Happy 90th Birthday to Tony Bennett!
NBC just announced a December 20th airdate for TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: THE BEST IS YET TO COME, which will be a two-hour special airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The first listing of names announced to appear in the special, with more to come, include: Alec Baldwin, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Steve Buscemi, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, kd lang, Homer Simpson, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta and Stevie Wonder as well as Bennett himself.
The special will be taped at Radio City Music Hall on September 15th and select audience seats will be available for purchase for the taping event. Tickets can be ordered on August 4th starting at 10 a.m. at www.radiocity.com.
In conjunction with the NBC special, Columbia Records will release a CD featuring the musical performances the event comprised of new solo, duet and medley performances by Tony and the superstar guests on December 16th. Additionally, Columbia Records will release a deluxe box package set on the same date as a physical release only.
This collector’s edition box set includes two audio discs of over 30 never before released and rare recordings – both live and in studio – a DVD of newly released historical footage and performances, the CD inspired by the television special and a beautifully designed book that will feature photos and essays from President Bill Clinton, Harry Belafonte, Martin Scorcese, Johnny Mandel and others.
Read more at PRNewswire.
Top Photo: Backstage at Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel surprised special guest Tony Bennett with a birthday cake for an early celebration of Tony’s 90th birthday on July 20, 2016. Tony’s birthday is today, August 3rd. Photo by Jeff Schock
- Billy Joel & Tony Bennett Backstage At MSG July 20 – July 21, 2016