The legendary Tony Bennett will grace the stage of The Palace Theatre in Albany on Sunday, October 18 at 7pm, with special guest Antonia Bennett. Tony Bennett’s artistry and accomplishments are applauded here at home and all over the world from people from 11 to 90 years old.
In the past 10 years alone, Bennett has sold over ten million records, a testament to his longevity and artistic achievement that has long been a part of his life since growing up in Astoria, NY. Upon being discovered by Bob Hope, his career took off and the rest is history. Among the honors Bennett has received are 17 Grammy awards, including a 1995 Grammy for Record of the Year for his MTV Unplugged album, which introduced his music to new generation, as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He has had 24 songs in the Top 40, including “I Wanna Be Around,” “The Good Life,” “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” and the signature, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” garnering him two Grammy Awards.
One of the few artists to have new albums charting in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and 10’s, he has recently collaborated with pop star Lady Gaga on Cheek to Cheek, a collection of jazz standards. Having toured the world to sold out audiences with rave reviews whenever he performs, Bennett was recently observed by former President Bill Clinton as, “Now in his seventh decade of singing, Tony Bennett has somehow kept his unique voice, with its beauty and range, its strength and style, and still in perfect pitch. But as talented as he is, Tony’s most impressive quality is his giving spirit!”
Tickets for this special performance range from $60.50 – $128 and go on sale Friday, June 26 at 10am at The Palace Theatre.