Legendary crooner will make his tenth visit to venue.
The legendary Tony Bennett will be returning for his tenth visit to Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on 3rd July as part of a string of live performances in the UK to celebrate his 90th year.
Since his first visit in 1996, 19 time Grammy Award-winning Tony has performed to over 17,000 adoring fans in Symphony Hall and he can’t wait to come back. Says Tony: “The audiences in Birmingham are exceptionally warm and welcoming and they are so fortunate to have this beautiful Symphony Hall right in their home town … one of my favourite places to perform…”
The tour will showcase Tony’s greatest hits, including The Best Is Yet to Come, How Do You Keep the Music Playing, I Got Rhythm, The Shadow of Your Smile and the multi-award winning fan favourite, I Left My Heart In San Francisco. He will be joined once again by jazz masters Gray Sargent (guitar), Marshall Wood (bass), Billy Stritch (piano) and Harold Jones (drums).
In a glittering 67-year year career he has performed alongside the greatest artists of all time, including: Count Basie; Ella Fitzgerald; Duke Ellington; Barbra Streisand; Aretha Franklin; Paul McCartney and Elton John. More recent collaborations have included Lady Gaga and the last ever recording with Amy Winehouse in London’s Abbey Road Studios. He has performed to 11 US Presidents, brought the house down at Glastonbury and the iTunes Festival and has performed to four generations of the Royal Family, including an unforgettable performance at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Tony’s sold millions of records world-wide and continues to play to sold-out houses throughout the US.
Chris Proctor, Programme Manager at Town Hall, Symphony Hall said: “We are delighted to welcome Tony Bennett back to Symphony Hall for his tenth visit, and as part of his 90th birthday celebrations. An opportunity to be in the company of artists of this calibre should not be missed, especially when you consider the fact that Frank Sinatra claimed that Tony Bennett was one of the best singers in the business.”
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 in Concert will be at Symphony Hall on Monday 3rd July at 8pm. Tickets: www.thsh.co.uk