Tony Bennett Books 2017 U.S. Gigs

Over at the countdown is on for the air date of “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come.” And thanks to a new batch of recently announced performances, fans have more dates to look forward to.

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– Tony Bennett
George Theater, New York City.

Bennnett’s 90th birthday television special airs on NBC on Dec. 20. The program includes appearances by Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin,Diana Krall, Rufus Wainwright and Stevie Wonder. Billy Joel, Elton John and Bob Dylan sent in taped performances for the occasion. Of course the special guest list includes Lady Gaga, who collaborated with Bennett on the 2014 album Cheek to Cheek.

“Tony Bennett Celebrates 90” is practically guaranteed to be a good time. As the New York Times points out in the publication’s recent feature on Bennett, his 80th birthday special on NBC won seven Emmy Awards.

At 90 the legendary singer isn’t slowing down. He has a few more dates to play this year – Friday in Fredericksburg, Va., and Saturday in Buffalo, N.Y.

His 2017 schedule kicks off in Durham, N.C. Here’s the routing:

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

Tickets for select dates are available now.

A presale for Atlanta begins Dec. 15, followed by the general onsale Dec. 16. Durham and Jacksonville presales begin Dec. 16, with general onsales scheduled Dec. 19. Visit for more information.