various artists to create updated duets of some of their and his biggest hits. Bennett grew up in the borough of Queens, New York, listening to jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and crooners like Bing Crosby. He began performing publicly at age 10, singing in local restaurants to earn money. World War II interrupted his career development, though. Turning 18, he joined the US Army in 1944. He served in Germany and France during the war. Returning to the United States, Bennett used the GI Bill to fund his musical studies at the American Theatre Wing. In 1950, when he was 24, Bennett signed with Columbia Records.
Where can I buy Tony Bennett tickets?
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Where is Tony Bennett playing?
Bennett performs regularly in Las Vegas, Nev., appearing as a guest of Lady Gaga and staging his own shows. He regularly plays shows in various Las Vegas casinos and at the San Diego Civic Center in San Diego, Calif., and the Mayo Center of the Performing Arts in Morristown, N.J.
Bennett is known for show-stopping performances. He is considered an entertainer's entertainer. Expect a hearty show, full of energy. He performs his biggest hits and sometimes has guest stars perform with him.
How long is a Tony Bennett concert?
Bennett performs two-hour shows with a 15-minute intermission after the first hour.
What is Tony Bennett's tour set list like?
He performs about 22 songs per concert. The set list from his June 21, 2019 show at The Pavilion in Highland Park, Ill., included a medley of "Because of You / Cold Cold Heart / Rags to Riches / Who Can I Turn To?," "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and covers including "For Once in My Life," "Steppin' Out with My Baby" and "Fly Me to the Moon."Back to Top
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